Anybody know this one?

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  1. soaringjoy

    soaringjoy Registered User

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    Hi!
    Pretty frustrating, can't find anything on this mark!
    I do suppose clock and movement are German and
    the number 34 could be the production year...

    Jurgen 74336.jpg 74337.jpg 74338.jpg
     
  2. chimeclockfan

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    The general arrangement is similar to a Mauthe clock.
     
  3. Steven Thornberry

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    Certainly 1934 could fit the case style. Do you suppose that the logo consists of two "v's" or one "w?" It seems to me that we have seen a similar case before (i.e., in the last 2-3 months), but I can't remember what exactly, and I don't remember this particular logo. (Hmmm, this wasn't much help, was it. :confused:)
     
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    Looks like a cousin of a three-train that I have. I couldn't identify IT, either. :(
     
  5. soaringjoy

    soaringjoy Registered User

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    If I definitely knew, if it's W, VV, VVV, or even Volkswagen,
    then I'd know a lot!:D
    The case styles and also the parts like dial und glass rim were
    pretty much similar at that time, very true.
    They were produced "en gros", mostly by the same suppliers.
    The movement set-up reminds me of Mauthe too, especially
    considering the dark red gong mounting.

    Jurgen
     
  6. Hayson

    Hayson Registered User

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    I'm guessing. It couldn't be Wehrle could it?
     
  7. soaringjoy

    soaringjoy Registered User

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    I don't think so, I'm afraid.
    Well the German buddies are also puzzling around on
    this one...:rolleyes:
    I'll spend a beer to the one who finds out!
    Jurgen
     
  8. Hayson

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    Werner Voss? Victor Victrola? ...... :)
     
  9. zepernick

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    Jürgen --

    Didn't find the DGC Forum thread, if indeed that's where it is, but feel that you and Hayson are on the right track with some V and W combination. Would also suggest it unlikely we'd have overlooked the mark if from a manufacturer as opposed to a wholesaler.

    If we assume some V and W combo is implied by the amount of overlap of the two V marks, an example of a wholesaler would be the Vereinigte Werke -- although of course it's not the same mark. Another possibility would be to take the overlap area as a so-called Latin-u, and it might then fit something like the Vereinigte Uhrenfabriken Villingen.

    That doesn't help much but wanted you to know at least that we're thirsting after that brew :)

    Regards
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  10. soaringjoy

    soaringjoy Registered User

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    I presume you are right, Zep, and it was
    some kind of a wholesaler's mark.

    I hope to get the clock very soon, maybe there is
    further detail to it.

    This is the thread over here (DGC-Forum has moved):

    http://www.dg-chrono.info/dg-chrono.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=373

    We did find out, however, that this "W" mark was an early hallmark of
    the city of Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland).
    So it seems, the question marks listing is increasing...

    Jurgen
     
  11. soaringjoy

    soaringjoy Registered User

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    ...and again, Zep had the right tip-off! :D

    This maker seems to have been solved to almost certainty
    and it was

    "Vereinigte Werke Deutscher Uhrmacher", Leipzig.

    They were a cooperative company, somewhat like Dugena and
    Zentra, but they did actually make some of their own clocks.
    Looks like they were only around for a few years in the mid
    1920s.

    Some of the movements were supplied by Mauthe.

    Jurgen (very happy!)
     
  12. Mikrolisk

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    Well done! Congratulations!
    :)
     
  13. soaringjoy

    soaringjoy Registered User

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    With a little help of my friends! :rolleyes:

    Jurgen
     

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