Rare Bulle-Clock with Garde-Temps movement This clock is a very unique Bulle clock, possibly one of a kind. The clock has no serial number but I’m fairly certain that it was manufactured in 1927. This date has been determined with guidance from the various Bulle catalogues and price lists posted by Peter Smith; guidance from John Hubby from the NAWCC; and guidance and example of a similar clock from David Read. The exact date has been pin pointed by family accounts of my grandfather’s trip to Paris in the late 1920’s, when he bought the clock, and final determination by the ship’s manifest posted in the Ellis Island site which shows that my grandfather arrived in New York from Paris aboard the SS France on September 28, 1927.
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Are these electric clocks? Sure they are, so here’s the story! Puja is believed to come from the German word Pulshammer” which means pulse hammer……. The patent was granted to Karl Jauch from the Jauch und Schmid Uhrenfabrik (Jundes) in Schwenningen, Germany in 1941. The production of the clocks started in 1945.