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Elgin Walnut or Teak Brass "Sunburst" / "Starburst Clock" / Circa 1960's 1970's

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Mid-Century Modern Clocks48 of 78A Schatz Table Clock Made in GermanyCIFRA 3 flap clock, Gino Valle (Solari, 1966)
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Posted 5 years ago

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A quick trip to the "GW" this afternoon netted me this amazing Elgin clock. Beautiful retro style in the "Atomic " or "Eames" era style which ever you prefer. I've seen it described both ways. It's actually very light and delicate and sharp metal ! Easily damaged or scratched. The face had a couple nicks on the black areas and numbers, but a Sanford marker touched it right up. The walnut rays were a little faded. So I removed them ,they actually unclip and slide off. A little "Old English" and a coat of carnauba wax and they glowed like new. The other amazing thing is the brass rays still had their protective film on them. So they are basically like new! I think the movement was replaced but with the original hands. It's a black quartz movement and runs on a "AA"battery. The Elgin ones were clear and ran on "C" batteries. No matter it looks amazing and I've seen this same clock selling on ebay from $90-$320. The higher figure is with a replaced movement too but I think this guy's on crack...lol. -Mike-


  1. nldionne nldionne, 5 years ago
    This was always in the "good living room" that nobody was allowed In. My mom was just short of plastic furniture covers:))
  2. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Love the sunburst clock ! wow what a great find !
  3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
    The collecting gods must be smiling on me. This was another case of something that wasn't there yesterday just like the Roseville vase. I really feel I have to go everyday or I'll miss something. This is getting serious.... lol.
  4. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 5 years ago
    OMG we had that same kind of clock in Hong Kong when we lived there....WOW!!! Cool!
  5. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    Jealous, jealous jealous! Super duper score!
  6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
    This clock has a very soothing "tick" from it's sweep second hand. Lulled me to sleep last night.
  7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
    I had and antique store owner on another forum send me a link to an Ebay auction from last week. A clock like this only with a different face sold for $281.00 !! Same case, same movement, just a white and gold face. Don't know if that would make a difference in my clocks value but I have seen 3 alternate faces for this case. Can't believe this ! I thought this was just a reproduction when I bought it for 4 bucks ! -Mike-
  8. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 years ago
    Great find and super cool.

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