Tick-Talk Tuesday #2 -question about Chelsea ships clock issue

Tick-Talk Tuesday is about the letters and comments I have received from you, the reader, concerning your clocks, issues you might have had and challenges you face and my responses to your questions with advice on your particular clock concern(s). For those comments and questions that stump even me, I consult within my clock circles … More Tick-Talk Tuesday #2 -question about Chelsea ships clock issue

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Jaeger LeCoultre Musical Alarm Clock – an update!

Last week I wrote that I was in the process of deciding whether or not to purchase this Swiss made Jaeger LeCoultre musical alarm clock. I saw it in an antique store in Langford, BC (Canada) and went away thinking about it. I had several questions in my mind as I walked away. The seller was asking CDN199; a fair … More Jaeger LeCoultre Musical Alarm Clock – an update!

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Tick-Talk Tuesday – #1 -question about Stromberg Carlson master clock

Tick-Talk Tuesday is about the letters and comments I have received from you, the reader, concerning your clocks, issues you might have had and challenges you face and my responses to your questions with advice on your  particular clock concern(s). For those comments and questions that stump even me, I consult within my clock circles … More Tick-Talk Tuesday – #1 -question about Stromberg Carlson master clock

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Jaeger LeCoultre musical alarm clock – not bought yet but I have questions

Jaeger LeCoultre clocks are a favorite among collectors Jaeger LeCoultre clocks are a favorite among collectors of high-end luxury timepieces, often bringing in hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction. Jaeger LeCoultre to this day produces high quality desk clocks and watches in addition to their famous line of Atmos clocks. I was in an … More Jaeger LeCoultre musical alarm clock – not bought yet but I have questions

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How to buy a clock on Craigslist, Kijiji, Gumtree and so on…..And this is what I bought

It is a French mantel or shelf clock. I have no idea of the maker but it is an antique (over 100 years old), possibly 1890 to 1900. It has “Marque Deposse” stamped on the back plate but that simply means “trademark” in French. It is not a maker’s name. The clock is 11 inches … More How to buy a clock on Craigslist, Kijiji, Gumtree and so on…..And this is what I bought

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How to buy a clock on Craigslist, Kijiji, Gumtree and so on

“Life is a box of chocolates….you never know what you are going to get”, Forest Gump Buying a clock without actually touching and inspecting it is always a gamble and making a judgement based on images, most of which are of poor quality, complicates the decision-making even further. I see sad stories of people buying … More How to buy a clock on Craigslist, Kijiji, Gumtree and so on

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Sessions Westminster A mantel clock Part II – Dis-assembly

This is Part II of a multi part series on the Sessions Westminster A chiming mantel clock. Inside the plates they are a conventional Sessions clock. Outside the plates is an entirely different story Sessions Westminster A clocks are true chiming clocks that play the Westminster chime sequences on the quarter hours and strike the … More Sessions Westminster A mantel clock Part II – Dis-assembly

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Sessions Westminster A mantel clock Part I – Let’s explore this clock a little further

This is Part I of a multi-part blog wherein I explore the challenges of repairing a Sessions Westminster A tambour style time, strike and chime mantel clock. This part is the introduction. In August 2015 I wrote, “This a good project clock that is not for the inexperienced. As I gain more knowledge I will … More Sessions Westminster A mantel clock Part I – Let’s explore this clock a little further

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