Please note all clocks are made to order.
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Just a quick note - I'm very proud of my clocks, I love designing and making them and want my customers to feel equally proud of their purchase. It can be difficult to convey the quality of a product online, the feel of the wood, the sound of the ticking and so on. If you would like to see the clocks you are more than welcome to visit me at my home studio where I have several clocks on display. To arrange an appointment please contact me before visiting. Thanks Darren
Introducing my second clock in the "Iconic Aircraft" collection, The MK-IX Spitfire.
When I first started my clock journey I knew at some point that the Spitfire would be part of my collection, so I couldn't be happier to finally be able to offer this classic warbird to those who love it as much as I do.
This clock is finished in walnut with oak marquetry using the contrasting colours of the wood to represent the camouflage on this beautiful warbird. To achieve the amount of detail that is in this clock I purchased MK-IX Spitfire model kit and from that was able to meticulously reference all the tiny details, from the thousands of rivets, the exhaust details, fuel fill points, cannon covers etc. Please take a look at one of the wing images below to see an example how much detail has gone into this clock.
All the clock gears use the 4 bladed propeller as used in the MK-IX and on the tip of each blade is a tiny piece of oak marquetry to denote the blade tip.
Look down through the acrylic cockpit to see the meshing gears below!
The tail fin is held in place with strong magnets and is defined by cross sections of the fin structure to achieve an artistic representation of this part.
The minute, hour and seconds hand are represented by the walnut propeller blades again with an oak tip.
The clock uses real wood veneers to offer that feel and warmth that is only achievable with hand finished real wood and creates an eye catching piece of art that is both unique and fascinating to watch.
The clock is weight driven with time keeping regulated by a swinging pendulum as per traditional clocks first invented in the mid 1600’s.
Made using only the highest quality materials specially selected for their reliability and stability.
- Design based on the MK-IX Spitfire
- Oak and walnut Spitfire camouflage
- Intricate etched detail of rivets, exhaust details, fuel fill points etc...
- 4 blade propeller Spitfire MK-IX gear centres with oak marquetry blade tips
- Clear acrylic cockpit
- Stacked section vertical fin
- Propeller blade minute and hour hands with oak tip
- Spitfire marquetry detail on pendulum bob
Below is a short product video showing the clock slowly passing the time... Don't forget to like, share and subscribe to see more upcoming clock designs. Please note that the clock shown in the video is the Walnut with Oak detail version.
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Clock Key Specifications
Also See Dimension Drawing
- Height - 1340mm
- Width - 750mm
- Depth - 185mm
- Main Material Finish - Walnut
- Gear Material Finish - Walnut
- Marquetry Material - Oak
- Clock Bearings - High Quality Deep Groove Sealed Ball Bearings, Maintenance Free
- Shaft Material - Stainless Steel
- Weight Cord - Wear Resistant Kevlar
- Drive Power - Gravity Powered By a Weight (no batteries needed)
- Winding - Pull Cord Winding For Speed & Ease
- Run Time - 50 Hours
- Pendulum Period - 2 Seconds
- Escapement Design - Grahams Deadbeat (zero recoil)
Where Is Your Clock Going To Be Installed?
It's worth considering where your clock is going to be installed, below is a quick summary of the key considerations, please check my “Where To Install Your Clock” page for full details click here.
- Install on a smooth flat wall that is vertical (check with a spirit level).
- Consider avoiding busy areas where the clock could be easily knocked for example near a busy doorway.
- Consider pets and how they will react to the swinging pendulum.
- Do not install in direct sunlight.
- Do not install where there are large fluctuations in temperature and humidity for example a conservatory.
- Do not install above a heat source for example over a radiator.
- Do not install in the air flow of a fan or air conditioner unit.
- Consider the location of electrical switches, sockets and wall lights and the possibility of cables being buried in the wall.
What Happens Once My Order is Placed?
Order Confirmation - Once you place an order you will receive an automated order confirmation email, I will also send you another message regarding the free engraving, if you selected this option.
Building Your Clock - Your clock is made to order and requires around three weeks to cut, hand finish, assemble and thoroughly test.
Shipping - When testing begins I will contact you to arrange delivery at a convenient time.
Other Important Information
Material Variations - Please note that the clock is made using real wood veneers, a naturally occurring material which will vary in tone and grain pattern from piece to piece, therefore, although the same species is used, your clock will not exactly match those displayed in the images and product videos. Its also worth mentioning that the type of lighting can change the tone of the material, some lighting will make the wood appear darker whilst warm lighting as used in the videos can give a considerably different feel.
I hope you found this page interesting and informative, however if you have any questions or comments about the page or any aspect of the site or clocks, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks again Darren