Presented is a very unusual Seth Thomas U.S. Navy Boat Clock with a
7 jewel, 8 day, “112” movement which was introduced in 1907.
The face is very unusual in that all the markings stand proud rather than being
acid etched and recessed. The markings on the movement are engraved rather than stamped. It has the Seth Thomas
112, seven jewel, eight day movement that dates back to 1907 though this one is likely a revised version from Circa 1924.
Carefully, scratched on the movement are: “342-50”, “A 166” under that and then,
“(Hello, Steve)” below. Below the Thomaston is “M151, M274”
The face is 3 3/4″ maximum diameter with a 4 3/4″ overall diameter and 2″ deep.
It weighs 3 lbs. Stamped on back of forged brass case is “3805”. The Naval Observatory (N) serial number is
A nice little key in the form of a crank is included which is not original.
The case is of heavy forged brass with a screw-on bezel with an
outside diameter of 4 3/4 inches. The Spade hands have been painted white and there is an upper seconds bit.
The dial has brass Arabic numerals standing proud over a black surface. There are luminous dots at beneath each hour and the
tips of the hands were coated with radio-active material. There is a regulator lever over the 12 position. It is keeping exceptionally
good time as measured against a quartz comparison watch. For its size, it is a heavy 3 pounds.
CONDITION: Except for a few nicks on its
case this example is in as near original condition as can be imagined with a movement that shows
as recently cleaned and keeps very accurate time. A special crank style key is included.