Gustav Becker was one of Germany's premier clockmakers. Because the German borders changed quite frequently due to various skirmishes and wars with neighboring countries, Becker's clocks were variously marked as being made both in Germany and Poland. This fine example of his "Vienna Regulator" wall clock bears the engraved marking on the brass movement plate: Freiburg-Schlesien, then Germany, (now Poland). His clocks won the Medal of Honor at the Paris Exposition and repeatedly at other award contests for their excellence. This eight-day beauty runs perfectly, keeping excellent time and strikes the hours and half-hours on a melodious coil gong. The serial number stamped into the front plate of the movemet dates the clock as having been made around 1885. The brass weights are original to the clock as are the brass pulleys and pendulum with its porcelain beat scale. Brass wall levelers complete the fine quality of this classic clock. There is a very small and almost invisible restoration of one of the round "collars" on the right upper ornament. There are three good unbroken glasses and six finials. The two-piece porcelain dial has a subsidiary seconds dial,three old hands and brass rings. They don't come much nicer than this in my opinion.