Take it easy in the Lao PDR aka Laos – where time seems to stand still,
unlike this almost perfect time-keeping antique
Please help me identify or value this Junghans 'Meister' 8-day 8-inch diameter mantel clock
with unique see-through convex glass case containing the movement and numerals.
The clock is well over 60 years old and has kept almost perfect time for 3 generations of my
family in 7 countries on 4 continents. This clock is almost certainly of post-WWII
manufacture, and while it looks somewhat art deco but with Roman numerals. However,
it is more likely to be mid-century modern. The back of the movement is stamped
"14 Rubis, J46". The brass plating of the case is discoloured with age.
I have yet to find
another example of this particular model as of late 2016,
having looked at hundreds of images of Junghans clocks and seen a few
similar designs but nothing that fully resembles this one of mine.
Was it perhaps custom-made? It's not for sale, by the way.
Grateful for any information sent to: phan @ lao-pdr.com