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  1. claussclocks

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    Just saw recently of Offer-Up. Cuckoo clock - needs bird, pendulum, and weights. Runs on battery.
     
  2. brian fisher

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    what an awesome deal! how is it even possible that you didnt buy?
     
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  3. claussclocks

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    I guess my budget just couldn't handle such a horological treasure :D

    I can send you a link :cool:
     
  4. brian fisher

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    lol. i'm good thank you.

    i plan to run into you next week at the regional.
     
  5. Bruce Alexander

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    :chuckling: Thanks for the laugh Brian. I needed that! :chuckling:
     
  6. Bruce Alexander

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    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.
     
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  7. bruce linde

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    recently saw a ‘pindjilem clock’ for sale...
     
  8. shutterbug

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    Clearly a pigeon timing clock :D
     
  9. bruce linde

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    sorry... just found my email to the guy suggesting a spelling correction: "Regulator pingilum wind up clock" :cool:
     
  10. claussclocks

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    I saw a tempus figit clock for sale the other day.

    I guess it wouldn't sit still :rolleyes: :D

    DPC
     
  11. Bruce Alexander

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    Yep. I've heard that. Time Figits. Very impatient; Waits for no one. :)
     
  12. zedric

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    The Germans used to make so-called fidget clocks - zapplers - with very short bob pendulums out the front of the clock...
     
  13. Bruce Alexander

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    BULAVA MINIATURE GOLD PLATED GRANDFATER CLOCK FROM JAPAN EXCELLENT CONDITION
     
  14. brian fisher

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    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?
     
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    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.

    Uhralt
     
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    french apparently. the parts are to be shipped from Crolles.
     
  17. Les harland

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    #317 Les harland, Feb 26, 2020
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    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
     
  18. shutterbug

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    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 :)
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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  21. Bruce Alexander

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    "cleaned and oiled with professional clock non abrasive oil,"

    It's always a really good sign when they use non abrasive clock oil! :thumb:
     
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    "Clock movement dunked in Kerosene. Cleans and lubricates"
     
  23. Grant Perry

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    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 :)
    Grant
     
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  24. Bruce Alexander

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    Well, there you have it....Next! :)
     
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    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?? :confused::confused:
     
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    Here is a new one. Fresh from Kijiji today:
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    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
     
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    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
    Consciousness. Patrick
     
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    I wonder how many quarts it takes?
     
  30. Les harland

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    Is that US or Imperial measure?
     
  31. Bruce Alexander

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    Sounds like it takes at least a couple quarts of AA's. That must be one big Wall Clock! :)
     
  32. shutterbug

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    What are you doing up at 3:43AM Bruce? The only thing that gets me up that early is the necessary bladder emptying :)
     
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    I am so glad that people like you exist!
     
  34. bruce linde

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    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.
     

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