Pocket Watch Wall Clock - WOODANDROOT
Pocket Watch Wall Clock - WOODANDROOT

Pocket Watch Wall Clock

Regular price $68

A pocketwatch is a watch that is made to be carried in a pocket, as opposed to a wristwatch, which is strapped to the wrist.

They were the most common type of watch from their development in the 16th century until wristwatches became popular after World War I during which a transitional design, trench watches, were used by the military. Pocket watches generally have an attached chain to allow them to be secured to a waistcoat, lapel, or belt loop, and to prevent them from being dropped. Watches were also mounted on a short leather strap or fob, when a long chain would have been cumbersome or likely to catch on things.

An early reference to the pocket watch is in a letter in November 1462 from the Italian clockmaker Bartholomew Manfredi to the Marchese di Mantova Federico Gonzaga, where he offers him a "pocket clock" better than that belonging to the Duke of Modena. By the end of the 15th century, spring-driven clocks appeared in Italy, and in Germany. Peter Henlein, a master locksmith of Nuremberg, was regularly manufacturing pocket watches by 1524. Thereafter, pocket watch manufacture spread throughout the rest of Europe as the 16th century progressed. Early watches only had an hour hand, the minute hand appearing in the late 17th century. The first American pocket watches with machine made parts were manufactured by Henry Pitkin with his brother in the later 1830s.

Our wooden clock is made of many layers of Baltic birch, painted white and gold colors . Handcrafted galvanized brass screws are used in the clock.

  • The clock can be personalized (any text on clock face +10USD).
  • Wood: Baltic birch
  • Coating: acrylic paints, varnish
  • Size: 450 x 330 mm

 

*AA battery is not included

**the clock hands can slightly differ from those on the pics

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Pocket Watch Wall Clock - WOODANDROOT
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Pocket Watch Wall Clock - WOODANDROOT