CHELSEA RARE 24 HOUR FACE WW II FORGED BRASS FULLY RESTORED COMBAT ROOM CLOCK
JEWELS EIGHT DAY MOVEMENT
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.
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.
Side and Back view of this amazing Chelsea 24 hr. clock .