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Old 02-12-2008, 02:07 AM   #1
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I have this cool clock that I want to use but don't know if its 6/12v. Any ideas what its from? It says NEW HAVEN (clock?) AND WATCH on back and MADE IN U.S.A. on the dial.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:01 AM   #2
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to me it looks like a clock off 50-60s cars
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:21 PM   #3
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Not an easy one, but I would guess buick
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:34 PM   #4
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A simple google search yeilded this:
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In March of 1946, the firm resumed clock and watch manufacture and was reorganized as the New Haven Clock and Watch Company. That year it fell into the control of foreign inventors involved with Swiss watchmaking interests. Whitehead resigned as president and thereafter the firm deteriorated steadily. In 1956, it was reorganized under Chapter X of the bankruptcy act and in 1960 the operation ceased and the clock manufacturing facilities were sold on March 22-24, 1960 at public auction and by private negotiation.
This gives you a good idea of the age, Which if it was from a car, which i assume you are suggesting since this is a car forum, would probably mean it was 12 volts, since (i believe) most cars in that time period were 12 volt.
Edit: I would be interested to see what the back side looks like, and where the wires are suposed to connect.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:21 PM   #5
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thanks for the answers, google never even occurred to me. heres what the back looks like..
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:58 AM   #6
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A simple google search yeilded this:

This gives you a good idea of the age, Which if it was from a car, which i assume you are suggesting since this is a car forum, would probably mean it was 12 volts, since (i believe) most cars in that time period were 12 volt.
Edit: I would be interested to see what the back side looks like, and where the wires are suposed to connect.

Most cars were 6 Volt until the late 1940's - early 1950's. Most cars were 12V by 1955. Buick began the transition in 1953 with their Skylark with everything else they built being 12V in 1954

I don't know how to verify what voltage the clock in the picture was designed for.
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:12 AM   #7
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one option would be to put 6 volts to it and see if it keeps time. I am assuming that the body would be the negative side, as it looks like there is only one terminal? Feel free to correct be again Tbax, but i think on most cars the body was the negative?
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:16 AM   #8
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Looks exactly like this one from a '55 Buick...and this one from a '53.

All of their clocks look similar, but those two were the closest. Check out the link to the second one, it has a picture of the back too, to see if it matches yours.

Isn't there any other writing on the back? (Like the date of production)
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yep, thats it! the back is the same its got 9165(5or3) which i assume is the date code? thanks all for your help
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yep, thats it! the back is the same its got 9165(5or3) which i assume is the date code? thanks all for your help
Yeah, that would have to be September 16, 1955 or 1953.
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:00 AM   #11
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this is very interesting, you like this car

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It looks like you're trying to sell "Viagra by gross" lol.
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