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ANTIQUE WALTHAM U.S. NAVY 
WW I BOXED CHRONOMETER 
8 Days ~ 15 Jewels


 

A classic U.S. Navy WW II ships boxed deck chronometer watch which keeps excellent time, and is in fine condition!

DIMENSIONS:

        Diameter of Dial   2 9/16"                  Depth  2 11/16" 
        Diameter of gimbals   4"                   Weight 2 lbs 14 oz


Presented is a very rare WW II Waltham chronometer watch which is mounted in a fine three tier Mahogany case all of which were made to military specifications. Note the San Diego instrument maker's label of the period in the picture above. It was recently rebuilt by a certified master clock maker and has three new springs fitted. It keeps near exact time in concert with a quartz comparison watch and runs continuously for over nine days.
 
The first mounted chronometer watch purchased by the Naval Observatory was made by Waltham in 1907. The first was serial number 16,628,501. Over the period of 29 years, ending in 1936, Waltham made 16,000 of these clocks with the final serial number being 28,924,500. This one is serial number 22,1XX,XXX which dates the clock to 1918. Waltham "Military Spec" clocks were prized for their accurate timekeeping and the high quality of their cases.
 
MILITARY SPECIFICATIONS:Those that were especially made for our military, Navy, Coast Guard, and Maritime Commission, had an eight day, 15 Jewel movement and were housed in a three tiered, metal strapped, Mahogany box with gimbals. The silver etched 2 9/16 dial had black Roman numerals. Navy specifications required that it have an 8 day count down indicator in lieu of a "spot" indicator. All these are present in this example.
          15 Jewel, 8 Day chronometer movement. keeps perfect time.
The tub is brass with a screw on bezel. It is wound by a large knurled knob on the top which also sets the time when pulled out. The hands are gun metal blue spade hands. It is fitted to a top opening Mahogany case which measures 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" 
 
Military chronometers of the WW II Era made by all the approved manufactures were made to the exacting standards of the specifications established jointly by the military and the U.S. Naval Observatory. Tests showed that there was no significant difference in accuracy between 15 and 21 jewel clocks.

CONDITION:  This example is in outstanding original condition with a dial and movement that shows only minor evidence of natural aging. It was recently serviced by a certified master clock maker and has three new springs fitted. It keeps near exact time in concert with a quartz comparison watch and runs continuously for over nine days. The wood case is also in outstanding condition with only a thin scratch on the left side. It has a wood bung on the right rear and at the back. There are minor marks of handling as  are to be expected with a timepiece of this age and use at sea.

                    Excellent face

                  Bezel removed

                               
Buy this fine quality ship's U.S. Navy boxed chronometer Now! It is a perfect addition for your desk, mantle or collection. 

International buyers welcome, but inquire first.  We have satisfied customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Dubai, Estonia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, 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 and the Eastern Caribbean.

GUARANTY OF SATISFACTION:: 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 five 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 and are refundable within the continental United States if we are at 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. Full Value insurance is included. In the rare event of damage due to shipping we will assist you in all respects even to filing a claim in your behalf.

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A very scarce example of a WW II Mil-Spec ships boxed chronometer by Waltham. 

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