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2 ½ Clock tower Clock ?

Darrmann39

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Can anyone tell me anything about this.
No markings wind up Clock tower with working bell
2½ tall marble base

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JTD

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If you take off the back cover and post a photo of the movement, it might be possible to identify the maker. It looks to be a good quality clock.

What do you mean by 'working bell'? It doesn't seem to be an alarm clock.

The heading of your thread will be somewhat confusing for future researchers - especially those who specialise in real tower clocks!

JTD
 

Darrmann39

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If you take off the back cover and post a photo of the movement, it might be possible to identify the maker. It looks to be a good quality clock.

What do you mean by 'working bell'? It doesn't seem to be an alarm clock.

The heading of your thread will be somewhat confusing for future researchers - especially those who specialise in real tower clocks!

JTD
The bell moves in the tower with the beat
 

JTD

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I see, that's a nice little refinement.

This clock reminds me somewhat of the Le Petit Forgeron clocks made by the Swiss firm Didisheim Goldschmidt Fils. But this is a pure guess and may well be wrong. If you can show the movement we might know more.

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Darrmann39

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I see, that's a nice little refinement.

This clock reminds me somewhat of the Le Petit Forgeron clocks made by the Swiss firm Didisheim Goldschmidt Fils. But this is a pure guess and may well be wrong. If you can show the movement we might know more.

JTD
So need a little info have 0 knowledge of wind ups. I'm pretty sure the winder comes off turning counter clockwise but do you know how the time adjuster comes off to be able to remove back.
It does say Swiss made before the face
 

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So need a little info have 0 knowledge of wind ups. I'm pretty sure the winder comes off turning counter clockwise but do you know how the time adjuster comes off to be able to remove back.
It does say Swiss made before the face
Yes, the winder will come off as you suggest. The hand knob is probably a friction fit and will just pull off (may take a little effort).

Are there any little screws around the outside? If not, I suspect, though I am not sure, that the cover may also be held on by the two little legs. If it were me, I would remove the winder and hand knob and see if the cover comes off. If it doesn't, try removing the legs, which will probably unscrew.

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Darrmann39

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Yes, the winder will come off as you suggest. The hand knob is probably a friction fit and will just pull off (may take a little effort).

Are there any little screws around the outside? If not, I suspect, though I am not sure, that the cover may also be held on by the two little legs. If it were me, I would remove the winder and hand knob and see if the cover comes off. If it doesn't, try removing the legs, which will probably unscrew.

JTD
Cool got it. Here's the pics

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Not very much seems to be known about the Solomax Watch Company. It also does not seem clear whether or not they made their own movements or used other companies' movements and badged them with the Solomax name.

Others may know more.

Anyway, it is a very nice little clock and I am glad you were able to open the back.

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Darrmann39

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Not very much seems to be known about the Solomax Watch Company. It also does not seem clear whether or not they made their own movements or used other companies' movements and badged them with the Solomax name.

Others may know more.

Anyway, it is a very nice little clock and I am glad you were able to open the back.

JTD
Yea i got nothing in my research. Glad bobby2003 was able to provide what he did. I love it. Even tho it's to small to see without my reading glasses lol.
I'm really enjoying this sight. I've gotten great feedback in all my posts.
Everyone's very nice to rookie questions