Chinese 555 Clock Company Wall Clock

Discussion in 'General Clock Discussions' started by bchen100, May 20, 2012.

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  1. bchen100

    bchen100 Registered User

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    I have been offered a Chinese clock which according to my research on the logo was manufactured by the Shanghai 555 Clock Company. The owner states that it has been in his family around 40 years at least.
    I am not familiar with Chinese clocks but this one looked interesting, so in spite of the fact that the back was screwed shut and I couldnt get any shots of the movement, I took some photos with my cellphone which I am enclosing (excuse the quality)
    The clock seems to be a mixture of styles with brass ornaments that seem a little out of place with the painted glass design. I did notice in one of the earlier threads that someone stated that these clocks were manufactured for the Chinese market and not for export so may seem a little strange in design to western eyes.
    If anyone can enlighten me about this clock - I would appreciate any information.
    It has a very nice chime and seems to be in good working order.
    Thanks in advance.
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  2. potek2

    potek2 New Member

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    Hello
    Can you send more pics of details? Or, contact the owner? I like and try to earn some extra money missing elements wooden cabinet.
    Peter from Warsaw zegar pekala shanghai china.jpg zegar pekali werk.jpg
    thanks
     
  3. bchen100

    bchen100 Registered User

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    Hello Peter
    Sorry but I cant help you. In the end I decided not to buy the clock so do not have it in my possession.
     
  4. potek2

    potek2 New Member

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    OK, but still thanks for your message and your post. It is the only trace of the clock on the Internet. Even the Chinese do not show their products in history. I think the factory does not exist. Probably arose in the era of Mao's Cultural Revolution. I do not want to probably go back.
    In your photo you can see what I lack in my clock. I'll tell you that I found it in the attic. 13/11/2012 It's one of tension and is very accurate. The mechanism did well, but the average case. Maybe it's because on the face of China's only words, can the internal market.
    Thanks
     
  5. ClockMR

    ClockMR Registered User

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    potek2, I recently bought one of those clocks just it has all the gold pieces missing.
     

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