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Metamec Quartz Mantel Clock
(Electronic)

Metamec quartz
 


Quartz clocks were first manufactured in large quantities for domestic use from around 1975. This clock dates from that early period; the 4.194MHz crystal is dated 9-75, so the clock was perhaps made in 1976.

The name on the dial is Metamec and the clock was made in England, but the movement is a Kundo 3000 from Germany, made by Kieninger & Obergfell.



 

 

Metamec quartz


It operates from one battery (some of the early quartz clocks required two) and has an 8-pin integrated circuit for the divider circuitry and two discrete transistors to drive the fairly large stepper motor (lower left, above the battery). 

Voltage: 1.5v
Battery type: one LR14/MN1400/C size cell
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