Trying to decipher some information about it. The clock has a date stamp in black letters of 8902 on the label. I have read elsewhere and here that date stamps were often backwards + a month code, but that's clearly not the case here. There is no letter for a month code. It says GERMANY at the bottom of the dial. I thought that was interesting: I didn't know ST was made in Germany at any time. Anyway... opinions welcomed. --- edit --- Heh. I put in a low-ball offer and they accepted it! So it's academic, but I'm still curious. When I get it, I'll post pictures in "new aquisitions".