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Discussion in 'General Clock Discussions' started by bruce linde, May 29, 2017.
Just saw recently of Offer-Up. Cuckoo clock - needs bird, pendulum, and weights. Runs on battery.
what an awesome deal! how is it even possible that you didnt buy?
I guess my budget just couldn't handle such a horological treasure
I can send you a link
lol. i'm good thank you.
i plan to run into you next week at the regional.
Thanks for the laugh Brian. I needed that!
Original Cat Clock in good condition see pics. Is a little dirty, has some wear see pics.
Missing Tail, Eyes open and close when plugged in. Dont know if tail part works.
Please ask any questions.
recently saw a ‘pindjilem clock’ for sale...
Clearly a pigeon timing clock
sorry... just found my email to the guy suggesting a spelling correction: "Regulator pingilum wind up clock"
I saw a tempus figit clock for sale the other day.
I guess it wouldn't sit still
Yep. I've heard that. Time Figits. Very impatient; Waits for no one.
The Germans used to make so-called fidget clocks - zapplers - with very short bob pendulums out the front of the clock...
BULAVA MINIATURE GOLD PLATED GRANDFATER CLOCK FROM JAPAN EXCELLENT CONDITION
i was perusing the comtoise listings on the big auction today. i came across a couple of entires by the same seller for "liar pendulum". (sorry. can't post a link. its a current listing)
anyway, i find myself wondering if you put that part on your clock what time it would tell? do you get a discount because your clock presumably will never tell the correct time?
A German seller? Lyra in German means "Leier" and is pronounced exactly like "liar" in English. Another possibility is that the pendulum is one of those fake compensation pendulums, indeed a liar.
french apparently. the parts are to be shipped from Crolles.
Do they mean lyre pendulum which I believe are used by Hermle, a German make?
Teh English language will take a lot of abuse but when it fails it does the job properly
Yeah, just a case where they figured it must be spelled the same as it sounds. But that's why it got mentioned in this thread
I am still laughing from from all the post, side almost hurts , but just to help you, you would obviously fill a clack with it.
i saw a listing on facebook marketplace for an "18th century french clock". the initial photo is a close up of a small portion of what appears to be a bronze statue. i'm thinking probably late 19th century but, wow! that sounds exciting. i click on the ad to read a little more. the description says "like new". i'm like ok......i get a little further into the ad and it says "battery operated". i peruse the photos and easily conclude this clock is made out of plastic.
who would have known they had that kind of technology in the 1700's?
"cleaned and oiled with professional clock non abrasive oil,"
It's always a really good sign when they use non abrasive clock oil!
"Clock movement dunked in Kerosene. Cleans and lubricates"
There are some good ones here for sure. Thank you for bringing this back to the top.
There is one seller that I have seen often on e-Bay over the past year that list everything as being "rear". He sells watches and clocks, and they are all very rear
Well, there you have it....Next!
I saw one that said, "Antique, new, reproduction," I am still trying to figure out if I'm just supposed to circle one, or what??
Here is a new one. Fresh from Kijiji today:
I was looking at an auction the NAWCC sent out snd zeroed in on a Tobias watch.
It was a swiss fake and I alerted the auction house. Their response was your wrong and leave us alone. I continued to try and get them to check it out closer and they said their expert said it was correct. So I wrote back again and the person at the auction house told me that they are correct and this is a Tobias. Well I contacted them again and referenced he NAWCC bulletin's article on Tobias. She then writes me back and said that she read the article and agreed it was not a Tobias watch but before she wrote me back she got in touch with the author of the article I referenced and he agreed the watch was a swiss fake. The watch was pulled from the auction. The only time I was sure I was correct. Patrick
Hello Jonathan, I have been enjoying this group of comments but I have lost faith in auction houses, look up Christie's and Sotheby's price fixing plus Diana Brooks.
US business has lost its conscience and focus. Money controls business leaders
I wonder how many quarts it takes?
Is that US or Imperial measure?
Sounds like it takes at least a couple quarts of AA's. That must be one big Wall Clock!
What are you doing up at 3:43AM Bruce? The only thing that gets me up that early is the necessary bladder emptying
I am so glad that people like you exist!
at first i suspected that the "antique vintage clock" wouldn't really be one.... but it was definitely one of the earliest vintage clocks because it ran on D cells.