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Posted 2 years ago

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Jaeger Le Coultre ATMOS Clock. I have seen alot of these clocks for sale with the clear glass feature, but none like this with the solid "gold"with black sides. Is this clock more rare? This clock is not working.

It is very heavy and stands 8 10/16" high and 6 /68" wide. ( sides stick out alittle further).
Is the fact that it needs a repair completely take away the value? How much do repairs cost? Would you know of a repair shop in Miami , Fl. I spoke with Jaeger Le Coultre in Texas I think + they will do a repair for approx. $800.00 What is the value of this clock without repairs?

I would like to know a bit more about the history of this clock also.

Mystery Solved

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  1. olegaclockman47 olegaclockman47, 2 years ago
    That's a nice clock but i would think twice before i sent it off for repair. you should find a repair shop near you for repair. maybe bruce99 will give you more advice. he is on here often.
  2. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    Hi,
    Very unusual clock.
    These links may prove useful to you as far as locating a good repair shop and getting some history on Atmos from a shop that specializes in them:

    http://www.nawcc.org/index.php/business-directory

    http://atmosclocks.com/index.html

    Thanks for sharing!
  3. efficientlisa, 2 years ago
    Thank you all for your input. If a repair will cost approx. $800.00 Does anyone know , once repaired what this clock is worth? I need to determine whether it is worth it or not.
  4. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    Yep, Sean's right. That's the quickest way to get an idea. Use the advanced search options on "Atmos Clock" and check "Completed Listings". The more modern models sell for $500 - $800 all day long. I would contact that repair shop in Virginia. Send them a photo. I'm sure they'll be able to id the model and give you a good appraisal of its market value in good running order. You might as well get information from the shop on repair costs as well although I think olegaclockman47 is right. It would be best if you could hand carry the clock to a good, respected local repair shop. The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors business directory is a good place to start looking.

    Let us know if you have more questions.
  5. efficientlisa, 2 years ago
    Wonderful input . I thank you all. I will research a local repair shop and / or send it to the manufacturer. As far as ebay goes. I cannot find this exact clock for auction at all. Its mostly the clock that has the completely clear glass cover all the way around and not the solid cover casing of the clock I have. Do you think that would be a comparable clock regarding price or is the clock I have more rare.
  6. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    You're welcome.

    This is from the website url that I mentioned earlier. They describe your case as being more rare which, of course, we already knew because it's not easy to find it online:
    <quote>
    Atmos clocks with Oriental Motif Cases (white or black plexi-glass), the Gruen wood case models or any other models with rare and unique cases will obviously be worth more then the types described above, depending on their condition.
    Most Atmos clocks are "graded" by using the following guidelines:

    Fair Condition - The clock runs, but does not keep accurate time and/or the Case may be badly tarnished and/or possibly 'pitting' or cracks in the metal.

    Good Condition - Clock runs properly, the case has no pitting or cracks, however the lacquer finish has faded and/or has hairline scratches or minor blemishes in the plating.

    Excellent Condition - Clock runs perfectly, the finish is bright and clear with only a few minor hairline scratches that are noticeable only at close inspection.

    MINT Condition - Clock runs perfectly; case is in perfect condition, no fading and no highline scratches-even at very close inspection; often original box, packing material and documentation included.

    A good way of determining the approximate value of your particular clock is to regularly visit on-line Auction Sites; look for clocks at auctions similar to yours, comparing your clock to identical ones with the final "winning bid amounts".

    Prices at auction sites are often reflective of the current market value of most any item.
    <end quote>
    Source: http://atmosclocks.com/dating.html

    You can set up a search bot on eBay to send you an e-mail anytime a new Atmos clock comes up and you can watch it for an idea on value.

    Your clock's case looks like it is in very good condition. Not unlike an automobile, mechanical clocks require maintenance. If you're looking at this clock as a collector, get it fixed and enjoy it. If you're looking at this clock solely as an investment get it professionally appraised and ask the appraiser for "As Is" and "GRO" (Good Running Order) quotes. Sean (Bellin68) has found an auctioneer who provides free appraisals. You may find a well established, highly respected local auctioneer who can give you a good, free appraisal. There are online sources such as http://www.whatsitworthtoyou.com/ who provide low cost, independent professional appraisals.

    If you have some time, go to http://www.liveauctioneers.com/search?q=atmos&sort=relevance&dtype=gallery&type=complete&rows=20. That link should give you over 700 Atmos clock auction results from all over the world ranging from 2002 through 2011.

    Hope that helps you.

    Regards
  7. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    Thank you Sean for the nice compliment but I'm just trying to keep up with the rest of you! :) I learn new things from you and many others all the time here.

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