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    Posted 3 years ago

    truthordare
    (347 items)

    This clock has a wind up mechanism. The design is unique, a disc shape in a bakelite dark brown type of hard composite material, without a stand, if it had one initially, and sit on a desk as a paperweight, it measures about 3 inches in diameter. It was part of an estate miscellaneous desk item auction lot. Original and unusual type of decorative piece that I can't resist.
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    Here is more info I just came across today , too bad I did not find out sooner.

    Brand: Westclox.

    Manufacturing: Western Clock Company. United States (Peru, Illinois).

    Circa: 1930's. Black bakelite and golden metal. Art Deco.

    White dial. Arabic numbers and blued hands.

    Designers: Simon DeVaulchier & George W. Blow. 'Kaufmann Award' (1935).

    What I felt was sort of recent, was 1930's and described as a purse or travel clock for ladies. It seems it must have had a case to protect it inside a purse with all it's contents. Even more surprised now at the condition of this clock. It was also sold in a box containing a small brass stand.

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    Comments

    1. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      Very cool clock :-)
    2. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Westclox was great, probably still runs or can be repaired
    3. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 years ago
      Appears to be a Westclox handbag watch. Did you mean approximately 3 inches in circumference not diameter?
      See bottom of page here:
      https://clockhistory.com/westclox/products/pocketwatch/
    4. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      Newfl - Yes it still runs, but not 100% accurate over 24 hours.

      pw- you are right, I just found out that is what it was meant for. Seems they made a few sizes between 2.5 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches in diameter. I have the larger one. Thanks for the link. Here is another one:
      https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/clocks/set-of-three-american-art-deco-bakelite-purse-watches-westclox/id-f_1313986/

      Thank you all for the loves.

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