Daniel Balch (died November 30, 1790) was an American clock maker. He is perhaps best known for his exquisite workmanship, his high quantity of extant samples, and a particular piece that was sold at Sothebys to Leigh Keno for over $55,000.
Daniel's ancestor, John Balch, first came to America in 1623. Not much is known about Daniel Balch's life, but it is likely he was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts in the first half of the 18th century. He signed his work "Dan Balch", and may have spent time in nearby Newbury, Massachusetts. He would later die in Newburyport (1790), and is interred in Old Hill Burying Ground.
Some of his work can be seen at the Cushing House Museum and Garden in Newburyport.