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Westclox Big Ben 15.5" Round Wall Clock

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Westclox Big Ben 15.5" Round Wall Clock

Westclox "Big Ben" trademark offers the royal treatment in its rich mahogany wall clock Model 73004. Durable face lens, antique white face matte, and black metal timing hands mark this magnificent timepiece.

Features:

  • Beveled rich mahogany plastic casing
  • Requires 1 AA Battery (Not included)
  • Quartz analog movement
  • Bold hour markers
  • Black painted bezel
  • Black numerals
  • 12 Minute line markers
  • Antique white clock face matte
  • Black metal hands
  • Black hour hand
  • Minute hand
  • Black dot hour markers
  • Big Ben collection
  • 1 Year warranty

Dimensions:

  • Overall: 15.5" H x 15.5" W x 3.25" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 3.25lbs

Special Offer:

56 Issues of Sports Illustrated Magazine

Included with purchase ($20 value). 

Westclox Big Ben 15.5" Round Wall Clock

Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall: 15.5" H x 15.5" W x 3.25" D
  • Beveled: 1.5''
  • Bezel: 0.5"
  • Numerals: 1.25"
  • Hour hand: 3.25"
  • Minute hand: 4.5"
  • Clock Face Diameter: 15.5"
  • Overall Product Weight: 3.25lbs

Features

Product Type: AnalogFinish: Gold
Shape: RoundStyle: Traditional
Distressed: NoPrimary Material: Plastic
Number of Items Included: 1Day/Date Display: No
Alarm: NoChime: No
Batteries Required: YesNeon: No
Picture Frame: NoNumbered Clock: Yes
  • Number Type: Arabic/Standard
Pendulum Included: NoOperating Mechanism: Mechanical
Gender: UnisexLife Stage: Adult
Outdoor Use: NoCountry of Manufacture: China

About the Manufacturer

Charles Stahlberg and others from Waterbury, Connecticut originally formed as "United Clock Company" on 5 December 1885 in Peru, Illinois, intending to manufacture clocks based on a technological innovation by Stahlberg. This innovation was patented by Stahlberg on 22 September 1885 (US patent #326,602) and involved the use of molded lead alloy movement plates with inset brass bushings as well as lead alloy gear assemblies. Shortly after being granted the 1885 patent, United Clock Company went bankrupt, and there are no known surviving examples of the patented clock.

In 1887, the company reorganized under the new name "Western Clock Company." The company again went bankrupt, and was reorganized by F. W. Matthiessen in 1888 as the "Western Clock Manufacturing Company." In 1908, the company was granted a patent for the "Big Ben" alarm clock movement. This movement has a "bell-back" design, which means that the bell mechanism is integral to the clock's case. The company first brought the Big Ben to market in 1909. The company's name was shortened to "Western Clock Company" in 1912. In 1920, the Big Ben becomes the first alarm clock advertised nationally, with ads placed in the Saturday Evening Post.

The modern trademark of the company, "Westclox," first appeared on the backs of Big Ben alarm clocks from 1910 to 1917. The name appeared on Big Ben dials as early as 1911. The trademark was officially registered by the company on 18 January 1916. In 1919, Western Clock Co., Ltd., was incorporated. Twelve years later, in 1931, the company merged with Seth Thomas Clock Company, with both companies becoming divisions of General Time Corporation. The Westclox unit became known as "Westclox Division of General Time Corporation" in 1936.The Westclox company was a major manufacturer of dollar watches. They started production of an inexpensive, back-winding pocket watch in 1899, which was intended to be affordable to any working person and continued producing cheap pocket watches into the 1990s. In 1959, Westclox introduced their "drowse" alarm, which integrated what is now more commonly known as a "snooze" function. Talley Industries acquired General Time in 1968. 1972 saw Westclox's introduction of the quartz movement. In 1988 General Time was purchased by its management from Talley Industries. Another bankruptcy shortly followed, with the "Westclox" and "Big Ben" trademarks being acquired by Salton, Inc. in 2001.

Style

The Big Ben 15.5" Round Wall Clock is a Traditional style product. Traditional style furniture and decor tends to look heavy with an heirloom type quality. Common wood tones are darker shades of mahogany and walnut. Traditional style tends to feature pieces with tufted cushions and nailhead accents. You can shop for more Traditional Clocks in the Decor section of our site.

Westclox Big Ben 15.5" Round Wall Clock

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    10/17/2014
      5.0

    Classic Big Clock

    from Minneapolis, MN – Verified Buyer

    I was shopping for a clock for over my fireplace mantle, which is dark wood. This caught my eye because of the classic look, and really low price at the time I spotted it. This would be a great price for a 10-12" clock, let alone 15.5". I wondered if the scale of the clock was too large for where I wanted to hang it, but it works. The description says mahogany, but it's wood-toned plastic, as you would expect. Time is always getting away from us, and I wanted a clock with a friendly face to tell me the time. I like the deep case, and metal bezel. I'd buy it again.

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    11/16/2014
      5.0

    Easy to read numerals at great distances and in dim light

    from Austin, TX – Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer

    Bought these to replace 30+ year old clocks and am very happy with the look of the dial. Reminds me of school room and train station clocks. Price was excellent. Readibility, cost Might have liked one or twomore color options, but these work very well for my purposes..

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    03/31/2015
      5.0

    Looks much more expensive than it is!

    from Portland, OR – Verified Buyer

    Nicest-looking large clock and better price than the dozens of others I viewed here and elsewhere. Suitably old-style but no frou-frou. Pros: It's very readable from 45 feet away in our dance hall, and there's no second hand to induce reading errors. Cons: The outer surface and the gold ring are plastic -- but both are sturdy have convincing metal finishes.

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    12/02/2014
      5.0

    Malvern, Ohio

    from Paris, OH – Verified Buyer

    This clock is fantastic in my kitchen. The plastic on the sides is made to look like a dark wood finish. No one knows it is plastic unless I tell them. Great buy if you need a large clock!

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