These are my last movements suitable for Long Case Clocks ( Grandfather / Grandmother ). The most preferred is the 116 cm pendulum, ( full size Grandfather ) I have a pre-owned 93 cm model ( or “pre-loved” as some silly marketers call second-hand goods). As the movement had run for some time, I will re-furbish it to perfect working ( not just dodgy working order ).
The PK type is still of the old Kieninger quality, namely the plates are 2 mm thick. When we were in business – CLOCKTIME – we did stock a few types of Hermle movements, purely because customers compared K to H pricewise only. 25% in lower prices meant 25% in lesser quality, it’s as simple as that.
When Kieninger partnered with the USA Howard Miller concern at the beginning of the 2000s, they started manufacturing some new models with thinner plates and priced them accordingly.
If you are keen to build your own case, 2017 is the best time. The low value of the Rand has knocked imports for our trade very hard. And Kieninger / Howard Miller upped their quantities for orders per model tremendously. I am glad I don’t have to deal with that any more, since I am semi – retired.
If you have any clock queries, please contact me.
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