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The NAWCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr. Rory McEvoy has been named Executive Director of the NAWCC. Rory is an internationally renowned horological scholar and comes to the NAWCC with strong credentials that solidly align with our education, fundraising, and membership growth objectives. He has a postgraduate degree in the conservation and restoration of antique clocks from West Dean College, and throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to handle some of the world’s most important horological artifacts, including longitude timekeepers by Harrison, Kendall, and Mudge.
Rory formerly worked as Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, where his role included day-to-day management of research and digitization projects, writing, public speaking, conservation, convening conferences, exhibition work, and development of acquisition/disposal and collection care policies. In addition, he has worked as a horological specialist at Bonhams in London, where he cataloged and handled many rare timepieces and built important relationships with collectors, buyers, and sellers. Most recently, Rory has used his talents to share his love of horology at the university level by teaching horological theory, history, and the practical repair and making of clocks and watches at Birmingham City University.
Rory is a British citizen and currently resides in the UK. Pre-COVID-19, Rory and his wife, Kaai, visited HQ in Columbia, Pennsylvania, where they met with staff, spent time in the Museum and Library & Research Center, and toured the area. Rory and Kaai will be relocating to the area as soon as the immigration challenges and travel restrictions due to COVID-19 permit.
Some of you may already be familiar with Rory as he is also a well-known author and lecturer. His recent publications include the book Harrison Decoded: Towards a Perfect Pendulum Clock, which he edited with Jonathan Betts, and the article “George Graham and the Orrery” in the journal Nuncius.
Until Rory’s relocation to the United States is complete, he will be working closely with an on-boarding team assembled by the NAWCC Board of Directors to introduce him to the opportunities and challenges before us and to ensure a smooth transition. Rory will be participating in strategic and financial planning immediately, which will allow him to hit the ground running when he arrives in Columbia
You can read more about Rory McEvoy and this exciting announcement in the upcoming March/April issue of the Watch & Clock Bulletin.Please join the entire Board and staff in welcoming Rory to the NAWCC community.
An interesting clock. Seems to be a hybrid between an upright style case and a tambour. I really like the sound quality that comes out of this chime setup with the rods and coiled gong. The movement is well built - typical for Junghans chime clocks. Some of these movements used 2 large brass disks as a pin drum, while others like yours used a silver colored cylinder with raised cut outs.Does anyone know the date and model of this Junghans mantle clock and any relevant history of the company?
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Welcome to the board.This is a Junghans clock that was owned by my great-grandfather. We just had it restored after my father’s passing earlier this year as the clock was drenched in cigarette smoke for years and did not work. From the etching I know it was made in the second half of 1912. Does anyone know the model information or history on this clock?
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Welcome to the board.First time poster here. I have enjoyed reading various threads, including this one and appreciate the information. Thank you.
I have a grandfather clock given to me several years ago. It is mission style. I recently made some minor repairs to the case and was able to get it running. I was hoping to learn a bit more about it. The movement is Junghans B13, which I understand means it was made in the second half of 1913. The case has a stamp on the back that says Gongkontroll Hettich. It's very faint - so faint, I almost missed it. I have seen a couple of other clocks online, and one posted here I think, with that same stamp. Is Gonkontroll Hettich a case maker that used Junghan movements? There is also a handwritten notation on the back "75K." No idea what that may mean if anything.
I have looked for indications of it being a marriage. Everything appears to fit, no extra holes or indication of being reworked, except that the pendulum seems like it may have been modified. The case had feet on the bottom which were clearly added. I removed those. I also believe the leader is wrong. Are leaders for that movement generally all alike, i.e. the leader matches the movement, not the case? If so, if someone could share with me the correct leader, I would appreciate it.
Thanks for your help. Any information appreciated!!
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I have attached some pictures of my Junghans wall clock. The movement is stamped with a pointed star and inside the star is "UNGHANS" above the letter J. Just below the star is 1214. left upper corner of movement it say "100". Unfortunetely the condition of the clock case is poor and I don't know the original shape. I hope to restore it. Please help me with details about the year of fabrication, or some pictures from catalogue if it is possible.
Stu,The trademark on my movement shows an eight-pointed star surrounding a large capital J and the rest of the name in smaller font in a crescent above the "J".
Also, does the trademark indicate that the clock was manufactured between 1890 and 1899?
Thanks for your help with these matters,
He says he hasn't go the case and he doesn't mention the dial so I guess he hasn't got that either.Additional pictures of your clock (dial, case, etc.) will also be helpful and may supply more clues.
Yes, Junghans used the same movement in many different cases. So long as the movement would fit, they didn't need to make another.My question is whether is was customary for Junghans to use a specific movement type in multiple style cases? It seems logical that this might be the situation and thus I cannot know which type case my mechanism originally came in.
The word "Foreign" on the dial indicates that the clock was manufactured for import into the U.K.Greetings! Here's another one.
I probably overpaid for this at 45 Euro, as it's not that old or ornate, but it was calling me. My first Junghans.
