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03-08-2014, 11:32 AM
As some of you may know, my wife owns Hamilton Consignments. Today somebody brought in this Waltham 8 Day clock. They claim it was removed from a vintage Studebaker. They called it a dashboard clock. Any clock experts out there that can verify the claim? It's 3" diameter and the stem is 1/2" and it has some weight to it. It works too.

03-08-2014, 12:08 PM
Likely from the 'teens.


03-08-2014, 12:43 PM
With the stem at the bottom, it reminds me of clocks that were mounted in the rear view mirror in the 1920s-1930s.
I would guess aftermarket, but I am far from expert on that vintage of Studebaker.

03-08-2014, 02:33 PM
Bought one of those at an auction a few years ago. It was from a car from the 20's or so. I found a number of them online at that time and was able to confirm what it came from. Seems like it brought around 100 bucks on Ebay. With the bottom stem I suspect it is for an auto application. Steve

03-08-2014, 03:51 PM
Thanks, guys. It's so tempting to buy half the stuff that comes through the door. This is the 1st auto related item so far.

03-08-2014, 04:13 PM
I bought a Waltham eight day auto clock a couple of years ago. It has mounting holes at the side (i believe it pivots). It is very accurate and does indeed run for a full eight days. I too believe it is/was aftermarket and I was led to believe it was used for more upscale vehicles.

03-08-2014, 04:41 PM
Stem wind dashboard mounted clocks were used on myriad cars thru the 1920's.

1961: I bought a one owner 1923 Studebaker Big Six, it came with one of these clocks.

Mid-1930's Ford's offered an optional clock/mirror. The clock was much smaller in diameter than the clocks used in the dashboards.