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“Life is all about timing... the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable... attainable. Have the patience, wait it out It's all about timing.” - Stacey Charter


Here's a great way to celebrate an anniversary: take a moment to wind a clock that will run the whole year! This anniversary clock, made by the German company Schatz in 1949, is designed to run for 400 days with one winding. We rescued this clock from a garage sale and took it to our friend Bob, who is a fantastic clocksmith here in Omaha. Bob cleaned and oiled the clock and added a new suspension wire. He also replaced a small eyelet that wears over years and years of running these clocks. Finally, he adjusted the clock to keep perfect time. The clock runs great!

This clock is in great condition overall, but as with any antique there are highs and lows. The glass dome on this clock does not have any cracks. It does have a small chip that does not seem to be causing any structural issues to the glass (i.e., it doesn't seem more vulnerable to breakage because of the chip). The chip is barely visible and isn't even noticeable when it's positioned at the front of the clock, but either way we just move it to the back and it's completely hidden. The porcelain face of the clock is in beautiful condition. There are no cracks and the enamel markings are all crisp and clear, including the "Schatz" script. The clock does not sit completely level. Since this is very important for an anniversary clock, this is remedied by using a small shim (a piece of a toothpick, for example). The brass is somewhat tarnished around the base where it has been handled over time. The clocksmith indicated this can be buffed out with a little elbow grease and some polish, but we've chosen to leave the clock in its current condition and let the buyer determine whether to polish the brass or leave it as is. Finally, this clock will not ship with a key but will be fully wound. A key can be obtained cheaply from a local clocksmith when the time comes to wind the clock.

The clock is approximately 12" tall from the bottom of the base to the top of the glass dome. The face is approximately 4" in diameter.

If you choose to purchase this clock and are unfamiliar with anniversary clocks, we will gladly provide specific instructions for how to get the clock set up and running. It's important to note that anniversary clocks have a couple fragile parts that, if damaged, will render the clock inoperable without a clocksmith's help. That being said, these parts don't damage themselves so the major concern is in transportation. Our clocksmith indicated that these clocks operate best when you pick a spot for it and leave it there!

We've learned that there are a lot of cheap anniversary clocks out there. They seem to be lurking at every estate sale. However, Schatz is a great German clock manufacturer and this particular clock, if properly taken care of, should last many more anniversaries!


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Vintage 1949 Schatz 400-Day German Anniversary Clock - Professionally Cleaned and Adjusted


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: brass, gears, porcelain, metal
  • Only ships within United States.
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