Another Wurth for me

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  1. etmb61

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    This is 8069. Looks complete and all the numbers match. I hope it looks this good when it arrives!

    1905? 6?

    Eric
     

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    July-Sept. quarter 1906. Will look forward to complete photos when you get it!
     
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    Nice example Eric! I love these early models!
     
  4. etmb61

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    #4 etmb61, Jan 22, 2016
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    Here are a couple more pictures for the record. Sorry they're dark, I spent some days cleaning and polishing and my camera doesn't like it.

    Anyway, it's plate 1440. The guide says it could have had a 4 ball pendulum. Was that ever true for Wurth or should that note be lined out?

    It was covered in polish residue and had lots of visible corrosion so I tore it down immediately to clean it up. It still needs the barrel hook repaired and a new mainspring, and a suspension spring to get it going.

    It's missing one of the thumb screw knobs for the movement. The knob is just press fit, so it will pull off if you tighten the screw too much. It does have the stud though. I've checked the other makes of clocks I own and Wurth thumbscrews only fit Wurth clocks. Up until now I thought they were all interchangeable. Not so. By the way, Wurth used the same diameter and thread pitch for the thumbscrews, the front plate pillar screws, the suspension bridge screws, and the click wheel retainer bracket screw.

    The dial bezel appears to be held on by small screws, but in reality they brass wire brads with the heads slotted to make them look like screws. On the back side they are just bent over. (The bezel picture is of clock number 10556.)

    One more thing, the bottom edge of the back plate has the numbers 6 and 15 stamped into it.

    The seller told me he would watch this clock run at his grandfather's house as a child and believes it was originally purchased by him. To me that's a much better story than "I got it at an estate sale".

    Eric

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    I finally found a matched pair of Würth thumb screws! Only took a year and a half.

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    Eric
     
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    That's a gorgeous clock!
     
  7. etmb61

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    I can't seem to count. That's two and a half years isn't it.

    I still need to fix the barrel hook on this one too.
     

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