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Swiss Cuckoo Clock - Rare Collectable

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  • Closed: Sun 30 Nov 2008, 11:25 pm
Listing #: 189550865
This interesting cuckoo clock has many unusual features and is the only one of its type that I have encountered. It is a 24 hour (daily wind) model and has the older countwheel type of movement. There are very few cuckoo clocks from this period (probably 1952) that have named movements. this one is clearly stamped "AZURA CELESTIN KONRAD MOUTIER SWITZERLAND C52".

It has a pleasant slow and mellow cuckoo sound with a nice soft gong. As with most cuckoo clocks, it gives one cuckoo and strike on the half hours and does likewise for the number of hours on each hour. The cuckoo mechanism has a lever and sliding wire instead of the more usual rotating pillar arrangement. Also the bellows wires are of a more sophisticated design. It is equipped with a pull cord for sychronising the cuckoo mechanism with the time train. It keeps very good time and the cuckoo mechanism works reliably.

The clock has been fully restored with extensive repairs done to the case and the movement. The carvings have been finished with several coats of shellac followed by wax polish. The overall result is a nice patina that is appropriate for the age and type of clock. The weights are not quite a matched pair but are the same size and weight (425 grams). The dial has unusually delicate filigree numerals on a wooden face.

Approx. sizes of the clock case are 275mm high, 205mm wide and 150mm deep. Full instructions for setting it up will be provided if required.

This would make a fine addition to any serious cuckoo clock collection and would be even better as a surprise Christmas present. An investment that can only gain in value, due to its rarity.

Start = Reserve. Freight will be charged at cost.

I will be adding more restored and fully serviced clocks on Wednesday and Sunday nights.

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  • Seller location: Christchurch City, Canterbury, NZ

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hugha (418 418 positive feedback) Address Verified Feb 2014
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Closes: Sun 30 Nov, 11:25 pm. 2008