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$ Leon HATOT Clock - with pictures

paulnot

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Hi

This is a repeat of the other post - sorry I cant delete/edit the last one (no option available) - the pictures are smaller so you should see them now thanks.

I just brought this clock purely because I love the style and wondered if it of any value. I have read up about Leon Hatot - which is very interesting.
Unfortunately it does not have the original works - but even so, it looks stunning.

Any information as to whether it is of any financial value would be appreciated.

In addition, would it ever be possible for me to get a set of the original works and have it restored ?..are there any web sites that would list specialists etc ?

thanks
 

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harold bain

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Well with its current movement, its value is very small ($50 or less). Certainly would be worth more with an original movement, but I really don't know what it might have had originally, or where you might find one. Perhaps you might find something similar in ebay's archives of completed auctions.
 

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This is a real tragedy . . the original movement gutted because someone didn't want to bother doing a proper repair. Value-wise, your clock is only worth what it would bring as a really exceptional Brazilian Onyx case. I might put more on it than Harold mentions since I think ATO collectors would be quite interested, but it is still only a fraction of what it would bring if complete with the original movement.

Getting info on the correct movement and how to acquire a replacement could prove difficult, however there are some avid ATO collectors who may be able to help.

Check out these websites:

http://www.lothar-frerking.de/en/index.htm

This site is by Lothar Frerking, a German collector who has compiled a huge number of examples that will let you see what you might need to look for, he can be contacted via the link on his website.

http://www.chronometrophilia.ch/Electric-clocks/ATOtextenglish.htm

This site is that of Michel Viredaz, an avid electric clock collector and researcher. You can contact him directly at viredazepal@bluewin.ch, he has been very helpful for information and finding of movements and parts.
 

paulnot

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Hi John

thanks for the advice. I'm going to contact them

regards