Questions about a Kundo clock

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    Questions about a Kundo clock

    Found this Kundo clock, was wondering if it had any value. Seems to be broken/missing parts. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    Questions about a Kundo clock

    Kundon clocks run on a single C battery or they are modified to take 2 x AA batteries.

    They are very cool clocks but they seem to take a week or two to dial in the pendulum correctly.

    If you received this and the pendulum was not in a lock down position then you could be in some trouble, but these are fun clocks to own. Things can go crazy when your juice runs low.

    It’s much less expensive to repair than an Atmos clock.

    I just saw the pictures. You are missing the whole magnetic are and compass shaped arc that the pendulum attaches to. Needing quite a bit of parts.

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    Re: Questions about a Kundo clock

    I have a Kundo from around 1950 that looks similar to yours, at least the movement. Mine is spring driven with the mainspring located where the gear sticks out from the side. I also concur that you are missing the balance at least, and likely the entire spring assembly. You should have a large slotted screw head at the top of the cylindrical cover on the back. This should be attached to a wire and a balance at the other end (the thing with the balls you see in examples online). Again, I am describing the manual wind version.

    I bought the Horolovar 400-Day Clock Repair Guide that describes a great number of varieties as well as what springs to use (the wire I mentioned) and how to set up the spring as well as general repair guidance. I don't remember much about battery driven models though I wasn't interested in them so I may have overlooked it.

    Oh, as far as value, they don't carry much as they were mass produced for much of the 20th century, particularly after German industry got back on its feet after WWII. Many many were purchased by servicemen overseas during the cold war. I suspect my dad bought the one I have while a soldier.
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