• The NAWCC Museum and Library & Research Center will reopen starting Wednesday, January 6, 2021 as per Governor Wolf's reopening mandate.

Welby Starburst 8 Day Brass 1950s

legosnell

Registered User
Nov 5, 2020
138
6
18
67
Country
I purchased an old Junghans Mantel Clock project a few weeks ago and felt sort of obligated to buy this one too, didn't really want it at the time but went ahead since the owner wanted to get rid of both of them, cheap price anyway. Come to find out it's sort of a neat old mechanical clock from the 1950s. Welby Starburst 8 Day wind up wall clock. Made in the USA. Of course it doesn't run even though the mainspring is wound up. Very dirty and has a hair spring escapement like a pocket watch. A good restore project when I can get to it. I guess I'll let down the mainspring and work the train back and forth, inspecting pivot play but doesn't really look too bad, maybe just clean and oil? Welby Starburst .jpg Welby Starburst front.jpg Welby Starburst movement 2.jpg Welby Starburst Movement 1.jpg Welby Starburst mounting plate.jpg
 

legosnell

Registered User
Nov 5, 2020
138
6
18
67
Country
I think I'll clean it up and install a quarts battery operated movement. No sense just throwing it in the trash. Hang it up in the garage. Save the movement, may come across a better one some day and could need the parts.
 

JTD

Registered User
Sep 27, 2005
8,181
621
113
Country
The face and starburst rods have seen better days but will look good when cleaned
I agree, I think the whole clock will look good when cleaned so...........


I think I'll clean it up and install a quarts battery operated movement
.............I hope very much that you won't do that. Of course it's your choice, but the movement looks, from what I can see, to be salvageable and then you would have a nice clock of its period, and these sometimes can sell quite well.

But, again, it is of course your choice.

JTD
 
  • Like
Reactions: legosnell

Les harland

Registered User
Apr 10, 2008
1,581
153
63
Hertfordshire England
Country
Region
It will look and sound better if you can keep the original movemrnt in it
The sound of the tick makes a lot of difference
Winding it every day can be a chore but that is one of the "joys" of having a proper clock
 
  • Like
Reactions: legosnell and JTD
Know Your NAWCC Forums Rules!
RULES & GUIDELINES

Find member

Staff online

Forum statistics

Threads
162,248
Messages
1,409,049
Members
83,971
Latest member
BRIVER
Encyclopedia Pages
1,101
Total wiki contributions
2,854
Last edit
Waltham Watches by Clint Geller