Triple date moonphase badishe 400 day clock

Discussion in '400-Day & Atmos' started by TORSIONKID, Mar 4, 2016.

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  1. TORSIONKID

    TORSIONKID Registered User

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    I just got this clock from holland and it's the most complicated 400 day clock I have seen I think it's all original as the movement has many features that would be hard to make like extended shafts on the front plate that hold extra wheels and levers.the only thing I think is not original is the extension they have put on the pendulum as it is running on a very short spring?.
    all dials are in German and the penny moon phase has 2 blued stell inserts on a enamel plate it has an extra bracket on the suspension bracket.can anyone shed some light on this :???:.
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  2. John Hubby

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    Michael, congratulations on obtaining this unique work of torsion pendulum art!! I have seen a review of this last year in another online venue or in a magazine and as best I recall this is a "one-off" project by a talented clockmaker based on a Huber pin pallet-lantern pinion movement with disc pendulum No. 38. To say the least it is very impressive and the rationale for picking what many collectors consider a rather low-end movement is that the mainspring delivers more power proportionally to the escapement and upper gears than most of the solid cut pinion designs. This can be verified by the fact that it is not too uncommon to find pivot holes in the upper end of the train needing rebushing (especially the scape wheel and anchor arbor) where that isn't normally required for other designs.

    I'll dig through my references to see if I can find the earlier review and post that here. Perhaps another of our users also saw it and can add to the discussion.
     
  3. Jan O.

    Jan O. Registered User

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    Sorry to correct you but all dials are in Dutch!

    Greetings
    Jan
     
  4. MartinM

    MartinM Registered User

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    It's an amazing engineering feat; But, I think I'd have opted to cover the date dial at the bottom. (Or open up all the others for the works to be seen.)
     
  5. TORSIONKID

    TORSIONKID Registered User

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    I don't think it was home made and believe that it is factory made as it is just to good quality especially the dials and the work on the steel spring levers and arms that activate everything it could have been possibly made for a show or exhibition :???:.
     
  6. Kobas

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    Michael, congratulations on obtaining this unique work of torsion pendulum art!! I have seen a review of this last year in another online venue or in a magazine and as best I recall this is a "one-off" project by a talented clockmaker based on a Huber pin pallet-lantern pinion movement with disc pendulum No. 38

    JOHN

    Do you remember where you read the article about this clock?
    Is it possible to show an article about this clock?
     
  7. PedroCortes

    PedroCortes Registered User

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    Fantastic clock!! Congratulations!!!
     
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