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This clock is what is known as a marriage the movement is not in the original case. I have encountered a few french clocks as such. Lucky for the purchaser the seller is not aware of what is being sold. 

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19 minutes ago, clockboy said:

This clock is what is known as a marriage the movement is not in the original case. I have encountered a few french clocks as such. Lucky for the purchaser the seller is not aware of what is being sold. 

I don't think it is. Studying the case and the way the movement is fitted it looks good to me. But only two photos is not a lot to go on. Still that movement is extremely good. I don't think our friend will be disappointed   

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I'm not. Finally got another one after the other Hettich I bought for parts for my clock that were destroyed by the leaking battery.

I will let you know more about the other clock when I get it home.

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Hi. I have some work to do it yard first, but then I will get some photos up.

 The $20 clock. It is really nice. The only thing with dial is that it shows some degradation over time. I have read on here where people talk about resolving a dial. What does that entail and is that what this possibly needs or do I leave it alone?

The movement is a W&H movement and is really nice. The front side of the clock is quite heavy. You could topple it forward if you were not careful moving it.

I like it that much, I won’t be selling it. The plan at this point is service, clean up and give to one of my children as a gift. Just not sure which one yet.

 I agree with @oldhippy that it is not a marriage clock. There is no evidence that I could see ( I have only looked briefly) to suggest that another movement was ever screwed into the case. 

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Believe it or not, but I removed the pendulum to drive home and the clock must have started ticking due to the lesser weight. Every so often on the trip home, it would chime away sitting in the passenger footwell. Nice.

Now that I have it at home, it does the following,

It chimes on the 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 and strikes on the hour. The strike hammer stays in contact with the coil that it hits and deadens the sound after it strikes. I presume it should hit the coil and then sit just off it so that the coil can continue to ring?

The movement is in great condition as is the rest of the clock. It's a keeper.

Any advice on resilvering the dial?

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I can't comment on the movement until I see the workings of it. If the dial has wax filled markings which to me it looks like it has you can re-silver the dial. You can buy all that is needed in a kit from any good clock suppliers.

Here's two videos on re silvering 

 

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I am really happy with this clock. It has sat on the bench in the study and is happily ticking away. Hasn't missed a beat. Did have to silence the chimes etc as the wife began complaining. Just wait until I get a lot of clocks and they are all running. LOL

I am not sure whether to leave it ticking away or stop it and remove the mainspring power when I dismantle it? Thoughts?

Never been more excited about an endeavour that I was looking forward to starting.

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