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    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.
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  • #2
    Likely from the 'teens.



    • #3
      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.
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer


      • #4
        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


        • #5
          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.


          • #6
            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.
            55 President Deluxe
            64 Commander
            66 Cruiser

            37 Oldsmobile F37 4 Door


            • #7
              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.
              Last edited by WinM1895; 03-08-2014, 01:47 PM.