GB 400 Day Serial 187

Adam K

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Evening all, can someone help a year of this 400 day. I am have not collected any of these before usually concentrating on French clocks but I could not go past this. The only number on the back is 187.

Is it an early one or later during their decline?

Cheers for thoughts

Adam

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KurtinSA

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Adam -

Based upon the shape of the logo and the low number, the clock was likely made in the last half of 1925 when they switched from the 7-digit numbers and started numbering over again. The last clocks made by GB were in 1932 after which Junghans bought/owned the company.

Kurt
 

whatgoesaround

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The base appears a blackish-silver. I really like that and also the roman numerals are uncommon. Nice find! Could there be numbers hidden under the suspension spring cover?
 

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The center of the base was brass plated steel as are the two columns that hold up the movement. Someone polished all the brass off.
 

KurtinSA

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whatgoesaround might have a point on the serial number. I have a 1926 GB with three digits in the serial number but it is centered at the bottom of the plate. To see "187" shifted to the right suggests there might be more in the way of a serial number on the plate.

Kurt
 

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