SMITHS EMPIRE 8 day wall clock with 12 inch dial, 1942

This wall clock was produced by Smiths in 1942 at the height of WW2. It is marked for George VI, so it certainly saw wartime service - probably in a government department. It is also notable for its plywood case - a clear indication of wartime shortages and restrictions.

The clock is driven by the reliable 8 day front-winding and front-regulating Smiths Empire 151 movement with jewelled platform escapement.

The clock has been sensitively restored and is in very good to excellent condition. All components are original apart from the back of the back-box, which has been remade from reclaimed plywood. It is supplied in full working order with instructions on setting up and regulating plus guidance on aftercare.

Dial diameter 12 inches (305mm); overall diameter 375mm; depth 100mm. Weight 3.2kg

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