As the 1950's began, most (if not all) 400 day clocks in production were "standard" size, with movements about 2 5/8 to 2 3/4 inches wide. In the early to mid-1950's, companies including as Kundo and Schatz designed "narrow plate" standard movements slightly less than 1 3/4 inches wide that could be imported into the USA as a "watch" instead of as a "clock", with a lower import duty. From that time on, the Kundo standard 400 day clocks had the narrow movement. For a reason unknown to me, Schatz made their narrow plate movement for only a short time, and then reverted to their wide movement. Thus, the Schatz standard narrow movements are not very common.
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