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What do you think of this overpriced piece of ugliness?


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I think its nice i wouldn't mind it in my house if i had one bigger enough to fit it in plenty of character🤣 i certainly wouldn't pay that price.

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I don't know; it's not so bad really.  A little overdone for my own taste perhaps, and the case seems odd somehow, and I'm not over-fond of the dial to be honest, and the price is a little steep for it...ah...I think I see what you mean.  Nevermind.

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That's the sort of room a clock like that needs to live in! it's an outlandish piece but no clock is ugly, they are all beautiful in their own way....some more unique than others!

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I think the UK is pretty well known for staid taste, and this ain't that; probably explains some of the reaction. As a woodworker, I can appreciate the use of wood and grain. Even with thousands of dollars in exotic woods stashed in a room in my basement, I have to say it's a bit busy for me for the piece. Some people will dig the natural beauty of it though.

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2 hours ago, spectre6000 said:

I think the UK is pretty well known for staid taste, and this ain't that; probably explains some of the reaction. As a woodworker, I can appreciate the use of wood and grain. Even with thousands of dollars in exotic woods stashed in a room in my basement, I have to say it's a bit busy for me for the piece. Some people will dig the natural beauty of it though.

It's German.

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Considering the movement is nothing to write home about the seller has priced it due to that case. The bottom part of the case is completely out of proportion to the top. Which to me makes it look hideous.

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I could see the movement was German and not a lot of age to it.

I'm not 100% sure but I think the pendulum is in the open which means any drafts would impact the clocks timekeeping.

I agree that great quality of skill has gone into making the case, but its too busy for me and the dial doesn't do much for me either.

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On 10/19/2021 at 12:10 PM, oldhippy said:

Considering the movement is nothing to write home about the seller has priced it due to that case. The bottom part of the case is completely out of proportion to the top. Which to me makes it look hideous.

I gotta say, it does rather look like someone tried to perch a grandmother (or some other large wall...) clock on top of a plinth that was a tad too large, then added a couple spindles to hold it up.

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