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My jour­ney to the Atmos clock…

Thin­king back, I always enjoy­ed clocks, even befo­re I saw my first Atmos. At about 20, I bought my first “Lenz­kirch” regu­la­tor and a litt­le later my first pocket watch. Some stays of several years in Gre­at Britain—with the won­der­ful “Antique Fai­res” in the countryside—brought tog­e­ther a small collec­tion of pocket wat­ches. And of cour­se, also some wris­t­wat­ches found their way to me. So at that time I had alrea­dy dis­as­sem­bled one or the other spind­le pocket watch and was occu­p­ied with spe­cial movements.

Around 1990, after a move, my son was once asked in the new kin­der­gar­ten what his father’s pro­fes­si­on was. He ans­we­red at that time with scar­ce­ly 4 years to the asto­nish­ment of the kin­der­gar­ten tea­cher “my dad is a sol­dier, but actually—he is a clockmaker!”

Then in 1992 I saw—rather by chance–the first ATMOS, and was fasci­na­ted. The con­se­quence was, that I gave away all my other wat­ches pie­ce by pie­ce and slow­ly found a few more ATMOS. So, litt­le by litt­le, I spe­cia­li­zed exclu­si­ve­ly on ATMOS clocks—It was hard to keep the fasci­na­ti­on of this clock away from me.

In the mean­ti­me, I star­ted to offer revi­si­on or ser­vice for ATMOS clocks under “Zz-zahn­raed­chen” on eBay and occa­sio­nal­ly put ATMOS wat­ches up for sale the­re. We get clocks from pri­va­te cus­to­mers as well as “pati­ents” from dif­fe­rent watch stores. This trust honors us—and we are thank­ful for it!

In the mean­ti­me, I have been working exclu­si­ve­ly on and with ATMOS clocks for more than 23 years. For about 10 years my son Alex­an­der sup­ports me more and more. He has also been fasci­na­ted by ATMOS. So, I gai­ned a lot of expe­ri­ence with this fasci­na­ting clock, revi­sed a lar­ge num­ber of dif­fe­rent ATMOS models and cali­bers, and partly—if they were in a bad condition—rebuilt them. My self com­pi­led seri­al num­ber direc­to­ry for ATMOS wat­ches starts with 1940 and cur­r­ent­ly ends with 2004. From each pro­duc­tion year, I have had several clocks on the work­bench and revi­sed them. Over time we have built up a lar­ge net­work and are hap­py about every old and new contact.

From time to time I offer a few of my tre­a­su­res for sale here as well. With the clocks I offer, you can be sure to buy a com­ple­te­ly revi­sed and ful­ly func­tio­n­al one. They are descri­bed in the best pos­si­ble way and you can always look for­ward to a beau­ti­ful clock. Should the­re be any problems—which can always hap­pen with the­se antique treasures—up to two years after the purcha­se or a revi­si­on I have always che­cked the clock again and—if necessary—set it in moti­on again.

I just enjoy working on and with this clock. And the peop­le, who are inte­res­ted in the­se extra­or­di­na­ry clocks, have always beco­me plea­sant con­ver­sa­ti­on partners—not sel­dom even friends.

If you have ques­ti­ons about ATMOS in gene­ral, or sim­ply pre­fer per­so­nal con­ta­ct to the “anony­mi­ty” of the net, just con­ta­ct us. If you are still loo­king for a cer­tain ATMOS for your collec­tion, plea­se let us know, may­be we can help you.

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Alexander Heeg
Burkarderstraße 36
97082 Würzburg
Tel.: +49 1788170215
E-Mail: info@atmos-atelier.de

Rüdiger Heeg
Wilhelmstraße 59
63741 Aschaffenburg
Tel.: +49 1759371074
E-Mail: zz-zahnraedchen@hotmail.de