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I have these two in the office/den John....
The vintage Seiko quartz wall clock, which is about 12 " square....

And of course the Seiko World Time desk clock....
 

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I'd like to get a nice 40s/50s English striking clock for our lounge.

I enjoyed having a customer's one in there (on test) last year.

Most quartz wall clocks are like the comparable quartz watches - cheap, efficient and boring ;-(
 

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I have now finished renovating my man cave/hobby room/bed room and would like a "special" clock for hanging on a wall, any great suggestions ?
You could find a giant Swatch, spectacular or like me you could use a Seiko advertisement clock on an acrylic base - if you can find one.
 

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This is pretty cool. It has two quartz clock modules, one for the main hands and one for the running seconds at the bottom. The other two subdials are a temp gauge and a hygrometer.


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This hasn’t been hung yet.



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I have this lot in my office/study.

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.
 

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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...
 
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