Schatz

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  1. clc

    clc Registered User

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    Hi all.
    This clock came up for sale in my area, but being a newbie I have never heard of this maker.
    Seller says it's working.
    Any information would be helpful.
    Year made?
    Thanks

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  2. Uhralt

    Uhralt Registered User
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    The pictures are not vey clear but the name on the dial is Schatz. What you have is a German ships bell clock. When you search for Schatz ships bell on this forum you will find multiple threads dealing with it. This is not the Schatz "Royal Mariner" but a slightly more simple version of the clock. The main difference between the two versions is the escapement that is better (a platform lever escapement) in the Royal Mariner. it is hard to tell when it was made, one would have too see the movement. It is not very old. Made maybe between 1960 and 1990 but without seeing the movement I could be wrong.

    I hope this helps.

    Uhralt
     
  3. clc

    clc Registered User

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    Thanks for the reply.
    Seller affirmed it's Lohartz .

    Carlos
     
  4. Steven Thornberry

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    The seller is misreading the script. It is Schatz, as Uhralt has stated.
     
  5. bruce linde

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    definitely schatz... you can comparison shop on ebay or by googling

    All the clocks typically need to be cleaned every 3 to 5 years for best results… If this one hasn’t been touched since it was made that something to consider.
     
  6. Time After Time

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    Hey Carlos, this is a good moment to note that you should take anything an unknown Seller tells you with a healthy dose of salt. :chuckling:
     
  7. clc

    clc Registered User

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    Thank you all for the information.

    Carlos
     
  8. clc

    clc Registered User

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    I'm going to look at the clock tomorrow and need some advise as to what to look for.
    The seller says it's running.
    I'm including another photo that may help to assess its condition.
    Thanks,

    Carlos

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  9. Willie X

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    If the escapement is bad, and many of them are, the repair will not be easy or inexpensive. Willie X
     
  10. Loubord

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    It is a Schatz from the '50, prior to the "Royal Mariner". I have two of those without the marine wheel, one is woking, and the other one has a pinion and a wheel broken. The parts forf the mouvement are very difficult to find. Those clocks have two hammers that strike a large bell many times a day, representing the mariner watches. William J. Bilger published a little booklet very useful to adjust such a clock : "Schatz Ship's Bell Clock - How to adjust" (2014). You will find the chart of the bells, and how to adjust it. Be careful, there is on the back of those clocks a screw that is used to silence the bells, which is not very practical.
     

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