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Is this a real Beotime wall clock?

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mcowly
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mcowly posted on Wed, Aug 28 2013 2:11 PM

Hello B&O fans,

I recently bought a Beotime wall clock for my father in law, a huge B&O fan!

It wasn't very cheap (150 euro), but I really can't say if it's an original clock yes or no.

It doesn't really matter, I think my father in law will love it anyway.

But still I'm very curious. I read the real clock has a Junghans clockwork, this one says only "german quartz".

I really hope you can help me!!!

Below some pictures of it, maybe you can say if it's a real clock and maybe from which date?

It is a thin aluminium plate without rubber edges on it, it is printed.

Thank you so much in advance,

Christian


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vikinger
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New quartz movements are often just substituted for failed original movements, the repairer just using whatever is to hand rather than sourcing a Junghans branded one.

Graham

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mcowly replied on Wed, Aug 28 2013 2:30 PM

Yes I tried to upload multiple images.

Now edited. Hope you can tell!

vikinger
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Looks like I can't edit faster than you can sort out your multiple images!

Looking at the front I would say it's original and not a turntable conversion, but there are others here who may have a better idea.

That scratch is going to be difficult to deal with.... But again, there are those on the forum like Leslie who manage the impossible when it comes to restorations!

Graham

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I can't tell real ones from repros, but the scratch looks like a tool has slipped while the movement has been removed/installed, so it's likely that the original has been swapped as Graham suggested.

--mika

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valve1 replied on Wed, Aug 28 2013 3:52 PM

Looks real a real one to me.

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Dillen replied on Wed, Aug 28 2013 6:15 PM

Faceplate and arms looks to be original Beotime.

Martin

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And if they still sold them, I'd have one in a flash.

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Real, but not original. I wish it wasn't ... that gouge sends shivers down my spine.

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Leslie replied on Wed, Aug 28 2013 7:29 PM

Just to compare?

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valve1 replied on Wed, Aug 28 2013 9:09 PM

Leslie, I see your beotime is 1 hour+  ahead of your post time ! :-)

 

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Leslie replied on Wed, Aug 28 2013 9:16 PM

This was the actual time, really!

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mcowly replied on Thu, Aug 29 2013 10:54 AM

Hi Leslie,

Your clock has little black stripes above every black stripe, my clock has only "empty" rectangles.

You see what I mean?

Strange.

I really like the explanation that the clockwork has been changed, hence the scratch on the clock and the plate and text is real.

Great!

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BO replied on Thu, Aug 29 2013 10:57 AM

Yet another version

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Dillen replied on Thu, Aug 29 2013 9:56 PM

The Beotime wallclock was produced in many different variations.
The first ones had the Beogram 4000 platter with the raised ribs, later
the Beogram 6002/8002 platter design was used.

Beotime was also produced with red hour markings rather than white and
it was also produced in all white/red design

and sometimes even with stores names.

Here's a rare one:

Martin

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