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Vintage Smiths Travel Alarm Clock In A Zippered Leather Case

Vintage Smiths Travel Alarm Clock In A Zippered Leather Case


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Vintage Smiths Travel Alarm Clock In A Zippered Leather Case

This is an exquisite, working, Vintage Smiths Travel Alarm Clock in a Zippered Leather Case. A very unusual and ingenious design, it has a chrome surround to the face and back.

The single control knob is attached by a fine chain to the rear of the clock and can be used to wind the clock, set the time, alarm etc: (see images). Not having separate control knobs means that the mechanism on the rear is flat enough for the clock to neatly fold in the case.

Approximate Size:
Case Width, Height, Depth (WHD): 9.4 x 9 x 2.9 cm
Clock Face Width (including Chrome surround): 7.5cm

In good working condition, the alarm clock face is cream-white, with the hands and numerals in a contrasting black with beige highlights. Really easy to read from a distance but not in the dark as its hands are not luminous.

The leather casing is in very good vintage condition with some slight surface blemishes/scuffs commensurate with age and use. The zip is working effectively and all the stitching is intact.

The clock is thought to date to the 1930s/40s, and it is possible that the 7-Jewel movement, probably 8-day, may have been manufactured by Jaeger leCoultre (JLC) for Smiths. We haven’t opened up the clock to check for any distinguishing maker’s marks. It would probably require a CLA (clean, lube and adjust) service to guarantee accurate time keeping. 

All in all, a beautiful, and useable, collectible art deco alarm clock. You don't see many with this design!

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