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    Antique tall case clock

    Thanks again for ALL the input and information regarding my clock! I have one more minor adjustment to make, and then it should be just fine, sometimes it will chime two hours at one, but that's an easy one to take care of.
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    Antique tall case clock

    I made the adjustment like you suggested, and it has run for 24 hours without losing any time, so that did the trick! Many Thanks for that valuable piece of information! Bob
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    Antique tall case clock

    Many thanks! I just put up another post, and your description sounds to be the correct fix for the problem. I know a little about clocks, but this will be a new learning experience for me to make this repair. I will write another post once I have a chance to try this (between my three jobs!)...
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    Antique tall case clock

    Me again... With taking the finial off the top of the hood (it was already loose), I was able to get the hood off again for a couple more photos; the first one shows two blue circles I drew in to show about where the screws come in from the front of the dial to hold it in place. The second one...
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    Antique tall case clock

    OK, so that didn't work, the clock is still losing a lot of time. My new theory is that something inside is getting caught up allowing the clock to keep ticking, but the hands stop moving, because this morning it lost 15 minutes within an hour and a half. Looks like I need a professional...
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    Antique tall case clock

    Thanks for all the great info so far, it's all greatly appreciated! I do believe that the case has been refinished sometime in the past, but I'm not sure when; it looks too good, and too glossy given the condition of the dial, and I do see a couple of minor repairs that have been made to the...
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    Antique tall case clock

    There are supposed to be four screws (one is missing), they are at the 1:00, 5:00, 7:00, and 11:00 positions. I am not sure they are original though since they are not spaced evenly, you can see the holes for them in the first photo above.
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    Antique tall case clock

    I took a couple of photos of the movement before I set it up in my office; they are not the greatest, but here they are before I got the cables for the weights straightened out. I also have a photo of the name on the back on the movement, but that's even harder to read than the name on the back...
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    Antique tall case clock

    I should have mentioned, the dial is painted metal, not wood. Thanks for the info though! Everything keeps pointing towards a German clock, including the one bell on the top of the wooden framed movement. I didn't measure it before I put it all together again, but I would guess that the bell...
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    Antique tall case clock

    Thanks for the input! A friend suggested that the dial looked like a Pennsylvania Fractur design, and with the German settlements there, it makes sense. Here is a photo of the clock, but at nearly 8 feet tall, my office isn't large enough for me to get a photo of the entire case.
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    Antique tall case clock

    I bought an antique tall case clock, brought it home, and have it running in my office. I found a name painted on the back of the dial, and I was hoping someone might recognize it since I can't make out what it is. I have added photos of the front of the dial, and the name on the back. Thank...
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    Is my Pingouin watch real?

    Many Thanks for the very helpful input! I had heard this site was good, but I never expected it to be this good! Have a Grand day! BCSAEagle
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    Is my Pingouin watch real?

    So far this has been a Great experience! You have been helpful in your replies, and in the request alert for moving this to another forum. I look forward to meeting more people on this site, and hopfully many will be just a kind as you have been. Have a Grand day!
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    Is my Pingouin watch real?

    Do you know how I can request this to be moving to another forum? Or would it be easier if I just re-posted it there? I do appreciate all your help, and have clicked on the new 'reputation' link to say so. Thanks again! BCSAEagle
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    Is my Pingouin watch real?

    Here goes the 'newbie' mistakes again... I forgot to mention that the back is marked "Stainless Steel". BCSAEagle
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    Is my Pingouin watch real?

    Thanks for the tip about the photos, I'm new to this and wasn't sure what to do. Here is the front of the watch... And the back, which is marked "20 ATM - 1382"... I took the back off (using the correct tool, not the pliers that someone else used and left a deep scratch on the back)... Here...
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    Is my Pingouin watch real?

    Hello, I just bought a watch today; the dial reads "Le Jour - 17 Jewels - Incabloc - Swiss Made", and the works are marked "J.P. Pingouin - 17 Jewels" with the number "7733" underneath the escapement wheel. From what little information I can find, it would appear that Pingouin made watches for...

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