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  1. lesbradley

    hands on Gustav Becker

    I have the twin but the hands are black
  2. lesbradley

    Mismatched disc pendulum??

    These clocks were exported in batches. I think it is more likely the importer/dealer mis-matched the two. We have seen previous cases
  3. lesbradley

    What can I do

    Re-silvering is easy. Filling the dial indents for the numbers and markers is the tricky bit, particularly as my hands are not as steady as they used to be
  4. lesbradley

    Post Your W. Würth & Co. Clocks Here

    It is a Wurth. I also notice you have it on Ebay for sale. Shame about the condition of the dial, otherwise a good clock.
  5. lesbradley

    Post Your Gustav Becker 400-Day Clocks Here

    I have been to the B'ham clock fair several times. Don't hold your breath, but you might be surprised. My clock has the supports for the suspension guard, but is not currently fitted. I do have one, might fit it sometime. We do not live far apart, only 25 miles, perhaps we ought to meet.
  6. lesbradley

    Post Your Gustav Becker 400-Day Clocks Here

    I would have expected it to have a top finial as well, picture of mine is attached
  7. lesbradley

    Any idea who made it?

    It works, great!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. lesbradley

    Wurth suspension bracket 16

    I am pretty confident the pendulum is not original. It is a Badische model. Wurth were supplied with a number of different pendulums. If you look in this link Post Your W. Würth & Co. Clocks Here for a post from Ingulphus in 2008 you will see the most likely match and others.
  9. lesbradley

    Another exotic clock to keep you amused

    The website shows online bids prior to the auction, not live bids at the auction, which you can only see if you are registered for the auction. They take a while to catch up on the standard website. I bid up to £1350 and failed.
  10. lesbradley

    Another exotic clock to keep you amused

    I referred this clock to JH before I bid on it. The case and garniture are not as pristine as the photos suggest. I did not win the clock. Here are his comments on the clock. Grivolas produced clocks until near the end of 1914 and possibly into early 1915. The movements of their own design...
  11. lesbradley

    Another exotic clock to keep you amused

    Fine French coloured marble and ormolu mounted torsion mantel clock garniture, the 5" white dial
  12. lesbradley

    Rare clock

    Came up for auction only an hour from where I live. Would have loved to have bought it, but did not have enough spare funds at this point in time.
  13. lesbradley

    Rare clock

    An anniversary type Clock in glass dome Worth a look
  14. lesbradley

    Huber 4-glass

    I am not convinced they are the wrong hands. I have four glass Haucks and Wurths from the same period with not dissimilar hands
  15. lesbradley

    Junghan 400 day

    I am away on holiday and only have limited access to email and internet, back on the 12th
  16. lesbradley

    Junghan 400 day

    Pretty sure my clock is original. What part of the UK are you in? I have been relatively inactive on these clocks for a year or two due to family issues. Haven't worked out how to PM since the website upgrade, but if you can send me your contact details.
  17. lesbradley

    Junghan 400 day

    The clock has been partially dismantled for quite a while. I removed the escapement to run the movement to check on mainspring integrity. The pin on the arbor is canted slightly to the right viewed from the rear of the clock
  18. lesbradley

    Junghan 400 day

    I have also had ongoing problems with serial no.24128. Very difficult to get it to run continuously without flutter, and I am no beginner to these clocks. All problems seem to be with the eccentric adjustment and pallets.
  19. lesbradley

    Wintermantel ??

    Albert Wintermantle, no connection with Gerson Wintermantle
  20. lesbradley

    Model 284 Clock by Wurth

    I have had my doubts as there are clocks in the catalogue with the crown pendulum, which as far as I am aware is only original with Wurth clocks
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