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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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Mid Century Modern U.S. Coins Wall Clock
May 25, 10:00 AM MST
Mid Century Modern U.S. Coins Wall Clock
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$455 Bids
WALL CLOCK
May 20, 10:00 AM PDT
WALL CLOCK
by O'Gallerie
Est: $0- $0
$255 Bids
Vintage 32" Tall Wall Clock
Jun 12, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage 32" Tall Wall Clock
by Gary R. Wallace Auctioneers Inc.
Est: $0- $0
$353 Bids
Mid Century Wall Clock
May 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Mid Century Wall Clock
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$403 Bids
Smith's gilt wood sunburst wall clock or timepiece (47 x 68cm)
May 23, 10:00 AM AEST
Smith's gilt wood sunburst wall clock or timepiece (47 x 68cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD400- AUD500
AUD302 Bids
WALL CLOCK
May 20, 10:00 AM PDT
WALL CLOCK
by O'Gallerie
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
1980s LINDEN Post Modern Wall Clock
Jun 02, 10:00 AM CDT
1980s LINDEN Post Modern Wall Clock
by Rivich Auction
Est: $50- $100
$251 Bid
An oak cased station clock
May 24, 10:00 AM BST
An oak cased station clock
by Martel Maides
Est: £50- £80
£201 Bid
George Nelson Design Sunburst Wall Clock
May 26, 11:00 AM PDT
George Nelson Design Sunburst Wall Clock
by Fine Estate Inc.
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
Nautical Wood Chrome Ship Wheel Clock
May 25, 2:00 PM EDT
Nautical Wood Chrome Ship Wheel Clock
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $75- $150
$600 Bids
Nautical Porthole Wall Clock
Jun 01, 2:00 PM EDT
Nautical Porthole Wall Clock
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $75- $150
$500 Bids
12" Premium Classic Wood and Brass Ship Wheel Clock
Jun 04, 9:00 PM EDT
12" Premium Classic Wood and Brass Ship Wheel Clock
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $300- $500
$1000 Bids
15" Deluxe Class Brass Porthole Clock
Jun 04, 9:00 PM EDT
15" Deluxe Class Brass Porthole Clock
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $550- $750
$2500 Bids
Nautical Wood Chrome Ship's Wheel Clock
Jun 08, 2:00 PM EDT
Nautical Wood Chrome Ship's Wheel Clock
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $75- $150
$600 Bids
15" Ocean Breeze Silver Ship Wheel and Anchor Wall Clock
Jun 18, 9:00 PM EDT
15" Ocean Breeze Silver Ship Wheel and Anchor Wall Clock
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $220- $320
$1200 Bids
Semet-Solvay Eng. Corp. Machine Room Wall Clock
May 31, 12:00 PM EDT
Semet-Solvay Eng. Corp. Machine Room Wall Clock
by Cottone Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
15" Ocean Breeze Silver Ship Wheel and Anchor Wall Clock
Jun 13, 9:00 PM EDT
15" Ocean Breeze Silver Ship Wheel and Anchor Wall Clock
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $160- $260
$800 Bids
Brisa Wall Clock
May 21, 9:00 PM EDT
Brisa Wall Clock
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $1,300- $1,600
$1,1000 Bids
Beautiful Mahogany Wall Hung Vienna Regulator Clock-Original Case
May 30, 10:00 AM CDT
Beautiful Mahogany Wall Hung Vienna Regulator Clock-Original Case
by Cedarburg Auction & Appraisals LLC
Est: $200- $300
$250 Bids
A Black Forest 'whistling' automaton, ea
May 23, 10:00 AM BST
A Black Forest 'whistling' automaton, ea
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £150- £200
£700 Bids
Welch Spring & Co. No. 4 Regulator Calendar Clock
May 31, 12:00 PM EDT
Welch Spring & Co. No. 4 Regulator Calendar Clock
by Cottone Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$2500 Bids
A wall clock
May 27, 7:00 PM WEST
A wall clock
by Veritas Art Auctioneers
Est: €600- €800
€6000 Bids
Rare William L. Gilbert No. 10 1/2 Wall Clock
May 31, 12:00 PM EDT
Rare William L. Gilbert No. 10 1/2 Wall Clock
by Cottone Auctions
Est: $700- $1,000
$3500 Bids
Oak wall hung Bankers Regulator Clock
May 30, 10:00 AM CDT
Oak wall hung Bankers Regulator Clock
by Cedarburg Auction & Appraisals LLC
Est: $100- $200
$250 Bids

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