• 15” external diameter
• Circa: 1920
• Quality double brass barrel spring mechanism
• Welaiti Chiming / striking mechanism
• Chimes on the ½ hour & full hour
• French polished mahogany case
• Dark brown colour
• Black Roman numeral face
• Pendulum access door
• Brass bezel
• Elegant shaped hands
• Ivory colour tin dial
• Winding key
• Detachable adjustable pendulum
• Restored & serviced
• Free delivery to mainland England & Wales
• 2 Year UK warranty included
• Free 14 day UK returns policy
Here we have for sale a good quality antique 15½” mahogany chiming wall clock, believed to be made by the Japanese firm, Welaiti, circa 1920, which has been lovingly restored to its former glory and is now in good working order.
This clock features a beautiful mahogany moulded case, with a tin bezel and a pendulum access door on the underside. The mahogany case has been restored, including French polishing to revive the wonderful colour and patination of the grain in the timber (the colour is dark mahogany). On the back of the clock is a bracket to attach the clock to the wall.
This clock houses a quality double brass barrel spring-driven chiming mechanism, which we believe to be by the Japanese firm, Welaiti. The firm’s name is stamped on the key. The clock chimes once on the half hour and also every hour to the number of hours.
The left hand hole in the dial face is to wind up the clock movement and the right hand hole is to wind up the chiming movement. This design gives you the options to either have the chiming mechanism enabled or disabled; allowing you to choose whether you want the chiming noise to be heard,
The movement has been restored and serviced and is now in good mechanical order, ensuring this clock is reliable and keeps good time. The pendulum, which is attached to the mechanism by accessing the clock from the door below, can be adjusted in length to allow you to regulate the clock speed. The clock comes with a key, which is used to wind the mechanism through the centre of the dial.
This clock face features an ivory colour tin dial with black Roman numerals and elegant shaped hour and minute hand. In addition to the main dial and hands, the clock face also boasts a smaller secondary dial and hand to indicate seconds.
A hinged solid tin bezel houses the glass face that protects the tin dial and face whilst in operation. The tin bezel opens on the right-hand hinge to allow you to adjust or set the time. There is a catch to the back of the clock that locks the brass bezel in place and stops it from accidentally swinging open.
This Japanese chiming wall clock looks great in a variety of rooms and also in either a traditional or contemporary setting. This truly is a very beautiful wall clock of classic styling and quality construction. It will become a member of the family after not too long! So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely clock.
This Japanese chiming wall clock was designed for use in public buildings such as schools or railway stations in Japan and also supplied to the Anglo-Indian railway network; therefore, its reliability and quality of construction were paramount. This clock is of good quality and it was constructed prior to wartime restrictions being imposed regarding materials; therefore no costs were spared in its construction.
This clock has been sympathetically restored to a high standard and is now in good working order. Nominal old use marks to the case and tin dial but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The mahogany case is in good condition. The mahogany case has been re-polished. The tin-hinged bezel is in good working order, with some play to the hinge. The bezel-locking latch is present and working and prevents the bezel from opening. The mechanism is original; it has been cleaned and serviced and is in good working order, keeping good time. As we are confident that you will have no problems with the mechanism, we offer a 2-year UK warranty whereby if there were a mechanical problem with the clock, we would collect it free of charge from you, have it repaired and returned free of charge to you. We also offer a 14-day UK returns policy if you were not happy with it or wanted to return it for any reason. Please also note, this clock has the original mechanism; it has not been replaced with a cheaper devaluing electrical battery operated kit that you see on some clocks.
Setting up the Clock:
The clock may require the pendulum to be adjusted once on the wall. The clock will only work if it is placed on a flat wall in a direct up-right position (not on a side angle). Detailed setup instructions will be included when the clock is delivered.
External Diameter = 15½”
Painted Dial Diameter = 12″
Depth = 4¾”
Terms & Conditions:
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