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Hi I am new to the world of mechanical timepieces. My father wanted a quarter chiming clock so I started doing some research and bough a Hamilton Greenfield Manor Mantle clock with Hermle movement.

I also purchased A bulova dorchester b1814. However I could not find much information (except for general description in quite a few websites that was almost similar). I would really appreciate if you can give information on the quality of these 2 clocks and particularly on bulova dorchester. Thanks and regards

Anything made in the last 60 years most probably has a German made mechanism-- there were a few more but now only two German makers for the entire world. What I am trying to tell you is that mechanically the quality is identical -- and you can judge the workmanship in the wooden case as well or better than I. Markings on the rear of the mechanism will probably indicate the maker and the year, as it is probably a Hermle made unit also.

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any mechanical clock question -no watches- no battery clock questions and no appraisals-ie: "how much is my clock worth?" type questions please! Attach a photo if possible and note all markings on the rear of the mechanism- thanks 40 years as a professional clock repair person- still a full time clock repair service owner


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