Warmink WUBA

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  1. R.A.J.

    R.A.J. Registered User

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    I just acquired a Warmink WUBA clock and would like to know if there is a site available to get an accurate dating. I found the clock at an estate sale for $35.00.
    Thank you

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    It probably dates in the 1970’s.
     
  3. JTD

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    Your clock has an Urgos movement and, as Will has said, probably dates from the 1970s.

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    Thank you both for your information. I appreciate the help.
    RAJ
     
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  5. Berry Greene

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    I have just acquired one too. Given to me FOC it was in a mucky state and I actually thought it might be Indian although the movement is better than Asian. I have discovered through this Forum that in fact it is Dutch. I didn't know the movement type until reading Urgos here and comparing the pictures. It looks the same job. Is that of German origin? Thanks again you generous knowledgeable people.

    You paid $35 which is about £27 Sterling. I see a 4x4 Westminster chime but otherwise identical clock on ebay for £400 right now - open to offer! Shall I make an offer for the extra hammers & gongs? It won't be near that figure. Mine just double strikes and is looking surprisingly good after a thorough clean up & polish. It keeps good time with its (surprise surprise ……) Hermle floating balance - but is minus its hour hand, Any ideas on this for me? Of course a striking clock doesn't need any hands does it? It's a traditional listening clock calling folk to worship. :<))
    Sincerely,
    BerryG
     
  6. JTD

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    Yes, URGOS is the trade mark of a German manufacturer (the letters stand for Uhren und Gong Fabrik Schwenningen), in business from 1920 to 1991.

    WUBA was the trade mark of a Dutch manufacturer, John Warmink in business in Holland from 1929 to 1992.


    I am not sure what the last part of your post is really asking. If you are asking about a replacement hand, these are easily available. If I have missed the question, please explain and I am sure help will be forthcoming.

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    Thanks for your reply JTD. What a shame (Warmink) they've gone now. I like to save & preserve these old artefacts wherever I can.
    I have spent quite a bit of time today researching this clock and I'm well pleased with the outcome. Delightful specimen. I'm sorry if I was being a bit flippant back there. It just confused the issue. Yes I will need a matching or sympathetic hour hand. I was wondering if anyone has a short term fix - or for that matter a whole tutorial on making a suitable hand. From a quick fix, while I rate the clock, to a proper job, purchased or made by me perhaps?
    Thanks again. Sincerely, BerryG
     

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