The question I get most from the comment form on this web site is: “What can you tell me about this clock?” Most people do not collect antique clocks per se, but end up with one or two clocks that were handed down from family members.
Titles are still very important, so don't be surprised to find many people in Germany calling themselves An online German course for beginners in 12 weeks.
When I first started my antique clock collection, the first thing I noticed was how little I knew about the clocks I had.
German is among the most widely spoken language in the European Union and is the official language in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein.
It's also one of the official languages of Switzerland and Luxembourg. Not only are there lots of words of German origin in English, German welcomes English with open arms.
German sits within the West Germanic arm of the Indo-European language family, together with English, Dutch and Flemish, Frisian, Yiddish, Afrikaans and Luxembourgish.
There are certain similarities regarding grammar, syntax and vocabulary with Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and Icelandic which, together with Faroese, are among the North Germanic languages.
Many clock makers (and companies) put their names directly on the dial and on the movement.
Sometimes, however, the dial may have the name of a retailer, or other special name that was requested by the customer.
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His drama Faust I (1808) is considered his greatest work and a national treasure, as well as the source of many quotations still present in everyday German.