Show Us a Favorite Table Clock You Own

Back in 2001, My Liberty Mutual sales manager gifted me this crystal Mikasa table clock for my proficiency in transacting the intangible wares of Life, Property and Casualty Insurance. Though these days of soul-bludgeoning adventures are long gone, this crystal-housed clock remains poised on my side table as a reminder of those days of mandatory resilience.

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Inside the clock rests a German-made movement…ever stepping its motor forward one tick at a time…stalwart in its purpose…its gears tidily ratcheting within its clear housing. 

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Hermle makes this movement, which manufactures all sorts of clocks…from mantel clocks that cost a few hundred dollars…

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up to grandiose clocks costing thousands.

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So I sit humbled…lounging in my Lazy Boy…thanking my lucky stars I get to enjoy the inviting ’tick, tick, tick’ of this table clock as it lounges next to me.

Show us a table clock of yours you appreciate, how you got it, and how it makes you feel.

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That Mikasa clock is pretty cool.

I bought this inexpensive quartz driven clock on Etsy because I liked the cool retro design. Keeps great time with a sweeping seconds hand, and has received a ton of positive comments.

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I also picked up a vintage Jefferson Mystery Clock. Unfortunately, I went by the sellers description which indicated that the clock was "in working condition", but failed to mention that it lost about an hour per day. Not exactly a lie, but not exactly the truth either. I had originally planned on trying to get it fixed, but half a year later I still haven't done anything about it.

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tempus

That Mikasa clock is pretty cool.

I bought this inexpensive quartz driven clock on Etsy because I liked the cool retro design. Keeps great time with a sweeping seconds hand, and has received a ton of positive comments.

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I also picked up a vintage Jefferson Mystery Clock. Unfortunately, I went by the sellers description which indicated that the clock was "in working condition", but failed to mention that it lost about an hour per day. Not exactly a lie, but not exactly the truth either. I had originally planned on trying to get it fixed, but half a year later I still haven't done anything about it.

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Dang! That retro clock’s awesome!

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DariusII

Dang! That retro clock’s awesome!

There are apparently knock offs floating around. I bought mine from Royal Enamel (https://www.etsy.com/shop/RoyaleEnamelLtd). Check out their selection  - lots of cool stuff - I had a tough time choosing.

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I have two in my house. One is a Schatz clock, it has my family name on it so it’s special. It’s currently a non runner but that doesn’t matter. The other one is a Unicorn and that ticks, ticks and gongs just fine. This was a wedding gift to my wife’s parents wedding. Both clocks are German made. Kangaroos added for local flavour. 

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romanschatz

I have two in my house. One is a Schatz clock, it has my family name on it so it’s special. It’s currently a non runner but that doesn’t matter. The other one is a Unicorn and that ticks, ticks and gongs just fine. This was a wedding gift to my wife’s parents wedding. Both clocks are German made. Kangaroos added for local flavour. 

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Absolutely wonderful! I love the Bug Matchbox too!

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romanschatz

I have two in my house. One is a Schatz clock, it has my family name on it so it’s special. It’s currently a non runner but that doesn’t matter. The other one is a Unicorn and that ticks, ticks and gongs just fine. This was a wedding gift to my wife’s parents wedding. Both clocks are German made. Kangaroos added for local flavour. 

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That Schatz clock looks like a JLC Atmos clock - does it use the same temperature driven mechanism as the Atmos?

I gotta say that I love that VW in front of it as well. Very cool display.

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tempus

That Schatz clock looks like a JLC Atmos clock - does it use the same temperature driven mechanism as the Atmos?

I gotta say that I love that VW in front of it as well. Very cool display.

The Schatz clock has an electromechanical movement. A battery powers the pendulum. I suspect that‘s where the problem is at the moment. But I’m happy to just have it looking good for now. The bug ads a little flavour.