Junghans clock

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  1. Paul NG

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    #1 Paul NG, Sep 20, 2018
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    I purchased this Junghans clock recently. Have spent many, many hours searching for a model name/approximate date of manufacture - without success. Would appreciate any assistance. Thank you!

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  2. Burkhard Rasch

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    Wellcome to this message board! Your clock looks like a verry clean example from the 30ies;please show the back plate of the movement, Junghans used to mark their clocks with a year code and a calibre number.A good quality clock to start collecting with,congrats!
    Burkhard
     
  3. new2clocks

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    Paul, welcome to the board.

    In addition to Burkhard's response, the style of your clock is commonly known as a box clock.

    Your clock is time and strike ("T&S"), meaning that it strikes the hours (i.e., 8 strikes for 8:00).

    Regards.
     
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  4. Paul NG

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    Thanks for that information. Attaching photo of back plate....I hope it's clear enough to see any code/number.

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    #5 new2clocks, Sep 21, 2018
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    Paul,

    Your Junghans was manufactured in November, 1924, according to the Junghans date code chart compiled by a member of the board - any400day.

    Regards.

    EDIT: the code 42 11 has not been documented by any400day. For the year 1924, only A24, B24 along with A42 and B42 date codes have been documented.

    I should have stated that your movement "APPEARS" to be manufactured in November of 1924.

    Although 42 11 is not documented, the year 1924 would be reasonable for the style of clock. Others may have a different opinion.

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  6. Paul NG

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    ...did they have model names...? If so, where might I find that. Thank you so very much for the date information...I greatly appreciate your help. Best wishes, Paul.
     
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    Paul,

    I am not aware of Junghans (or any German manufacturer) giving their clocks model names as the U.S. manufacturers, such as Ansonia did with the Gonfalon or the Crown.

    However, someone with a Junghans catalog may be able to provide you with a model number.

    Regards.
     
  8. Paul NG

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    I had not seen model names on any of the Junghan clocks I had seen online, so had guessed that they may not have used them. Thank you once again for all your help. Best wishes, Paul
     
  9. Paul NG

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    ....update on this clock. I have managed to get the clock to run, but the spring that powers the chime is either broken or has come unattached. I have had two estimates to have the movement repaired - one was $3500-$4500, which seemed way too high, and one for $1000 - which seemed low in comparison. As I can afford neither one anyway, what are my options? I have found a replacement movement online for $245, but it has eight hammers, whereas mine has four. Is it likely that I will find the correct replacement movement or should I just settle for a chimeless clock..?! Thanks

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  10. Steven Thornberry

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    Both repair quotes are far above the value of the clock and are tantamount to highway robbery. Someone seems to be wanting to make his next house note payment or college tuition payment on the strength of your clock. I also would not go the replacement route with the movement you found since it is not appropriate for your clock. Use the link below to find NAWCC chapters in your state. Get in touch with the persons listed and see if you can get some reasonable recommendations.

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  11. Paul NG

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    Thanks for that information, I will seek advice as you suggest.
     
  12. Rockin Ronnie

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    I do not have access to any catalogues but I remember this being posted on a Junghans thread some time ago. Junghans named some of their clocks.

    Ron

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  13. claussclocks

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    That wasn't an estimate that was theft.
     
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    Oh shoot, 25 years ago took a gingerbread clock to a 'clock repair' person that an acquaintance told me about. He charged me $50 to reset the strike. It was striking the hours on the half and striking once on the hour. He took the clock into a back room of his house and returned a few minutes later with the clock striking as it should. I was so impressed that I couldn't get my wallet out fast enough.
     
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    Well, I might have charged you if it had been a call to YOUR house for gas and time but I would consider resetting the strike for a customer who comes to me just - good customer relations. I grimace frequently at people who charge over $100 for what they call a clean, oil, and adjust which amounts to blowing the black out from around pivot holes, wiping the plates, and adding oil and call that cleaning a clock. They are just delaying the inevitable and possibly doing more damage to the clock movement.
     

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