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Regulator Clocks16 of 361971 Wall Clock with West Germany face on frontI need help with this clock please!!
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Posted 3 years ago


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This Clock hung in my Uncles Tavern back in the early 1900' still works as long as you remember to wind

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  1. SueSaw, 3 years ago
    Oh it is a waterbury...and 3' long
  2. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
    Okay, you have this listed as an 'Unsolved Mystery'. What are you hoping to find out about it?
  3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
    You're not showing the entire case but from what I can see it looks like you have a model that Waterbury called the "Crane" circa 1906-1912.

    It came in oak or mahogany. I can't see enough wood grain detail to tell what yours might be made from. It looks like Mahogany, but it may be oak with a dark patina.

    It appears you have an 8-day hour/half-hour strike movement. If so, this particular clock originally retailed for $6.90 which would be about $175 today.

    That's approximately what one in good condition and in good running order might currently sell at auction, (give or take $50).

    Hope that answers all of your questions. If so, please check the "Mystery Solved" button.
  4. SueSaw, 3 years ago

    Thank you for filling me in on this large regulator...I would of thought it was worth more at 3 ft long...
  5. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
    You're very welcome!

    Actually, that's not too bad. How many things can you purchase today that will still maintain their original value over a century from now?

    I was being a little conservative since you do have some condition issues with the original glass tablet/pane.

    Prices at auction are really a gamble. You never know how many people will be interested at the same time. That's pretty important to these types of clocks. Examples with advertising glass typically sell for somewhere around twice as much as those with just the "Regulator" glass.

    Here are a couple of auction results:

    The fact that it was in your Uncle's Tavern really makes it much more valuable to you and your family though. It's a nice looking clock. The glass can be replaced, of course, but it won't be original which affects the market value.


  6. SueSaw, 3 years ago

    Thank You again...

    Appreciate your help as always

  7. SueSaw, 3 years ago
    I know my glass is broken...but it did say Regulator and the frame which holds the glass is still intact....this was my fought in the breakage. It totally made me sick. I had just broke it 2 months ago.
  8. SueSaw, 3 years ago

    This one looks just like mine...
  9. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
    Hi Sue,

    I know what you mean. I had a "mishap" with one of my clocks too. Fortunately the damage was to wood which I could restore but it still bothered me a great deal. Things happen. It can be restored.

    The clock you referred to is your model. They all are but that one looks very much like your heirloom. You clock has a more complicated "Time and Strike" movement while the other one is time only.

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