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A quadruple cased pocket watch by Edward Prior

Clock of the Week – Quadruple Cased Pocket Watch

This week a very rare quadruple cased pocket watch by the eminent Edward Prior (1800 – 1868) 


I have restored and worked on a number of Edward Prior watches in the past. But have only ever seen one other quadruple cased ottoman style pocket watch, and the quality of this one is simply outstanding. 


The three inner cases are hallmarked London 1828 and the outer Clam shell is no marked. After some research, the custom was to export the triple cased watch to Turkey and then the outer forth case was manufactured in Turkey before retailing.


The fusee verge movement has been fully restored by me and is in an amazing condition showing little wear for its years of age! The “ottoman” style porcelain dial is in perfect condition displaying the makers name and Arabic style numerals. 


With over twenty years experience in restoring and conserving clocks and working on some of the finest and complicated clocks for a select group of the best antique clock dealers in the country, We are proud to say that we are now the exclusive restoration company for Steam Mill Clocks. 

Overton Clocks has now decided to offer our customers the opportunity to purchase fine antique clocks that have been personally selected for their unique or special features. I have expertly restored each clock to the highest standard. Overton clocks ensures peace of mind in your investment, by personally offering three years warranty on all of our timepieces. 

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Whitehurst Pattern Skeleton Timepiece

Clock of The Week – Whitehurst Pattern Skeleton Timepiece

A particularly rare Whitehurst pattern Skeleton clock. Although there are quite a few patterns of skeleton clocks that have been made over the years, This particular one is particularly recognisable as a Whitehurst pattern and was only used by the company until it transferred to John Smith of Derby.The clock is also illustrated in F.B Boyer-Collard book titled Skeleton Clocks. 
The beautifully made plates have an elegant style to them and have been made to a high standard. We have carefully removed all of the old tarnish and polished all parts using an old method with chalk. Using chalk, although labour intensive gives a finish that cannot be replicated using modern compounds.
The original glass dome is perfect with no faults, cracks or chips and is finished off with a braided rope to the white marble base. 
With over twenty years experience in restoring and conserving clocks and working on some of the finest and complicated clocks for a select group of the best antique clock dealers in the country, We are proud to say that we are now the exclusive restoration company for Steam Mill Clocks. 
As well as this, Overton Clocks has now decided to offer our customers the opportunity to purchase fine antique clocks that have been personally selected for their unique or special features. Each clock has been expertly restored to the highest of standards by myself. Overton clocks ensures peace of mind in your investment, by personally offering three years warranty on all of our timepieces. 
I am a master clockmaker, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and a member of the British watch and clockmakers guild. Overton Clocks is a traditional clock shop based in the heart of Chesterfield on two floors hosting a showroom and in-house fully equipped workshop. 
For case studies and examples of our work, please see our website (overtonclock.co.uk) or find us on Facebook ( overtonclocks) for regular updates
Delivery – please note that due to the fragile nature of antique glass domes, I would highly recommend collecting the clock in person or for a small fee ( fuel cost) I will personally deliver the clock and set up. For export sales, I would only recommend having the clock professionally packaged by IEP in Newark, UK.
With over twenty years experience in restoring and conserving clocks and working on some of the finest and complicated clocks for a select group of the best antique clock dealers in the country, We are proud to say that we are now the exclusive restoration company for Steam Mill Clocks. 
As well as this, Overton Clocks has now decided to offer our customers the opportunity to purchase fine antique clocks that have been personally selected for their unique or special features. Each clock has been expertly restored to the highest of standards by myself. Overton clocks ensures peace of mind in your investment, by personally offering three years warranty on all of our timepieces. 
I am a master clockmaker, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and a member of the British watch and clockmakers guild. Overton Clocks is a traditional clock shop based in the heart of Chesterfield on two floors hosting a showroom and in-house fully equipped workshop. 
For case studies and examples of our work, please see our website (overtonclock.co.uk) or find us on Facebook ( overtonclocks) for regular updates

clock with a large face and curved case

Clock of the week – 19th Century Balloon Clock By Thwaites And Reed

A very impressive mid to late 19th century Balloon clock by the eminent clockmaker Thwaites and Reed. 
The proportions of this clock are just right for a clock of this size being exactly 70cm high (27.5″). The mahogany case is very well made with its flame panel to the front and boxwood inlay to the dial surround. Due the size and age of this clock there is some cracking to the top curve as is always the case with balloon clock of this type.
The 12″ well made cast brass dial is made of three pieces, being a lovely matted centre piece, a rear dial ring and a very good chapter ring with quarter markers and waxed numerals.
The double fusee movement is simply impressive! it is 23cm square (9″) and the plates at least a quarter of an inch thick. The fusee runs on a beautifully engineered chain and I have personally restored this movement to a very high standard so that I can give it a full three years guarantee. 
The movement is stamped T&R for THWAITES AND REED and the serial number is 15503.
This clock was a complete one off and as well as being a small fortune to have manufactured it was certainly made specifically for a large house. Indeed, I acquired the clock from a very impressive Victorian house in Whitchurch and it really did look amazing on a table in the reception hallway.

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