A vintage watch clock made by Detex Newman.
With die-cast aluminium housing, heat-treated crystal, and a riveted and reinforced leather harness carrying case and an adjustable shoulder strap. There is a wind up key and required winding only once per week. It would provide a 24-hour record directly embossed on a paper time dial by means of raised numerals on the recording keys.
Made in the USA, the Detex Newman Watch clock was first introduced in 1927. The watch clock, basically an oversized watch about the size of canteen, was easily carried around in its leather case. It has a key hole on the top. As the employee made their rounds, they would insert keys from the key stations into the clock which would print or punch out on a strip of paper inside the clock the time and the station identification mark. The clocks would be checked after each shift as proof that the employee had actually made the rounds.
There is a bit of corrosion on one of the screws and on the strap fastener. Please see images.
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Product Code: 31251
Styling: add to any clock maker or security collection, display on a stand or shelf in a home, man cave, office, retail space, museum or restaurant or would make a great addition to any steampunk costume.