Brass clock

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This clock was made by Franz Happe in Kiel M. No. 4587 and is still working today. It was taken from a submarine as a souvenir by my grandfather during WW1.

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  • 1. At 00:40 on 11 July 2010, afx20000 wrote:

    Franz Happe was not the maker of this clock. The movement was made by the famous German clock maker Gustav Becker. Happe was just the distributor of the German Imperial Navy (Kaiserliche Marine). I could tell you much more about these clocks. Feel free to contact me. Cheers, Florian

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  • 2. At 16:38 on 1 August 2010, apt61 wrote:

    hi I too have one of these clocks from Grandad who was a naval man.. it has the number 4575 or 73.. It is at the menders just now and my photo is not too clear. My brother and I would like to know as much as we can about the clock. I suspect it was on one of the scuppered uboats.. But very unsure.I will look up

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  • 3. At 18:03 on 15 August 2010, afx20000 wrote:

    apt61: I really would like to see some pictures of your clock. My e-mail address is: [Personal details removed by Moderator]

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  • 4. At 19:37 on 23 June 2011, London wrote:

    We have a clock like this in perfect condition with key. It is Franz Happe no. M1120 with key, etc. My friend has not wanted to sell it, but is rationalising his collection. Can anybody give us some idea of how much it could be worth please?

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