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Hello I have acquired a grandfather clock with the Stamp Hentschel's Waterloo ont 3081 (photos attached).Now I was just wondering about the clock in general because I can find little to no information about the clock or Hentschel's Waterloo Period just wondering what I have antic rare knockoff any information you can give would be greatly appreciated thank you

Chris, I am not familiar with the Hentschel stamp on your clock.  I'm not sure what you mean by "knockoff".  Are you referring to a clock that is a reproduction of another manufacturer's design?  There are thousands of clocks out there that are very similar in design to others with subtle differences.  There are those that are "reproductions" which are labeled as such, and then there are "fakes" which are attempted to be sold as original. If you will send a couple of photos to my shop email address below, I will check with my Internet Clocksmiths Group and see if anyone might be able to shed some light on your clock.  Send a photo of the complete front of the clock and one of the back of the movement.  Also, have you Googled Hentschel clock company?

John Newman
The Village Clocksmith
Old Prattvillage
Prattville, Alabama

Note concerning questions not related to Allexperts:  Because of my commitment to answering Allexperts questions within a prescribed time limit and the large backlog of clock work at my shop, I regret that I cannot answer personal email questions on a timely basis, other than Allexperts follow up questions.  I will try to answer these emails as soon as I can. Thank you for your patience.

Chris, three years ago you contacted me regarding information on your clock.  I just received an email from someone that ran across the question, telling me that they have one of those clocks and can give you some information if you still need it.  Let me know what you would need and I will be glad to pass it on to you.

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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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