Thomas Haller Mantel clock restoration

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  1. KBwindup

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    Hi all
    I ve been lucky enough to find my Great Grandmothers clock, unfortunately it's in horrific condition but has a lot of sentimentall value to me so I intend to restore it as best I can.

    I m assuming that the movement is second half of 1912 going by B12 ? , which seems a long time since Junghans took over Thomas Haller circa 1903.

    Has any body a similar Haller clock? obviously the front door is missing and I d love to make one as close as possible to the original.

    The other problem I see us the dial. I m very open to suggestions on the best way forward restoring it to an nice standard. I ve quite often repainted dials with Roman numerals but if I m not so confident doing Arabic numerals.

    The main case I gave left is approx 12 1/4 inches (310 mm ) high and 7 inches (180 mm) wide.

    Any help on this restoration would be much appreciated.

    Eamonn

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    I'll move this over to case restoration forum for now. When you get to the movement, we can bring it back here ;)
     
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    Although I have not done this myself have a look in the watch section as I am sure there must be info on how to make a transfer/decal as they make them for watch faces.
     
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    Thanks Jimmy, I ll have a look and see.
     
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    Here's one that I did with just a printer, paper, and a picture. I used a picture editing program to fix the bad areas. The original is below, for comparison.

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    Thanks for that information, I ll definitely try that!!! Great job I must say.
     
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    It did take patience. I had to expand the size so I could deal with the small areas ... but it was satisfying to get it looking right again ;)
     

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