Big Ben and Baby Ben ID Guide

In 1984, my friend Richard Tjarks and I published the “Westclox Big Ben and Baby Ben Identification Guide” to go along with the Westclox clock and watch display at the NAWCC National Convention in Indianapolis.

I’ve added recent research findings and more material to the guide, and it is available as a PDF download. There is no charge, although donations are welcome!

Download the ID Guide (20 MB PDF)


  1. Remove the hands and dial. Remove the case back. Then unscrew the nuts in the back (there will be two or four) then remove the movement out the front.

  2. Please let me know how to access the movement on a Westclox Big Ben Style 8 clock. I’ve removed the front but can’t figure out how to access the movement. Is it necessary to remove the hands in order to do so? Thanks.

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