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Yes, mine is different. Older I guess? The rack is different and has a hole in it for the spring. I did not make a photo earlier and found it like this with the spring hanging.
Thanks again, Willie. I made a video of it in operation. Works great. You can’t see the spring because it goes under the lever. I’ll try to post the video.Those varied greatly on the lifespan thing.
I guess Hermle was fine tuning their planed obsolence back then. Many customers dumped their clocks when they found them to be undependable.
wow, I would like to know more about that clock too. It might be the last of its kind ... Just kidding, there's probably 100s of em hiding out in closets and attics everywhere.
Bangs, thank You for the kind words.
Take care, Willie
Willie, it looks like it was never worked on before. It belonged to the customer’s mother and did not run for many years. I had to install a C-2 bushing on both ends and a few other ones but it was in better condition than most 50 year old movements made by Hermle. It’s out of a simple little tambour.wow,
I was curious about the repair work it had.
If it was used it's whole life, it would have had extensive repair work and several replacement parts. Maybe it was in a time capsule!
Yea, it looks a little rough but it’s running and chiming and striking as it should on the test stand. I think some of these Hermles had plates with a different grade of brass than others. Some clean up shiney and new easily and others just stay dull after cleaning. Maybe it’s lack of laquer. This one had spots from the get go and they won’t come off unless I polish them off. Aint going there!Will,
Looks like it has some "water spots". Perhaps someone has done some kind of cleaning on it. The spring wasn't properly installed when you got the movement so someone was probably in there tinkering. I can't imagine the spring just coming loose on its own unless the clock was drop-kicked or something.
I don't blame you Will. That would be a waste of your time. Those spots may have been there for decades or perhaps they are more recent. Doesn't matter.Aint going there