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  1. You only need the mechanism, in the workshop, the case can stay where it is. Bod
  2. Must have been very wobbly, it's shaken off the minute hand! Bod
  3. Would be interesting to see behind the dials of those two genuine clocks. Bod
  4. Ditto, the key holes. The back of the frame/dial is rather crudely made, in comparison to the movement. Bod
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    Very nice! You have the key? Bod
  6. This one, looking at the photos, has a second hand. When did these start to be fitted on this type of clock? Bod
  7. Thanks for the replies. I do have a good selection of engineering and woodwork screwdrivers, in most sizes. It's as wls1971 states, German clock screws. I have a couple of 400 day clocks with these deep narrow slotted screws, so I fear it will be down to the oil stone for re shaping tips. I plan to look at the 1/4inch hex bits to see how much altering one of them would need. Certainly £15-20 range for a watchmakers screwdriver set is well within budget. Bod
  8. Now I have a problem.... I'm thinking of investing in a set of proper screwdrivers, mainly for clock repairs, rather than watches. (Eye sight not good enough for the really small stuff.) What sort of price range should I be looking at? Bergeon, very nice, but outside my price range. Value, 5 pieces for less than £5, cannot be quality at that price. Is there a quality, mid range set at a reasonable price? What should I look for in a quality new screwdriver, tapered tip or parallel, replaceable, or resharpen-able tip? Thanks Bod
  9. Reading the "Sold" listings on E-bay is often quite an eye opener regarding the prices that actually sold, rather than the "Rare vintage, you got to buy it now" value, that some ever hopefuls ask. Bod
  10. I presume the discussion is about the liquid version of Brasso. Would the wadding (Duraglit) version have the same problems? The old liquid version, a tip I was once given for it, was to drop a couple of small metal nuts into the can, to act as agitators, (same idea as paint can rattlers). Bod
  11. Bit of a price difference. What would you expect the auction estimate to be? Bod
  12. Yes, some of those screws are showing signs of damage. Both in the OP link, and the French E-bay one. Bod
  13. It's reappeared in France. Same serial number. Bod
  14. very clean, shame about the handle hinges, don't seem to be the same quality. Bod
  15. All in all, you have a good basis for "tinkering" and learning a lot from this clock. It's not worth a huge amount, as a fake, providing it runs better than 10 mins gain per day, once you have cleaned/lubed, and improved the ratchet lever and spring, you will have learnt a great deal. Happy tinkering! Bod
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