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Its a copy so this is modern  with a floating balance, its a German movement which is held by a center fixing nut. They normally don't last long due to the poor brass which is quite soft and so is the steel. 

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Hermle 131-030   8 day movement. like all modern clocks brass is usually quite thin .. Regulating the floating balance can be tricky. Lubricat recomended by Hermle  is Moebius 8000,  check for worn holes and pivots.

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1 hour ago, watchweasol said:

Hermle 131-030   8 day movement. like all modern clocks brass is usually quite thin .. Regulating the floating balance can be tricky. Lubricat recomended by Hermle  is Moebius 8000,  check for worn holes and pivots.

Thanks WW. I did walk away from it in the end. It was much too recent for me, although ok and i thought was a fair price at 120 quid. Your input has backed up my buyer's unremorse 🙂

5 hours ago, oldhippy said:

Its a copy so this is modern  with a floating balance, its a German movement which is held by a center fixing nut. They normally don't last long due to the poor brass which is quite soft and so is the steel. 

Thanks OH. I left it and walked away instead with a miniture enamelled art deco carriage clock by Kiaser non working, and a nice brass Smiths carriage with a Kienzle electronic movement  working. 8 and 10 quid respectively. I didnt quite understand how wristwatch collectors transformed further up the scale to collecting pocketwatchs and clocks. NOW I DO. 🙂

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Be Carefull clocks can grab you the same as watches and whats more they take up more room, Ihave 30 plus, 12 of them 400 day and an assortment of french,American and british.  I am learning to walk away now, also have about 20 watches mechanical and quartz. some times its hard to pass up a gem.

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