1870 to 1895
By far the most abundant style of Vienna Regulator, the Altdeutsch clocks stand out with their ornate and beautifully made cases. For many people, this is the style that epitomizes Vienna Regulators. It is almost unbelievable that they derived from the stark lines of the earlier Empire and Biedermeier periods.
The hallmark of the Altdeutsch clocks is their use of Corinthian Columns on the doors. Typically these are full columns with fluting with Austrian clocks typically having thinner columns. Pendulums are zinc-backed in the earlier clocks and steel backed in the later. Nearly all pendulum rods are made of wood, though some elaborate metal rods were seen later in the period.
Dial bezels are typically spun brass; dials are porcelain, brass, or a combination with a porcelain chapter ring and a brass dial center. Dial centers were often made of engraved or embossed brassusually with matching weights and pendulums. These clocks have very elaborate hands.