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  1. Curtis Brown

    Movement identification help

    Yes, given that you are correct and it's a Japanese movement, it's almost certainly the Seikosha maker's mark.
  2. Curtis Brown

    Movement identification help

    Like this?
  3. Curtis Brown

    Help ID French Clock Maker ? Germont Chatou

    Can I just say how impressed I am with your research abilities Monsieur Agemo!
  4. Curtis Brown

    Regulator

    Good point Toughtool!
  5. Curtis Brown

    Regulator

    If you mean this part then yes it's just a blank wheel and at the very least you will need to remove/replace from the old wheel: the click wheel, the click spring, the click spring brace/clamp, the click itself, the click rivet and possibly more. There are highly experienced clockmakers on...
  6. Curtis Brown

    Regulator

    I bought one of these myself a couple years back. Cheap but in good condition and the Seikosha movement runs well. Bought it more for the story than anything else. Agree with with the other comments. The movement on yours is likely not worth repairing. That said I wonder if there aren’t any...
  7. Curtis Brown

    Tyvek Bellows Tips

    I used the Timesavers material and it worked fine. Required no weighting.
  8. Curtis Brown

    Mainspring Question?

    Bruce you are a fount of knowledge. Amazing. Larry that style of Schatz was very popular right after WWII through the 50‘s and into the 60’s. Mine was manufactured in October 1952. For many years Schatz stamped the month and date on the back plate of their movements.
  9. Curtis Brown

    Mainspring Question?

    Not for nothing but that dial looks a lot like a classic Schatz 49 Anniversary clock. Clearly it’s not a Schatz but the similarity is striking.
  10. Curtis Brown

    Thought I bought a Gustav Becker

    Perhaps you already know this but that makers mark does appear in Mikrolisk (search "R S M") as Reinhold Schnekenburger from Mühlheim, Germany. There are far greater experts here who may weigh in but I'm guessing the "M" is for the town of Mülheim. I'm not sure if it dates the movement. A...
  11. Curtis Brown

    Letdown tool recommendation

    I bought a set of 2 on eBay last year. Perfect for letting down a mainspring. Turn smoothly in the hand.
  12. Curtis Brown

    American Jules-Rolez Clock

    Brian's suggestion is spot on. You might consider buying directly from a supplier like Timesavers. Here's a link to some pendulums like the one he's described. I'll add one more point. Your clock movement is stamped with a 4 and 4 near the bottom of the back plate. That is the way French clock...
  13. Curtis Brown

    American Jules-Rolez Clock

    I have a Jules Rolez as well. They're not common. Search eBay for the name and you'll find 1-2 clocks at most. What very little info of substance I have found was already pointed out by zedric above. There's another very small post here about a Jules Rolez. Yours is a lovely French marble clock...
  14. Curtis Brown

    History of our pendule de Paris

    Thank you. Much less complex than your Vincenti effort!
  15. Curtis Brown

    History of our pendule de Paris

    Svenedin your Vincenti restoration is amazing. Quite a clock. After some considerable research I decided to try a pretty simple approach to restoring mine. One reason I bought this clock was that the dial was so clean. Required nothing more than a light cleaning with water. Brasso on the...
  16. Curtis Brown

    History of our pendule de Paris

    All this discussion on alabaster and marble got me to thinking more about my clock. I had described it above as black slate. That is how it was described to me when sold to me. Initially I had no cause to question that. I have recently procured a used copy of Thorpe’s book “The French Marble...
  17. Curtis Brown

    History of our pendule de Paris

    I am hardly expert on stone and certainly don't know that Marc's clock is alabaster. I'm probably wrong in my guess. :) As for the clock on the auction site, I was just wondering. Ergo my ? question mark.
  18. Curtis Brown

    History of our pendule de Paris

    Sorry for the delayed response Marc and thank you Royce for the enlightening article. Based on that it does appear to these eyes that Marc's clock may be alabaster. When searching for more information on my own clock I came across an auction posting (likely long expired now) for a clock that is...
  19. Curtis Brown

    Please ID this Clock Kitchen clock

    Yes that's an Ogee.
  20. Curtis Brown

    History of our pendule de Paris

    I just bought a very similar one myself. A Japy Freres "Exhibition" clock. Mine is black slate and even less ornamented than yours. It's actually a silk suspension version, time only. Exactly the same makers mark. A different serial number but in the same three locations.

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