Gazo Family Clock Factory

We are continually contacted by people seeking to buy Gazo clocks. And, as you can see, we're continually about plum sold out! So, if you have one to sell, please contact us ASAP!

Note: we generally have many more Gazo clocks available to us that are not yet posted to our site. If you are seeking a specific model, please call us:

 

Most Gazo clocks listed with us never get posted here because we have immediate buyers. So, if you're a Gazo collector and looking for clocks by the Gazo Family Clock Factory, please send us an e-mail with a listing of the Gazo clocks that you are seeking.

We are a clock dealer located in San Diego North County. If you live in So CA and have a Gazo clock that you need to physically get out of its present home we generally have space where we can take it on physical consignment. Give us a call to discuss your situation opportunity!

If you are not familiar with Gazo clocks, please clock here to read the company's history and a see photos of many of their models. And here is a newspaper article about the firm. Then let us know which you are seeking!

There is a list of all Gazo model names by category at the bottom of this page for your reference.

We have been selling Gazo clocks at a record pace,
so our inventory is presently in need of more.
Do you have a nice one to sell? Call us!


BSF-0220
$1,250
Gazo “Mission Bay” In Alder ~ Early Model

Gazo “Mission Bay” In Alder ~ Early Model ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Gazo “Mission Bay” In Alder ~ Early Model ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From Vista CA

(original catalogue)

 

Here is a very early version of the very popular "Mission Bay" model of the Gazo Family Clock Factory. The Mission Bay was extremely popular and had two versions. This is the earlier of the two versions with brass lion head trim on the sides.

The serial number on this signed 1976 clock is MB-134/A, so the clock was the 134th
in the production sequence and is made of Alder. By 1980 we have records showing there had been close to 3,300 of this model produced; interesting statistic!

Physical: The alder case measures 25"h x 15"w x 8"d. The case is in excellent physical condition. We thoroughly cleaned and waxed it. Gazo left nothing to the imagination with their great attention to detail on the cases and trim of all their clocks; the Mission Bay is no exception to that observation.

This particular model closely copies the cast brass bezel used by American clockmaker, Ansonia, on their "Crystal Palace" model (compare); we think the Gazo mould was cast from an old Ansonia clock they had in their inventory, as were many of the other cast brass fittings used on various Gazo clocks, creatively re-using the successful inspiration of others.



(Ansonia "Crystal Palace" bezel on left – Gazo on right)

Mechanical: The eight-day triple-chime balance-wheel movement was just serviced by our technician and is in excellent running order. It plays Westminster, Whittington and St. Michael's chimes and also has an off switch, though we predict you'll become so enamored with its mellow chime we doubt you will ever use the off position!

There are recordings (linked above) of each chime sequence that play the first quarter, then a slight pause, then the second quarter, etc., followed by the hour. We recorded these from a previous Mission Bay model we had, so they are "stock files", but representative of what you will hear on this clock. Enjoy – they are charming; actually, it's a charming clock.

Comments: Well, we've given you a tremendous amount of information about this clock, the variants in the model, and about the maker. Now's the time for you to give this some serious thought and then call us... but don't wait too long else your tunes (and time) will be in someone else's hot little hands (and heart)!


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Description

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Front View
Front Left
Front Right
Left Side
Right Side
Crown
Back
S/N & Label
Dial
Movement



CAM-306
$2,400

~PRICE REDUCED~

Gazo Monterey in Alder ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Gazo Monterey in Alder ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From Mid-USA

Here's what the original Gazo Family Clock Factory catalogue said about this model: "Handsome wall clock, entirely hand-carved with sculptured "Maiden of Love" headpiece. Porcelain and solid brass etched dial with brass grid and pendulum bob to match, beveled glass door." It's a lot of clock, so take a close look.

Physical: The alder case measures 20"w x 60"h x 10"d and is in excellent physical condition as you can see from the extensive photos below (outstanding job by our consignor). The case has the original finish and original beveled glass. The etched brass dial with porcelain cartouche numerals is original and in excellent condition as are the hands and bob.

Gazo Monterey in Alder ~ Antique Clocks GuyGazo Monterey in Alder ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Mechanical: The eight-day double-chime movement is original to the case and in good running order. It chimes on the quarter hours and strikes on the hour. This clock features both the traditional Westminster chime and the sought-after Lourdes "Ave Maria" chime tune. You can hear both chime tunes in the link just above.

Gazo Monterey in Alder ~ Antique Clocks Guy Gazo Monterey in Alder ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Comments: We don't see the larger Gazo wall clocks very often. Most of them never make it to our site once we find them as we always seem to have people waiting for one. Here's your opportunity to own an excellent specimen – so nice that it is literally the "poster child" for this model in our Reference Library.

