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Is the fact the middle dial is for Bombay time, telling us something?

I think I'll pass but I am intrigued as to how you set the times for the different time zones as you would need to be able to adjust them independently so you can adjust for daylight savings when they start and end in each zone.

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31 minutes ago, Tmuir said:

Is the fact the middle dial is for Bombay time, telling us something?

I think I'll pass but I am intrigued as to how you set the times for the different time zones as you would need to be able to adjust them independently so you can adjust for daylight savings when they start and end in each zone.

Pretty sure they're set for the time zones and that's that.

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Hi I repaired one of the ball clock variety a while ago inside was a cheap chinese movement, Total rubbish really but the customer liked it.  As Nicklesilver points out adjusting it would be a pain even if you can.  I think I will hang on to my £500 and pass on the clock.

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It reminds me somewhat of these.

https://www.indiamart.com/proddetail/antique-table-clock-14908049988.html

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They turn up in all the tourist shops, particularly in Calcutta and Delhi.
I have an "antique" marine compass, and a rather nifty puzzle lock, both in solid brass, similar to these.

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The compass claims to be an English maker, the puzzle lock (in the shape of a large fish, the picture doesn't give you a sense of scale, but they are about 9" or so long) has no maker, but is a clone of similar locks going back to the 19th century or so.

They are quite the cottage industry in some parts of India, and some makers will produce things to your own design if you want (for a price of course).

They are good solid heavy brass pieces, but arguably not even worth the few hundred rupees I paid. If you shop around, and avoid the inevitable "tourist tax", by getting someone local to buy it for you, they are even cheaper.

I'm sure if you ask nicely, they will even fit a genuine antique 19th century London maker quartz movement too. :P

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