This wooden clock is about 16″ tall with a 9″ diameter dial. A 3 lb weight drives the wooden mechanism, which is regulated by a horizontal foliot that rotates to and fro. The clock runs for over 24 hours per winding, making it a ‘1-day’ clock.
While the verge and foliot escapement was used in clocks for hundreds of years, it eventually was abandoned in favor of more accurate, modern escapements. The limited accuracy of these ancient clocks warranted the use of a single hour hand. Like the historic clocks that it replicates, the Diadem’s accuracy can vary by as much as 15 minutes per day. It should be considered a nod to genius horologists of times past rather than an accurate timekeeper.
Like all of our wooden gear clocks, the Diadem kits are manufactured from high quality hardwood-veneered MDF.
The Diadem clock kit includes every part needed to make your all-wood clock. All wood components are precut and all hardware is included. No cutting or drilling is required. The only component you will need is 2-3 lbs of metal shot to fill the weight shell.
A detailed instruction manual is included, but if you ever have a question, we are happy to assist you.