The Strutt Epicyclic Train Clock is an open works spring wound clock designed and built by William R. Smith. Mr. Smith is a master watch and clock maker. He also wrote a book on how to build this clock, among many others that he’s written in the field. The Strutt Epicyclic Train Clock was awarded a gold medal in the Horological Crafts Competition at the 2003 NAWCC convention. The 8-day mechanism features an unusual paradox movement utilizing planetary gears to drive the minute and hour hands individually.

In addition to Mr. Smith’s award-winning clock, the display also includes two partially complete versions—one full-size and one half-size. They are currently being built by Pamela Weiss based on the instructions in Mr. Smith’s book.

William R. Smith was recognized by the Joe Martin Foundation as the Craftsman of the Year for 2000.

Exhibit added: October 15, 2006 - Last modified: May 26, 2023

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship