Many finishes: black, white, "Fashion Brite" colors of shaded woodtone, shaded avocado, shaded wedgewood and shaded flame. Other varieties were made as well, including sweep second hand models and Repeater models. Gold and silver case models were made
Reproduced in China starting ca. 2003
There are 33 Models of Westclox Baby Ben Style 8 in the database
Reproduction style 8 Baby Ben alarm clock. White dial and back with nickel bezel and base.
Dates made: ca. 2003 - ?
The style 8 Baby Ben was made from 1964 to 1981. Design patent Des. 201,895 issued to Ellworth Danz on Aug. 10, 1965 covers the style 8 case design. Standard case colors were white with brass trim, and black with nickel trim. White clocks have a white dial with brown numerals or a brown dial with luminous numerals. Black clocks have a white dial with black numerals or a black dial with luminous numerals.
The “Fashion Brite” series of Baby Bens in Blue, Flame, Avocado and Woodtone were made from 1970 – 1975. They used the same movement as the standard Baby Ben.
In 1971 the “Baby Ben Sweep” was introduced. They have sweep second hands, and the case and dial colors were blue, green and brown. Also introduced in 1971 were “Baby Ben Repeater” in avocado, bronze and blue.
From 1967 – 1970 the “Baby Ben Magic Touch” style 8 was made. It has a night light that is activated by pushing down on the top of the clock.
“Baby Ben DeLuxe” in gold or silver case and metal dial was made from 1964 – 1971.
A folding travel clock shaped like a Style 8 was also made. Models with a seven-jewel movement are shown in the 1969-70 catalog, and a no jewel model made in USA dated 11-75 has been observed.
The style 8 design continued through 1980 selling along with the style 9. In 1981, its last year, it was made only as a sweep seconds hand model.
Style 8 Reproductions
Since ca. 2006, key wind reproductions of the style 8 Big Ben and Baby Ben have been available. They can be identified because they are made in China. These clocks have a plastic back and an internal alarm bell.