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Unique Seth Thomas Side Wind Chronometer Ca 1899

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SETH THOMAS SHIPS SIDE WIND CHRONOMETER

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UNIQUE SETH THOMAS
SHIP'S CHRONOMETER LEVER
No. 5006  Ca 1899

 




Seth Thomas, America's oldest clock maker operating since 1813, was the offical supplier to the U.S. Navy for almost 100 years.

Presented is a Seth Thomas ship's side winding chronometer. This is only the second example we've discovered marking it as a very rare model. Heretofore, we only knew of its existance in books and catalogs. This clock was intended to be mounted on a bulkhead, on a ship's bridge, in the navigator's shack, or in the officer's wardroom, starting in 1881.

 

It has a 5" porcelain dial, with a 4 1/2” viewing area with Roman numerals, and is housed in a heavy, forged, bronze case with screw on bezel and promenent flange and a solid, cast aluminum dust ring.  The maker's name appears under the numeral XII and the black spade hands are over a small seconds dial which in turn is over the numeral VI. A key adjustable fast/slow regulator is within the XII o'clock position. This clock is in like new condition and is keeping perfect time during its rated period. The Seth Thomas catalog says it is supposed to have a one day movement, but this clock runs for 60 hours.  

 

 

In Seth Thomas's Catalog of the day, they had this to say: This fine lever clock was specially designed for steamers or other situations  where accurate time-keeping is required and a pendulum clock cannot be used. The movements are made in the best manner, with steel pinions and chronometer balance, jeweled, and are fitted up with finely tapered hair springs. They have a very simple regulator which provides for the most accurate adjustment. They are put up in cast brass cases with porcelain dials.

 

The ingenuity and workmanship of Seth Thomas was recognized throughout the world because of their high grade precision time pieces making this a great relic of maritime and horological history! 

 

  Showing the unique flange and depth of case

 

   Movement showing the side wind arbor


CONDITION:This example appears to have come from a time capsule and is in perfect, like new original condition. It is keeping perfect time with a quartz comparison watch. For a clock that is over 110 years old, this is a remarkable achievemnet. The porcelain face is immaculate. The One Day No. 5006 movement runs for three days. A special key is included.

DIMENSIONS:
Diameter of Dial   5"                      Viewing area 4 1/2"

Diameter Bezel    6 3/4"                 Depth           6 3/4"  
Full Diameter       8 1/2"                 Weight         11 lbs

 
This Seth Thomas ships clock is a perfect addition for your desk, mantle, a prestige collection or as an important gift. 



International buyers welcome, but inquire firstWe 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. 

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. Only Ground shipping charges within the Continental United States 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.  

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 may be different. 

            

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