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Wall Clocks

Wall clocks are one of the broadest categories of clocks made in the history of domestic timepieces. Early regulators made in Vienna were some of the most accurate clocks of their time. Fine wall clocks also originated out of London in the 17th century, with other European clockmakers adding a distinct cultural flavor to their versions of the wall clock. Early American clock companies followed suit, with some of these timepieces still in production today. Antique wall clocks are some of the most sought after by collectors, and modern wall clocks remain popular as evidenced by their presence in schools, offices, and homes worldwide.

Junghans, one of the largest and most long-lived clockmaking companies in Germany, is known for some of its fine variations on the wall clock. Antique wood regulator wall clocks by Junghans are prized by collectors. Bauhaus designer Max Bill brought his mechanical expertise to the table in the '50s. The Junghans wall clock designed by Max Bill is characterized by simple, clean lines and precise engineering. A Max Bill Junghans clock is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museums in London.

The Japanese clock and watchmaker Seiko is also known to collectors for groundbreaking engineering in wall clocks. Seikosha wall clocks were the first quartz clocks used for broadcasting, and Seiko developed transistorized wall clocks in 1959. The company produced the world’s first quartz wall clock for domestic use in 1968.


Quick Facts

  • A Junghans Onion Boy swinger wall clock sold for $950 at an auction held at Chapter 104 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors in 2009
  • A Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso advertising wall clock sold for $1,457 at a 2015 Bonhams auction
  • A late 18th century Japanese Hashiri Dokie wall clock brought $2,914 at an auction at Bonhams in 2015

Recommended Items at Auction

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Antique E. Ingraham "Ionic" Figure 8 Wall Clock, 22" x 13", Great Clock
Jan 07, 1:00 PM EST
Antique E. Ingraham "Ionic" Figure 8 Wall Clock, 22" x 13", Great Clock
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
A gilt and gesso weight-driven wall clock,
Dec 06, 10:00 AM GMT
A gilt and gesso weight-driven wall clock,
by Sworders
Est: £2,000- £3,000
£1,6001 Bid
Freischwinger-Wanduhr "Gloria" - Holzgehäuse mit S…
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CET
Freischwinger-Wanduhr "Gloria" - Holzgehäuse mit S…
by Auktionshaus Blank
Est: €240- €720
€2401 Bid
E. HOWARD & Co. BOSTON REGULATOR
Dec 04, 10:30 AM EST
E. HOWARD & Co. BOSTON REGULATOR
by Butterscotch Auction Gallery LLC
Est: $500- $1,000
$3001 Bid
Nautical Wood Chrome Ship's Wheel Clock
Dec 17, 2:00 PM EST
Nautical Wood Chrome Ship's Wheel Clock
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $75- $150
$600 Bids
JOHN BELL, SOUTH SHIELDS. AN 8.5Ó SILVERED DIAL FUSEE WALL CLOCK
Dec 02, 9:30 AM GMT
JOHN BELL, SOUTH SHIELDS. AN 8.5Ó SILVERED DIAL FUSEE WALL CLOCK
by Hutchinson Scott Limited
Est: £1,000- £1,500
£5000 Bids
F. KROEBER & CO., NEW YORK, "REGULATOR NO. 33" 8 DAY WALL CLOCK.
Dec 20, 9:00 AM EST
F. KROEBER & CO., NEW YORK, "REGULATOR NO. 33" 8 DAY WALL CLOCK.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5000 Bids
A Wall Clock by Gustav Becker
Dec 03, 2:00 PM CET
A Wall Clock by Gustav Becker
by Antikvity
Est: €150- €200
€1500 Bids
GILT WROUGHT IRON WALL CLOCK WITH GABLE FINIAL
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
GILT WROUGHT IRON WALL CLOCK WITH GABLE FINIAL
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
E. HOWARD & CO. NO. 70. WALL CLOCK
Dec 20, 9:00 AM EST
E. HOWARD & CO. NO. 70. WALL CLOCK
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $2,000- $4,000
$1,0000 Bids
Wall clock, 70s
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CET
Wall clock, 70s
by Auktionshaus Wersching
Est: €0- €0
€250 Bids
A painted and parcel-gilt weight-driven wall clock,
Dec 06, 10:00 AM GMT
A painted and parcel-gilt weight-driven wall clock,
by Sworders
Est: £5,000- £7,000
£4,0000 Bids
Mahogany Cased Wall Clock, height 80cm
Dec 10, 10:00 AM GMT
Mahogany Cased Wall Clock, height 80cm
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £15- £30
£150 Bids
Large Quality Vienna Westminster Type Wall Clock, length 110cm
Dec 10, 10:00 AM GMT
Large Quality Vienna Westminster Type Wall Clock, length 110cm
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £30- £60
£300 Bids
8 Day Vienna Wall Clock with proof of Sale from 1913
Dec 10, 10:00 AM GMT
8 Day Vienna Wall Clock with proof of Sale from 1913
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £20- £40
£200 Bids
PICTURE CLOCK
Dec 07, 3:00 PM CET
PICTURE CLOCK
by Im Kinsky
Est: €1,500- €3,000
€1,5000 Bids
Damien Hirst (British 1965-), 'Swatch Maxi Wall Clock', 2018
Dec 07, 4:00 PM GMT
Damien Hirst (British 1965-), 'Swatch Maxi Wall Clock', 2018
by Tate Ward Auctions
Est: £2,000- £3,000
£2,0000 Bids
Empire 3 piece Mid Century modern wall clock
Dec 03, 11:30 PM EST
Empire 3 piece Mid Century modern wall clock
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $300- $400
$1500 Bids
Two small wall clocks, early 20th c.
Dec 02, 9:00 AM EST
Two small wall clocks, early 20th c.
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $80- $120
$400 Bids
A large vintage Smiths factory wall clock. 53 cm diameter.
Dec 03, 10:00 AM GMT
A large vintage Smiths factory wall clock. 53 cm diameter.
by Rowley Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers
Est: £200- £300
£2000 Bids
A Vintage Zenith Mantle/Wall Clock with Wall Mount, Key & Pendulum, A/F
Dec 04, 10:00 AM SAST
A Vintage Zenith Mantle/Wall Clock with Wall Mount, Key & Pendulum, A/F
by 5th Avenue Auctioneers
Est: R12,000- R18,000
R12,0000 Bids
Great oak case regulator clock
Dec 06, 11:30 PM EST
Great oak case regulator clock
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $600- $700
$3500 Bids
Vintage Traditional Wooden Wall Clock
Dec 04, 10:00 AM MST
Vintage Traditional Wooden Wall Clock
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids

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