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Wall Regulator

Postby David Walter » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:48 am

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I made this clock in 1997, it is a month running regulator with Deadbeat escapement and Harrison Maintaining ratchet, there is a concentric a Day/Date indicator above the 6. The winding square is visible through the center of the Day/Date hands.
The escapement is jeweled, where possible pivots have hardened steel endpieces fitted.
The pendulum is a Janvier style brass bob with a fused silica pendulum rod and receives impulse via an asymmetric crutch.
The dial is fired enamel, the dark blue numerals and markings are fired into the underglaze.
The case is rosewood with rosewood crossbanding and a custom made boxwood link inlay to the door, back and the arched top.
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Re: Wall Regulator

Postby Thomas Carey » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:50 pm

Gorgeous! Thanks so much for taking the time to share this with us.

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Re: Wall Regulator

Postby 45wheelgun » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:53 pm

:clap Amazing work. I am glad you are sharing it with us...more please! :clap
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Re: Wall Regulator

Postby Kip » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:22 am

A magnificent piece! You shall be forever proud. :wow
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Re: Wall Regulator

Postby David Walter » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:53 am

Thanks guys,

I have finally figured out how to use Photobucket !
I do have a lot more to show and I will slowly get around to it.


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Re: Wall Regulator

Postby Thomas Carey » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:05 am

David,

Do you have a favorite? If so what is it about that particular model that you like the most.

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Re: Wall Regulator

Postby David Walter » Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:05 pm

Thomas,

Its hard to pick a favorite from the 153 clocks I have made since 1980 as they are all very different.
It will be easier if I separate them into two categories;

1; Regulators and ultra high precision regulators, either floor standing or wall mounted.
2; Table clocks

Of the regulators this one is my favorite.
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It is Month running, it has George Daniels patented Perpetual Calendar system with instant calendar change, Leap year indication, 24 hour hand, Equation of Time, Equation date, accurate moon phase indication, the moon disc is Lapis Lazuli with Mother of Pearl inserts for the moon. The train is fully jeweled as is the weight pulley, Deadbeat escapement, Harrison Maintaining ratchet, Harrison Gridiron pendulum, enamel dial. All fitted into a Burr Walnut case in the Viennese Laterndhl style.

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The (D)W5 which I posted a few days ago is my ultra high precision favorite.
Below is a photo of (D)W5 No. 4. this time in an English Brown Oak case with curved glass panels at the top.

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This is my favorite Table clock.
It is month running with moon indication jeweled escapement, Sterling Silver dial with all brass parts Gold plated. It is covered by an oval glass dome fitting over the Mahogany base

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Re: Wall Regulator

Postby wolverine » Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:05 am

=====))))))) Wow! Your clocks are both gorgeous and amazing! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Wall Regulator

Postby W&CF Staff » Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:30 am

David;

Excellent work!
I'm really glad you were able to figure out photobucket so you could share your work with us.

I particularly am fond of the table clock.
It is an original design and very appealing.

Not to ask a thousand questions, but when you jewel your movements, are they all "functional", or are there some jewels placed strictly for aesthetics?
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Re: Wall Regulator

Postby David Walter » Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:16 pm

All the jewels are functional as jeweled bearings or end stones however there are some such as in (D)W5's in which has a jewel which is a rod 0.35mm in diameter and 4mm long which releases the escapement.

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Re: Wall Regulator

Postby W&CF Staff » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:00 am

Thanks David.

I was just curious, and thought the members also might be interested in knowing this as well.
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