Author Topic: 3entRa CHIMING MANTEL CLOCK  (Read 2357 times)

Online Duffy

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3entRa CHIMING MANTEL CLOCK
« on: April 11, 2015, 07:36:48 AM »
I picked up this Mantel Clock at a local thrift shop yesterday for $25.00. It came with the key to wind it up. I'm not sure how to wind it. I moved the hands to the hour and 1/4 hour it chimes just like an old grandfather clock. Loud, but soft chimes. What do the three wind up spots do? I did a Google search and found this one on eBay for $325.00. It only has 3 chimes while mine has 5. Also it has 2 key holes. mine has 3 and the clock mechanism is different.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-ART-DECO-WESTMINSTER-ZENTRA-CHIMING-MANTEL-CLOCK-50-S-/151539967951

This is a first of this type of clock for me. I do have some alarm clocks.

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Re: 3entRa CHIMING MANTEL CLOCK
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2015, 05:50:44 PM »
I can't tell you anything about it but I like it!! Very cool looking clock! The inside looks brand new and looks like it was made by a Swiss Watchmaker!
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Re: 3entRa CHIMING MANTEL CLOCK
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2015, 08:23:45 PM »
One will be for the clock operation,  I'm guessing 1 for the westminster chime and one for the 1/4 hour chime.  Leave a little slack when you wind them.  That is a nice mid-century contemporary design.  Refreshing to see it.  (You virtually stole it, too)   :D
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Re: 3entRa CHIMING MANTEL CLOCK
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2015, 08:40:38 PM »
Not the exact same model as yours, but another ZentRa with perhaps similar chimes?.

Old ZentRa Mantle Clock - Westminster Chime
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Re: 3entRa CHIMING MANTEL CLOCK
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2015, 09:19:41 PM »
Yes, that's it. That is what it sounds like. My wife decided for me that she wanted to keep it. I took it in to a clock repair shop today to have it checked over.

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Re: 3entRa CHIMING MANTEL CLOCK
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2015, 09:54:28 PM »
A chiming clock is quite handy for being able to tell the time without always having to see it.  It will let you know.
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Re: 3entRa CHIMING MANTEL CLOCK
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2016, 01:02:08 AM »
I finely sold the ZentRa clock this week. My wife decided she liked the Forestville below better. The lady who bought it was very happy to get it.
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