I have enough longcase, and I prefer earlier clocks. However I always look to purchase locally made or retailed clocks and this one was made less than two miles from our house. I have seen a few of Joseph's clocks, I already have a thirty hour dial and movement, and I have bid before on a dial clock by his son Samuel. This is without doubt the best looking clock I have seen by Joseph, I only have the pictures you see but it looks pretty good to me. It has the earlier style moon roller with stars rather than rural or maritime scenes. It has an engraved centre, and also unusually that theme is repeated where you would expect to see globes on a more conventional moon roller. I like the legend around the arch too. Even has original glass in the hood, what's not to like? Oh and it was a bargain. Both of the Bowles worked on the clock in Wimborne Minster which is one of the oldest clocks in the UK, Joseph Bowles worked with William Monk when he replaced the movement in the 18th century.