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I have a late 70 model 300 triple chime emperor clock blackwalnut it works, how much is it worth and do you know a buyer.

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Steve, if you read my Allexperts personal bio, you will see that I do not give appraisals over the Internet and I am not a broker.  Below is a suggestion I have written for someone trying to sell what I consider a modern production clock (since around WWII).

Sorry I could not help you more.


Modern Production Clock Values

I would suggest you looking at local classifieds for clocks similar to yours such as Craig's List, Penny Shoppers, etc, or check On-line auctions such as eBay.  Check the "Completed Listings", as asking prices or minimum bids have no viable meaning.  And most of these clocks will be for local pickup.  The selling price of a clock will depend on the make of clock, the year and selling price (not necessarily the advertised price), the condition of the movement and case, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, the demand for a clock and the economy in the area in which the clock is being sold.

John Newman
The Village Clocksmith
Vintage Emperor Clock Consultant
Located in Old Prattvillage
Prattville, Alabama

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As much as I would like to offer values of clocks, I am not a certified appraiser and will not venture into giving an unresearched guess. There is very little published information on what I consider to be the value of "modern production clocks". 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. It helps if you can send any information on the clock movement which is usually found on the back plate of the movement. I have been a clockmaker for about 35 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.

Experience

One of my greatest accomplishments was traveling to China to assist a clock factory in building clocks to the standards which we required. 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.

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

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

Education/Credentials
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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