SMITH (SMITHS) bakelite cased 8 day military wall clock with 8 inch dial, 1945

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 April 1945. The movement housing is engraved with the War  Department Broad Arrow, linking it directly to the war effort. This example is unusual in that the dial is painted directly onto the falseplate - almost certainly a wartime expedient due to material restrictions and shortages. This also accounts for its excellent condition as the thin steel dials were prone to rust.

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 is in such fine original condition that only a minimum of restoration was required. It has also been carefully cleaned and polished and 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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