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Russian Ships Clock

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Russian Marine Clock In for repair is a Russian Marine Clock. 

The clock would not run, initial observation showed the clock mainspring was completely wound up.  The next thing checked was the platform escapement.  The balance seemed undamaged and free.  It was not overbanked.  The next thing checked was dirt and grime around all the wheel pivot points.  Everything looked OK.  Checking pivot holes, they seemed dry.

The clock movement was oiled with high-grade clock oil and hi-grade watch oil on the escapement.  The clock took off.

Russian Marine clock running with balance spinning: Click Here
Here is a video of the balanced slowed down so the balance wheel can be seen: Click Here
Side view of the clock movement:
This clock has some characteristics of a carriage clock.  Most carriage clocks have a crown wheel that connects to the platform hairspring escapement.
This clock does appear to be a commercial replica.  These two images show numerical stamp of the serial number (4177) and  pos…

Wall Clock with Jauch Movement

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In for repair is an oak octagon wall clock reproduction with an Jauch time and strike movement. The case was well done made of white oak.  A nice looking clock.

The clock did not run when it was brought in for repair.

Once the movement was taken out of the clock it was apparent why the clock did not want to run.  There were 6 pivot holes that were badly warn.  Black oil was gushing out of the pivot holes.  See the samples below:
This is a picture of the right side of the back of the movement.  Notice the two pivot holes with gobs of dirty oil and the drip of dirty oil coming from the top pivot hole.  Seeing this kind of dirt in the pivot holes is a good indication of pivot hole wear and possibly pivot wear.  The movement was disassembled and the pivot holes were worn.  The pivots were surprisingly is very good shape.  These did not have to be polished.  New bushings were installed in these two holes and sized to fit.  In total, there was 6 pivot holes needed bushing work.

Here is a pi…

Carl Werner German Wall - Time & Strike

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Here we have a Carl Werner German wall clock.  Upon arrival, the clock did not run and initial observation, it has been a very long time since any service has been performed on the clock.    This is a time & strike count wheel spring movement.  A bottom finial was broken from the case and the top bonnet trim was also broken.  The suspension spring was damaged and had to be replaced.  All this work was repaired and replaced.

Here is a picture of the back of the clock movement.  Note the stamp: "Werner Deponirt" with a picture of a fox.  After some preliminary research found the movement was made between 1880 and 1900.  Werner stamped different animals to signify where the movement was made.  Carl Werner had several branches: in Innsbruck, Warsaw, Verona and French Badevel .. these animal charactors act as labels for different branches. For example, a rooster in France etc. I could not find the exact location where the "fox" was located.


Upon disassembly it was o…