This clock is part of Woodford’s range of brass carriage clocks with a ticking movement. The mechanism can be see through the glass panels on this Obis style brass carriage clock, the cogs and wheels make this accurate quartz clock look like a mechanical one.
Very popular with our customers who love the look and feel of mechanical clock but wish to have the convenience of a modern clock which does not need winding.
It has a white face, with black roman numerals, Breguet style hands, and an outer dial marking the passing of the minutes. The clock is set in a traditional solid brass case for a true luxury finish.
- Quartz carriage clock with a ticking movement - looks like an mechanical 8 day wound clock but it never needs winding
- You can see the movement thought the glass sides of the solid brass case.
- The Beauty of a ticking clock with the convenience of a quartz movement.
- Height 15.4cm x 7.6cm x 5.9cm
The Quartz Range of carriage clocks from Woodford are powered by a single AA battery (supplied). What is a quartz clock? Well, A quartz clock is a clock that uses an electronic oscillator that is regulated by a quartz crystal to keep time. This crystal oscillator creates a signal with very precise frequency, so that quartz clocks which makes quartz clocks more accurate than mechanical clocks. The first quartz clock was built in 1927 by Warren Marrison and J.W. Horton at Bell Telephone Laboratories. Today our Woodford Carriage clocks are accurate to about 15 seconds every 30 days.
The Woodford range of clocks has proved themselves over many, many years and has a very popular following with customers and collectors. All Woodford clocks come with a lifetime of free advice, should you ever have questions.
Woodford first began to make clocks in Birmingham’s jewellery quarter and after many changes company structure, are still producing clocks, watches and barometers today. They are a company who really care about their products, customers and reputation.
The Obis style clock is based upon a French design, from the 19th century.
The hands of the clock are called Breguet style, this is named after the great French clock maker Abraham Louis Breguet, who in the first quarter of the 19th century developed the carriage clock we recognise today. The key to its working is that it is a clock without a pendulum, the idea of taking a pendulum clock on a coach or horse is of course a bad idea!