West German Mantel Clock
Whilst treasure hunting a few days ago I happened upon a Wuersch mantel clock. I have never heard of Wuersch before but bought the clock because I love old things and thought it was a really well made piece.
I opened the back and it had the key enclosed. However, when I put the key into each of the three holes I wasn't able to turn the key at all and the hour and minute hands have not moved. I did manually gently turn the hands and I could hear them tick on each 1/4 hour.
I know I would have to take it to a clock repair person but I was hoping that maybe someone may know based upon what I described whether this is a hopelessly over-wound clock and most importantly, do you think it will ever work again without spending a small fortune?
I tapped the bars in the back and they sounded sooooo beautiful! I would really love for this clock to work.
Any help would be appreciated.
I took pixs but wasn't able to load them onto photobucket. I will try again later.
I was able to find a picture of the one I have. It looks exactly like the one on this site. It's the very last clock on the left side, the West German Mantel Clock.