Posted 5 years ago
I acquired this big ol' German clock about 8 years ago. I was too late for the estate sale, but fortunately, the Craigslist ad was still posted. I sent off an email with my phone # inquiring whether the clock mentioned in the ad (no picture of it) had sold? I couldn't believe I got a call within 3o minutes. Got back in the old Quest van and off I went to Daly City CA, 10-15 min from SF :) The gal was having an estate sale for her Mother's belongings. No one in her family was interested in the clock, which I find kinda sad. She was thrilled that I loved it and I paid her asking price of $200 for it. The movement is not stamped/signed. I never brought it up to Dorian's shop for an opinion. Although an 8-day clock, it keeps exceptional time over the course of 10 days. It has as a very strong gong strike on the hours and half hour. The 8" dial (incl. brass bezel) is perfect. The brass center design of the dial is kind of a shield with 3 oak leaves, and I've seen that before. Although the 5 1/2" brass pendulum bob is a good one, I can pretty much guarantee that it's an old replacement. I think the pendulum bob should match the shield /oak leaf design on the dial. I'm leaning toward Kienzle as the maker, but if anyone out there has an opinion, I'd sure like to hear it! Height is 52" x upper width of 19" x lower width of 17 1/4" x 8" depth. Thanks for takin' a peek...