Serial number query

Ajay1

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I've just acquired this clock so please excuse its current condition. Restoration to follow.
The serial number has me totally confused because of its brevity and the clock can't be as old as the number suggests. I have another clock with the identical backplate and its S/No is 2482651 which I'm presuming is around 1924. Both clock's dials have roman numerals but this one has 'Made in Germany' between the chapter ring and the 'VI' . This positioning is new to me.
In both cases the pendulums are the 4 ball version.
I've taken the suspension guard off purely for the photo.
Can anyone shed some light on this please?
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KurtinSA

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According to John Hubby, Gustav Becker switched to a simpler numbering system in May 1925. From that point, the numbers went up to only 5000. Your clock is one of the last to be made in 1932 at the Freiburg factory before it closed.

Kurt
 

Ajay1

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Thanks for the explanation Kurt.

Al
 

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