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You have what appears to be a pre-1901 Junghans movement in a free swinger case that also could well be from the late 1890s.
I agree. I think the case was extensively rebuilt. Looks like someone used an old case front? The rest is brand spanking new, especially the interior.The case inside and out definitely looks alot less than 120 years old, that doesn't mean it isn't, but It also looks like american oak, which makes me wonder. ?
When you say “brand” new, that means that it has been restored/replaced to a large extent. Every clock I have had had a dust/smoke (junk) bunnies hiding around. Your clock looks spotless unless you’ve cleaned it already.me?, that wood holding the movement is brand new, albeit extremely well done. The missing stain was also a question around the where the columns were as well as inside the housing. I just don't have the experience with Junghans that most of you might.
Yes, the package “deal”!history debris
Is the seller reputable?I do see what you're saying about under the columns.
After over 100 years the wood parts fade or lighten where it's not exposed to light.
you would only see that when the clock works are removed.
Seems all the clocks fade under the columns on the door. The wood can gets slightly
darker with age exposed to light.
Or it could be that when someone cleaned it with furniture
oil they did not take it apart every time.
By definition, this is not a reproduction, as Ticktocktime stated. Depending on the amount of restoration performed, a clock could be considered as a restored case or possibly a marriage.This is a purchase I was pondering and I,m not interested in a reproduction
Is it worth the price? I would not pay more than 400 for something like this (not that I would). Otherwise, it’s in remarkable condition. I always like to ask the seller about the origin of the clock, just to get an idea of how it’s been treated. If they said it was from their ancestors stash in the attic, expect wear and tear. If they said it was a family heirloom that they used for many years, expect some potential.really have no way of knowing. It's something that caught my eye online.
I haven't seen a clock with that much "bling" before ....
Actually, it would be a European fir. Grain looks rather different than the N.A. pine.Pine would be a common wood used in old German cases. I have several German clocks using pine. Pretty sure my Gustav Becker is as well.
Don't agree. I think these picture speak a 1000 words. From what I see, absolutely enough to make me pass on this clock.By definition, this is not a reproduction, as Ticktocktime stated. Depending on the amount of restoration performed, a clock could be considered as a restored case or possibly a marriage.
I am not comfortable / knowledgeable enough to judge the age of wood via pictures only, although you have provided very good pictures. I prefer to see it in person. Have you seen the clock up close and in person or have you only the pictures you provided?
I also think this is probably not the best deal (regardless of price, although this does not look like it would come cheap). Personally, this is too gaudy for anything in my collection, especially how it’s sooo clean.These clocks seem to be rather common. What's the harm in waiting for one that doesn't raise a slew of concerns?
Call it what you want. I call it a bad deal.