Visiting Thailand's oldest
Watchmaker: Khun Prayong Nantakun
After discussing and checking through many
bags of old watches, we finally turned to the clocks again
My wife wanted to buy a Comtoise Clock and a Standing Clock for her office.
This is the German made Comtoise clock. We still need to find more information about its origin and age.
And this is the dial of the Standing Clock my wife bought for her office. You will learn about the reason I will show you the dial and the pendulum first later.
And here is the pendulum...
And now you see that this clock has to go to the office, our home's ceiling is not high enough to accommodate this watch:
Also at this time, we do not know much about
this clock, it is due to a consulted clock bock, a Louise XVI clock, about 200
years old and manufactured in Paris.
Last but not least another of the countless interesting clocks at Khun Prayong's home...the two key holes tell you that this clock will ring the hours and quarters.
I am already looking forward to visit Khun Prayong again, because he always gets new old watches and as I learned today, they sell very quickly.
Reto Castellazzi, Bangkok, July 5th 2002
Photo credits: Kritaya Lamsam, using a Nikon Coolpix 995
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