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Posted 7 years ago


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Although almost small enough to be a watch, I was told this is actually an 8-day clock that was probably used in some type of vehicle for new England Telephone. Anyone know anything about it?

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  1. tom, 7 years ago
    You have a very fine example of one of the more popular time pieces used in the Ford model T @ model A @ model B automobiles. All you are needing would be the mounting holder, of which there are many to choose from. Fantastic time piece, especially on cross country trips.
  2. potrero potrero, 7 years ago
    Hey, thanks for the info! I never knew what this was until now, despite having it for years. I really appreciate it Tom.
  3. Tom, 7 years ago
    Actually this was used on a telephone switchboard to time call.
  4. potrero potrero, 7 years ago
    ah, interesting... that makes more sense than it being on a NET&T vehicle which was what I had thought (had been told it was a vehicle piece).
  5. Tom, 7 years ago
    This model did see use in cars and also as travel and house time pieces. It is the NET&T name and the way the dial is configured that says it was a switchboard timepiece.
  6. sargeguy sargeguy, 4 months ago
    This is a vehicle watch that was used on telephone trucks. The back of the case should have grooves that lock it into a mount that would sit on the dashboard. I have an example from Waltham that is a little different, it has a second hand rather than the wind indicator, and the face itself is a little more colorful. Calls were timed with a stop watch or a calculagraph. If you open the watch you can find the serial number, which you can cross reference with the Waltham watch database.

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