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  1. AndyDWA

    New Koma

    I picked this up today at a local auction. I paid a little more than I would normally expect to pay for a Koma, but we have nothing like it in our collection and I’ve not seen anything quite like it before. It’s quite heavy for its size. It appears to be in good condition except for the...
  2. AndyDWA

    JUF Bandstand newest addition

    I haven’t posted for a long time but recently acquired a number of 400 day clocks from a relative. The prize among them is this JUF Bandstand. I believe it is plate 1617. Serial no 164592 (1922?). Pendulum stamped DRGM 403658, which I understand is common. Appears to complete and in good...
  3. AndyDWA

    Torsion Help Horolovar contact?

    All sorted. Lori got back to me.
  4. AndyDWA

    Torsion Help Horolovar contact?

    Unaware of Chris's passing, I emailed the usual address on the weekend enquiring about parts. I have received no reply so was wondering if there is a new email address or if the business closed?
  5. AndyDWA

    Schatz electromechanical - not working?

    Thanks for that. After a bit of fiddling and rocking, it appears to be running now. The eye of the regulator is completely detached from the arm, so is now hanging from the bottom of the hair spring after a bit of manipulation. Earlier it was caught between two coils so was likely stopping the...
  6. AndyDWA

    Schatz electromechanical - not working?

    I picked up this little Schatz electromechanical "carriage" clock at the auctions. I assumed it was mechanical - but it turns out to be electro. Oops. It was running while on display and it was still running when I tucked it away (I stored it on its side for a month or two). It was gifted and...
  7. AndyDWA

    Hettich Transistor? What is it?

    I don't want to get into my cheap nature :) but let's just say, I'd rather save the money to put toward a nice mechanical clock for my wife to dust.
  8. AndyDWA

    Hettich Transistor? What is it?

    Re: Kettic Transistor? What is it? Looked at it again today but the asking price is beyond my reach, which wasn't the vibe I got when I first saw it. Bummer. If it was mechanical, I'd consider digging deep for something that looked like this - but electro isn't really my thing so it needs to...
  9. AndyDWA

    Hettich Transistor? What is it?

    Re: Kettic Transistor? What is it? Pretty sure the dome is glass. The whole clock is in terrific condition except for some corrosion in the battery area. I didn't look at the movement because I didn't expect it to be anything special. I realise now I was wrong :)
  10. AndyDWA

    Hettich Transistor? What is it?

    Re: Kettic Transistor? What is it? Thanks Burkhard. I think I will be taking another look at it now that I've read some of your advice in other threads. Hopefully it just needs some simple attention to get it going again. I'm happy for the thread to be moved if a mod chooses to move it.
  11. AndyDWA

    Hettich Transistor? What is it?

    Re: Kettic Transistor? What is it? Thanks Kurt. After I realised my spelling mistake, I did find some info and will continue to look through similar threads. My dilemma is that we are not - technically - interested in electric clocks, but that mainly applies to quartz. We do currently have...
  12. AndyDWA

    Hettich Transistor? What is it?

    Sorry - typed Kettic but just discovered it is "HETTICH". If a mod could edit the subject I'd appreciate it. I was offered this clock today but have no idea what it is or what I would offer for it (I'm not asking for valuations). The name on the dial is Hettich and the fine print on...
  13. AndyDWA

    Cleaning Plastic Domes

    I've used Autosol metal polish to deal with fine, hazy scratches on plastic domes.
  14. AndyDWA

    latest acquisition Schatz

    Since this is a "standard" clock, you could possibly find a perfectly fitting dome in plastic or glass on a cheap quartz clock.
  15. AndyDWA

    Kundo Midget won't keep good time

    Re: Undo Midget won't keep good time As an aside to what everyone else has said... I assume you purchased a complete suspension? Where did you buy it from? Apparently some suppliers do not use Horolovar springs in their complete suspension units, so Horolovar codes like 5A become meaningless...
  16. AndyDWA

    Kieninger-Obergfell anniversary clock

    The square "clamps" are called blocks. The other is called the fork. The bottom block on these Kundo clocks is "trapped" in the top of the pendulum by a spring and pin arrangement. To remove the block from its trap, you raise the collar against the spring then remove the pin. The block will...
  17. AndyDWA

    Identity of 400 day clock

    I'd go with this being a variation of plate #1213A which has the same hole layout except for the bottom bracket holes. The are other Haller plates that also closely match but with minor variations, including #1232 as Kurt mentioned above, #1332 and #1485. As far as I can see all the similar...
  18. AndyDWA

    Koma - painted dial original?

    Thanks all. It turns out someone else wanted this clock more than I did (not a huge challenge), so it didn't come home with me.
  19. AndyDWA

    Koma - painted dial original?

    Basic parts are cheap enough - although postage and exchange rate don't always work in my favour. "Cost of time" isn't an issue since we only collect them. We don't sell them. I don't get nearly as much joy from a perfect clock as I do from a challenge. If I get this one, I will probably...
  20. AndyDWA

    Koma - painted dial original?

    Yep. It has a top block and fork but I couldn't see a bottom block. I have a variety of springs these days and may even have a bottom block, so no great problem there.

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