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Schatz - 1000 day clock in round case - circa 1955 - Full Front View no 2

WNS-CLK-137 - Schatz - 1000 day clock in round case - circa 1955 - Full Back View

Here is an interesting Schatz 1000 day clock with a ball pendulum with a round base. The movement is signed Two (2) Jewels, Unadjusted, 2 55, and Schatz and Sons 54.


These 1000 day clocks were only made for a few years during the 1950s.


It is 8” high and the base is 6” in diameter.


The dial is signed Schatz, Made in Germany and 1000 Day with a silver toned background and applied Roman numeral hour markers.

Item ID: WNS-CLK-137


About the Schatz 1000 day clocks:


Schatz of West Germany introduced their 1000 day clock in 1954. There are two case styles: a round base with glass or plastic dome, and a rectangular base with a brass cover having glass or plastic panels. A 1000 day clock can be identified by the “54” in a circle on the back of the movement. The rectangular base models with a brass cover first had glass panels, then plastic. The first movements had straight legs, and were changed to the more graceful curved legs around mid-1955. Most of the dials have small radial Roman numerals, but a few have small upright Arabic numerals.


1000 day clocks (and many other clocks made by Schatz) have a date stamped on the back of the movement. There will be digits for the month and the year. For example, 2 55 means February 1955.


Why 1000 Day Clocks Run So Long:


The Schatz 1000 day clocks are based on Schatz’s miniature 400 day clock movement. A larger mainspring, with about 2 ½ times the amount of energy storage, is used, but the gears (except for the barrel and second wheel) and escapement (except that the anchor has a longer arbor) are the same. The pendulum makes 10 rotations per minute.


Schatz - 1000 Day Clock - Ball Pendulum

 - Round Case - (circa 1955)

WNS-CLK-137 - Schatz - 1000 day clock in round case - circa 1955 - Movement Markings View

WNS-CLK-137 - Schatz - 1000 day clock in round case - circa 1955 - Full Front View