$ Centurion 35 day Wall Clock

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Hi to all,

I acquired a 35 day Centurion Wall clock (one of the corners is chipped badly and will need to be restored).

It had KOREA painted in the back and the Mechanism shows Made in Korea and Numeral 1 stamped on the plate.

I was curious to know what is the age of this clock as well as what could be the price in the market.

I missed clicking a pic so am sharing one from the net.

Thanks,

PP

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Korean clocks are not particularly valuable, so don't expect to retire on the proceeds. In working condition, worth something like $25.00. Likely dates from around the 1970's or newer.
 

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Lols, thanks for the info. I thought this would be priced more in the 100 range, but your input helps.!
 

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IF it's working, and working well, you might get $100 in the US.
 

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I used to sell clocks in an antique store, until a couple of years ago. I would refurbish them, guarantee them for a year, and usually would price them in the $250 to $300 range. If they didn't sell for a year I'd reduce the price as a special sale price. Never had too much problem getting what I asked. You'd be surprised how much the 30-35 day run time was an influence on people. Never sold a mechanical clock for less than $100.
 

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Thanks all for the valuable feedback. Had bought this one for @20+ Tax. One corner was chipped and am in the process of restoring it. Will post pics once it is completed for your feedback.
 

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There's lots of completed sales on Ebay in the $35-$40 range .... but this one brought a pretty decent price. You just have to find the right buyer ;)

Edit: Ooops. I see that was his asking price, but it didn't sell apparently. o_O
 

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I used to sell clocks in an antique store, until a couple of years ago. I would refurbish them, guarantee them for a year, and usually would price them in the $250 to $300 range. If they didn't sell for a year I'd reduce the price as a special sale price. Never had too much problem getting what I asked. You'd be surprised how much the 30-35 day run time was an influence on people. Never sold a mechanical clock for less than $100.
I would have a hard time sleeping at night if was selling Korean clocks for $250-300, SB:whistle: They didn't cost that much when new.
 
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I didn't get that for every clock, just some of them. Usually the price depended on original investment and time spent repairing them :)
 

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250 to 300 for this and a estimate of 50 dollars on a French clock. Wow i guess i dont know values.
 

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It's not a matter of knowing values, Kevin. It's a matter of investment and return. If you sell a clock for less than it costs to repair it, you take a loss. I base my prices on what I need for the work I've done. Most people will be satisfied with an inferior clock if it runs well and lasts for years. Those of us who buy based on quality are in a different class than most people who shop antique stores.
When I offer an opinion on the value of a clock posted here, I try to anticipate what it is, what it will take to repair, and how knowledgeable the person is who asks the question. A really nice French clock that will not be repaired is worth less to most people than a Korean clock that runs. It's a ballet dance, I guess ;)
 

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