Schatz Cuckoo Clock
Here is a pic of a Schatz cuckoo clock. Check out the deer head on the top. That'd be something to get for your hunting lodge.
Tue, November 30 2010 » Schatz Clock Models » 2 Comments
Schatz Westminster Clock
The Schatz Westminster was a lovely mantle clock with a grandfather clock style.
Thu, November 25 2010 » Schatz Clock Models » No Comments
London Coach Anniversary Clock
Schatz introduced the London Coach style anniversary clock to add some more diversity to it's line. It definitely has a different look than the dome style clock.
Sat, November 20 2010 » Schatz Clock Models » 2 Comments
Schatz Elexacta Wall Clock
I've found a few different models of the Schatz Elexacta. One was an unusually shaped hanging wall clock with an electric movement. Another was a mantle clock with a marble base and elks or deer on either side. No doubt there are many variations of these clocks.
Schatz Elexacta Mantle Clock
Sat, August 9 2008 » Schatz Clock Models » 16 Comments
Schatz Royal Marine with External Bell
The Schatz Royal Mariner has the unique property of being a ship's bell clock. Ships bell clock rang the bells for each half-hour of a ships watch and ships watches normally ran for 4 hours.
The model at left has an external bell. There are other models that were framed in a spoked ships wheel and had an internal bell.
These are still being made today by Nauticalia. If you want the old-style mechanical movement then make sure you get a Royal Mariner rather than the battery operated, quartz movement, Ocean Mariner.
I've also seen a thin wall clock version but it has none of the charm of the ships clocks of old.
Here is a video of the ships wheel version of the clock ringing 7 and 8 bells.
Tue, August 5 2008 » Schatz Clock Models » 30 Comments
Schatz 1000 day Clock
The Schatz 1000 day clock was not a bold step forward because it just increased the time between winds.
They were able to increase the time from 400 days to 1000 by taking the 400 day movement and putting in a mainspring that held 2.5 times the energy.
You can tell when one was made by looking at the month and year stamp on the back of the movement.
Tue, August 5 2008 » Schatz Clock Models » 14 Comments
Schatz 400 Day Anniversary Clock
The Schatz Anniversary/400 day clock was so named because you only had to wind it once every 400 days.
Early pendulum clocks needed winding every 1-8 days depending on model. It was the invention of the torsion suspension pendulum that allowed clockmakers to vastly increase the time between windings.
The yearly clock winding became an official family event and was usualy scheduled to fall on other important family days like anniversaryies and birthdays.
Tue, August 5 2008 » Schatz Clock Models » 6 Comments