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Chelsea 24 Hr. Black Face WW II US Navy Named Ship Brass Case Clock
SOLD. Thank You! CHELSEA US NAVY 24 HOUR WW II COMBAT INFORMATION CENTER/RADIO ROOM CLOCK
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 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 a 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 7 1/4" at the rear, and is 2 3/4" deep and 7 1/4" at the front bezel. It is keeping excellent time compared to the National Bureau of Standards time.
PROVENANCE: The clock was made for the war effort and sailed aboard a Victory Class ship. It was obtained from a picker, but it was not tagged as from a specific ship.
The near flawless face of the Chelsea
24 hour clock
CONDITION: 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. The clock runs for a full 8 days when fully wound, but because of its age, we recommend it be wound about every four to five days for best timekeeping results. The screw on bezel 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.
SPECIFICATIONS: Forged bronze case 7 1⁄4 inch face and an 5 1/2 inch viewable area. The black dial is acid etched with Arabic numerals and lettering filled in white. The ultra precision 8 day, twelve jewel movement, and a compensated balance wheel and hair spring and spade style hands and the seconds hand are all in excellent condition.
Case max diameter 7 1/4“
Front Bezel 7 1/4“
Dial 6" Visible Area 5 1/2 “ Depth 2
Weight 6 lbs. 5 oz.
Side and Back view of this amazing 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.
International buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied customers worldwide.
STANDARD FORMS 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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