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    Genealogy, History, Austria, Chess, Philately Queen Victoria and Austria. Music Pink Floyd,Captain Beefheart,Neil Young and many more. Favorite clock antique Longcase Clocks and antique French Carriage Clocks. Worse clock and watch anything with a battery.

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  1. With out looking at that movement in any detail I would say around 1890's. With these clocks it can be quite easy to date if the label is still with the clock. It is a typical movement of its country, crude in every way, nothing fancy but robust, behind those massif springs is a force you do not want anything to go wrong and end up with a busted hand. Still waiting for a winner. One is causing a bit of a problem, someone is very close.
  2. I always would lift the complete balance and cock out and then turn the complete lot over and carefully make sure the balance was put out of the way covered and ready for when I needed it to work on.
  3. We have 4 clocks photos of front and the backs showing there movements. All you have to do is tell me what countries are they from. So you have A B C & D
  4. Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum.
  5. I would even say as late as Edwardian which takes it up to 1910.
  6. Ultrasonic cleaners are OK for modern clocks but never use one on the really old clocks as the fluids can harm the the movements, by eating into the brass.
  7. Are you saying all the time side is completely missing? including the platform. If that is the case then it is a right off. Mainspring would be easy to obtain from any good clock suppliers. I suppose you could try ebay for parts.
  8. Looks like the wrong suspension spring. As you can see I have pointed it out. The crutch part should be about half way in that slot and not at the very bottom. Looking at the photo it is causing the s/spring to buckle, it should be straight. The clock cannot be regulated properly with the s/spring like that.
  9. Thank you Elliot for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum.
  10. That is normally with Omegas that come out from the front. There's a type of ring you move to enable the movement to be freed from the case. Is that what you mean?
  11. Having good tools makes life a little easier. Nice to know it worked out for you.
  12. Have you removed the gasket and then see if it drops out.
  13. Correct providing all is well with the movement.
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