Agree completely - I wind it, two watches and, then, start the work day."Winding your clock each morning. Indeed, it is our personal rituals that bring consistency and structure to our days...all part of setting the foundation for the days 'bug show!' Excellent. Do you have an age for your Big Ben?
When I bought it, the guy said it was "circa '30s," and, my casual web search (back then), seemed to confirm it.
There are a lot, a real lot, of them out there, so with a little effort, you can easily find one if you want.