What is the next clock on your wishlist?

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  1. brian fisher

    brian fisher Registered User

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    I thought it would be cool to have a thread where members can post plans for their next "big" acquisition. If you have 2 to post, that's ok too. once you acquire it, feel free to gloat here and then post another one.

    I'll start us off.

    I really want to get my hands on an astronomical regulator. An E. Howard would be amazing, but i suspect i will never find one i am willing to throw that much money at. as such, i have been bird dogging the versions made in the UK.

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    Next in line is a chiming dutch 18th century hall clock. I know where there is(was) one locally for a really good price if its still available.
    Anyway....something like this one:

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  2. bruce linde

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    dude… don’t do that! I get email alerts from different forums. When I get yours the fonts are always small so I just look for the photos of your latest find and saw the astronomical regulator and was immediately totally jealous!!!

    It wasn’t until I read the email that I realized you were hinting in advance of your birthday. :)
     
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  3. Kevin W.

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    I have seen a few that i lost out on. A Howard regulator and a jewellers clock. Hope one day i get another chance to get one of those. A pequegnat regulator too would be nice.
     
  4. novicetimekeeper

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    Two this week. I have been the under bidder or the under under bidder on several recently. Either clocks are getting more expensive or I am getting tight.

    Longer term I want a centre verge lantern, foolishly turned down one offered to me and regretted it ever since.
     
  5. shutterbug

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    I'm hoping the one used by father time will stop :)
     
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  6. Chris Radano

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    Lately I'm not looking too hard for a type of clock. When I see one for sale, that's when I decide it's on my wish list.
    I have plenty of clocks, but somehow I'm still looking.
    There are clocks I know I would like that I haven't seen yet, or I'm not aware even existed.
     
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  7. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

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    Same here.

    Also true of my “picking”/antiques buying in general. I know it when I see it.

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    I've been wanting a George Jones regulator. He made both a pinwheel and a dead beat anchor type. Both have a sweeps second hand and are about the size of a Vienna regulator I think.

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    General category - any 18th century clock. My earliest is early 19th.

    More specific - 19th century cuckoo. My earliest is early to mid 20th.

    Most specific - Gilt figural clock under a dome. There is a teaser clock on CL near me - It shows the dome in the photos, but the description says that after they took the picture, the dome was broken. :(

    I may need to create more accounts to post additional requests, and these may change from week to week.

    I don't mean to be pushy, but when can I expect this list to be delivered? Brian? :D

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  10. brian fisher

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    i have a direct line to santa. i'll let him know.
     
  11. brian fisher

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    sadly, i didn't know who george jones was until i just googled it. i have to say...those are some legit clocks. some really nice astros too.
     
  12. chimeclockfan

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    I've had it since late 2014 but a long-time wish list entry was an upright - "beehive" - mantel clock with chimes. Out of all that I've handled - HAC, Revere, Junghans, Celebrate - this one is a firm favorite.
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    This Celebrate No. 852 is rather cute. It was styled after 20th century neo-Gothic fare which was a style many American clock makers copied during the 1920-1940 period. I like the little sub-dial used to control chime selection.
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    Getting through the clock for any work is a contortionist's dream. You have to follow one method of disassembly or else you'll mangle something. The movement is in good shape and only required periodic maintenance.
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    When I had the clock apart for maintenance it was discovered that one chime rod was replaced with a slightly different but period-accurate rod - notice tapered machining and rod head shape.
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    The chimes sound great, just like a big Jacques tubular bell chime but smaller. The gong was cleaned entirely with lubricant oil which really brings out the sound quality. HAC's old gong pattern had a Gothic flower embossed in the center.
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    There's always some clock I wouldn't mind having - a Seth Thomas Sonora, a crystal regulator, or a Bawo & Dotter gong chime tambour - but I'm already very happy with what I have.
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    Cathedral family portrait. Another 'Thermoclock' is on its way.
     
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  13. zedric

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    I've got to the point that my tastes will have to change, or I'm going to have to sell off a few things, as anything I want is more expensive than I can realistically afford... On the carriage/travelling clock front, I'd love to get something from around 1800, either a German/Austrian clock, or a French Pendule d'officier or capucine. I'd love to get an English striking carriage clock, but those go for way more than my budget. And I want a Garnier-style carriage clock in a case with lift-out front glass panel, and a box chronometer. More realistically, my next purchase might be a wall clock, I've got my eye on a couple of interesting ones.
     
  14. novicetimekeeper

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    Another wall clock? Your first is going to be hard to beat!
     

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