The O/clock is something I’ve wanted to make for years. It’s made from the woofer cut-outs of the DeVore Fidelity O/96 speakers, and so retains that model’s striking, book-matched veneers and thick birch plywood substrate.

They are very limited production, partly because there are only so many woofer cut-outs, but mostly because I finish them completely by hand after hours when I have time. Each one is numbered and signed. I use a high-quality Seiko movement with a smooth sweeping second hand (not the jerking motion typical of quartz movements). A single AA battery is required. They are about 8 1/2 inches in diameter (this varies a bit because some require more sanding on the plywood edge than others). The clock face is 1 inch thick, and the hands protrude another 1/2 inch or so. Each is one-of-a-kind, as the veneers will vary a lot from cut-out to cut-out. I center the hands on the veneers individually, so none of them are perfectly centered on the disc, but rather visually centered on the pattern of the wood. Most will be the standard O/96 Lace Walnut veneer, but occasionally there will be other species as custom speakers are built to order.

They are not the same finish as our speakers. The O/clock dials are finished with hand-applied satin polyurethane and are not as perfect as the speakers.

I offer a $100 discount for owners of the DeVore Fidelity O/96, so contact me through the site for details if that applies to you.

John DeVore
Top Banana, DeVore Fidelity Ltd.

Contact: oclock@devorefidelity.com

O’Clocks are hand made in Brooklyn.