CENTURION CALENDAR WALL CLOCK / VINTAGE / NEAR PERFECT

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 05,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

'THE CENTURION'

CIRCA 1960 TO 1970

26 INCHES TALL

14 1/2 INCHES WIDE MEASURED AT THE TOP CROWN MOLDING

5 /12 INCES DEEP

WITH FEATURED FUNCTIONAL CALENDAR

CHIME SILENCER FEATURE

AND ORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS AND ORIGINAL KEY

OFFERED TODAY AND PRICED RIGHT, IS A NEAR PERFECT 35 DAY TIME AND STRIKE, CALENDAR WALL CLOCK. THIS CLOCK WAS MADE IN SOUTH KOREA APPROXIMATELY 30 TO 40 YEARS AGO.

NOW, BEFORE I CONTINUE, LET ME SAY THIS ABOUT OLDER, SOUTH KOREAN MADE CLOCKS:

THE SOUTH KOREANS HAVE BEEN MAKING CLOCKS FOR MANY, MANY DECADES. THEY MADE SOME VERY FINE CLOCKS LIKE THIS ONE YOU SEE SOME, GO FOR BIG MONEY, JUST LIKE AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN CLOCKS. THE MOVEMENTS IN THESE CLOCKS ARE VERY WELL MADE AND WILL LAST FOR DECADES. HEAVY GAUGE BRASS AND QUALITY STEEL WERE USED IN THESE MOVEMENTS. ( SEE PHOTO )

IF ANYONE OUT T TELLS YOU DIFFERENTLY, IT ONLY SHOWS IGNORANCE TO THE PRODUCT AND PREJUDICE ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE CLOCKS' REGION OF ORIGIN.

THE ASIANS WERE THE FIRST PEOPLE TO INVENT A TICKING CLOCK BACK IN THE 11TH CENTURY !! ALL WESTERN CLOCK DESIGNS WITH ESCAPE WHEELS AND VERGES ORIGINATED FROM THAT FIRST ESCAPE WHEEL AND VERGE CONCEPT CREATED BY THE ASIANS.

NOW BACK TO THIS CLOCK: THE CLOCK IS PRACTICALLY BLEMISH FREE. THE CASE HAS ITS ORIGINAL FINISH. EVERYTHING ON THIS CLOCK IS ORIGINAL.

I CLEANED THE MOVEMENT AND IT FUNCTIONS PERFECTLY. THIS CLOCK RUNS APPROXIMATELY 35 DAYS BETWEEN WINDINGS. THE RED, CALENDAR HAND WILL ADVANCE TO THE NEXT DATE EVERY 24 HOUR CYCLE.

THE CLOCK ALSO STRIKES OUT EACH HOUR'S TIME AND ONCE FOR EVERY HALF HOUR'S TIME.

THE CLOCK ALSO HAS A CHIME SILENCER LEVER JUST INSIDE THE DOOR. ENGAGING THIS LEVER ALLOWS YOU TO SILENCE THE STRIKING FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME LIKE AT NIGHT TIME. ENGAGING THIS LEVER DOES NOT EFFECT THE RUNNING.

THE GLASSES ARE NICELY SILK-SCREENED AND ARE JUST ABOUT PERFECT !!

THIS IS ONE OF THE NICEST CLOCKS WE'VE HAD IN A WHILE AND WILL OFFER LONG-TERM DEPENDABLE SERVICE AND ADD BEAUTY TO YOUR HOME.

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