My name is Bill Stoddard, and I like to repair clocks, document the history of Westclox and their clocks and watches, design web sites, and program in PHP. Professionally, I run Bill’s Clockworks, where I repair American antique clocks and 400 day anniversary clocks; and sell new wall, mantle, chime, cuckoo and other types of clocks, and a few antique clocks.

My other joys include being with my family, bicycle riding, and vintage hi-fi and LP records.

I’m making the final push of entering Westclox clock and watch model summary data into my ClockHistory database. I give my heartfelt thanks to Gary Biolchini for permission to use the model data that he compiled for his book, Westclox: An Identification and Price Guide. A big thanks to Jim Linz for letting me use data from his two books Westclox: Electric and Westclox: wind-up. If you collect Westclox clocks and watches, or need to identify Westclox, Western Clock Co., Big Ben, Baby Ben, etc. clocks, these three books will be a big help to you.

Next I’ll enter “document-model-information”, which links products in catalogs and ads to models. Then I’ll get back my to lifelong study of the variations in Big Ben and Baby Ben alarm clocks. Thanks to Greg Adams for loaning me Big and Baby Bens to photograph.

Photos of my clock shop:

Bill Stoddard at 20 months old
Bill Stoddard at 20 months old. I’m looking at a Seth Thomas electric clock that my parents received as a wedding gift in 1954.