German H.A.U. clock any information appreciated

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  1. Paulinda#1

    Paulinda#1 New Member

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    I bought this at a goodwill and I don't know anything about it but it looks like a nice old clock . It seems to be wound to tight.and will need some work but everything seems to be there even key to wind . Any information would greatly be appreciated.
    Thanks Steve
     
  2. new2clocks

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    Steve,

    Welcome to the board.

    We can not tell you too much without clear pictures of the clock, dial and backplate of the movement.

    Regards.
     
  3. Paulinda#1

    Paulinda#1 New Member

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    Thank you for your quick response I have added pictures. I hope it helps

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  4. JTD

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    The clock is a Junghans/HAC and seems to have been sold in Holland, going by the label on the back. I believe the dial is a more modern replacement.

    You can't overwind a clock nor can it be 'wound too tight'. It needs to be cleaned and/or overhauled.

    JTD
     
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    Steve,

    If you look closely, your clock has both the trademarks of Hamburg American and Junghans. Junghans purchased HAC in 1930 (although there was some collaboration between the two companies in the late 1920s, prior to the acquisition) and Junghans continued utilizing the HAC crossed arrows trademark until the 1950s, I believe.

    The movement is model number W77, which was a Junghans movement. The W77 was used until the mid-1930s, I believe. Therefore, your clock was most likely made between 1930 and 1935 or so.

    The label seems to indicate that the clock was made for the Dutch market, but I will leave this for others to confirm or correct. [EDIT: I see that JTD has already confirmed this.]

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  6. Steven Thornberry

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    There seems to “35 3” in the upper right hand corner of the back plate of the movement. I suspect this is March 1935. That would be the date the movement was made and would provide an appx. date for the whole clock.
     
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    Where would I come with the value of this clock the way it sits because I don't know enough about clocks to clean and rebuild it .
    Thanks Steve
     
  8. JTD

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    Yes, it would (I failed to notice the date code, although I was looking for one). I still think the dial is a newer replacement.

    JTD
     
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    We aren't allowed to give values on this part of the site, but it isn't worth much. You could look on Ebay for similar items that have been sold to give you an idea.

    JTD
     
  10. Steven Thornberry

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    I agree.
     
  11. Paulinda#1

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    Thank you guys so much .
    Steve
     

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