Sneak Peek: Westmont Bracket Clock

We are pleased to announce the Westmont Bracket Clock, which has been given the official “go ahead” to proceed as a Klockit clock kit product. But before heading to the Klockit website to look up this beautiful gem, understand it’s still in the product development stage. However, we can certainly tantalize you with an exclusive preview!

This clock assembly features laminate-assembly base plates. When assembled, the combined plates create a gradually diminishing classical roman profile of coves with bead. westmont

The trim and end cap pieces promote a modest, yet stylish, ogee profile which gives way to single vein columns that frame the clock face opening in symmetric sophistication. A removable case back panel allows for quick and easy access to the clock movement within.

The result? Finished design perfection.

We have selected an elegant European-style clock face, with glass and hinged bezel to compliment the warm, natural hue of the solid cherry wood case assembly. While the initial premise of many new Klockit designs is to allow customers their choice of movement, the Westmont will prove to be no exception.

We plan to offer two different versions: A battery-operated quartz version (see #12001 for movement features) and a Westminster chime mechanical movement version (see #13006 for movement features). Both movements offer rich chimes and quality timekeeping that will continue to please throughout the many years you will enjoy this heirloom clock assembly.

There is plenty more to comment and compliment about this new kit assembly, which should be making its way to customers about mid 2013!

Questions about this new product? We’d love to answer them, please leave your question in a comment below!

Written By: Chris Akright

Chris is responsible for the kit, plan, and finishing technical support, which he has provided to Klockit customers for over 13 years. Chris also contributes new product designs, composes written/illustrated assembly manuals, and works to develop new kit and plan products for the Klockit catalog. Chris’s experience is the culmination of years of training under his mentor, and Klockit Designer, John Cooper.

6 thoughts on “Sneak Peek: Westmont Bracket Clock

  1. Mark McClain June 3, 2013 / 4:38 pm

    Laminate is not a good choice in my opinion.

    • Klockit June 3, 2013 / 4:41 pm

      Hi Mark, thanks for the feedback. What would you use in place of laminate?

  2. Jim Stephenson June 3, 2013 / 8:24 pm

    With a router table and the choice of cutters you could come up with a great top and base for your clock and no glue lines.

  3. Rex Beistle June 3, 2013 / 11:17 pm

    If the description of laminate is intended to inply high-pressure laminate such as Formica brand or similar, then the design is off the mark. If the design is a lamination of several layers of solid wood with various profiles that build up to something exceptional, that is a different story.

    Formica or similar might sell in that place from Arkansas, but I would not have it in my home nor give it as a gift.

    • Klockit June 4, 2013 / 8:55 am

      Hi Rex, thank you for your concern on quality. Yes, laminate was meant to refer to several layers of solid wood. On the Westmont, pieces are already profiled (shaped by the router), so they stack together to form an overall compound profile.

      The profiled wood pieces, when laminated together, step into one another to look as though the entire assembly is one solid wood piece with more pizazz.

      • Lee Robison June 4, 2013 / 2:22 pm

        Now I bet that this looks really nice. Can’t wait to see what it will look like in the catalog.

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