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Florin21

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Hi, i have no knowledge in antique clocks and recentul i found a Clock that The seller has no INFO about it. The clock seems to be an junghans and has ‘’schwingungen pro minute 104 1/2’’ written on The back. The seller is asking $250 for it. Can you help me with some INFO about The Clock and if is Worth $ 250? Thank you

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Yahagi

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Welcome

You're right, this is JungHans. It was a very popular manufacturer in the early 20th century. He produced a lot of clocks. It is not unique. I believe that the price for this clock is way too high.
 
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new2clocks

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Welcome to the forum.

The style of clock is a "free swinger".

We will need to see a good picture of the back of the movement in order to determine the maker of the clock.

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Florin21

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Welcome

I know this hanger. The pendulum also has typical shapes.
It is very similar to shown but not identical.

After your question - I looked at the catalogs. In 1901, JH offered such models:

regards

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Welcome

I know this hanger. The pendulum also has typical shapes.
It is very similar to shown but not identical.

After your question - I looked at the catalogs. In 1901, JH offered such models:

regards

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This one has arabic numbers. Is putting The Clock to later period than 1901?..thanks
 

comet61

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Saw one of these in an antique shop in Anacortes, Wa. 2 weeks ago. Owner got it in an estate auction. He had the model with the Eagle on top and was asking $300. I was back in there looking at another clock when I noticed that the German clock was gone. Owner said he sold it just a couple of days after obtaining it. Ran very well. Beautiful clock in my opinion.
 

new2clocks

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This one has arabic numbers. Is putting The Clock to later period than 1901?.
Most clocks were offered with either Arabic or Roman numerals.

Yahagi shows a picture from a catalog that presumably was from 1901. However, most clocks were offered xxx years before and after the catalog date, so an exact year of manufacture can be difficult to ascertain.

Junghans began date coding their clocks in 1901. A picture of the backplate of the movement could narrow the date of your clock to a particular year.

At the very least, it would be appropriate to say the clock is circa 1901.

Regards.
 
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Yahagi

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The prices across the ocean are different. Colleague Florin is writing from Romania.
In my country, similar clocks without a top can be purchased for $ 100. For $ 150 - all complete. I am not a fan of the producer JungHans. Maybe that's why I think $ 250 is a lot (?)

This is Gustav Becker (100$ in PL)

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Florin21

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Most clocks were offered with either Arabic or Roman numerals.

Yahagi shows a picture from a catalog that presumably was from 1901. However, most clocks were offered xxx years before and after the catalog date, so an exact year of manufacture can be difficult to ascertain.

Junghans began date coding their clocks in 1901. A picture of the backplate of the movement could narrow the date of your clock to a particular year.

At the very least, it would be appropriate to say the clock is circa 1901.

Regards.
Now i have another option , a Gustav but again i know just The clockmaker and The Price would be The same...what would be Better to buy? Thanks again

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Uhralt

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For what it is worth: "Schwingungen pro Minute" means number of beats (of the pendulum) per minute.

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JimmyOz

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It depends on what you want, Junghans is a time and strike (gongs out the hours and half hour) The GB is a time only so no strike/sound. In Australia both would cost more than AU$250 if working.
 

Florin21

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It depends on what you want, Junghans is a time and strike (gongs out the hours and half hour) The GB is a time only so no strike/sound. In Australia both would cost more than AU$250 if working.
Well with gongs would be nicer but it seems Junghans Clocks are not very easy to identify and i dont want to pay more for a Clock than its Worth...
 

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