That is odd! Have a great day!
Interesting to read the various arguments put forward for the variation. I think the strongest argument, though, is that it takes time for standards to become fixed.
I have 2 clocks with Roman Numerals and they are the same way. Strange!
Very strange. I wonder if they did it to balance with the VIII on the other side - so for aesthetics? Beautiful clock face despite that.
How strange! There must be a reason.
that made me laugh! great observation!
That is a first run of the clock from the assembly line. The mistake was not noticed right away. This is a collector's item. Should fetch a high price on eBay.
A great observation indeed, Stewart!! How strange is that!! Great shot for the day!!
Hi Stewart, the nine is indeed very strange.Well noted.Best regards, Irma
I feel it is the artistic license to blame so that it balances the eight.
There are lots of theories as to why but no certain answer.http://www.ubr.com/clocks/frequently-asked-questions-faq/faq-roman-iiii-vs-iv-on-clock-dials.aspx
Beautiful clock. I actually remember arguing with a teacher about the Roman Numeral for four. Because the clock on our mantelpiece at home said IIII. She wasn't buying it and of course nuns are always right. (Guess I passed fourth grade anyway, because 'I survived Catholic school.")
Beautiful clock...strange that the numeral for 4 is incorrect!
hmmmm that is rather odd. pretty clock though and great image.
Maybe they wanted to balance it out? It is a very pretty clock though.
Quite a beautiful and intriguing clock, the IIII error notwithstanding :)
Beautifull clock,greeting from Belgium.http://louisette.eklablog.com/nuit-de-l-obscurite-mons-a112810380
Ha ha - wonderfully quirky clock.
Interesting bit of clock info. The clock face is really pretty.
Very funny, and beautiful.
Well, that is bizarre! Never seen that before.Iowa Voice
Wonderful observation, the desinger forgot his latin lessons or it is a Monday morning product :-).
Strange. All the clocks I've seen have had IV for 4. Cool find.
That's very strange. Maybe a typo :-)...I bet it's a one of a kind!
That is odd! I've seen a few clocks like this and wondered how/why they can possibly get it wrong?
Great observation, still quite a lovely old clock Stewart. Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)