Forestville Ogee

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Forestville Ogee

New postby watchguy » Thu May 01, 2014 5:35 pm

This one has been offered up for sale. What do you think would be a fair offer? Is the movement a replacement? It's not marked "Forestville" anywhere I can see. It runs and chimes, but will obviously need to be serviced.

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Re: Forestville Ogee

New postby brownsrplm » Thu May 01, 2014 6:22 pm

Derek,
Although most of these seem to be in good shape, there isn't such a high demand for them these days. I think the movement is correct for it. I would say a fair offer would be around $150. They sell on eBay for around that much quite often in running condition. I am attaching a document on the company for you.

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Re: Forestville Ogee

New postby watchguy » Thu May 01, 2014 6:56 pm

Thanks, Raymund!
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Re: Forestville Ogee

New postby watchguy » Fri May 02, 2014 4:43 pm

Any idea of the date? I'm thinking 1850's.
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Re: Forestville Ogee

New postby brownsrplm » Fri May 02, 2014 6:54 pm

I would guess somewhere around there. That article may shed some light on that based on style etc... In fact one of the styles listed as No.4 is a lot like yours and they list it as late 1830's. If you are within 10 years you are lucky since most of these are not stamped with a manufacture date.
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Re: Forestville Ogee

New postby veritas » Sat May 03, 2014 3:56 pm

Here i would have trouble getting a 100 dollars for a ogee, they just dont sell. I have at least 4 of them. They are a nice movement to work on, no main springs and fairly simple. If you know the lebal printer you can date your ogee clock.
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Re: Forestville Ogee

New postby brownsrplm » Sat May 03, 2014 5:21 pm

Kevin,
Which one's do you have?
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Re: Forestville Ogee

New postby Neilywatch » Sat May 03, 2014 9:37 pm

I am not an expert on OG's but I do not believe the front lower glass to be original.
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Re: Forestville Ogee

New postby brownsrplm » Sat May 03, 2014 9:49 pm

Neil,
On OG's anything is possible. Could be original, reproduction, off another OG or the dreaded "Chinese knockoff". I don't believe it is one of those.
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Re: Forestville Ogee

New postby watchguy » Thu May 08, 2014 1:56 pm

It looks to me like the glass was replaced at some point.
Kevin, I've noticed that many OG's bring very modest prices, but these Forestville clocks tend to bring a little more money.
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Re: Forestville Ogee

New postby Peter Blunsdon » Sun May 11, 2014 6:07 pm

Derek
Hope this not too late to be of value.
I have a 1850's Forestville too, As best as I can tell, mainly by examining the hole and arbor positions, the movements are the same. My has an alarm unit fitted.
For a bit of background my clock was discussed on the NAWCC forum 11 November 2011 'Forestville Clock of 1851'

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Re: Forestville Ogee

New postby veritas » Sun May 11, 2014 11:23 pm

I had a Forestville ogee a while back, sold it for a bit over a 100, it was in great shape. One i do have that i want to finish restoring is a upside down ogee, unfortunately not in the original case. I have several other 30 hour ogee clocks, Waterbury and Chauncey Jerome , ones i can think of. The one i like the most is my 8 day Sperry and Shaw ogee.
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Re: Forestville Ogee

New postby watchguy » Mon May 12, 2014 12:00 am

Thanks, guys. I found the thread about Peter's clock. That is one sharp looking clock.
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