The clock was made in 1861 by Andreas Reinshagen in Ottweiler (today: Saarland) as a masterpiece. It has an annual movement with brass gears and steel gears, anchor escapement, brass dial, Roman numerals 1-12 in black, minute division, central seconds hand in stick form and Breguet hands for hours and minutes. The weight and counterweight run over a brass roller.
Saarbrücker Zeitung from June 17, 2011: Watches- and jewelry-shop Reinshagen has belonged to the city of Ottweiler for generations. The name Reinshagen is mentioned as early as the 16th century. The demonstrably first watchmaker in Reinshagen, Peter Georg Reinshagen, was born in Ottweiler in 1796. However, Andreas Reinshagen, born in Ottweiler in 1828, played a far greater role. The story of what would later become the specialist shop begins with him. He founded the Andreas Reinshagen company, which has existed over the years. Ulrich Reinshagen, who continues to work in the field of optics, finally took over the legacy of his fathers in the fifth generation at the established location. His sister Ilse had been running their parents' specialist shop since 1992, in which she had previously worked for decades. "I enjoyed doing my job and I don't want to miss the time," says Ilse Reinshagen. She has now finally closed the doors of the shop. The customers thanked her for her good technical knowledge and the friendly advice with many years of loyalty. The decline of the watchmaking trade brought with it the business closure.