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    what did i get myself here?? advise needed!

    sold as being swiss made
    "bought in switzerland by the sellers grandmother 35 years ago"


    the case (house), props, and the stand is in wood and seems to be hand painted
    only the christmas tree seems to be plastic leaves on a thick metal wire

    the clock is key wound (at the 6 o clock position) , the key is made of stainless steel and looks very simple
    there is no setting mechanism for the hands , i think u just have to move the hands!

    the watch works ( ticks LOUD) when the pendulum is moving. which also causes the dove to bob back and forth. seems to be keeping pretty good time

    thats about all i know about it

    someone please tell me more! i do not see any "swiss+made" or maker stamps anywhere. have i been duped? or is this a genuine vintage swiss piece

    Last edited by fireal; June 26th, 2010 at 07:37.

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    Re: what did i get myself here?? advise needed!

    lol I kinda love that!

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    Hi fireal,

    it's likely a chakoo clock look alike from a Black-Forrest souvenir shop, usually made in China.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: what did i get myself here?? advise needed!

    thanks dr ranfft n restless , reading up more on these clock right now!

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    Re: what did i get myself here?? advise needed!

    I think my family bought a nearly identical one 24 years ago, only ours was a wall hanging version without the stand. It did have the moving bird and the gold coloured chains hanging from it. We bought it during a car trip from Malta to Poland and back. Don't know if we drove through Switzerland or no, and even if it was bought from Switzerland, it wouldn't necessarily make it "Swiss Made".
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    thanks for sharing nic !

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