Looking for a small moon-phase clock (Warmink?)

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    Looking for a small moon-phase clock (Warmink?)

    Hi all. For some reason I've recently gotten it into my head that it would be cool to have a mechanical clock, with a moon phase, in my office. I'm looking for something old and classy with an especially nice moon face, but small enough to fit on a shelf instead of hanging on the wall (so, less than 12" high).

    Searching on ebay I've found a fair number of Warmink clocks that seem to fit the bill, like this one: VINTAGE BRACKET MANTLE SHELF CLOCK MOONPHASE WARMINK WUBA 8 day stiking | eBay, and the price seems very doable.
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    But of course, I have absolutely no idea what I'm getting into. :) Is this a good choice of brand? What should I look out for in a purchase? How hard is it to keep these running? Will it be crazy loud in my (very) small office? Any and all advice is much appreciated!

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    Re: Looking for a small moon-phase clock (Warmink?)

    I think have seen one for sale on forum.

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    Re: Looking for a small moon-phase clock (Warmink?)

    It is not the typical Zaanse clock Warmink was known for.
    This type of a clock with moon phase indication was produced between 1950 and 1960. The typical Zaanse clock, a wall clock, had no moon dial.

    The company was located in Almelo, Netherlands, established in 1929. WUBA manufactured quality watches so you will get something for your money. However, after 75 years in business the Warmink family closed the doors of their company. Servicing should be no problem yet, parts are still available.
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    Re: Looking for a small moon-phase clock (Warmink?)

    Thanks Mike - that's great info.

    If you don't mind me asking, do you think this price (I generally see these for around $300) is reasonable?

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    Re: Looking for a small moon-phase clock (Warmink?)

    Prices are similar here, from €250 to €299, so yes, reasonable.
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