ANTIQUE U.S. NAVY CHELSEA BOAT CLOCK
Observatory Certification 2806
is a Chelsea U.S. Navy Boat Clock,
Serial Number 68025, in a heavy forged brass case with screw-on knurled bezel. 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, BOAT CLOCK” and beneath, the highly sought after Naval Observatory cartouche,
a stylized “N” inside a circle, and their serial number 2806. The dust ring cover
is an insert made of solid aluminum and very rare.
The clock features large Arabic numerals with spade style minute and hour hands,
seconds bit below the 12 and early form Fast/Slow adjustment lever above the 12. The classic 3 1/2 inch dial with 8 day jeweled
movement is housed within the original forged bronze case that has a rare screw-on knurled bezel measuring 4 1/2 inches in
diameter. The precision, all jeweled movement and the case have matching numbers, dating this clock to 1910. The Model K movement
looks as new and is in perfect running condition keeping time with a quartz comparison watch.
Buy this piece of maritime history and have
one of the best and rarest examples of a Navy Boat Clock in existence.
Reference: 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.
CONDITION: This example is
in as original “fine“ condition, and is keeping good time compared to a quartz comparison watch. The face is original
and in good condition, but there is a small fish eye chip at the edge of the lens. The movement looks as if it were in a time
capsule all these years.
3 1/2″ Diameter of Dial 2″ Deep
4 1/2″ Full Diameter
Naval Observatory Certification, “N“ in circle
A very rare clock of which few survive in excellent mechanical condition
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