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  1. Isaac

    What's the point of pull-repeaters on chiming clocks?

    On some high-end bracket clocks featuring a chiming train, there sometimes exists a pull cord on the side of the clock that will trip both the chime and strike trains. I could see this being handy late at night if the clock is nearby to announce the time (especially around the time when the...
  2. Isaac

    Just an appreciation thread for Winterhalder & Hofmeier Clocks

    Hey Tim, Will do. The chiming spring on my movement is also extremely strong - pretty much feels like winding a Sonora mainspring without the gearing reduction to help. You can see by the enlarged winding click mechanism that these mainsprings are no joke at all.
  3. Isaac

    Just an appreciation thread for Winterhalder & Hofmeier Clocks

    Recently took out my 3 train W&H Westminster chiming clock's movement, since it is overdue for a teardown and servicing (been running well, but needs to be cleaned). I'm always blown away by the construction quality of these movements and their rock-solid reliability. Anyhow, I just figured I'd...
  4. Isaac

    Just like in watches...

    Hey everyone, figured I'd pop back on the forums for a little bit after taking a break and building up my own watch collection. A question I was pondering as I was looking at my watch collection is beat rate. A higher beat rate for a watch usually makes it more accurate, due to limiting...
  5. Isaac

    Elliott clock

    Looks like you’ll need something thin and small to grab those pillars and rotate them to unscrew them from the front plate.
  6. Isaac

    Can anyone identify the platform lever escapement maker in this lantern clock?

    The movement's by Peerless (Mathias Bauerle). Perhaps L'epee? Looks like the escapement also temperature compensating.
  7. Isaac

    Anyone seen/heard from Bruce A. lately?

    I sent him a PM a while back, but it looks like he's not been on the forums in a while. Anyone else heard from him at all? Hope all is well.
  8. Isaac

    Just an appreciation thread for W&H clocks

    Every time I deal with clocks by W&H, I'm always blown away by their quality (even after collecting lots of clocks for ~9 years). Just superb craftsmanship all around. A little detail I noticed with W&H clocks too is that their steel control levers on the front of the movement are also extremely...
  9. Isaac

    Do any quartz wall clocks sound just like Big Ben?

    I suspect a large reason why we don't have a semi-faithful reproduction of big ben is the fact that there just isn't a market for a loud quartz chiming clock - a lot of times, people keep their chiming quartz volumes pretty low or even silent when I've visited friends. If you're looking for a...
  10. Isaac

    How accurate is your chiming wall clock?

    I've read through the responses here, and I've not interpreted it as people ganging up upon you - one of the tricky things with the internet is that you lose all nonverbal cues, so sometimes you can interpret it as people attacking you when really people are just looking to help out. Going...
  11. Isaac

    The hardest clock to wind in your collection?

    For me, it's the chime mainspring for this W&H chime clock. It's a massive spring that feels like you're winding a Sonora chime clock without the assisted winding gearing. What is the hardest clock to wind in your collection so far?
  12. Isaac

    The Clock Bug Strikes Once Again... W&H WM bracket clock

    It is pretty well cared for - if it spent most of its life at Deptford I'd imagine it was kept well away from any moisture. Here's another miniature carved clock with the same movement and dial setup. W&H seems to mount a lot of their movements directly to the dial - no seatboards. Those dials...
  13. Isaac

    The Clock Bug Strikes Once Again... W&H WM bracket clock

    That certainly makes sense, thanks N2C as always. Any information on J Carr & Son? I presume they were based out of Deptford, NJ - not sure about anything else.
  14. Isaac

    The Clock Bug Strikes Once Again... W&H WM bracket clock

    This has always been a point of interest in regards to comparing the costs of a German versus English movement. Both are usually comparable in quality (thick plates, solid pinions, thick wheels, etc), but it is stated that W&H movements are half the cost of the likes of a JJ Elliot movement...
  15. Isaac

    The Clock Bug Strikes Once Again... W&H WM bracket clock

    I forgot that the pull repeat cords triggered both the chimes and strike - I figured it would only drop the strike train to ring out the most recent hour. Most pull-repeat striking clocks have a indexing snail that advances by one notch every hour. One thing I've always loved about W&H's...
  16. Isaac

    The Clock Bug Strikes Once Again... W&H WM bracket clock

    Thanks, Justin. Their cases always tended to be very traditional as you've said. I also find that a lot of their smaller clocks (like this one) still use their full size movements found in their larger carved cases, but a few of them also use the smaller movement with a balance wheel. I've...
  17. Isaac

    The Clock Bug Strikes Once Again... W&H WM bracket clock

    Thanks, Calvin. It definitely is beautiful! I love the engravings on the dial. In the meantime, here's a very similar clock (different wood) - I'd imagine this one to sound very similar to the one in the video:
  18. Isaac

    The Clock Bug Strikes Once Again... W&H WM bracket clock

    Hey everyone, Wanted to treat myself (and the clock bug) after selling off a few of my other clocks and finishing midterms to a nice W&H Westminster bracket clock. Got it for a discounted price at roughly $400 - will be doing the routine servicing and cleaning to the movement once it arrives...
  19. Isaac

    Help identifying an antique grandfather clock

    It's a high quality movement for sure - we will still need to see pictures of the backplate (which will require removing the movement completely from the case to get a good picture).
  20. Isaac

    Determining quality of French carriage clocks?

    Hi all, Might start looking into collecting these smaller clocks. Is there specific things to look out for regarding movement/case quality? I know lever escapements are better than cylinder escapements. More jewels is always good. If someone could give me insight as to what makes up a good...
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