WW 7640 – Hohenzollern

WW 7640 – Hohenzollern

WW 7640 – Hohenzollern

7″ x 22″ x 5″

In 1640 the “Waaguhr” was the first mechanical clock that was affordable by the new middle class in Europe. Its simple design allowed for only one hand indicating the hours. The average person of the Seventeenth Century measured time with only three times of day: sunrise, high noon, and sunset.

The Verge and Foliot escapement is the earliest known method of advancing the beat in mechanical clocks. It’s use further developed mechanical clocks, and is a very important step in the history of technology.

The mechanism of this clock is made of wood and is powered by a roughly hewn rock from the Black Forest. This clock is interesting to watch as a moving decorative piece, but should not be counted on for accurate timekeeping. So many technological advancements have occurred in the last four hundred years that should be taken advantage of when you are looking for a clock to keep you on schedule! If you are looking for a more accurate and reliable timekeeper of this style, be sure to check out our castle clocks.

The Hohenzollern is by Rombach und Haas.


  • Wooden mechanism
  • Powered by the weight of a real rock from the forest
  • Reproduction of an early 17th Century timepiece
  • Verge and foliot (pinwheel) escapement
  • A fine conversation piece
  • Original Black Forest clock, certified by the VDS
  • Made in Germany

    If you are interested in this clock please Email us at: clocks@northcoastimports.com – please be sure to include your zip code so we can direct you to a dealer in your area.

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