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ANTIQUE U.S. NAVY CHELSEA CLOCK 
Ca 1897 - 1899
Naval Observatory Certification 
and Chelsea Stand

 
A rarely seen example of a very early Chelsea Navy clock with silver face and Roman numerals. Date of manufacture Ca 1897 - 1899. Complete with original Chelsea stand as shown.


Presented is a very early Chelsea U.S. Navy  Serial Number 67510 in a heavy forged yellow brass case with screw on rose colored bezel, mounted on an Chelsea stand. Both are in original “mint” condition, but the stand is not as specified by the Navy. The movement is numbered, but the case only has 24/950 scratched on it.

This very early clock has a 4 1/2" silvered brass dial with stenciled Roman numerals and inscriptions in black. Between III and XI, is CHELSEA CLOCK COMPANY * BOSTON, USA and then, "U.S. NAVY,  and beneath, the highly sought after Naval Observatory cartouche, a stylized "N" inside a circle and their serial number 894 which is the lowest we've ever seen.

In fact, this clock's face with its Roman numerals is not something that has been known before in a U.S. Navy clock.  Andrew Demeter, celebrated authority and author of "Chelsea Clock Company, The First Hundred Years," 2001, Chelsea, Massachusetts, misses it entirely when discussing Navy Deck and Boat clocks, but includes a similar clock that was sold to the U.S. Life Saving Service in the same configuration in 1909. See picture of that clock on the top of page 215.

 
Comes with Authentic Chelsea stand. $250.00 value
SPECIFICATIONS:
The clock features large Roman numerals with moon style minute and hour hands, seconds bit above the 12 and early form  Fast/Slow adjustment lever at the II position. The classic 4 1/2 inch dial  with 8 day jeweled movement is housed within the original forged bronze case that has a screw-on bezel measuring 5 1/4 inches in diameter. The precision, all jeweled movement dates this clock to 1910. The Model K movement is in perfect running condition.

This piece of maritime history and clock maker's art is one of the best and rarest examples of a U.S. Navy clock in existence. It will make a perfect gift for someone deserving of the finest.

CONDITION: This example is in as original “near mint“ condition as can be imagined, keeping good time, and with a nearly un-blemished original face. The stand on which it is mounted is Chelsea made, but is not original to this clock, and not Navy specified. The dots over the numerals once held radium for night viewing, but they are no longer radio active.

DIMENSIONS:

4 1/2"  Diameter of Dial    2 1/2" Deep
5 1/4" Full Diameter      

ON STAND:  7 3/4" H x 9 1/4" W 4" D   Weight  5 lbs 10 oz

         Naval Observatory Certification - Old radium dots


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. Unfortunately, shipping charges are not included in this offer and are non-refundable unless 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. However, we are not responsible, once it is turned over to the carrier. Full Value insurance is required for your protection and ours. In the event of damage due to shipping we will assist you in all respects even to filing a claim in your behalf.

OUR UNCONDITIONAL NO NONSENSE GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Shipping charges are  included in this offer if the error is due to our fault.

International buyers welcome, but must 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, Estonia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.

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This magnificent ships clock's age, appearance, perfect face and Chelsea stand makes it an important addition to a special collection or a perfect gift.