Clock builder Hector asks: "Is there any way to incorporate a minute hand on the Wee Willie clock?"
Wee Willie Clock by Clayton Boyer
Clayton answers: "Yes, on the Wee Willie you could run a minute hand off of the wind arbor...only...it would run backwards.
The Wee Willie clock was designed to recreate the technology of the 1300's. The minute hand was not added to clocks for another few hundred years.
1670 is the first year clocks were made with minute hands, but to show you how fast timekeeping technology was moving by then, the seconds hand was added in 1676 - only 6 years later!"