Please ID this Clock American German French Japanese Korean $ Vacation clock finds

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  1. Salsagev

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    1. (First 9 pictures) Vincent gold looking clock. I think there is a signature at the bottom. Any ideas?

    2. (Next 7) mixture of clocks. I got theses for one price and I don’t know what these are but they do look old.

    3. (Last three) I found this vedette that looks not very new. It has some fixtures at top and the chimes sound nice.
     
  2. Salsagev

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    5. (Next two pictures) ships clock. I got this for a deal and I don’t know if it was worth it. Please give me some info. Thanks. It is a wempe.

    6. (Next 5 photos) Chevalier clock. This has ornate carving on it but is missing the levelers and shut off springs. I got curious and took out the move ment and inside says “Odo”.

    7. (Next 4 pics) I found this unusual chime clock called horologie comptor. I don’t know anything about it.
     
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    If you can tell us the numbers after the 1 million, it would be possible to give you a date for this clock.

    Without being able to see better photos, including the movement, it is hard to say much about your Wempe clock. Wempe was a well-known manufacturer in Hamburg.

    Chevalier in Orleans was likely the retailer. ODO was a well known French manufacturer, their clocks were well thought of. Probably dates from 1930s/40s.

    Comptoir d'Horlogerie was the name of the retailer. The clock's movement has the crossed arrows mark of Hamburg American Clock co. (which was neither American nor in Hamburg!).Probably 1930s.

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  6. JTD

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    The clock is made by Vincenti (not Vincent) probably around 1890. The signature is Moreau, the name of the sculptor who designed the figure.

    Then the next photos are:

    1. A box clock, probably German, can't say more without a photo of the movement.
    2. The clock marked 'Centurion' is a modern Asian clock, probably made in Korea.
    3. Seems to be an American clock with an alarm. Can't say more from the photo.
    4. Carriage clock. No idea, need photos of the movement etc..
    5. Vedette clock. These are very nice French clocks, with particularly pleasant chime. Probably 1930s/1940s.

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  7. Ticktocktime100

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    #7 Ticktocktime100, Jun 27, 2020
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    Hi,

    You have quite a haul there! It would be useful, however, to post an enquiry on each clock to get better exposure.

    1. The figural clock is late 19th century, and dates to 1880-1900. It has a typical French movement, known as a "mouvement de Paris" as these movements were mostly produced in Paris and the surrounding areas. As you know, it was made by Vincenti & Cie. The figure appears to be signed F. Moreau. The Moreau was an important family of French sculptors throughout the 19th century, the most famous members being Auguste and Mathurin Moreau. The Moreau brothers agreed to make spelter reproductions (of which this is one), of the bronze original for clock companies to produce pieces such as this. The hands don't appear to be original - value around $200-300, perhaps.

    2. German shelf clock, circa 1900, probably Junghans. $50-70 if complete.

    3. Modern Asian (perhaps Korean) wall clock made in the 1970's or 1980's, no great value.

    4&5. Shelf or parlor clocks, circa 1880-1900 - the first one is American, the second possibly Japanese.

    6. A French carriage clock, circa 1880-1900. Looks to be in nice condition, worth $100-150 if it is running.

    7. Vedette wall clock with Westminster chimes, made around 1930 to 1950, again $100-150 if it is complete, running and in good condition.

    8. A late 19th century Lenzkirch movement "married" to a later Art Deco case. The movement is a nice one, probably worth up to $100 alone - the case is pretty much impossible to sell though.

    9. A brass ships ships clock, probably made in the 1950's or so. I think Wempe is a German brand - worth about $150, possibly $200 if it is working and in good condition.

    10. An Art Deco Odo wall clock, circa 1930. Odo was a French company, founded by Léon Odobez. These clocks are quite collectable, particularly in Vietnam. Again, is it working and complete with pendulum and key? How many rods and hammers does it have? The name on the dial is that of the retailer.

    11. A German Art Deco wall clock by the Hamburg American Clock company (HAC, crossed arrow logo), circa 1930. Worth about $100-150 if working and, it's a shame the dial is a bit rubbed but it's restorable, of course. It should play Westminster, but perhaps the Trinity chimes too - if so, it may be worth a little more.

    Once again, please consider posting individual inquiries for more precise information!

    Regards.
     
  8. JTD

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    Yes, THT is right, this one is Japanese, probably 1930s. I somehow left it out of my original reply.

    As THT rightly says, it is extremely difficult to work with such a lot of clocks in one post. It would be much better if you made a separate thread for each clock.

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  9. brian fisher

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    wow! you have an instant collection there. just like the last collection you bought, some of these are better than others. of the lot, i would say the statue clock is the best of the bunch. the last 2 in your first entry would fit into my favorites list of the group.
     
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    The chiming wall clocks are a nice addition for sure. Looks like one of them has 6 chime hammers, so it probably is a dual chimer (extra collectible!)

    Quite a haul you got!
     
  11. Kevin W.

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    You did very well. I really like the Vedette and the other french clocks. That will keep you busy for a while restoring them.
     
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    Oh boy, is that legal here? That would be a lot of threads. But here goes.
     
  13. JTD

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    Of course it's 'legal'. It is much better to have one clock in each thread - trying to work out which answer applies to which clock in a multiple thread quickly gets very muddled.

    It also makes it easier for people who, in years to come, may be looking for information on a particular clock but if that information is buried somewhere in a multiple thread it would not be easy to find.

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