New Atmos clock owner!

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  1. PHILIP ZLOTORYNSKI

    PHILIP ZLOTORYNSKI Registered User

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    Hi all, this is my first post on these forums. I'm the proud new owner of a vintage 1950s "Baby" Atmos clock 526-5. Very excited to be part of the group! Does anyone have experience sending their Atmos to Jaeger for service, or is there a better option when/if that's needed?

    Thanks!
     
  2. KurtinSA

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    Welcome to the message board! If you have the chance to post a picture, we'd sure like to see it. Knowing the serial number also will help narrowing the manufacture date of the clock.

    Does the clock run or are you just wanting to get a "freshening" of the clock?

    Kurt
     
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    Picture attached. Serial number is 94172. It runs great and the seller says it was recently serviced. I'm just curious about repair/service resources if that becomes necessary down the road (I live in earthquake country so you never know when it might get kicked around).

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  4. KurtinSA

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    You can sit back and enjoy it for now! Looks like the dating puts it in May 1956.

    Kurt
     
  5. Ed O'Brien

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    If, in fact, it was properly serviced, LeCoultre's recommended service interval is every 20 years. Based on the last quote I had from them for service on a working unit, I would have spent close to $1,500 including shipping and insurance.
     
  6. Burkhard Rasch

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    there is a guy in Germany offering a full service of an Atmos with 1 year money-back-garanty for ca 300,-€ plus P+P .Besides that I had my Atmos done by him a couple of years ago and still am verry content I don´t have any affiliation with him.PM me if You´re interested.
    Burkhard
     
  7. Wayne A

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    Congrats on the new clock! Recently acquired a working Atmos myself and did a bit of research on them. Some Atmos repair experts recommend running them until it stops before servicing which is what I'm going to do.
     
  8. Ed O'Brien

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    As to the cheap service by the guy in Germany, consider: Shipping/insurance cost to and from USA; what if there is need for a warranty repair or correction; does that guy have Atmos experience? Since the Atmos will run just about a year on a manual wind, even with a bad bellows, the one year warranty in inadequate. I provide two year warranty on Atmos service for this reason.
     

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