Mantle and wall clock identification

threeleggedmouse

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The mantle clock i have included we think is a HAC dating from 1909, and have had it since 2010. i have 2 pictures of this.

The wall clock is HAC and i think the number reads 363, can anyone tell me how old they think it is please. It is very battered and looks like it was dropped at some point in its life as it has been glued back together rather poorly- having said that the repair looks very old. The chime looks like it is rusting, but despite its hard life it chimes and keeps time perfectly. Can you tell me if it is an 8 day clock so i know when to wind it as dont want to damage the mechanism. Only had it a few days so any info you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

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JTD

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Can you tell me if it is an 8 day clock so i know when to wind it as dont want to damage the mechanism.
Yes, it's an 8 day movement. Clocks were designed to be wound, so winding it is not going to damage it.

But it looks as if it is due for a service.

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Yes, it's an 8 day movement. Clocks were designed to be wound, so winding it is not going to damage it.

But it looks as if it is due for a service.

JTD
many thanks for the info about winding, just didnt want to damage the spring by winding too frequantly. Do you know where can i find some history on the wall clock? i tried searching hac wurttemberg 363 and variations on the theme but not getting very far.
 

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many thanks for the info about winding, just didnt want to damage the spring by winding too frequantly. Do you know where can i find some history on the wall clock? i tried searching hac wurttemberg 363 and variations on the theme but not getting very far.
You can wind it whenever you want to - the frequency doesn't matter, some people with weak wrists or fingers cannot wind a clock fully, so wind more often, perhaps twice a week. But the movement should run for 8 days when fully wound.

I don't think there is much 'history' attached to your wall clock. It is one of thousands mass produced by HAC in a style which is often called 'German Box Clock'. HAC was taken over by Junghans in 1930, but the crossed arrows logo continued to be used for some time. Your clock probably dates from mid-20s to mid-30s.

JTD
 
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