Tap tap tap. Tap tap tap. It feels like eons ago that I was researching the differences between two seemingly identical miniature clock movements, Minxie and Narco, both from West Germany. There’s still a bit of mystery surrounding those two … Continue reading If it ain’t broke, don’t break it: Calamity falls upon Minxie
Shall I compare Brasso to a summer’s day? Thou art more shiny and much more fragrant. Rough hands do shake the bottle ’til empty, And Eight ounces’ lease hath all too short a rent. I’m beginning to puzzle out the mysteries of my … Continue reading Shall I compare Brasso to a Summer’s Day?: Amelia Cuckoo 2
I’ve been needing a naming convention for the clocks I work on, and I’ve finally settled on the storm method. I danced around using the Greek Alphabet (alpha, beta, gamma, …) or the NATO phonetic alphabet (alpha, bravo, charlie, …) … Continue reading Amelia Cuckoo
Very little is known about Irenus Atkins, but what we do know is that he had vision. Plenty of vision, in fact. He had so much vision that after declaring personal bankruptcy and going out of business multiple times, he … Continue reading Date Night: Irenus Atkins
The night is young and so is my creation. Dare I, though? I have come into the ownership of (most of) a 1980 Hermle 341-020 clock movement and it’s so shiny and pretty and wonderful and there’s just one tiny … Continue reading Young Frankenclock
For weeks I’ve been tracing this Ansonia clock over message boards and under private collections, through hoops of silver, brass, pewter, gold, and steel. I’m happy to report that I caught that wascally wabbit and will soon be cooking him … Continue reading Knight in Kind-of Shining, Possibly Gilt, Armor
Have you taken the time to thank your great-great-grandparents today? Perhaps you should. My wonderful Aunt Julie volunteered her clock to this week’s date night, inherited from her mother (my grandmother), and to my grandmother presumably from her grandparents in … Continue reading Date Night Week 2: Thank you Great-Great-Grandparents!
I think we’re long overdue for a successful clock-fixing blog post so I’m here to deliver. Well at least, I started the delivery truck and I’m backing out of the driveway. I have “SUCCESS” plugged into my GPS. It says … Continue reading I’m fixing this gosh-darn clock whether you like it or not
What is Date Night? If you haven’t read the About Date Night page, here’s a quick description: Date Night is the one night of a week where I date (i.e. determine the age of) anyone else’s clock, as well as researching … Continue reading Date Night Week 1: Gilbert
You guys rock for following my blog! To celebrate this momentous occasion I decided to take pictures of some of the beautiful clocks that my dad has collected throughout his lifetime. One of the main reasons I do what I … Continue reading 10 Followers! Woohoo!
Join me in the fight against internet cheats! Continue reading Swindled! Hoaxed! Bamboozled!
What are clock keys? I’m sure you’ve seen the type shown in the featured image above. Above is a size 1 key, meaning that it is meant for a 2.50 mm sided shaft. If you are like me and work … Continue reading A Word About Keys