What I do is say "it's for you, honey"...she doesn't get it but makes her laugh and then I go buy it. They never understand the "buy of a lifetime" line..it's like them explaining shoe purchases to guys. Remember...It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission
Agreed...but now to Ajay who has a movement and needs a case..at least he is going to resurrect a relic from days gone by and enjoy the process of restoration/improvement.
At least there will be some good coming from the "butchers"
I'm also a fan of a good brass cleaning and polish, case waxing, etc. as mentioned above. Then as the patina develops, it becomes "original to me" patina vs. crud from decades of abuse. It doesn't take long for a nice slightly used patina to develop which is both warm and clean. Just my .02
I own 3 portico clocks very similar to your movement ..all different sizes..Send me the dial diameter (including bezel) and length from top of bezel to bottom of pendulum and I'll match it up to one of mine and send you exact dimensions for correct proportions
thank you Pee-tah..I feel like a proud papa...this rounds out my collection from my Resch two weight from 1870s, Gustav Becker from 1912, Atmos from 1955 and several porticos from the 1850-1875 range..
I feel like the movie "Back to the Future" in the beginning of the movie with all these...
One of my dreams was to own a late biedermeier regulator single weight. It's a 7" one piece dial, steel pendulum rod, solid brass bob on both sides and the only thing I see as probably not original is the glass (no waves or bubbles and almost too perfect) It is polished up and waxed the case to...
Something to ponder over morning coffee....screwball
I was just wondering if it was uncommon for the individual clockmakers of the 1830-1870 era to use beat scales?
On older vienna regulators from the biedermeier to late biedermeier era it seems it was hit or miss (or cases were refurbished...