JEWELS EIGHT DAY MOVEMENT
The stand, a $75.00 value, is included!
Presented is a rare, twelve jewels, eight day, clock with a rare 6 inch 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 a twelve jewel movement. The clock’s serial number dates it to 1940. It was recently completely reconditioned by a clocksmith with a military specialty who rebuilt, cleaned and oiled the Chelsea #12e movement. The movement with 12 jewels has 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 heavy, forged brass case with screw on bezel with a maximum diameter of 7 1/4″ at the rear, and is 2 3/4″ deep and 7 1/4″ at the front bezel. It is keeping excellent time compared to the National Bureau of Standards time. USS KITTSON, APA 123 PROVENANCE: The clock was made for the war effort and sailed aboard a Victory Class ship. It was obtained from a picker, but it was not tagged as from a specific ship.
The near flawless face of the Chelsea
24 hour clock
CONDITION: This clock is in remarkably fine condition with a face that looks near new and showing only minor handling marks. The clock has been recently serviced by a clocksmith having a military specialty, and the movement is keeping very good time. The clock runs for a full 8 days when fully wound, but because of its age, we recommend it be wound about every four to five days for best timekeeping results. The screw on bezel takes care in fitting to the case. The bezel and case threads are fine and there are a few places of resistance, but the bezel will fully seat if care is taken. SPECIFICATIONS: Forged bronze case 7 1⁄4 inch face and an 5 1/2 inch viewable area. The black dial is acid etched with Arabic numerals and lettering filled in white. The ultra precision 8 day, twelve jewel movement, and a compensated balance wheel and hair spring and spade style hands and the seconds hand are all in excellent condition.
Case max diameter 7 1/4“
Front Bezel 7 1/4“
Dial 6″ Visible Area 5 1/2 “ Depth 2 3/4”
Weight 6 lbs. 5 oz.
Side and Back view of this amazing Chelsea 24 hr. clock .