Dear fellow members, This is my first "real" clock purchase for I am not counting all the battery powered clocks and cheap watches. Unfortunately it has come late in life. I have always admired the antique English bracket clocks, but found this reproduction more in line with my budget. What was your first clock? I would love to know as well as welcome both your criticism and advice. I certainly have learned a lot from you all. Thanks for stopping by. Cheers, Howard About the clock: Matthias Bäuerle (M.B.) burr walnut Georgian style bracket clock, Germany, c. 1900. Burred, locking walnut case with domed top, ormolu-mounted with central urn finial ( four corner finials and pillaster missing, maybe more), fabric-backed, pierced walnut carving on side sound frets, raised on a stepped molded base with gilt brass paw feet. Has a composite arched brass dial with matted center, silvered Roman numeral chapter ring, applied spandrels and subsidiary fast/slow dial in the arch, eight-day time, grand sonnerie movement regulated by a pendulum. Clock measures 23" high x 13" wide x 10" in depth. Reportedly it keeps.good time, but is more of a project really as some ormolu decoration is missing and the the clock strike is reportedly not synchronized.