Posted 2 years ago
This is one of my favorite clocks, designed and made by the famous firm, E. F. Caldwell, circa 1915. The company specialized in metal work and especially in lighting. I have seen a few pictures of their clocks and they are very spectacular. It is worth looking up the firm to see photos. It is gilt brass on a lapis lazuli base and has a hand engraved ivory dial with hand engraved and pierced hands. It's about 5" high. I have seen a couple of others of this model, and they seem to have been made as a back wind (open the back door and wind the clock) or like mine, with the large winding and setting knob on top. What makes this clock especially rare is that the movment is signed, "Omega Watch Co.". When I got the clock it was in really bad condition. I had to restore the dial, the red fabric, and of course, the movement. The movement is 8 day, 17 jewels, and has a really long mainspring.