I recently managed to source quite a few S30Z clocks for restoration work. I've sent them to Ron in the US of A at Zclocks.com.
At last count I have:
1. 1x 240z clock (jeco)
2. 1x 260z clock (jeco 74 model)
3. 2x 260z clocks (75/76)
4. 2x 260z clocks (77/78)
I also managed to get together a bunch of Quartz movement mechanisms to help rebuild them and make them more reliable.
At this stage I am considering converting the Jeco clocks to use Quartz movement set up, the 260z clocks may have the option or repairing the circuit board or converting to Quartz.
I just wanted to gauge interest in any of these clocks with or without the Quartz movement?
Prices will be similar to last time I offered these clocks if converting to Quartz movement, although not 100% on this yet as I've spent quite a bit of money acquiring and posting these already. But should give you a ballpark figure.
It will be probably be half that to retain the old mechanism and repair existing circuit board but reliability will be as good as original which as we know isn't as good as the Quartz units, given that most S30Z's are renowned for the non-working clock.
I will offer a core refund ($amount depending on condition of your original clock) for anyone who is able to send me their original clocks.
Attached photo shows clocks before restoration (#1 240z clock can be seen here. again before restoration).
I can't tell you how great it is to have a working clock in an S30Z!, well worth doing .
In photo, far left is 260z Jeco clock (nb: Jeco logo on face), 2nd and 3rd clock from left are 75/76 clocks and the last 2 are 77/78 clocks (note: Typeface differences).