If you want something to keep you awake I recommend a vintage Seiko Transistor pendulum regulator wall clock. I got mine four years ago and it has a case similar to a 30 day wind up clock but is powered by a couple of D cell batteries that power the pendulum by electromagnetic induction by a couple of coils switched by a simple transistor.
Interesting clock in that the pendulum powers the gear train. Once regulated by adjusting the length of the pendulum it is accurate and a pair of batteries last a long time, I have not replaced mine yet. It strikes the hour but can be a bit noisy as the hammer is fired at the rods by an solenoid, usually at 11 or 12 when I am on the phone.
The hippy flowers were on mine when I got it, left them on as they cheer me up.
The 30 day clock is a Rhythm, very similar to a Seiko 30 day clock. I had three Seiko's but sold them, tried to sell the Rhythm too but no one wanted it, sounds nicer though so I kept it.
The carriage clocks are ones I restored and serviced, not wall clocks but can be accurately tuned if they are in good condition.
The Kundo Transistor pendulum clock was restored a few years ago and replaced the battery carrier and some corroded wiring, works on the same principle as the Seiko Transistor pendulum clock.
I also have three torsion clocks that I restored, two Gustav Beckers and a Badische. I had 25 of them at one point. Finally I have a modern battery powered quartz wall clock that has a synchronous movement with a smooth sweep.
I have a few other clocks around the house and in the roof waiting for a rainy day.
I've got a large slave clock out of a hospital a customer gave me. I ruined the middle of the dial getting the movement off so I had a perspex disc made and glued (glue, What real watchmaker would use that?!) it in the middle and fitted a quartz movement. I then modded the hand centers to fit. I need a battery for it...
[color=rgb(31, 31, 31)]Hey Guys,
This is something that we've got going over in another Forum, Just for Fun :)
So, I thought I'd start it here too! Quite simple, The word that you associate with the one in the last post, You post up! Please try and keep it clean though!
I shall start us off...
Up the challenge level from the "word association game":
1. Make a five-word sentence using as the first letter of each word the first letter of the five-letter word left by the previous player.
2. Leave a five-letter word for the next player.
Sentence: William and...
Is there anyone else here that is interested in the flip clocks popular from the 1960s thru the 1070s?
They were of course made for the Japanese market, and meant to run on Japanese current, and thus require a transformer that is almost as large as the clock itself.
Has anyone else...
English is my first language (only) but often my grammar and spelling is poor to say the least but I do try to weed some of my mistakes out before I post but some of the mistakes etc etc I see on forums are pretty poor :)