Show Us Your Mechanical Clocks!

Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by Shangas, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. Anyone know anything about mechanical watchman's clocks? This one is a Chicago Watchclock Corp 8 day clock. I don't have any station keys or a key to the back, so I can't open it up. It was in my grandfathers possession & I have had it for yrs now since his passing. It should date back to the Great Depression as the family story is he had to take a job as a watchman then.

    How hard is it to come up with keys? If I had it cleaned & serviced will it function as an 8 day clock? I have no idea what kind of paper disc or tape might be inside.

    I've just started my research. There is an old time clock repair shop where I live. I plan seeing him about it soon.

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  2. 1930artdeco

    1930artdeco Practically Family

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    That is a neat watch! Any good locksmith can make a key for it but make sure you do your homework on who you let to restore it.

    Mike
     
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  3. Thanks! I'm anxious to see what the mechanism is inside & if there is a disc or punch strip still in it.
     

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