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1950's Jaeger-LeCoultre ATMOS Perpetual Motion Clock -Serial #45*** from Geneva, Switzerland

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Posted 5 years ago

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Hello Everyone, please excuse my absence, I am in the process of relocating back to Las Vegas, Nevada next week. I miss you all & will be back in touch soon. Until then I will post this 1950's Jaeger-LeCoultre ATMOS perpetual motion clock from Switzerland I just picked up today at the Goodwill for $10 and it works like a gem.
You all are the coolest cats I've ever met, and I can't wait to play catch up.
Time as measured by an Atmos clock entails dimensions beyond human understanding: this Caliber 519 model loses only one day every 3821 years. It never needs to be rewound or the need of batteries. It is powered by bellows that expand & contract from atmospheric temperature changes, there for this clock will keep time on it's own for many milleniums. The design was invented in the late 1920's and are still available and made in Geneva, Switzerland. Unfortunately they are extremely expensive, but they are an amazing example of science & engineering.


  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
    Stunning clock and for $10!!!!!!!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Ten bucks? You are kidding me! Good luck with the move, mate!
  3. pops52 pops52, 5 years ago
    Real nice Tom!
  4. tom61375, 5 years ago
    Aloha SEAN68, Yes $10. I really had no idea about the clock, I thought it was unique & liked it. But I actually walked away, and was sitting in the car and decided to check ebay. The first auction item of this clock was at $935 with 19 bids and 23 minutes to sell. I dropped my phone as I ran back inside & purchased it with great joy. Of course a lot of people got nervous as I literally ran into and through the store! LoL
    Thank you for the love! =^)
  5. tom61375, 5 years ago
    Hi vetraio50, many many thank yous for the love & good journey. Yes I really did pay $10. But it was a good thing that it worked. There's a front lever that holds the pendulum, the store clerks thought it was broken so it was priced as is. I slid the lever and it worked fine. But this was before I knew that it carried a very expensive market price. =)
  6. tom61375, 5 years ago
    Thank you & Thank you pops52, your time piece collection rubbed off on me! LoL
  7. tom61375, 5 years ago
    Thank you aghcollect! =)
  8. tom61375, 5 years ago
    Thank you kerry10456! =)
  9. tom61375, 5 years ago
    Many many thanks Phil, I always appreciate the love! =)
  10. tom61375, 5 years ago
    Thank you toolate2! =)
  11. tom61375, 5 years ago
    Thank you walksoftly! =)
  12. shawnicus shawnicus, 5 years ago
    AWESOME!!! drool drool gotta love thrift stores,..have to hit em all the time to find the treasures but when you get a good one its like finding a gold nugget !! congradulations and luck in the move!
  13. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 years ago
    We missed you.... Good luck with the move and see you soon...
  14. Tutzie Tutzie, 5 years ago
    Fantastic purchase and I love the story of this incredible find! Shove that lever over whenever you move the clock from one place to another!
  15. tom61375, 5 years ago
    Thank you shawnicus! =)
  16. tom61375, 5 years ago
    Merci beaucoup DrFluffy! =)
  17. tom61375, 5 years ago
    Many many thanks Tutzie! =)
  18. tom61375, 5 years ago
    Thank you Bruce99! =)
  19. tom61375, 5 years ago
    Thank you AmberRose! =)
  20. tom61375, 5 years ago
    Thank you upstatenycollector! =)
  21. tom61375, 5 years ago
    Thank you LeahGoodwin! =)
  22. tom61375, 5 years ago
    Thank you twoheads! =)
  23. tom61375, 5 years ago
    Thank you mikelv85! =)
  24. tom61375, 4 years ago
    Thank you nutsabotas6! =)
  25. tom61375, 4 years ago
    Thank you ticktocktime 100! =)

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