Welcome to the Westclox History Database! Here you can see production dates, original retail prices and other historical knowledge about vintage Westclox clocks and watches.
I'm continuing to add Westclox model data—this will keep me busy through the end of 2014—I hope it will be done by then! I'll scan Westclox catalogs after that, and sometime add Telechron models. After that, I'll do the programming to display catalogs and advertisements. Each advertisement and catalog page will link to the clock and watch models it contains.
Even though my focus is on Westclox, I'm including Telechron clocks and some Seth Thomas clocks. Schatz 400 day clocks are here too, based on my experience repairing clocks at Bill's Clockworks.
There are many Westclox alarm clock models named Big Ben. Richard Tjarks introduced styles to organize them into groups of similar models. For example, Big Ben Style 1 and Style 1a are the leg model, and Style 2 is the first base model. Style 10 is the last numbered Big Ben style, and there are other styles with names instead of numbers. These styles constitute the Big Ben Style Series. Similarly, Baby Ben and other Westclox clocks and watches have been assigned styles. Gary Biolchini added more style series in his book Westclox - An Identification and Price Guide, and I added even more in 2012. See the top of this page for a current list of Westclox style series.
— Bill Stoddard