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Hi John,  Thanks for taking the time to read this.  I have a 58 inch wall clock with sam heung co inchon korea (stamped on the moved 680) like a person from 12/08/2006 described really intricately carved mahogany and wondered if you found out any info about it. I can't find any info can you help.  Thanks Wendy

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Wendy, there are many of these Asian clocks being made and exported.  There is really no information available other than maybe seeing them in a catalog. I checked a clock close to your description with one of my suppliers and he has one that is similar (56" tall) and is ornately carved.  It has a long case with carved decorations on the front and the sides. The dial casing is round and also has a log of carving.  It is called the "Grand Wall Clock".  I was thinking that I had seen this type listed as ""Rococo" style, but could not find any reference to that.  I did find a different type of clock on eBay listed under "Asian Sam Heung 8 Day Vienna Wall Clock - Circa 1960".  It is smaller clock and probably a different type than yours.  They do state a listing price, but when checking the On-line listings, look at "Completed Listings" to find what items really sell for. The actual selling price will appear in green.  I also Googled "Sam Heung Clocks" and found some information, including the answer I gave as your referenced in your question.  tehat might be where you found information on me.

Sorry I could not relly help you more, but information on these clocks is rare.

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.

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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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