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WORLD  TIME  CLOCK
QUELLE   » MEISTER ANKER «


            It is now   =   14:37   in  SanFrancisco
                        =   00:37   in  Berlin

W O R L D   T I M E   C L O C K             made in Japan ( 1970 )
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Version (B) » LORD KING «  LOGO                  ( 24 cm x 20 cm )
                                 

Version (A) » MEISTER ANKER «  by QUELLE-VERSAND, Fuerth / Germany
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The world map is shown in "North Polar Projection", GMT is on top.
This "tic-tac" clock  has a "balanced spring" mechanic.  A battery
powered motor winds up the main spring every 8 minutes.  A 12 HOUR
FACE shows the LOCAL TIME. An AIRPLANE, circeling the globe, shows
the SECONDS.  The outer ring with 24 HOURS shows the time in WORLD
CITIES  with  DAY & NIGHT.

   Detail:  Part of the clockwork is a mechanical timer,  which
   -------  activates the electrical contact to power the motor.
   The contacts are simple and have to be cleaned every quarter.

This WorldClock came in a nice teak/alu/acryl/glass housing. After
3 years the motor broke and had to be repaired - and after 7 years
a PLASTIC GEAR broke - OhOh! - But lucky - In the meantime I found
THE SAME MODEL sold as » LORD KING « - BUT I had to go through the
same cycle of MOTOR REPAIRING AFTER 3 YEARS ...

             Have a look at the MOTOR REPAIR Procedure

The  » MEISTER ANKER «  Story continued in 2014:
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I found another  » MEISTER ANKER «  "AS-IS", not working  & cheap.
I took the best parts out of each and made a working "1-Out-Of-2".
Now my friend on the other side of the globe uses this WorldClock:
Both we prevent so telephone calls in the partner's sleeping time.

impressum:
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© C.HAMANN   http://public.beuth-hochschule.de/~hamann    07/17/14