This is the only example of a U.S. Navy configuration of this model
known to exist!
STAND INCLUDED ~ $50.00 VALUE
Presented is an outstanding example of a very
rare Seth Thomas dual time zone ship’s clock made for the U.S. Navy. It complies
with the stringent standards set by the Federal Communications Commission for radio room clocks and those of the U.S. Navy.
Clocks of this type were built to the rigid specifications of the military and tested for accuracy by the Naval Observatory
so there is no difference in quality between the two major manufacturers, Chelsea and Seth Thomas.
The clock is running strong and keeping good time compared to an accurate quartz
watch. It gained approximately two minutes over eight days which can be adjusted by the rotary fast-slow wheel or by winding
it about every third day.FROM THE COMPANY’S CATALOG: “CHART model” 1938:
8 day, 7- jeweled fine lever movement having a non-magnetic escapement and compensated balance which complies with FTC
requirements and was made only as a radio room clock…Hour hand makes one revolution in 12 hours.. Has secondary inner circle
and numerals from 0000 to 1300 inclusive to record Greenwich meant time concurrently with zone time.
Strong running 8 day movementThe clock is in a mils-spec bronze case with three mounting
holes as was typical of the majority of war time clocks. The maker’s name is etched above the center arbor and U.S. Navy
followed by the number 92547 beneath it.
The face, which is in like new condition, has acid etched black Arabic numerals
using the 12 hour and 24 hour system on a rare black background. The case has seen service at sea and shows some
minor dings and abrasions of little consequence. The hands are spade type, and unique to this type clock with the addition
of a second hour hand which keeps time at a second zone, most typically Greenwich, England.
DIMENSIONS:Diameter of Dial 6″7 1/2″ Diameter at baseDepth 2 5/8″Weight 6lbs 8oz.
WARRANTY: 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.
PACKAGING: 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. Our packaging and
shipping are the best available, and our charge is the lowest possible.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 Caribbean.ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT 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 on this item.
magnificent USN ship’s dual time zone clock Now! Its age, appearance, perfect face and rarity make it
an important addition to a special collection or a perfect gift.
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