This site will concentrate on the Japanese Industrial Clock Manufacturing Industry that started in the 1880's and disappeared when electric clocks flooded the market.
Charlie Davis got hooked on Japanese clocks when he taught his first clock repair class soon after joining the NAWCC in 1968. They proved the ideal vehicle to introduce newcomers to owning and repairing clocks--plentiful, cheap and badly in need of overhauling! Since then he has handled hundreds of them and his curiosity grew about the story of those clocks.
Charlie has been teaching clock repair for the Pomona Adult School for over 25 years and is a popular presenter of clock related programs to service clubs, schools, retirement homes, church groups and many NAWCC chapters in the central and southern California areas. After nine years in the printing trade, Charlie taught printing at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College for 25 years. Retiring at 60 he then owned and operated a trade typesetting and graphic arts camera business in Rancho Cucamonga for nine years.
Charlie invites you to use all the information presented here, and encourages you to send corrections, updates, or your additional research to him to be included on this site, to make this the best collection of resources possible.
You can contact Charlie directly at CharlieD10 at Juno.com.
How to find and identify your Japanese clock logo?
a. There are four broad classifications: