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Antique 15½" Japanese Welaiti Mahogany Railway Station / School Round Dial Wall Clock (chiming)

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Yolanda Gray Antiques


Here we have for sale a good quality antique 15½" mahogany chiming wall clock, believed to be made by the Japanese firm, Welaiti, circa 1920, which has been lovingly restored to its former glory and is now in good working order.

• 15” external diameter
• Circa: 1920
• Quality double brass barrel spring mechanism
• Welaiti Chiming / striking mechanism
• Chimes on the ½ hour & full hour
• French polished mahogany case
• Dark brown colour
• Black Roman numeral face
• Pendulum access door
• Brass bezel
• Elegant shaped hands
• Ivory colour tin dial
• Winding key
• Detachable adjustable pendulum
• Restored & serviced
• Free delivery to mainland England & Wales
• 2 Year UK warranty included
• Free 14 day UK returns policy

This clock features a beautiful mahogany moulded case, with a tin bezel and a pendulum access door on the underside. The mahogany case has been restored, including French polishing to revive the wonderful colour and patination of the grain in the timber (the colour is dark mahogany). On the back of the clock is a bracket to attach the clock to the wall.

This clock houses a quality double brass barrel spring-driven chiming mechanism, which we believe to be by the Japanese firm, Welaiti. The firm’s name is stamped on the key. The clock chimes once on the half hour and also every hour to the number of hours.

This clock face features an ivory colour tin dial with black Roman numerals and elegant shaped hour and minute hand. In addition to the main dial and hands, the clock face also boasts a smaller secondary dial and hand to indicate seconds.

This clock was designed for use in public buildings such as schools or railway stations in Japan and also supplied to the Anglo-Indian railway network; therefore, its reliability and quality of construction were paramount. This clock is of good quality and it was constructed prior to wartime restrictions being imposed regarding materials; therefore no costs were spared in its construction.

Condition Report:
This clock has been sympathetically restored to a high standard and is now in good working order. Nominal old use marks to the case and tin dial but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The mahogany case is in good condition. The mahogany case has been re-polished. The tin-hinged bezel is in good working order, with some play to the hinge. The bezel-locking latch is present and working and prevents the bezel from opening. The mechanism is original; it has been cleaned and serviced and is in good working order, keeping good time. As we are confident that you will have no problems with the mechanism, we offer a 2-year UK warranty whereby if there were a mechanical problem with the clock, we would collect it free of charge from you, have it repaired and returned free of charge to you. We also offer a 14-day UK returns policy if you were not happy with it or wanted to return it for any reason. Please also note, this clock has the original mechanism; it has not been replaced with a cheaper devaluing electrical battery operated kit that you see on some clocks.

External Diameter = 15½"
Painted Dial Diameter = 12"
Depth = 4Ύ”

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland. *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland. If you live in one of the areas, please contact us for a delivery quote.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you.

International Buyers:
Please contact us before purchasing the item, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time.

Ref. STR417

Please contact us on 01829 458 070 or 07960 738 212 to arrange a viewing. Alternatively, please email:
Internal Ref: STR417


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1920.


Height = 39.4 cm (15.5")
Width = 39.4 cm (15.5")
Depth = 12 cm (4.7")

Seller Details

Yolanda Gray Antiques
Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
United Kingdom

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