Dating antique clocks

Three Train 8 day movement, the brass dial with silvered chapter ring and half hour markers, Quarter chiming on 8 bells or 4 bells as required and striking the hours on a gong, the substantial case with pagoda topped hood,and fluted columns. The maker listed as member of Clockmakers Company 1771 Black Laquer Longcase clock by Andrew Dunlop. This image is thought to be of ANNA PRINCIPIA the eldest daughter of King George 11, 1709-1759 who married William Prince of Orange in 1734. United States of America tallcase clock, by George OVES of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, in a typical cherrywood arch-hooded case, inlaid with boxwood decoration, the painted dial with moon phase indicator in the arch, seconds and date, 8 day movement, striking the hours on a bell.

The brass dial with silvered chapter ring,seconds and date aperture; the case with pagoda pediment. The laquer work on the door, features a lady's head.

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It’s quite easy to date a painted dial longcase clock.

– EDINBURGH – japanned ware (but probably not dials) 1773 CROW, EDWARD – BIRMINGHAM – clock dials 1822 to 1839 CROW, THOMAS – BIRMINGHAM – clock dials 1841 to 1852 DALLAWAY, WILLIAM – EDINBURGH – clock dials 1775 to 1793 & later DALLAWAY & SON – EDINBURGH – clock dials c1797 to 1812 (&later?

Also, the British Horological Institute, at has many other links that will be useful.

A red hand for reading the 24 hour bezel surrounding the main dial. £ 1100 (US$ 1410) (Euro 1299) A 1984 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date wristwatch. A blue dial with subsidiary date and sweep seconds. A signed automatic calibre 1030 automatic mechanism of high quality with decorated detailing, 25 jewels. £ 2250 (US$ 2884) (Euro 2657) Click here to view detailed image 1 Click here to view detailed image 2 Click here to view detailed image 3 Click here to view detailed image 4 Click here to view detailed image 5 A 1938 gents or ladies Rolex 'midsize' wristwatch. A rather rare dial configuration with crosshair quarters and the Tudor rose at 12 o'clock. A two-tone stainless steel case with double folding concealed clasp. A silvered guilloche dial with blue steel hands and date aperture. Box and booklets and in as new condition as little used by previous owner. £ 2350 (US$ 3013) (Euro 2775) Click here to view detailed image 1 Click here to view detailed image 2 Click here to view detailed image 3 Click here to view detailed image 4 A 1961 gents Omega wristwatch. Case width 33mm £ 495 (US$ 637) (Euro 584) Click here to view detailed image 1 Click here to view detailed image 2 Click here to view detailed image 3 Click here to view detailed image 4 A 1977 Omega gents wristwatch. A stainless steel case with original Omega winding crown. Original silvered dial with Arabic numerals and a subsidiary seconds. An Omega crystal glass with integral tachymetre bezel. A black leather strap with an Omega gold plated pin buckle. An automatic calibre 1012 mechanism with quick date set function. Original Omega dial with date aperture to three and sweep center seconds. A stamped 18K gold case with Helvetia mark and shaped back, made by IWC. Mechanism stamped with an import mark 'HOX', showing the watch was made for export to the USA. A 1979 Waltham wristwatch in 'brand new' condition. A Silver case with London import hallmarks for 1916.

For a full understanding, read Brian Loomes’ book “Painted Dial Clocks”.

ABBOTT – PLACE UNKNOWN – clock dials C1810 or 1820 ADAM, JOSEPH – GLASGOW – clock dials 1837 ALLDRIDGE, EDWARD – 37 DEAN ST., BIRMINGHAM 1833-61 ALLDRIDGE, EDWIN – BIRMINGHAM – clock dials 1833 to 1864 ANDERSON & CO – BIRMINGHAM – clock dials 1790 ASHWIN & CO – BIRMINGHAM – clock dials c1790 to c1800 ASHWIN & BYRNE – BIRMINGHAM 1792-98 BAKER & SON – BIRMINGHAM – clock dials 1846 BAKER, RICHARD – BIRMINGHAM – clock dials 1841 to 1866 BAKER, SAMUEL – BIRMINGHAM – clock dials 1823 to 1850 BAKER, SAMUEL & SON – BIRMINGHAM – clock dials 1858 BAKER, THOMAS – BIRMINGHAM – clock dials & clock maker 1839 to 1850 BAKER, WILLIAM I – BIRMINGHAM – clock dials 1822 to 1831 BAKER, WILLIAM II – BIRMINGHAM – clock dials & clock maker 1854 to 1867 BATKIN, WILLIAM & SON – BIRMINGHAM – printed dials 1803 BEACH, JOSEPH I – BIRMINGHAM – 1849 to 1863 BEACH, JOSEPH II – BIRMINGHAM – 1849 to 1880 BEILBY & HAWTHORNE – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE – clock dials 1796 – c1817 BEILBY HAWTHORNE & WHITTAKER – HALIFAX & NEWCASTLE – clock dials c1800 BELL & MEUDELL – EDINBURGH – clock dials 1832 to 1849 BELL, P.

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