SMITH (SMITHS) bakelite cased 8 day wall clock with 8 inch dial, 1944

The design of this clock dates to the mid-1930s. It was one of the first bakelite models, and also the first to use the trademark Smiths hands, which continued in use until the late 1950s.

This rare wartime example is dated January 1944; it has a War Department number to the rear of the dial, so it almost certainly saw military service. The steel dial shows very light foxing, visible only on close inspection. The clock is powered by the well proven Smiths 8 day 2 inch movement with platform escapement and will run for over a week on a full wind.

The clock has been sensitively restored and is in very good to excellent condition. It is supplied in full working order with instructions and guidance on aftercare.

Visible dial diameter 8 inches (200mm); overall diameter 290mm; depth 75mm. Weight 1.6kg

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