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Today I bought the above clock, first it appears that the clip or hanger for the pendulum is broken or we just can't find where to hang it. Do you know where I can get a replacement part?  Also it chimes about every two minutes, how do I correct that? It is the original emperor clock with the number 77 on the back.  Thank you so much for your assistance.

Connie, is it possible for you to send me a clear photo of the back of the movement with the parts you do have(suspension spring, hanger and pendulum)in place as well as you can.  I can then determine what part(s) you might need.  As far as the chiming every two minutes, that sounds like a problem that might require the services of an experienced clockmaker to diagnose.  Actually, I have never heard of a chiming clock doing that, but I learn something every day.  I will tell you that the Emperor model 100M which we refer to as the Jauch 77 has not been made since around the mid-1980's.  So it is at least 30 years or more old.  Some of these problems can be indicative of excessive wear in much of the movement.  Some of the parts are becoming rare, but I do have some, or can suggest other sources.  I'll explain this when I receive your email.  Replacing some parts might not be enough to get the clock running reliably.  Go ahead and send the photo to my clock shop email address below and I'll take a look.  

John Newman
Located in Old Prattvillage
Prattville, Alabama

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As I am not a certified appraiser I do not give values of clocks over the Internet. There is very little published information on what I consider to be the value of "modern production clocks". However, considerations are what the clock originally sold for, the condition of the case and movement, and particularly the area in which you live, the demand and the economy. ALSO, WATCHES ARE NOT MY FIELD. However, I can advise the clock owner on proper maintenance of a clock to keep it running, small corrections and adjustments and how to move a clock without damaging it. I can also advise on obtaining parts for clocks. As clock case model label numbers are difficult to relate to the movements, it is helpful if you can give me the information usually found on the movements themselves. Modern clock movements usually have the information on the back plate of the movement. I have been a clockmaker for about 40 years and was plant engineer in the mid 90's and later operations and engineering consultant at Emperor Clock Company in Fairhope, Alabama. I now have my own clock shop in Prattville, Alabama.


One of my greatest accomplishments was traveling to China to assist a clock factory in building clocks to the standards which we required at Emperor. With the proper specifications and quality control, some beautiful clock cases were built. The factory people from the wood carvers to the plant manager were very congenial, friendly and I left a lot of wonderful friends when I returned from my trips.

NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) 30 years Prattville, Alabama Chamber of Commerce

Horological Times, a publication of the American Watch and Clockmakers Instute. Collaberated column author, with Photos and ideas for clock movement conversion article.

Associate of Science Mechanical Engineering Technology Emperor Introductory Clock Repair (Eventually taught a portion of the class after becoming employee)

Awards and Honors
Small Business of the Quarter (Prattville, Alabama) Leadership Class of 2009 (Autauga County, Alabama)

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