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Old 07.08.2011, 21:29
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Looking for a watch maker

A friend has a broken cuckoo clock, made about 50-60 year ago.

Any recommendations for a watch maker in Zurich/Baden/Black forest who can fix it ?
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http://yellow.local.ch/en/d/Baden/54...ir&where=Baden
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Re: Looking for a watch maker

Thanks, anyone had a similar problem ?

After all, presonal experience is better than a phone book - otherwise, why all the "cheap garage near Basel" threads ? ;-)
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Old 07.08.2011, 23:20
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Re: Looking for a watch maker

I have tried to repair a Black Forest pendulum clock, about 80 years old. My problem was there were no bearings! The shafts carrying the gears were just pushed into holes in the wood. Over time the wooden frame joints had deteriorated and the front panel sagged about 2 mm. This caused strain on the shafts and the clock stopped after about 6 minutes.

Many cheap clocks were made in this period, I suspect they are not worth very much at all.

My advice is to take it to Freiburg and ask around there. I suspect a repair would involve dismantling the clock completely and gluing it back together using a jig to hold the parts square to each other. Quite expensive!

Another possibility is to take it to a clock museum, and ask their opinion.
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