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.
     
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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.
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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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    #10 Zz-zahnraedchen, Feb 26, 2020
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    Hi from Germany!
    I am „the guy“ from Germany, collecting, servicing & refurbishing Atmos clocks. I have been doing that - only Atmos & Reutter clocks - for 25 years now. So my database with Atmos-clocks, where I could identify the year of make starts with a K1 number 414 (obviously refitted with the 30’‘A movement) and ends with a Newson I had to fix just recently from 2016.
    If I can be of any support or there is a contact point needed in Germany, let me know.
    My Homepage is www.atmos-atelier.de
    Best wishes
    Rüdiger
     
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  10. etmb61

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    I'd just like to be in the room with one of those!

    Eric
     
  11. John Hubby

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    Rüdiger, welcome to the NAWCC Message Board, and especially to our 400-Day, Atmos, and other Torsion Clock Forum. I also have been collecting data for Atmos clocks for 25 years, since the earliest Reutter examples until the latest "special editions" from Jaeger-LeCoultre. Would like to exchange information with you, as I and my co-author are very close to completing a comprehesive book on the Reutter Atmos. Our oldest Reutter has serial no. 30 with a Cluses movement, made at the beginning of Reutter commercial production in early 1930. It is a model A2 with cast glass case, the glass being orange in color. We have 350 examples documented thus far, and new examples are becoming fewer and fewer.

    Again welcome, I trust you will enjoy our forum.
     
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