$ New clocks for 130$ Part 1

Salsagev

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Hi, I have acquired this lot for 130$. I can break this thread into two parts. I could not pass up this deal since it came with 13 clocks and 3 heavy books. How ever, there is some Korean clocks in this lot. I would like some information on some of these clocks and opinion on my best clock here. I will put the Korean clocks, books here and the rest in the next thread. Thanks in advance.
 

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A good find for the books. The clocks are more recent in make, so those aren't worth too much by themselves.
 

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the ansonia book is good. i have the fried book and understand that it's good but possibly a bit dated. penman's book is good, and good for referring back to.

unfortunately, i can't match your enthusiasm for korean clocks as i like beefy, solid quality... and that's not my impression of these clocks. check out this thread: Changing Sehwa (Korean) 31 Day Mainsprings ... apparently their long mainsprings are difficult to work with, and their plates are thin and prone to bending.

my clock mentor told me early on i would figure out what i wanted to collect, and indeed i have. it started as 'anything with a pendulum', but then i learned about 'seconds' pendulums... a meter long, that tick every second... sixty times a minute, 30-tooth escape wheels, etc. i like those! :) i got a bunch of seconds beating wall clocks (and they are big), and then some jewelers regulators.... and have now added some banjo clocks, which are really worth appreciating (check out the foley book). all of my clocks are at least 100 years old and will last another 100 if taken care of. korean clocks? not a chance.

is there a reason you're not on the lookout for older, higher quality american / english / german clocks? a good fusee? a time only deadbeat regulator?

(just my opinions, and an explanation of why i have those opinions)
 

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is there a reason you're not on the lookout for older, higher quality american / english / german clocks? a good fusee? a time only deadbeat regulator?
I am. I am only looking to sell the Korean clocks. I found a st no 2 regulator for 55 but lost it. Somebody beat me to it.
 

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I am. I am only looking to sell the Korean clocks. I found a st no 2 regulator for 55 but lost it. Somebody beat me to it.
wow. now that is a great clock at an amazing price-depending on condition of course. i would say that just the movement is worth more than that. don't worry, just like bruce, when i started out, my only standards were old and cheap. as time goes by you start to run out of room. as a result, i have at least a half dozen clocks that i would really like to sell at some point.
 

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