$ ODO 24!!

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Hello, my odo has arrived yesterday. This clock a 24/111 (movement 24/111 type gong) ODO clock. The clock has some missing bits and pieces. The case is decorated with a “scroll work?”.

Unfortunately, longest chime rod has broke. Even we had told them to secure the chime so it doesn’t break. What they did is they stuffed the clock with paper and somehow pushed the movement/seat board in at an angle. Luckily, we got it out fine and we had 300 dollar insurance so we have to deal with that.
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The movement is looks to be in fine condition but one of the split plates were expanded so I had to fix that. It has a lever at the bottom of the movement that changes the chimes. There are not any strings for silencing but a lever that you move. The movement is stamped “24”.
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I think the dial is in great condition, do you think so?
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The pendulum looks different? It looks to be missing something or is this just the new stuff?
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The key is large (like a vedette key). Is it original? You can see in this pic.
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The seat board screws were missing so I used a vedette screw to secure the movement.
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One of the side hooks are missing to close the door. One thing to note is the clock does not close completely since it hits the dial for some reason. No pictures for this.

The stabilizers are missing too. Where should I find this?

What is this screw for? It doesn’t attach to anything.
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Here are the chimes: The hour chime is a bim-bam melody and a bit weak because the chime rod is missing. (Hope you like them! Note there is some notes out of sequence I think.)
Do you think this is a good find? What do you think?

Thanks in advance for comments or answers/feedback.
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Moderator please delete the 1-10 numbers and blurry pic and fix the chimeclockfan. delete this too. Thanks.
 

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Interesting clock. It will need some tlc for sure. Looks to be a newer clocks, perhaps made in the 1950,s.
 
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The longest gong rod tends to be the first to break in transit when unsecured. Direct message me for quotes for new chime rods or just one rod if you think the others are alright.
 
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Hi,

Nice that you have an Odo with the Gai carillon chime (the first one in the video), which is arguably the most desireable chime amongst collectors. I agree that the clock dates from the 1950's or 1960's. It appears that the first chime is out of synch, based on the video - I may be wrong.

Regards.
 

Salsagev

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I tried to fix the chimes but some notes start slow.
 

Salsagev

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I just spoke with somebody in Vietnam and they said this clock is from 1962 and they rarely collect this type of clock since the sound is inferior to the ones from the 50s. Anybody have a response for this?
 

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I agree this is a clock from the 1960's, possibly later still. Odo clocks were never stamped with date codes so one can only date them precisely if an example pops along with additional reference. The sound quality on Odo's later clocks tend to have a higher, tinnier sound compared to their earlier clocks with deep resonant tones. While it's subjective which era's chimes sound better, I tend to prefer the earlier models as well.

This is the order the Gai Carillon chime plays:

 

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Ah, I see. Well, this is still rare and good quality?:emoji_frowning:
 

chimeclockfan

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It's still good quality and worth the purchase. To give some idea of what the earlier Odo clocks sound like, see this:

 

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It was not so much related to cheapening production costs but rather accommodating changing consumer preference. You will also notice the postwar French box regulator cases have a short, fat appearance while pre-war cases were longer and thinner.
 

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Odo Chevalier orleans

In case any people interested.

I see how that would go. Would this become MCM style?
 

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That's the deep, resonant sound you always get with the older Odo clocks. Your clock was most likely made during the 1940's going by the case style and chimes' sound, but without any dating code on these clocks it's impossible to get an exact date.
 

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that is interesting. May I ask where you found a odo catalogue?

FYI, I got this clock for 180 total if any didn’t know.
 

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It'd be interesting to see the Odo catalog, or at least the pages showing different gong units, chime melodies, and other technical data.
 
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There is difficulty finding information and dating Odo clocks so I find myself buying any Odo catalogs or publication I can find each time telling myself that I will sell a digital copy of it to get some back (I never do :rolleyes:).
I now have Odo catalogs from 1930-33, 1937-40, 1950-55, No 30 (possible 1961), 1968-69-70. publications showing different models from 1938, 40, 49, 56 and some ads from different years.
To make it interesting in 1955 Odo changed the catalogs naming from the year to numbers (1955 - No 24).
Here are two pic's: the movements are from the 1955 catalog and the clocks models are from 1956 two page pamphlet.

Sharon
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Thanks for posting the scans. Years ago we had a member named Victor Tang (Any400Day) who had a mass of clock catalogs from several companies. Unfortunately he's no longer active and it seems his stockpile of catalogs have also vanished. If you ever manage to get the Odo catalogs scanned I'd gladly look into purchasing digital copies of those or other catalogs you have.

The most elusive Odo models in my eyes were those made for the Latin American market, playing Himno Guadalupano or Schubert's Ave Maria.
 

Salsagev

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Wow, another chime melody! Maybe we’ll find some in San Diego. Still wanting a reguladora clock after passing one on.
 

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For reference:
 

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