$50.00 VALUE STAND INCLUDED FREE!
A WW II vintage ships clock with a nickel plated bronze case
and mounting. A real collector's piece!
Presented is a Seth Thomas WW II
ship's bulkhead clock which was manufactured in accordance with military specifications 18C-11 and 18C -13. This waterproof clock
was made to be mounted on a bulkhead in the wardroom, bridge or ship's office. It has a 5 1/2 inch
dial which is of an unusual two piece design with a hinged front section, and is adjusted and wound from the
The clock is fitted in a swing left-open bezel. The movement is the same as would be found in a Chelsea clock
made to the same specifications. It is an 11-jewel 8 day movement that is wound, set and adjusted through
a slotted cover at its rear. A separate start/stop mechanism at the rear allows it to be synchronized with a master time
The removable vibration dampener is spring loaded and attaches to the bulkhead when the front of the case
is removed by pulling its hinge pins. The front of the case also serves as a watertight closure and has a ridge that
seals into a groove in a rubber gasket. The bezel is dogged by turning a chrome wing nut and all is secure. The shock absorbent
rear bracket is frequently missing form these clocks.
White spade hands with colored tips on a black dial
with acid etched Arabic numerals in white. The tan dots at the top of the numbers at one time held iridium for night
use, but that has since been removed. Iridium and radium are radioactive and there use has been suspended.
This clock has been certified by the U.S. Naval
Observatory assigned their own serial number 15592 and dated 1941.
SETH THOMAS is etched below the lower rim below the 6 hour mark
and reads, Made by Seth Thomas in USA.
The case is of heavy forged bronze, and it is of a design and was the most sophisticated of ship's clocks of this
era other than chronometers. The nickel plating has a rough surface and some buyers might want to have it re-plated.
Other collectors might prefer preserving it as part of the clocks history
Diameter of Dial 3
7 1/2" Full Diameter
Weight 11 lbs
Movement is on left. Mounting pad on right
CONDITION: This example has seen 70 years
of service, mostly at sea, and gives the appearance of ruggedness. The face is in very good condition with little evidence
of aging. The hands have been repainted. It keeps excellent time and its age is indicated only in the older
design of the case and a very unusual style housing. The gasket between the bulkhead bracket and movement has hardened.
Because of the movement's sandwich construction, there are no visible markings. Key is included.
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. 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.
Buy this magnificent ship's U.S. Navy clock Now! It has a dramatic appearance and its unusual
face makes it a perfect addition for your desk, mantle or collection.
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