Cool clocks?

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  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    An ImHof clock: [​IMG] Lucky Strike, are you familiar with ImHof? It seems they were a company that made high-grade clocks similar to LeCoultre but there's scarcely any information on the company. Apparently they also made the clock movements for Patek Philippe.
     
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    An ImHof clock: [​IMG] Lucky Strike, are you familiar with ImHof? It seems they were a company that made high-grade clocks similar to LeCoultre but there's scarcely any information on the company. Apparently they also made the clock movements for Patek Philippe.
    Sorry - I didn't see this before now - I haven't really seen that many, but most of the ones I've seen have been quite recent and of fairly low quality, if I remember correctly. They seem to have made quality clocks in the fifties, at least. I just saw a not unsimilar table clock - I'll try to find a photo in a week or so, when I'm back at work.
     
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    A few bracket, mantel and table clocks: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I'll bump this with a few long-case types: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    i have one of these [​IMG]

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  8. tiecollector

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    I've got this one in my living room:

    http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma...5_Y_giftideas_

    I've always wanted a cuckoo clock, and my place is all contemporary and black and white so it goes perfectly.


    cool clock. I love cuckoo clocks too.
     
  9. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wow, LS, that is a clock orgy. Fascinating. Here's a few more minimal clocks I like:

    Swiss Railway Clock
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    Wooden Block Clock
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    Now that everyone is selling repros, they've sort of lost their lustre, but I still love George Nelson's clocks. Especially the simpler ones:
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    A vintage Raketa clock in gilt brass and nephrite with a light green jade crown. This was specially made for members of the Politburo in 1970. [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] This is always something I've wanted, but I've been hesitant to spend $130 without knowing how the quality of the materials are.
     
  13. freshcutgrass

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    [​IMG]

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    This table/desk clock was designed by Angelo Mangiarotti. It looks sorta 70's, but was actually designed in 1956, for an Italian luxury yacht, and produced in the early 60's under the name Secticon (model name C-1 ). I happen to think it's one of the sexiest designs of the last half of the 20th century. Swiss movement...a constant-force escapement (aka spring remontoire)...highly accurate but tricky and expensive to manufacture.

    I snagged this vintage unit at a reputable clock repair chap here in Toronto (who didn't know what it was) for a measly $150.

    Finding an original might be difficult, but luckily, it is now being reproduced. The movement is a German made quartz, and the base is white porcelain, but the design is still quite true to the original. Can be had for $250-300.


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  14. Girardian

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    I favor minimalist clock designs. I really like the Junghans Clock above (posted by fftfft).
     
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    Since the original post spoke of wall clocks, I thought I might post the one I have. It's a rather odd-ball one, made around 1949, by a company called Strauss Canadian Time. The face is one big 3-d plastic moulding, with the surface of the raised numbers painted black. The case is wood. The pendulum is powered by a D battery located in the top of the case. It's actually quite accurate, if you adjust the weight on the pendulum just right. I was always drawn to its strange sense of style...sorta minimalist, sorta modernist...almost Bauhaus. But not really. It's like it was caught in some kind of style warp. Or maybe it's just ugly? he he [​IMG]
     

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