Includes original winding handles and winding knobs, hands and numbers glow in the dark, knobs, embossed numbers and dials, perfect working condition.
Originating from Nanjing Clock Factory (南京钟表厂) in Nanjing city, China in 1955. Hero brand clocks are classic mantel clocks initially produced by the Jiang Nan Clock Factory in the 50s. The brand uses its brand name ‘Hero’ in bold italics as its trademark.
1955, in order to gain a competitive advantage over foreign-produced clocks, over 10 clock companies in Nanjing banded together to establish the Jiang Nan Clock Factory to produce a range of Flywheel brand alarm clocks (飞轮牌闹钟). Flywheel brand clocks were subsequently renamed to Zijinshan brand and Hero brand. In 1958, JiangNan Clock Factory was renamed Zijinshan Watch Factory till 1971 when it became the Nanjing Clock Factory.
By 1980, Hero clocks were greatly prized and a symbol of pride and quality in the city of Nanjing. Hero clocks gained popularity across China for their high-quality and were even exported to Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.
Clock production at Nanjing Clock Factory began to shrink by 1990 and in 1998 the factory was reduced to only producing a small number of clock parts. By this time wind-up clocks were no longer the rage as battery run clocks began taking over the landscape. By 2001, the factory had completely ceased production.
Each classic mantel clock sold by The Great Indoors has been carefully handpicked and lovingly restored to perfect working condition. That said, each classic mantel clock may carry its own characteristic set of blemishes after having endured the passage of time.
The availability of these clocks by design are extremely limited and we hope you will care for them as much as we have.