Chelsea 24 Hr. Black Face WW II US Navy Ship Brass Clock

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Rare Chelsea US Navy Black 12/24 hour face WW II ships clock image


The stand, a $75.00 value, is included!

is a rare, twelve jewels, eight day, clock with a rare 6″ 24 hour black face that makes one full revolution
of the dial in 24 hours. During the War, military clocks were made to the rigid specifications of the Navy Department and
this one has an twelve jewel movement. The clock’s serial number dates it to 1941. It was recently completely reconditioned
by a master clocksmith who rebuilt, cleaned and oiled the Chelsea #12e movement with (12 jewels) having machine cut pinions
and wheels, on magnetic Breguet type hair spring and compensated escapement. This makes a very high grade precision time piece.
The mechanism is housed in a very heavy, forged brass case with screw on bezel with a maximum diameter of 7 1/4″ at the
rear, and is 2 1/2″ deep. It is keeping excellent time compared to a the National Bureau of Standards time. The period
style stand is included at no additional charge.

Victory Class APA similar to the USS Kittson, APA 123 image
                USS KITTSON, APA 123

The clock was made for the war effort and sailed aboard
a Victory Class ship, the USS KITTSON, APA 123. It was obtained from a picker who bought it from a government surplus auction
in Virginia in the 1970s and was tagged from the ship. The back of the case has the ship’s name and hull number scratched
on it.
There is no written documentation supporting
this, but it sounds probable.

Chelsea WW II 24 black face clock image
Face of Chelsea 24 hour clock image
  The near flawless face of the Chelsea
24 hour clock

Having a recently rebuilt movement,  this fine clock is in remarkable condition with a face that looks as new and
shows only minor handling marks. The clock has been recently serviced by a master clock smith, and the movement
is keeping good time losing 15 seconds per day. Since it is 75 years old, we recommend it be wound about every
four days for best timekeeping results.  

Forged bronze case with screw on bezel. The six inch face has a 5 1/2 inch viewable area. The black dial is acid
etched and filled in white with Arial numerals and lettering. These have darkened slightly with age. The ultra precision 8
day, twelve jewel movement, and a compensated balance wheel and Breguet hair spring and spade style hands show as near
new. The seconds hand with moon tail
is a recent replacement.


Case max diameter 7 5/8“
Front Bezel  7 1/4“
Dial 6″ visible area 5 1/2“                       Depth  2
Weight    6 lbs.  12 oz.

Partial fron view of the Chelsea black face 24 hour clock image
Partial back view of the same Chellsea 24 hour clock image
Side and Back view of this amazing Chelsea 24 hr. clock .
Side view of the 12/24 hour USS Adhara clock image
 Side view showing the deep depth of forged brass case of the Chelsea 24 hr. clock
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