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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

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Vintage Vienna Wall Clock 18” X 55” X 7”
Feb 27, 6:00 PM EST
Vintage Vienna Wall Clock 18” X 55” X 7”
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Est: $0- $0
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Seiko Melodies In Motion Wall Clock
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
Seiko Melodies In Motion Wall Clock
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Est: $0- $0
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Seiko Melodies In Motion Wall Clock
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Seiko Melodies In Motion Wall Clock
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Est: $0- $0
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Seiko Melodies In Motion Wall Clock
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Est: $0- $0
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Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
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Est: $0- $0
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Roman Numeral Gear Wall Clock 20 in. (50.8 cm.)
Feb 29, 6:00 PM EST
Roman Numeral Gear Wall Clock 20 in. (50.8 cm.)
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$263 Bids
Seiko Hi-Fi Sound Musical Wall Clock
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
Seiko Hi-Fi Sound Musical Wall Clock
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$103 Bids
Mackenzie-Childs Courtly Check Wall Clock 12 in. (30.5 cm.)
Feb 29, 6:00 PM EST
Mackenzie-Childs Courtly Check Wall Clock 12 in. (30.5 cm.)
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$83 Bids
Seiko Collectors Edition Musical Wall Clock
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
Seiko Collectors Edition Musical Wall Clock
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$203 Bids
Seiko Melodies In Motion Wall Clock
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
Seiko Melodies In Motion Wall Clock
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$253 Bids
(3pc) Kit Kat, Klocker Spaniel, Owl Wall Clocks
Mar 02, 10:00 AM MST
(3pc) Kit Kat, Klocker Spaniel, Owl Wall Clocks
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Est: $0- $0
$353 Bids
Seiko Melodies In Motion Wall Clock
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
Seiko Melodies In Motion Wall Clock
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$202 Bids
Seiko Charming Bell Musical Wall Clock
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
Seiko Charming Bell Musical Wall Clock
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
Seiko Charming Bell Musical Wall Clock
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
Seiko Charming Bell Musical Wall Clock
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
Seiko 2006 Collectors Edition Wall Clock
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
Seiko 2006 Collectors Edition Wall Clock
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
Seiko Melodies In Motion Wall Clock
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
Seiko Melodies In Motion Wall Clock
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
SWATCH WATCH wall clock, large size with black strap and red dial. Approx height185cm
Mar 04, 7:00 PM AEDT
SWATCH WATCH wall clock, large size with black strap and red dial. Approx height185cm
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD252 Bids
Five Clocks
Mar 02, 9:00 AM EST
Five Clocks
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$51 Bid
Six Miniature Wall Clocks
Mar 02, 9:00 AM EST
Six Miniature Wall Clocks
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$51 Bid
A WILLIAM IV BRASS INLAID MAHOGANY FUSEE DIAL WALL TIMEPIECE WITH OCTAGONAL SURROUND
Feb 27, 10:30 AM GMT
A WILLIAM IV BRASS INLAID MAHOGANY FUSEE DIAL WALL TIMEPIECE WITH OCTAGONAL SURROUND
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £300- £500
£2801 Bid
The New Haven Clock Co. Octagon Regulator A Wall Clock
Mar 03, 10:00 AM EST
The New Haven Clock Co. Octagon Regulator A Wall Clock
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Vintage RA Pendulum Wall Clock
Mar 03, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage RA Pendulum Wall Clock
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Vintage Wooden Wall Clock RA Pendulum
Mar 03, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Wooden Wall Clock RA Pendulum
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Multicolor Metal Art Roman Numeral Wall Clock 30 in. (76.2 cm.)
Feb 29, 6:00 PM EST
Multicolor Metal Art Roman Numeral Wall Clock 30 in. (76.2 cm.)
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Wall Clocks


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Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales

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Apple Tree Auction Center