A New Becker in The Family

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  1. claussclocks

    claussclocks Registered User
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    I recently did some work helping set-up a collection of clocks for an estate sale and get as many running as I could on-site for the sale. They offered to let me pick a clock for my time. I chose this Becker one weight.

    It's in beautiful condition. Now I just have to clear a spot to hang it. :rolleyes:

    I sent a PM to John Hubby to see if he has a date for it
    Serial #1248158

    If anyone else has any input I would appreciate it.

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  2. Isaac

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    A wonderful clock!
     
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    Nice find David!
     
  4. KurtinSA

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    That serial number is probably around August/September of 1896.

    Kurt
     
  5. Kevin W.

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    A very nice find. I really like GB clocks.
     
  6. claussclocks

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    Thank You
     
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    SNAP...we too bought one recently. C1871-1899 . Very nice clocks, though here in Australia the value of them has dropped considerably.
     
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    Very nice. The prices here are depressed or depressing as well if you are trying to sell clocks. I have bought clocks for $100 that once sold for several times that. Great for building a collection but bad if you are trying to sell for profit.
    I feel they will cycle back around so my kids can profit from my excursions into horology.
     
  9. 124Spider

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    Alas, I don't think so. The prices of nice old clocks have dropped, obviously, because the supply exceeds the present demand, probably because of old clocks flooding the market as old people died and their children did not want old clocks. Since I have seen precious little evidence that the generation born in the 1980s and beyond has any interest in old mechanical clocks, I see no reason to believe that the demand for old clocks will be picking up (with an accompanying uptick in the prices).

    That's not really a problem for me, since I never intended to sell my clocks. But my children, when they sell my clocks after I die, will get less for them than I paid for them.
     
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    Yes, I hope so too. As you say, it is great if you are buying at the moment. When I was in my teens (many, many years ago), I always wanted a longcase clock but they were sooooooo expensive that it was only a dream. Now we have not one but three French Longcase Comtoise Clocks and an English Granddaughter clock. Something I never thought I'd see let alone have. My aim now is to find a nice English Longcase.
     
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    Like you, I was fascinated with clocks from childhood. Also like you, I could only dream of owning some of the clocks I saw when I was a teen. I did not buy them as an investment. I bought them because I just like them, I consider them a part of history that I can own, and almost every clock I have seen is beautiful in some way. They deserve to be preserved because they are a part of our history. If the value goes up, whoopee!! If not, I enjoy them and I have a daughter who does as well. In fact, she has begun learning to repair them. In this day and time that is good because there are getting to be fewer young who do.

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