Odd at least to me. I bought this about two months ago at an auction that had several pocket watches and alarm clocks. This is an off item for me as not generally interested in this sort of thing. But at the time, it struck me as something different. The dial seems to be a coated paper and has a Parker Trademark logo, which I have found on the web. It seems Parker made things other than just alarm clocks, coffee grinders for example. I did find other Parker alarm clocks, but not this model. The bell is in the base and has a separate winding mechanism. I opened it up. It's quite dirty inside. It runs well and keeps good time. And the hairspring is true blue (no rust) and true in the round and flat. Because the movement is dirty I don't like to run it. Anyway, I did not find out much from the web. I can continue to search. In any case I still find it an interesting arrangement even if just another run-of-the-mill alarm clock. I'll add photos later.