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What is the dial of a clock?


The dials on a clock can tell you a lot about the history and quality of a clock. Ranging from painted wood to engraved and inlaid brass, and everything in-between. In early clocks the materials, rather than cost of labor, determines the quality of the dial. An ornate, hand painted wooden dial is often less valuable than a plain brass one.



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