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Chelsea US Navy WW II Combat Information Center 10" Case Brass Ships Clock
This Great Relic Has Been Sold.
US NAVY 24 HOUR WW II COMBAT INFORMATION CENTER (CIC) 10 INCH CASE BRASS CLOCK
JEWELS EIGHT DAY MOVEMENT
is a rare, twelve jewels, eight day, clock with a rare 8 1/2 inch 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 1940. It was recently completely reconditioned
by a clocksmith with a military specialty who rebuilt, cleaned and oiled the Chelsea #12e movement. The movement with
12 jewels has 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 heavy, forged brass case with screw on bezel with
a maximum diameter of 10 1/2" at the rear, and is 3" deep and 10" at the front bezel. It is keeping time
compared to a the National Bureau of Standards time.
The clock was made for the war effort and sailed aboard a Victory Class ship, such as the USS BOSQUE, APA 135 pictured
above. It was obtained from a picker who bought it at a government surplus auction in Virginia in the 1970s, but it was
not tagged as from a specific ship.
near flawless face of the Chelsea 10 inch 24 hour clock
Having a recently rebuilt movement, and except for some battle damage on the bezel, this clock is in remarkably fine condition
with a face that looks near new and showing only minor handling marks. The clock has been recently serviced
by a clocksmith having a military specialty, and the movement is keeping very good time. Since it is 76 years old,
we recommend it be wound about every four days for best timekeeping results. The screw on bezel show shrapnel damage so
it takes care in fitting to the case. The bezel and case threads are fine and there are a few places of resistance,
but the bezel will fully seat if care is taken.
Forged bronze case with 8 1/2 inch face and an 8 inch viewable area. The black dial is acid etched with
Arabic numerals and lettering filled in white. These have yellowed slightly with age. The ultra precision 8 day, twelve
jewel movement, and a compensated balance wheel and hair spring and spade style hands shows use with the moon tail seconds hand having
a series of waves.
Case max diameter 10 1/2“
Front Bezel 10“
Dial 8 1/2" visible area 8“ Depth 3”
Weight 12 lbs.
| Partial Side views of this Chelsea WW II 10 inch CIC 24
Back of the Chelsea 10 inch 24 hr. CIC clock Note serial number at the top
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.
buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda,
British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, Republic of China, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Estonia,
England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait,
Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, New Hebrides (Vanuatu), New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama,
Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, St. Maarten,
Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USVI, Vanuatu (New Hebrides) and the Eastern Caribbean.
& PACKING: The cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance to your destination, will be calculated point
to point and is an additional charge. You may email us to get these costs. We price our shipping honestly, but we expect to
be reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials and handling.
OF PAYMENT are Bank wire transfer, cashier's check, money order, or personal check in which case the item will
be held until cleared. Our prices are quoted net to us so that the use of credit cards or PayPal incur extra charges. Terms
on overseas sales are different.
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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