What are your favorite clock's in your collection

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  1. River rat

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    I got a lot of clocks in my collection and I would like to see what ones are your favorite ones in your collection. Here are three of my favorites.
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    A German U-Boat clock because of it's rarity
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    My Seth Thomas No 2 cir. 1920's all ways wanted one took me a few years to find one for a fair price and great original dial.
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    My Waterbury Calendar No.40 just got it back from service the calendar was skipping the date turned out another person I had service it oiled the calendar movement it should never be oiled. Glad to have it back and working perfect.
     
  2. Dave T

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    All very nice, and I especially like that ST #2. One of the best examples I've seen.

    Not sure which one's my favorite but this one is on the list:
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  3. Kevin W.

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    Great thread, i some how thought that would be the first one you would post, i would love one, You have a great collection, and the Seth no 2.
     
  4. novicetimekeeper

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    tough, but I still love my first longcase


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    My close second though is my most recent longcase (my 5th)



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  5. Chris Radano

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    I like all the clocks in our collection :thumb:. My wife even likes some of them.
     

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    My small collection of Southern Calendar Clocks consisting of Fashions 1 thru 6.
     
  7. Rockin Ronnie

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    My Arthur Pequegnat Canadian Time. I especially like it because it spent it's life in a train station not 30 minutes from where I live.
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    It's like asking which child is your favorite. Impossible!
     
  9. abe

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    Here are my favorite clocks:
    First my Thomas Lister Tall Case clock. My Dad bought this in 1963 for $300. I bought it at his auction in 2003.
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    Second is this Barnes and Bartholomew wooden works clock that my parents gave to me from their collection. It is currently not working.
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    Third is my 1927 Sessions Revere banjo clock with the Bim Bam strike. My parents had one just like this in the kitchen of our farmhouse. DSCF5912.jpg
     
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    I purchased this bantam Vienna Regulator from my great friend Scottie-TX. While Scottie is sadly no longer with us, this little fellow is pleasant reminder of a very good man. I name my favourite clocks (no, that's not a weird thing to do ;)) This one's name is Barry and he keeps me company as I work at my bench. I have been know to have the occasional conversation with him, but to date he hasn't had much to say :)

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    Halifax moon, excellent choice. Is it 30 hour or 8 day and if 8 day has it always been so? I'd love to find a 30 hour penny moon, a single handed one would be fantastic. People these days must wonder why such a big aperure is called a penny moon but I've got some of the Boulton and Watt cartwheel pennies and they are enormous!
     
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    I go for the novelty stuff. I have among my favorites a Hickory Dickory clock, a gravity fed sawtooth, a rolling clock, a flying ball clock, a grasshopper, a Congreve ball clock, A large wheel skeleton, and a swinger. Among the traditional styles I enjoy my original Santa Fe and a nice GB Vienna. I also have a 5 tube tall case.
     
  13. wow

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    I especially like my latest Vienna "blind man's clock". Have wanted one since I learned about them in the '70s. Found one locally and got it for 300.00. Works perfectly. I also moved my Seth Thomas "Umbria" inside. Great collector's clock. 15 day fine movement.
     

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    How do you get up there to wind the Umbria Will? You must have long arms! Just as well you only have to wind it every second week. I like your Blind Man's Vienna.
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    Thanks, Walesey,
    I keep a 7 foot step ladder near the back door just for the purpose of winding the Umbria. It runs for about 23 days on a winding, so not too bad.
     
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    Oh deer! :D
     
  17. Bruce Alexander

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    I'd have to break it down by type.
    My favorite Tall Case is our Herschede Pattern No. 122 which required an overhaul shortly after we acquired it. :rolleyes:
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    We don't collect (miss out on) Wall Clocks because we don't want to hang them on our plaster walls.
    We have more Mantel/Shelf Clocks than we have room to display. Of the ones we have out and running, my favorite is a Seth Thomas Empire No. 30 which required a lot of restoration.
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    It is an 8 day clock. It has been since 1963. I don't know if it was originally. Were most of Lister's clocks 8 day or 30 hour? Explain what you mean by a Halifx moon. I think I know but want to be sure. A penny moon is just a small round opening about the size of a pence, right? If you search my other posts about my Lister clock you will find pics of the works.
     
