THOMAS in Paris at the back at the bottom behind the gongs (watchmaker of the XIXth which was 1 rue d ela Boétie PARIS see photo extract from the TARDY dictionary of French watchmakers). The white enamelled dials are in good general condition; we can distinguish hair on the time dial and on the small dials, particularly the weekly dial (star hair starting from the center). The matt gilded bronze that surrounds these dials has been cleaned but we can distinguish residual grayish traces on the top left side.
The movement (chime and hourly rate) works over 8 days, so you have to wind up the time and chime every week. The photos are not retouched: the. All the work carried out on this clock is carried out in compliance with the ethical rules for the restoration of horological objects. Without modification or embellishment of the timepiece and using high-end mineral or synthetic oils and greases Moebius... The restoration of this clock (complete disassembly piece by piece of the movement and the cage) has just been carried out in an Art Watch workshop.PRECAUTIONS AND ADVICE: it is advisable to handle the pendulum with cotton gloves to avoid oxidation of the golden brasses by the sweat of the fingers (if fingerprints it is necessary immediately without waiting to pass a soft cloth without product), respect the direction of the arrows for setting the time and setting the alarm. It should not be exposed near a heat source (fireplace in operation, radiators, halogen spotlights, sunlight). There is no work to be done on this beautiful clock. The next overhaul should be done in 5 to 7 years maximum (aging of the oils, which oxidize, causing wear on the pivot points).
The item "Carriage clock moon phase date Grande Sonnerie Seconde centrale" is in sale since Thursday, March 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Clocks\Mantel/Carriage Clocks\Pre-1900".74" and is located in Saint Gervais. This item can be shipped worldwide.