The Fort William Clocks are based on Georgian designs handed down to cabinetmakers and clock makers of Nineteenth century Calcutta. At that time Calcutta was the capital of the British Indian empire and a host of woodworkers, cabinetmakers and artisans of all kinds operated from Bentinck and Bowbazar streets. Their wares were renowned in all of the East. Among the many items they made were clocks which were in great demand by military offices stationed at the city's military base, Fort William.
The photo on the left is of the clock made in American White Ash stained with colonial Maple (Rs 9,100).
2 in stock
We make clocks from different species of wood, including CP Teak, American Maple, Sapele, White Ash and Sheesham. We also use a range of bright brass, bronze and buffalo horn ornaments for some of our higher end clocks. Our clocks are typically fitted with a quartz movement manufactured by a reputed Taiwan company. We can also fit Seiko (Japan) or Hermle (Germany) movements at extra cost if so desired.
The photograph on the left is the rear view of one made from American White Ash stained with Colonial Maple and finished with Shellac.
The price of Fort William clocks start at Rs 8,200. The price depends on the wood used as well the brass ornaments and embellishments used. We also can fit our clocks with a chiming mechanism made by Seiko (Japan). This currently would cost an additional Rs 5,000. For more details please contact us. Our Sheesham Clock currently in stock is priced at that whereas the clock in Ash is priced at Rs 9,100.
The photo on the left is of the clock in Sheesham (Indian Rosewood).
CP Teak, American Maple, Sapele, White Ash and Sheesham
18 inches high, 12 inches wide and 8 inches depth.
Clocks are put together with rebates, grooves as well as small mortise and tenon joints.
The choice of finish is Shellac but for a more enduring and easy to maintain finish we would recommend polyurethane.