  19. River rat

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    Tell me about how it got it's name blind man's clock ? I like learning about different clocks
     
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    A halifax moon is the name usually given to an axe head shaped aperture in a square dial, a rolling moon goes in an archabove the square, and as you say the penny moon is in the round aperture. I think Lister was well known for his 30 hour clocks but 8 day too.

    The penny moon is supposed to be a 30 hour feature but many were converted to 8 day. Brian Loomes says you get single handed penny moons, I'd love one.
     
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    For tall clocks this Seth 20. For rarity, this 1905 10" dial Chelsea with special fluted bezel and key lock. Very hard to ever locate.

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    It's an eight point I killed a few years ago, Shutt. I like my clocks and I like hunting and fishing.
     
  23. Kevin W.

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    There have been some really nice clocks posted in this thread, i will post some of mine too. 1240490_10151653377652913_295774549_n.jpg 1240490_10151653377652913_295774549_n.jpg
     

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    My favorite, or the one that I would be least likely to ever part with, has to be this little Ansonia LaFrance black iron shelf clock. The clock itself is nothing special but it was in my great, great, grandfather's family and was given to me by a very dear friend now deceased who had it in a bus load of junk not knowing at the time that it had been in my family. It was also my first clock and the first clock I ever repaired (1967). That Yates kitchen clock was given to me by his wife, also now deceased and I consider it special. It was my second clock - same year. The New Haven Referee store regulator belonged to an elderly African American lady who was also a dear friend. I saw the clock in her house frequently when I would visit and quite often she would have something wonderful from her old wood-fired oven for me. She passed away and her son got the clock and shortly before he passed away he gave it to me.

    So I guess my favorite clocks are the ones that I got from special people - living and deceased. Generally the clocks that were closest to death and the trash bin are among my favorites, especially the wooden works clocks like this Seth Thomas which was really just about gone.

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  25. Levi Hutchins

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    I especially enjoy folks sharing their personal favorites.

    I have a fondness for these two Waterburys of 1912 vintage: "Ship's Bell Clock #1" and the little "Spider" whose 30-hour movement holds its own with its dulcet contemporary.
     
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    It's going to take a while and a lot of work but I think this will become my favourite clock, though it is just a dialplate at the moment :)

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  27. wow

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    The strike sequence on a blind man's clock is different from any other. You can know the time every 15 minutes simply by listening to the strikes and not looking at the clock. At 1/4 after the hour, it strikes one time on the higher pitched gong followed by a pause, and then it strikes the just passed hour on the lower pitched gong. On the half hour, it strikes twice on the higher gong followed by a pause, then the just passed hour on the lower gong. At 45 minutes after the hour, it strikes three times on the higher gong followed by the pause and the passed hour count on the lower gong. On the hour, it strikes four times on the high gong, followed by the pause and then strikes the new hour. It repeats this sequence on every hour. The movement is an eight day movement. I do not know who began building these clocks, nor do I know if they were designed specifically for blind people. Perhaps others on the message board will shed more light on this.
     
  28. Randy Beckett

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    Just a guess, but since the clocks were made in the pre-electricity age, and lamp oil was expensive, my guess is that people waking in the dark night could tell the time without lighting a lamp or waiting for the hour. They would, of course, be useful to the sight impaired all the time.
     
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    My favorite clock is my Schatz w3 mantel clock even though it doesn't run and needs an overhaul.
     
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    Boy, favorite child questions are tough and you have to be diplomatic, but I'm going to be blunt and say my open escapement Gilbert Curfew clock.

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    No, wait, I like my Bailey & Company black marble, porcelain dial, french movement too.

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    Hopefully the rest of my clocks won't feel bad and quit running on me...Argument
     
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    Your S/T is nice but the Chelsea is wonderful. What a prize. The large dial is hard to find but the bezel and the lock make it even more special.
     
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    :D grate collection! my father collect a antique clock in hometown ,it is said that the clock was in our home for near 80 years. :excited:if i go home,i will share the picture of that watch with you!
     

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