Padgett & Braham
Silver Desk Clock | 8 Day

Regular price £1,750

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Padgett & Braham
Silver Desk Clock | 8 Day

Regular price £1,750

This recently serviced Padgett & Braham 8 Day Desk Clock, from 1935, is a classic example of early 20th-century design, to be enjoyed on a daily basis on a desk or bedside table. Made out of silver, with a paired back cream dial, it is both discrete and elegant, with subtle details found throughout.

A British Collaboration

Born in 1897, Stanley Padgett was an entrepreneur with a family background in the jewellery and silversmith trade. At the age of 25, using a bank loan of £100, he bought J. Braham Ltd, which at the time employed three silversmiths and one polisher. Under the combined name of Padgett & Braham, the company would produce silver goods, from cigarette cases to clocks such as this one.

Bringing their silversmith expertise to the table, Padgett & Braham sought the assistance of British watchmaker Smith for the movement which powers this clock. Founded in 1851 by Samuel Smith, the firm S. Smith and Son, or Smiths, was a London-based maker of watches and movements. Supplying its precision watches to various clients, including the Admiralty, the business quickly grew and expanded into a major provider of timepieces, automotive instrumentation, as well as other related goods.

The Design

Made in London in 1935, this Padgett & Braham 8 Day Desk Clock displays the silversmith’s refined sense of design. The dial is slanted at an angle, allowing one to easily glance at the time, when it is placed on a table. The large cream dial features a paired back aesthetic, with lume-filled Arabic numerals and cathedral hands. An “8 DAYS” signature is discreetly placed at 12 o’clock, complementing the overall minimalist appearance of the clock. Meanwhile, a “MADE IN ENGLAND” indication at 6 o’clock nods at the provenance of the case and movement. 

A cylindrical calendar sits atop the angular case, which can be set manually through the wheels on either side of it. The Smiths movement features an eight-day power reserve, and can be set and wound through the back of the case. Deep and well-preserved, the hallmarks found on the case confirm the manufacturer, provenance and silver quality of this clock.

Brand: Padgett & Braham x Smiths
Model: Eight Day Desk Clock
Functions: hours, minutes, manually-set date
Features: silver case, eight-day power reserve 
Case: 11cm in diameter (4.6cm thick at one end and 1.1cm thick at the other)
Crystal: Plexiglass
Year: 1935
This Padgett & Braham 8 Day Desk Clock has been recently serviced and remains in very good working condition. The outer-case shows signs of wear consistent with age, with some light tarnishing of the silver found in certain areas. The lume on the cathedral hands displays some cracks which have developed over time, with some light tarnishing found throughout the dial. Some damage to the crystal is also visible in the bottom left corner. Some discolouration to the wheels to the calendar is also present, though they remain highly legible overall.  It comes with a one-year mechanical warranty from A Collected Man.

We offer worldwide delivery on all of our objects. 

If ordering from the UK or Europe before 1 PM, your object will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the object, with all items delivered the next working day.

If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on choice of courier and destination. 

You may cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the object has been delivered to you. Any reclaimable import duties will however remain your responsibility.

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