Bracket Clock

Antique Bracket Clock

Take a glance at our astonishing bracket clock collection. We have a wide selection to fit any preference. If you prefer ormolu clocks you may want to look at our Ormolu Mantel Clock. Alternatively, we offer our 8-Day Hermle Mantel Clock that is made out of oak wood.

Bracket clocks are portable clocks that were increasingly popular during the 17th and 18th century. They were determined as ‘bracket clocks’ because they had to be hung on a wall, attached and hooked on to brackets to allow the hanging weights to hang freely.

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What Is A Bracket Clock

The term ‘bracket clock’ first came to light in the 17th and 18th century. They were given this name because to hang this type of clock on a wall, it had to be attached to a bracket to allow the hanging weight to hang freely.

 

What Is The Difference Between A Bracket Clock And Mantel Clock?

The main difference between a mantel clock and a bracket clock would be the age gap between them both. Clocks that originated from the 17th and 18th centuries are most likely to be called antique bracket clocks. Whereas, clocks that were made later on (1800’s- present day) are recognised as mantel clocks.

Who Invented The Bracket Clock?

A man known as Nicolas Delaunay made the fist ever bracket clock in 1753. He was a watchmaker who lived in Paris.

 

How To Set The Time On A Bracket Clock?

Setting the time on a bracket clock is fairly easy once you are taught how to. Firstly, you should move the minute hand with a gentle force until your clock shows the right time. Then, each time the minute hand surpasses twelve, you will need to pause each time and allow the clock to strike fully. Keep in mind, you must never move the our hand as it could destroy the synchronisation and you must never move the hands anticlockwise as this could cause damage!