Putting together a list of all the clocks I desire really appeals to me. The more I research the antique and vintage clock world the more discerning I have become as a collector.
Most clock collectors evolve as their tastes change and after collecting for more than 10 years I have changed my thinking on clocks I collect. I have also been focusing my collection on specific styles (wall clocks are preferred over mantel clocks) and makes of clocks (Arthur Pequegnat, for example).
A good portion of my wall and mantel clocks were acquired years ago when I was less discriminating as a collector (and some need to go) but in the past couple of years, I have been focusing on exceptional clocks that have historic significance and generally those made before 1900 in an age where better quality clocks were manufactured.
This is my current list including those clocks (indicated) I have acquired:
- Arthur Pequegnat Regulator #1 wall clock
- Arthur Pequegnat Moncton, time-only, double spring 15-day movement – ACQUIRED – summer 2018
- Seth Thomas regulator #2 – ACQUIRED – summer 2018
- English 8-day Fusee gallery clock
- Ithaca, double dial calendar clock
- Antique tall case clock, McLachlan clock – ACQUIRED – winter 2020
- Banjo timepiece, weight driven
- English lantern clock
- Jeweller’s regulator with pinwheel escapement
- Martin Cheney wall or tall case clock
- English bracket clock
- American crystal regulator – ACQUIRED – summer 2018
- Vedette wall clock – ACQUIRED June 2019
- Vienna Regulator (mini) wall clock – one weight – ACQUIRED – Fall 2016
The latest is a tall case clock from Newton Stewart, Scotland, circa 1850. My son-in-law has a Scottish tall case clock that is even older than this one. It was brought over by his family in the early 1800s. I have always admired that clock and wished that one day I could add a similar one to my collection. Luckily I was able to pick one up at auction in February of 2020.
And, the search goes on for others on my list.