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ANTIQUE U.S. NAVY CHELSEA BOAT CLOCK
Ca 1910

Naval Observatory Certification 2806

This is an extremely rare example of a very early Chelsea Navy Boat Clock. It has a 1910 date of manufacture, and is running well


Presented
is a Chelsea U.S. Navy Boat Clock, Serial Number 68025, in a heavy forged brass case with screw-on knurled bezel.
This very early clock has a blackened brass dial with acid etched Arabic numerals and inscriptions in silver. Under the hands is CHELSEA CLOCK COMPANY * BOSTON, USA and then, "U.S. NAVY, BOAT CLOCK" and beneath, the highly sought after Naval Observatory cartouche, a stylized "N" inside a circle, and their serial number 2806. The dust ring cover is an insert made of solid aluminum and very rare.

The clock features large Arabic numerals with spade style minute and hour hands, seconds bit below the 12 and early form Fast/Slow adjustment lever above the 12. The classic 3 1/2 inch dial with 8 day jeweled movement is housed within the original forged bronze case that has a rare screw-on knurled bezel measuring 4 1/2 inches in diameter. The precision, all jeweled movement and the case have matching numbers, dating this clock to 1910. The Model K movement looks as new and is in perfect running condition keeping time with a quartz comparison watch.

Buy this piece of maritime history and have one of the best and rarest examples of a Navy Boat Clock in existence.

Reference: Andrew Demeter, author of "Chelsea Clock Company, The First Hundred Years," 2001, Chelsea, Massachusetts, discusses in detail Navy Deck and Boat clocks beginning on page 210, and with a picture of this clock on the top of page 212.

CONDITION: This example is in as original “fine“ condition, and is keeping good time compared to a quartz comparison watch. The face is original and in good condition, but there is a small fish eye chip at the edge of the lens. The movement looks as if it were in a time capsule all these years.

DIMENSIONS:

3 1/2" Diameter of Dial 2" Deep
4 1/2" Full Diameter

Naval Observatory Certification, “N“ in circle

A very rare clock of which few survive in excellent mechanical condition

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 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 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. However, we are not responsible, once it is turned over to the carrier. Full Value insurance is required. In the event of damage due to shipping we will assist you in all respects even to filing a claim in your behalf.

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, 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, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, St. Maarten, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.

ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT are Bank wire transfer, cashier's check, or personal check in which case the item will be held until cleared. No checks from overseas buyers, no credit cards or PayPal accepted on this item.

Its age, appearance, and near perfect face makes it a good addition to a collection or a perfect gift.

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