WW2 German U-Boat Clock.

The Devils Bank
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WW2 German U-Boat Clock.

Postby The Devils Bank » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:23 am

This is my Kieninger & Obergfell U-Boat clock.

When I received it, it wasn't working.. so there was no way I was having that, so of it went to my "clocky friends".

So after a good clean and some TLC, the problem was finally found.

A repair was made in the sixties and the part that was used ( a spring) was a similar British part. Not German. :roll:

So, a correct German spring was sent for and now the clock is ticking away like mad.

It's as good as new.

Hope you like it.
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pepe le pew
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Re: WW2 German U-Boat Clock.

Postby pepe le pew » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:34 am

Lovely clock Pete, my brother in law would love that. I would like to get him one for Christmas but I imagine that these go for a lot of money and probably are very hard to get ? :D
I would have thought that the British spring would have worked better. :lol:

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Re: WW2 German U-Boat Clock.

Postby The Devils Bank » Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:23 pm

"I would have thought that the British spring would have worked better".

BOO! BOO! :))

The British spring part was useless Pepe, when it was lying flat, the clock worked..

When it was put upright, it stopped :shock:

It was a tiny pressure spring that wasn't working, as it was a wrong replacement British part.

Only after numerous attempts, and a careful "clocky" persons eye, that finally, the offending pressure screw was identified.

A proper German pressure spring was the order of the day, and now it's all systems go! :p

Totally indebted to :thumbsup: :

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