Advertising wall clock, TETLEY TEA, metal case with glass covering dial, size is unusual on this one, 13 1/4" square by 3 3/4". These clocks are usually 14 1/2" square. We have the larger one listed see item 9511. This clock has an excellent original dial with a minor scratch caused by the minute hand rubbing between 12 - 10. The metal case is perfect, NO rust, NO dents, it has been repainted with the original blue paint color or as close as I could get. The electric movement was not serviceable. It has been fitted with a high quality Seiko, high torque quartz movement that operates on a single battery for one year. This clock keeps time within seconds a month. NO cord hanging down the wall on this one, it can be hung anywhere. No wall outlet needed. The old movement is available if you want it.
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"The Following is the restoration performed"
The Value for Good Antiques is in Originality and Condition. Not Damaged, Broken, or comprised of non-original parts and overall dirty condition. The value in Advertising Clocks is the condition of the advertising on the dial and that the dial is original to the case it is in. There are too many new paper dials being placed in clocks that were never advertising clocks. Once this has occurred 90% of the established value is lost. This is fact not an opinion. The metal case was repainted with the correct color, the old warn electric movement, which was not the original was replaced. the old Electric movements from 1910 to the 1940's were not designed to last forever as the wind up movements were. They barely lasted for 15 to 20 years before being replaced, therefore none of these electric advertising clocks have retained the original movement unless mint unused in the original box.
Basic Information You Should Know! For those of you who are not familiar with the term "Restoration", this simply means cleaning, waxing and repairing a clock or any other Antique to original condition without alteration. The more an item is original the more it is worth. The less original the less it is worth.
Not everyone can afford or even appreciate this level of restoration. However, that is no reason to perpetuate the misrepresenting and dishonesty by other clock sellers. There is a perfectly good reason why clock sellers will not show you the clock mechanism. #1 their clock is dirty, badly worn and probably not original to the case. #2 if it is shown it does not look like my clock movements. Saying that a clock is running good does not mean it will keep accurate time.
Many internet clock sellers claim that they guarantee the clock runs, however when the clock arrives and it does not. When the seller is contacted he simply passes the buck to the shipper that it was damaged in shipping and you the buyer should file a insurance claim. This gets him off the hook for selling a clock that was not in good order to begin with. If not packed properly the shipper will refuse the damage claim, Sound Familiar? My properly restored original Antique Clocks will provide years of uninterrupted service and pleasure. Hope this little tidbit of information aids you in making an intelligent decision on what to buy or NOT.
All of my clocks come with a correct fitting key, a set of instructions specific to this clock and the best packing in the business. I expect you to take the clock out of the box and have it up and running in a short time. Over 80 restored Antique Clocks to choose from, to see them all go to any Drury House item and type in CLOCK into the search box.
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