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Very impressive and so glad you're enjoying this clock to the full. It's very imposing and I love the look of your mantelpiece, ornaments and of course with the piece-de-resistance - the clock in the...
Really beautiful: the blue dial, the green columns and the fact the dial is diamond-shaped. I have one diamond-shaped anniversary clock which is on show on Collectors Weekly and it has been overhaul...
I've had several now of the one shown in the LHS picture and like the clever idea involved with its hidden battery compartment underneath the base. The locking mechanism is clever and useful.
I had one identical to this and bought it for its looks and I think the price was pretty reasonable too. I have easily 1/2 dozen anniversary clocks, although a few require an overhaul. I have a good...
I have one identical and mine has been overhauled fairly recently. However, what I have discovered/learned is that it is not the wheel above the World globe that you turn to regulate the timekeepin...
I have one and love it: I like the simple, yet elegant looks, the 'mystery' effect and it is just so reliable. I had to buy the alternative motor and cog in order to run it here in Scotland and it t...
I understand this is the same company whom makes those wonderful-sounding chiming clocks that chime on cupped bells. There's a choice of Westminster only or a dual-chime with Westminster and Whitting...
Thanks for showing yours off like this. I have one and it's been overhauled and works reliably and runs for a good 30 hours or so. Mine plays 'The Bonnets of Bonnie Dundee'. Mine does not, however,...
I saw one of these recently at a fair at Ingliston, Edinburgh. I couldn't get the music to sound and it had one or 2 cosmetic issues, so I didn't buy it. I know it has a musical box and I like t...
I particularly like the blue glass clock, purely because of the vibrant blue - my favourite colour.
Hello I have one of these I bought on eBay about a month ago and will have to have it re-wired. As I live in Scotland, I will have to buy a suitable inverter that I can order via CLOCKS magazine. ...
Hi antiquerose Oh goody, will look forward to seeing yours when you've uploaded it then.
Can't help with woods sadly - definitely not an expert here.
Eza Both hands and numbers sometimes need to be replaced due to breakages. It's the same idea with a longcase (tallcase) clock where the fine hands sometimes break due to years of use. The origin...
I see, interesting. Thanks.
A really nice find - well done. Yes, I've been caught like this with repair costs. If you're going to keep it in your collection, then no great harm done as you're continuing to enjoy it and use it....
I have one of these and was able to buy a new motor for it in order to run it correctly and safely in Scotland. Unless it has been wired incorrectly, or wires are touching, I doubt very much if it wo...
You did well in finding this then. I've only ever seen this type of wall clock in timepiece only with just the one winding square.
Thanks for sharing the history and what a lovely display. I have an example of the Stardust Blue one. I love the smooth action when winding the springs, the fact it is a repeater, the colour (my f...
Yes, I have one in this case shape too by Westclox. Mine is a sort of very light blue colour with a white dial. I want to invest in the book about Westclox clocks.
A more desirable type with it being a cuckoo AND quail. Definitely 20th century - early part - due to the nuts keeping the movement brass plates secure, as opposed to it being a 'pinned movement' whi...
Quite sought after nowadays - the ones with the paintings/picture on the front. I dare say that's all I need to say as you appear to know a fair bit about this clock. Very desirable and quality.
I'd say it's from the early 20th century due to the type of cuckoo bird. The pendulum is original. If the movement is brass-plate (as opposed to wood plate) see if it has the initials on the lower m...
Hi Kerry Right, I reckon this is a rarer one. I'm sure Len has another, better one in his glass cabinet at Shapes, Edinburgh, Scotland. He may have sold it by now, don't know. The musical ala...
Hi racer4four I thought your comment was quite funny and passed it onto my mate, who owns this clock. Perpcal
Hi Kerry You're most welcome and I look forward to seeing more of yours. Perpcal
So, it has square plates, yes, I've had 2 French clocks with square plates - rarer. Rack and snail is better by far. Interesting re pendulum. Again, great job. Perpcal
Yes, thanks, inky. I saw another one on eBay very recently with an unusual extra 'spring' which my one does not have. Was tempted to bid, but couldn't.
Hi Kerry That's it uploaded now - Noddy Alarm Clock
I like the Woody Woodpecker one and I own a Noddy one - slightly older than your one I think as it has a broader base. There are a whole series of Smiths automaton alarm clocks and I now own 3. Ther...
I just want to say it's utterly gorgeous and my favourite colour. The dial is really eye-catching. Sorry, I cannot give you its history however.
I or a penfriend might be able to help you and I think it's French and probably made in about the 1920s-30s. If you could add additional photos of the movement, that would help I'm sure. It's a nice...
A real beauty: both blue and green! I have a Schatz turquoise one and has been overhauled professionally and I love it. Thanks for sharing your one.
My favourite colour! A nice retro piece. Again I say there is a dealer in Edinburgh, Scotland who has a whole load of these for sale. I myself have a collection now of 3 and would love to add to th...
I love these clocks despite their great weight. The movements were well-made, usually circular plate, but there were square plate ones made also. There's plenty of lovely green malachite panels in ...
Another nice one. My friend has a Gordian Hettiche cuckoo/quail and it's been recently overhauled. All it really needs now is a new pendulum specially made for it to be keeping with the style of ca...
Hi racer4four Many thanks. Yes, I was looking around at my favourite clocks on-line on my break doing overtime yesterday and came across this site by chance! Glad I found it. Thanks for your ...
Another big chunky-monkey one. The dial is lovely and thanks for including pics of the movement. They were all well-made these circular French movements and have owned several in the past. They ar...
I love these clocks: they look good and are of good quality. I've owned 2 or 3 of these in the past. They are heavy beasties though! The best types are those with centre seconds or even the rar...
You've done an outstanding job then and had me going there for a few seconds till I read you'd make the case. I love these type of French clocks with the clear dials, exposed visible escapement and a...
Hello I've seen others like it and yes, it is quality all right. Unfortunately I cannot elaborate on maker, etc for you. I advise you hold onto it.
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