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DenisG, I am not sure that 'over-restored' is possible? I would think restored would cover these. My wife and I often have this argument. I like them restored, she likes them partially restored. As I am doing the work, I normally get my way.Originally posted by DenisG:
A little 'over-restored' for my own personal taste.
I like the six column better. Although I think the gilding to the scroll work is a little over the top (not sure this would have been an original feature). I have a Sessions with the same case, but with a more ornate bezel. I think the six column lay out is more pleasing to look at.Originally posted by jspinnler:
My question is, which one do you like more and why.
Mike's statement made me think. Clockmakers put ornaments on their clocks because they wanted the clocks to have bright features. Ditto for the gilt-finished clocks.Originally posted by Mike Phelan:
As an aside, I always think that if you leave a very old clock covered in tarnish and corrosion, you are insulting the maker who cannot reply.
From RJ:Originality is not dirt. Originality, to me, is not doing things like scrapping movements in older clocks that require a few hours work to fix.
All things considered, RJ, I must agree completely with Mike.Ahk, you guys cut down dirt.
Dirt is interesting. It is part of life and speaks a story............
I want to see old abandon spider's webs in the corner of the old clocks. With even a few broken cock roach eggs.