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But there are many more including the collectible (and overpriced) Universe clock from Kaiser.
The pendulum of most Gustav Becker 400-day clocks takes the form of a heavy, lipped disc with two small weights on top that can be adjusted in or out to regulate rotation speeds.
Judging from the examples I have seen, the name Schatz starting appearing on dials around 1950 or 1951.
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The French firm Claude Grivolas also made 400 day clocks mostly with integral case rather than under a glass dome.
Uniquely, these Grivolas clocks are front wound and Images 4 & 5 show the front and back of the movement.
Decorative carved frontal accents and silk-screened glass front and side panels.
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It's because it's stronger to drive the higher gearing introduced by an extra wheel and the fact that a single swing of the pendulum typically takes seven and a half seconds instead of a fraction of a second in many other mantel clocks.400 day or “Anniversary” clocks were introduced in the 1880s in Germany. For years, most 400 day clocks did not have the maker’s name or country on the dial. ), “Made in Germany” started appearing on the bottom of dials.Their popularity had its ups and downs, reaching a peak in the 1950s, when many U. Finally, in the early 1950s, it became customary for the maker’s name (or an abbreviation) to appear on the dial.A two-toned satin brass dial features a circular spun silver, numeral ring with raised, embossed center design and black Roman numerals surrounded by a brass-tone bezel. The dark Espresso finish truly accentuates the silver clock face and pendulum. Black, open fret cut diamond hour and minute hands. 6" Great for wedding presents, anniversaries or gifts where you wish to make a good impression at a reasonable price. The beveled glass on the front and the leaded glass effect on the sides allow light to shine in on the rotating pendulum which sparkles with 8 faceted crystals. Bulova Nordale mantle clock has a Solid wood case with a walnut finish. Switchable Westminster, Ave Maria or Bim-Bam melodies on the hour with an adjustable volume control.
Having said that, unless you rewind them two or three times a year you might find them losing time after six months as the mainspring gradually loses power.