Haller?? please help id

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  1. Burkhard Rasch

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    at the moment I´m on vaccations in France and don´t have mybook at hand ; got this one in a local Brocante for cheap with a flawless peroid dome. Could be Haller by the "flimsy" wheels,or one of the short-lived makers of the 50ies/early 60ies.Please help me out!TIA
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    Burkhard -

    Yes, it appears to be plate 1162 by Sigfried Haller...ca 1951. It's not the "time bomb" that I know of.

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    Thanks,Kurt,for Your help. AFAIK narrow plates came into general use in the late 50ies as a reaction on US tax regulations alowing the clocks with narrow plates being taxed as"watches",so IMO 1951 is a bit early for that one ,but at least it´s a Haller.Note the "split" anchor design,quiet unusual but effective. Someone obviously tried to "clean" the base with an aggressive agent causing the turquoise laquer to partly dissolve .This created a kind of "shabby chique" look,I think I´ll leave it that way at least for the next time.It´s missing the suspension unit , but mainspring is good .Will do a good service to the mvmt. as soon as I´m back home (2weeks).
    BTW I have a "time bomb",quiet an interesting clock and not dangerous as long as You know what You´re doing,and it is so attractive!!!
    Thanks again
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    Just was looking at the repair guide on page 20...says that in 1951 Forrestville Clock Co. was the first to offer clocks with a plate width of 1.77" to take advantage of the new rule to reduce import duties. That made it a "watch"...right!

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    after a service and with a new SS the Haller is running strongly now.It was obviously the first service this clock recieverd since the plates still had their original laquer preserved . And -typical for cheap Hallers- the blocks were riveted to the SS and could not be used twice!
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