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Lois wrote at 2009-05-13 03:57:30
I have the same clock.Howard Miller Talking Clock/Calendar/Music model 645-297 pluse #H96458 But no directions or box. I found mine at Goodwill. It was already set and running. I am afraid to change anything.Just got it today. it realy neat. It also plays music.i would like to find the directions for it.Any help would be most welcome.

Ronald Torrito wrote at 2014-10-09 13:54:05
Dear Mr. Newman,

I have got excellent answers to questions about Howard Miller clocks (in particular their table clocks) from Jim at Howard  If you get another question about their line of clocks as I just did they are most helpful if you wish to refer a customer to them.  I realize this is an old answer to a question but, I hope this is helpful to you in the future.

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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.


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.

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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