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Chelsea 24 Hr. Black Face WW II US Navy Named Ship Brass Case Clock

This Great Clock Has Been Sold.
to Spain. Thank you

CHELSEA RARE 24 HOUR FACE WW II FORGED BRASS FULLY RESTORED COMBAT ROOM CLOCK

Rare Chelsea US Navy Black 12/24 hour face WW II ships clock image

 TWELVE JEWELS EIGHT DAY MOVEMENT

The stand, a $75.00 value, is included!
 

Presented is a rare, twelve jewels, eight day, clock with a rare 6" 24 hour black face that makes one full revolution of the dial in 24 hours. During the War, military clocks were made to the rigid specifications of the Navy Department and this one has an twelve jewel movement. The clock's serial number dates it to 1941. It was recently completely reconditioned by a master clocksmith who rebuilt, cleaned and oiled the Chelsea #12e movement with (12 jewels) having machine cut pinions and wheels, on magnetic Breguet type hair spring and compensated escapement. This makes a very high grade precision time piece. The mechanism is housed in a very heavy, forged brass case with screw on bezel with a maximum diameter of 7 1/4" at the rear, and is 2 1/2" deep. It is keeping excellent time compared to a the National Bureau of Standards time. The period style stand is included at no additional charge.

Victory Class APA similar to the USS Kittson, APA 123 image
                                                                             USS KITTSON, APA 123                                                              

PROVENANCE: The clock was made for the war effort and sailed aboard a Victory Class ship, the USS KITTSON, APA 123. It was obtained from a picker who bought it from a government surplus auction in Virginia in the 1970s and was tagged from the ship. The back of the case has the ship’s name and hull number scratched on it. There is no written documentation supporting this, but it sounds probable.

Chelsea WW II 24 black face clock image
Face of Chelsea 24 hour clock image
  The near flawless face of the Chelsea 24 hour clock

CONDITION: Having a recently rebuilt movement,  this fine clock is in remarkable condition with a face that looks as new and shows only minor handling marks. The clock has been recently serviced by a master clock smith, and the movement is keeping good time losing 15 seconds per day. Since it is 75 years old, we recommend it be wound about every four days for best timekeeping results.  

SPECIFICATIONS: Forged bronze case with screw on bezel. The six inch face has a 5 1/2 inch viewable area. The black dial is acid etched and filled in white with Arial numerals and lettering. These have darkened slightly with age. The ultra precision 8 day, twelve jewel movement, and a compensated balance wheel and Breguet hair spring and spade style hands show as near new. The seconds hand with moon tail is a recent replacement.

DIMENSIONS:

Case max diameter 7 5/8“                      Front Bezel  7 1/4“
Dial 6" visible area 5 1/2“                       Depth  2 1/2” 
Weight    6 lbs.  12 oz.

Partial fron view of the Chelsea black face 24 hour clock image
Partial back view of the same Chellsea 24 hour clock image
                             Partial Side and Back view of this amazing Chelsea 24 hr. clock .

 

Side view of the 12/24 hour USS Adhara clock image
 
 Side view showing the deep depth of forged brass case of the Chelsea 24 hr. clock

NO NONSENSE WARRANTY:  We guarantee that this clock will be working on arrival and that our description is entirely accurate or your money back. The only conditions are that an email authorization be obtained within three days, and that the instrument is returned in its original condition and packaging, and insured for its full value. Shipping charges are included in this offer within the continental U.S. if an error is due to our fault. This does not affect our policy on shipping damage which is discussed below.

PACKAGING: We take great care in packaging our clocks for shipment which includes bubble wrap, placing in a box, and then placing in a larger box surrounded by impact absorbent material. However, we are not responsible, once it is turned over to the carrier. Full Value insurance is included. In the event of damage due to shipping we will assist you in all respects even to filing a claim in your behalf. Our packaging and shipping are the best available, and is at the lowest possible cost.

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This Chelsea WW II Navy clock with its black face  is perfect for a gift or as an addition for your den wall or in a collection.

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