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A French Morbier clock is also sometimes called a privincial clock or a Comtoise clock. The name for these clocks comes from the village of Morbier in the Franche-Comté region where these beautiful timepieces were produced.
Morbier clocks were not manufactured in the large, metropolitan centers. Instead, French farmers crafted clock parts during the winter. These parts were then purchased and made into a Morbier clock. Because Morbier was on a trade route, these antique french clocks were sold to those on the trade route.