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Description

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Front View
Upper Left
Right
Crown
Detail: Dial Area
Detail: Upper Left
Detail: Trunk Left
Detail: Upper Right
Detail:
Trunk Right
Detail: Backboard

Door
Open
Base
Dial
Pendulum
Pendulum Bo
b/Beat Plate
Movement
: Back
Movement: Left
Movement: Right
Movement: Top
Movement: Signature
Chime Rods


Reference Books
Clock books are available from Arlington Books.

Be sure to visit our Clock & Mechanical Music Reference Library


CVA-01
$1,750
Gazo “Old Town” ~ Solid Oak

Gazo “Old Town” in Solid Oak ~ Antique Clocks GuyShip From Northern CA

Gazo Old Town - Original Catalutue Picture(Original Catalogue

 

Here's a Gazo Family Clock Factory model we don't see to frequently because the families that have owned them over the years tend not to part when them even at a generational transfer or downsizing. This clock, bearing s/n "OT/225/O" confirms model name, production sequence No. 225, made of "O"ak.

The clock was designed in the manner of many British-styled railroad or, in this case, Government Post Office (GPO) master station clocks (this Gazo clock is a reproduction, not one that was actually used by the British railroads or government).

Physical: The solid oak case, which measures 25"w at the top x 57" h x 6"d is in excellent physical condition and has the original finish. There were different catalogue versions of this model in two different lengths and with differing bottom finials. This clock has the longer of the two box lengths.

The dial, with original paint, measures a whopping 17" in diameter and bears the mark of the current queen upon it (see below). It also bears the mark "GPO" just below the center arbor to which the very British-looking hands are attached. "E.R." stands for the Latin "Elizabeth Regina", the latin for "Elizabeth the Queen". It does not mean "Elizabeth Reigns"!

Gazo “Old Town” in Solid Oak ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Mechanical: The eight-day Westminster-chiming clock is was professionally overhauled for the consignor in June 2012 and is in excellent running order.

Comments: Though we have not had too many of this model over the years, they have been strong sellers. So, if you are interested, please call now to make it you own. We saw this same model in a large retail clock shop in the San Diego area recently "marked down" to $2,150. We have a perfect clock that is available now that must make them just blush at their silly pricing!

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Description

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Front View
Left Side
Upper Se
ction Open
Pendulum
Back of Bezel
Maker Signature
Maker Plate
Serial Number

Dial

Reference Books

Be sure to visit our Clock & Mechanical Music Reference Library and its separate and very interesting Gazo History Page


JPO-01
$1,850

Gazo Family Clock Factory “ La Mesa ” Early Model in Alder, c.1976 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Gazo Family Clock Factory “ La Mesa ” Early Model in Alder, c.1976 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Gazo Family Clock Factory “ La Mesa ” Early Model in Alder, c.1976 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From UT

Gazo Family Clock Factory
La Mesa ” Early Model in Alder, c.1976

Lou Gazo was the first "clock guy" I ever met, back in 1971. At the time he lived and worked in an old Victorian house on First Street in the glide path of San Diego’s Lindbergh Field. Every time a plane landed the whole house shook! It was Lou who repaired some of the first clocks we purchased, including the big tallcase clock that still adorns the entry of our home in Vista, CA. I have fond memories of him... (Gazo History)

Here's what the original catalogue said about this model: “The ‘La Mesa’… A custom-designed wall clock, open-well  balcony style, beautiful in its simplicity, hand-carved, with porcelain and brass dial and solid brass grid pendulum and bob. Available in oak or English walnut finish.” This one is in alder.


Physical: This model, named after the eastern San Diego suburb of La Mesa (“the table” in Spanish), was originally released around 1975. It is constructed of alderwood and is in excellent original-finish condition. The case measures approximately 18" w x 60" h x 11" d. If you look at the photos in our Reference Library, you will see that this Gazo model was made in two different configurations. This is the earlier of the two. You will find photos of both models in the left-hand column of the linked page above, and the catalogue shots in the table at the bottom of the middle column.

The 8” etched brass dial features porcelain "cartouche" Roman numerals and is also in excellent original condition. Note the original cast brass grid pendulum and bob... beautiful! Also note the detailed carving throughout the case. This is the work for which the Gazo Family Clockworks was so widely known and greatly appreciated.

The serial number on the case is LM/341/A, which tells us this is a La Mesa model, the 341st in the production sequence, and made of Alder.

Mechanical: The eight-day chiming movement (Westminster, Whittington, St. Michael's) is in excellent running order. It has just been professionally overhauled by our technician here in San Diego. The owner shipped the movement directly to him and it's back installed in the clock in Utah.

Comments: If you’re a Gazo collector, we've already told you more than you needed to know; you know a great Gazo when you see one. If you're not a “Gazo Nut”, but are looking for a beautiful wall clock to decorate your home or office without having to take out another mortgage, then consider this one carefully.

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Description

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Front View
Upper View
Lower V
iew
Left Side
Right Side
Dial
Label
Signature
Serial Number


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RWO-943
$4,250
Gazo “Scottsdale” in Alder, c.1981

Gazo “Scottsdale” in Alder ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Gazo “Scottsdale” in Alder ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Gazo “Scottsdale” in Alder ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From Vista CA

Over the years we have had and sold many Gazo Family Clock Factory models in most styles, wood, and finish in which they were made. But the Scottsdale is a seldom-seen model. This one is number 189 in their manufacturing sequence (s/n SDR/189/A). This stately clock was patterned after the E. Howard Regulator No. 57 from the 1889 catalogue that would be worth around $75k today, if you could even find one. The similarity of design is amazing... but ours is a little less expensive!

Gazo Scottsdale - Original Catalogue ~ Antique Clocks Guy
(original catalogue)

 

E. Howard Regulator No. 57 ~ Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(original E. Howard catalogue)

Physical: The hand-carved alder case with English walnut finish measures 22.5"w x 77"h x 10"d and is in excellent overall condition. Note the full turned and fluted columns that flank the trunk door, and the detailed carving that was the hallmark of Gazo clocks. It has just been thoroughly cleaned and polished and is in showroom condition. The brass standoffs that you see protruding from the lower sides have the original knurled knobs (but which are in a plastic bag at the moment and not in the photo).

The glass is beveled and also features the original "Scottsdale Regulator" lettering, unique amongst Gazo clocks. The signed porcelain dial measures 13" in diameter with a 60-beat second's bit. It is original to the clock and in excellent physical condition. The pendulum and weight are original to the clock.

Mechanical: The eight-day, single-weight, time-only movement has just been professionally cleaned/serviced by our technician and is in (shiny) excellent running order. This is the only Gazo model on which there was an electronic beat-regulator on the movement as it came from the factory. The purpose is to make the clock run as accurately as practical. There are three "C" cells that provide power to the two pulsing electromagnets. You can see them in the photo of the movement behind the dial. This is a weight-driven clock and it has been our experience with the two prior Scottsdales in our possession that the movement also does a great job all by itself!

Comments: Several people have asked about the pendulum drop on this model. The clock case does not have a bottom, nor did it ever when shipped from the factory.
The pendulum will drop down into the base, at which point it will run out of cable and stop, ready to be wound every eight days or so. If there were a bottom inside the clock (for which someone inquired), the clock would still run fine. When the weight reaches either the end of the length of the cable or resistance, like a bottom or even the floor, it will stop. Not a problem: just re-wind and away you go. This clock is a great runner, presently hanging on the family room wall in our home.

We sold the last one of this model for $3,450, but got a little bit better purchase price on this one, so have passed the savings on to you. Been looking for a majestic big wall clock that with understated elegance? Then this would be the Gazo clock for you – not an ounce of garishness here – it's just stately. Give us a call to make it your own.

Shipping: Wewill arrange blanket-wrap moving for you with one of our reliable carriers. There is lots of positive feedback from our clients on our Testimonials page. The other option would be for you to come and pick up the clock directly from us. With the crown off, it's 64.5" high and fits easily on one side in the back of an Explorer.

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Description

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Front View
Front Left
Front Right
Crown
Head

Middle Detail
Base
Glass Stencil
Glass
/Weight
Weight/Pendulum
Pendulum Bob/Beat Scale
Pendulum -
1
Pendulum - 2

Dial
Serial No.
Movement - Back
Movement - Bottom
Movement - Front
Movement - Left
Movement - Right
Movement - In
stalled
Labels/Date



 

Note Regarding Gazo Cast Brass Pendulums: Several times each year we are contacted by people who have a Gazo clock that is that is missing its cast-brass pendulum, either from one of the smaller models (San Marcos, Coronado, Palo Alto, Ramona) or from one of the tallcase models with the angel bob. We took the bobs you see below to an antiquities casting professional who made molds of each. If you happen to be one of those people who need assistance with either of these two pendulums, please contact us directly. They are not inexpensive by any means, but are faithful copies of the real thing. Unfortunately, we have no practical way to replace ether the round, etched pendulum bobs, or etched or stamped weights.

October 2013: we have an original of each of these brass pendulum pieces available at the moment. Call for details.


Typical Gazo
Cast Brass Pendulum Bobs

 

Note Regarding Gazo Movement Repair: We have an expert technician who knows Gazo movements thoroughly and can repair most things. Let us know if we can assist.

Note Regarding Gazo Music Box Repair: We occasionally hear from a distressed Gazo owner who has a dead music box (sometimes it's just the batteries). The Reuge Company is out of business and there are no parts. BUT... and here's the exciting part... if the motor in your Gazo/Reuge music box is burned out we can likely replace it. Again, we have an expert Gazo repair department. Let us know if you are no longer hearing beautiful music from your Gazo music box!


Don't forget that we are continually seeking Gazo clocks to list for sale here. If you have one you're considering selling, or know someone who does, please contact us!

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