Ca 1916

 Naval Observatory
and “Admiral’s” Stand

A rarely seen example of a very early Chelsea Navy Deck
Clock No. 2 with matching serial numbers and a 1916 date of manufacture. Available on Admiral’s stand as shown.


is a Chelsea U.S. Navy Deck
Clock No. 2, Serial Number 16316 in a heavy forged brass case with screw on bezel, mounted on an Chelsea Admiral’s
stand. Both are in original “mint” condition, but the stand is not as specified by the Navy .

This very early clock has a blackened brass
dial with acid etched Arabic numerals and inscriptions in silver. Under the hands is CHELSEA CLOCK COMPANY
* BOSTON, USA and then, “U.S. NAVY, DECK CLOCK NO. 2and
beneath, the highly sought after Naval Observatory inscription, a stylized “N” inside a circle and their serial number 1883.

The clock features large Arabic numerals with
moon style minute and hour hands, seconds bit above the 12 and early form  Fast/Slow adjustment lever. The classic 4
1/2 inch dial  with 8 day jeweled movement is housed within the original forged bronze case that
has a screw-on bezel measuring 5 1/4 inches in diameter. The precision, all jeweled movement and the case have
matching numbers, dating this clock to 1916. The Model K movement was fully serviced by its last owner, and is in
perfect running condition. Whomever buys this piece of maritime history and clock maker’s art will have one of the best
and rarest examples in existence.

Andrew Demeter, author of “Chelsea Clock Company,
The First Hundred Years,” 2001, Chelsea, Massachusetts, discusses in detail Navy Deck and Boat clocks beginning on page
210, and with a picture of this clock on the top of page 212.

 This example is in as original “mint“
condition as can be imagined, keeping good time, and with an un-blemished face. The stand on which it is mounted is
Chelsea made, but is not original to this clock, and not Navy specified. 


4 1/2″  Diameter of Dial    2 1/2″ Deep
5 1/4″
Full Diameter   

ON STAND:  7 3/4″ H x 8 1/2″ W 4 1/2″ D   Weight  5 lbs 10

Naval Observatory Certification

Back of Stand

GUARANTY OF SATISFACTION: 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. Unfortunately, shipping charges are not included in this offer and are non-refundable unless we are at fault.
This does not affect our policy on shipping damage which is discussed below.

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.

International buyers welcome, but inquire first. 
We have satisfied customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Czech
Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel,
Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania,
Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern

are Bank wire transfer, cashier’s check, money order, or personal check in which case the item will be held until cleared.
No credit cards or PayPal accepted.

Buy this magnificent ship’s deck clock
Now! Its age, appearance, perfect face and Admiral’s stand makes it an important addition to a special
collection or a perfect gift. 

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