2.0166 Antique Carriage Clock, France, 1920’s

£175.00

1920’s French carriage clock. Unrestored, 108mm high brass case with original bevelled glass on all four sides. The gilt movement is of high-quality. The timepiece also comes with an original key for winding and setting the hands. The clock has been serviced with full disassembly, cleaning, oiling and adjusting in our Bristol workshop. Comes with 12-month guarantee and winding key.

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Key Features and Information

An all original, 1920’s French carriage clock. Carriage clocks combine a great classical look along with the advantages of a pocket watch grade precise escapement module – it is a lot of horology for a reasonable price. These types of clocks have an interesting history too, as they have been in production since the 1900’s without any significant technical changes at all (see the very similar St James London carriage clock from decades later).

The clock has all original bevelled glass on every side, creating a fully transparent case, and comes with an original key with a thick square for winding and a thin square for setting the hands. The dial has been created using old technology, and is made of authentic hot enamel. 

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly in our Bristol workshop. There is a 12-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines. Comes with an original key for winding and setting the time.

Overview

Case and Key

  • Original, standing case with four legs and handle.
  • Unrestored brass with some protection varnish.
  • Original, bevelled glass on all four sides.
  • Brass key for winding and setting hands.

Dimensions:

  • Width 80 mm.
  • Height 108 mm.
  • Depth 64 mm.
  • Full height ~140 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original, white hot enamel dial with circular clock face at centre.
  • Thin, black Roman numerals.
  • Dark steel ‘Breguet’ style hands.

Movement

  • Platform Swiss lever escapement.
  • 8-day running time.
  • 11 jewels.
  • Manual winding.
  • Gilt plates and wheels.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 2 weeks.
  • Average timekeeping range: 15-20 sec/day.

Servicing and Guarantee

Links and Resources:

St James London Carriage Clock 1960’s-70’s. 

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Case material

Brass

Dial tone

Beige/White/Silver

Origin

France

Size grade

50 mm and more

Year approx

1920