West End Watch Co. (swiss) 8-day Clock In Folding Wood Case/stand
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West End Watch Co. (swiss) 8-day Clock In Folding Wood Case/stand:
West End Watch Co. (Swiss) 8-Day Clock in Folding Wood Case/Stand
Swiss; West End Watch Co.; Circa: 1900
CASE: The 5-½” x 5-½” x 1/8” thick wooden box has an open face case and is plain.
DIAL: This white porcelain dial displays Arabic numerals and has spade hands.
MOVT: This 15-jewel stem-set movement with lever escapement is gilt with a ¾- plate layout.
A hand written note with the history of the clock is included:
Circa 1910 – 1911
Given to James Bernard Harvey, a professional soldier on graduation from Military Academy Dunblane, Scotland in 1914 as a second Lt. at age 18 in 1914 * to 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders when he rose to the rank of Capt. by age 22. At the end of war (1918) he was shipped to India – where he stayed for 4-years before returning to Edinburgh, Scotland married and had four children, three boys and one girl.He was born 20th Dec. 1896 and died in 1968 – Jan. 3rd.This clock was with him all during the war 1914 – 1918 and then again in India where he fought in native uprisings in the Himalayas.When he died this was given to his daughter Wilma Robertson who as a child was always fascinated with it, who in turn brought it to Canada in 1980.COND:
C 3-10 (Case is in Very Good condition - scratched)
D 3 (Dial is in Very Good condition)
M 3 (Movement is in Very Good condition)
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