- Oct 16, 2021
Some additional threads that you may find of interest.Hi all!! I came across this gem at an estate sale and am having trouble with identification. It looks like a car clock, but has a case more like a marine clock. Serial number dates it to 1908. Wondering if anyone can help me with details about its use. It works!!
The attached PDF file may also be helpful.Some additional threads that you may find of interest.
8 day, size 37 movements used for car clocks mounted in the dash usually had a relatively long winding/setting stem at the 6 o'clock position so that when the clock was mounted in the dash, the winding/setting stem would protrude below the dash so you could reach it under the dash and wind and set the clock. With the short winding/setting stem at 12 o'clock and a ca: 1908 manufacture date, if this clock was in a car, it most likely was mounted somewhere else other than in the dash - which was common prior to 1920 or so.
As indicated in the attached threads, this could also be a desk clock.
15j adjusted movements were also used for chronometers. However, yours only has a simple regulator as opposed to a micrometric regulator and one would expect a chronometer movement to have a micrometric regulator.
Your watch also has a "spot type" wind indicator to give a visual representation on how much the mainspring is wound.