I'm guessing, based on what I've seen/read here, this may be one of the last civilian units made, perhaps November of 1938 (just after the annexation of the Sudetenland?) but I would like your thoughts. The movement is not trademarked (that I could see) and is only stamped 118. And, it looks like the W202's. I was really impressed by the overall quality and engineering components such as the rack/mount/thumbscrews (like "the works in a drawer" from Quasar TV's back in the day!) and the similarly themed slide-out easy access motor barrels, as well as the pull-chain for a strike-on-demand (except after the run to warn). Two small screws inside the case appear to be for key storage. Additionally, everything steel that's not nickel plated (I mean everything) is darkly blued as I've only seen done in super-hot bluing salt baths like a firearm or parts for my Leinen lathe, before chemical treatment became the cheap (and less dangerous) way to darken steel against rust. Even the case hinges and screws are done this way!
My only complaint would be the the gong-stops, which are difficult to adjust. The chime rods (strike, actually) rods sound great (I had to polish one to get it to sound good again) but I need to find and make bigger/harder/better leather "tips" for the hammers to improve their sound. Finding "hole-cut" material punched out of really thick finished leather locally is not easy. The movement was bronze-bushed in high stress areas, but not all, and there is not much of an oil sink on any of the pivot holes --including those without a bush, so maybe this bearing detail was original? The case is not classic, but reminds me of the older Deco styled units which had leaded glass, finials and a turned silver dial. This one is painted or some sort of lacquered paper. But, I Iike it. Pictures are pre-disassembly; I missed taking some afterwards.
Interestingly, the word "Foreign" appears in English at the 6:00 base of the dial, which I've never seen anywhere. Made for an English speaking country, but not the USA? (which, I understand, would have required "Made In Germany" stamped somewhere conspicuous for importation since around 1905 or so. If so, maybe for the UK? Canada? South Africa? or A/NZ market? Dunno, but perhaps someone here can shed light on it.
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Hi there, think my movement is identical to yours, also dated by this forum as between 1891 and 1900. Picked mine up for a similar price from auction over here in the UK, £25. Other than the Junghans trademark there are no distinguishing marks on mine other than some servicing codes and dates inside the rear door. I posted a thread on my restoration of this clock on the repair forums about a month or so ago if interested.Picked up this Junghans Clock yesterday at a consignment auction for $35. I read through this thread and did not see this particular clock; although I certainly could have missed it. Based on the Trademark no date stamping on the movement, I am assuming this clock was manufactured between 1890 and 1900. Thoughts?? Any information on the model and etc. would be most appreciated. Thanks!
Out of interest Royce, if you read this, i note that my movement is identical to yours with the exception of the brass lever/wire at the upper right hand side in your photo (reattached here) that is connected to the hammer. Mine is missing this addition but functions perfectly well. Any idea what it does?Picked up this Junghans Clock yesterday at a consignment auction for $35. I read through this thread and did not see this particular clock; although I certainly could have missed it. Based on the Trademark no date stamping on the movement, I am assuming this clock was manufactured between 1890 and 1900. Thoughts?? Any information on the model and etc. would be most appreciated. Thanks!
This is a spring wire that I assume assists in preventing double hammer strikes. I haven't begun with the servicing of the movement as of yet so I will see when I can get to it.Hi there, think my movement is identical to yours, also dated by this forum as between 1891 and 1900. Picked mine up for a similar price from auction over here in the UK, £25. Other than the Junghans trademark there are no distinguishing marks on mine other than some servicing codes and dates inside the rear door. I posted a thread on my restoration of this clock on the repair forums about a month or so ago if interested.
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Nicely done!!Hi there, think my movement is identical to yours, also dated by this forum as between 1891 and 1900. Picked mine up for a similar price from auction over here in the UK, £25. Other than the Junghans trademark there are no distinguishing marks on mine other than some servicing codes and dates inside the rear door. I posted a thread on my restoration of this clock on the repair forums about a month or so ago if interested.
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Antonio,Good night. My father was a watchmaker and I inherited some watches and clocks. In this case a Junghans movement that has inscribed behind 11/30 and W 52. I would like to know what clock it is and what date and its shape because I only have the movement. Thanks
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Antonio,Hello new2clocks good afternoon. Thanks for the information you gave me about the Junghans W 52 movement. I did some research and found a kitchen clock with this movement for sale. I will send you the link to check if it really is the same W52 I have. This one I saw has marked the year 31 but the movement is the same I think.
Thanks for the suggestion about W 52 from the link. Probably the case of my clock could be like this one from the link. I appreciate any information you find about this. I want to make a new case to get the clock running. Maybe I can use these images as a reference if I don't find any more.
Welcome to the board.Does anyone know anything about this clock. Was given to my wife by her late Grandmother. Great fun for any details on when it was made and how much clock would be worth if anything after being serviced etc.. Thanks in advance.
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Below on the pictures are my Junghans carriage clock. I got them in good condition, except that it wasn't running, needing some cleaning, polishing and oiling (all part were in oil, such as WD40). Both mainsprings were almost wound in full.
I have disassembled, cleaned, polished and oiled them.
Also, I have made video after cleaning.
Please identify them for me, when it was made. Also, What color were the hands on this model? Now it doesn't look in good contrast.
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Welcome to the forum.Hi,
Please help me to identify my grandfather clock. I suppose it to be Junghans but the mechanism does not have any logo only number 17538 and "60|SCHW."
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The patent for the Kaiser Gong was granted in 1910. As a matter of interest, we have seen the Kaiser Gong patent number also used for Junghans's Walg Gong and Wald-Glocken Gong. See the threads linked below. Possibly after WWI, it was felt prudent to abandon the term "Kaiser."It does say Kaiser Gong. This mark was used by Junghans and also Thomas Haller, which Junghans took over in 1900.