CHELSEA Large Bronze 8 inch Ships Clock 1945

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Marine Wardroom, Engine Room or Bridge

Price $995.00 plus $25.00 shipping to 48 contiguous States 

Presented is a rare large size Chelsea
ship’s clock which was made during the closing days of WWII. Starting in 1943, Chelsea government models began to be offered
to the commercial “Marine” market in a 6 and 8 1/2 inch size. This one was most likely for a merchant
ship. It is housed in a large bronze case, and is  keeping perfect time when compared to a quartz time piece. The serial
number of the 12 E movement is 490968 which dates from 1945. There are no marks on the 10 inch case. Clocks like
these were used in a wardroom, engine room or on the bridge, and in 1947 were named the “Timemaster“ series.

The clock has a large
8 1/2 inch brass 12 hour dial which has developed a nice brown patina of age. The Arabic numerals and inscriptions are
etched in black. Below the 12 O’clock position is CHELSEA CLOCK COMPANY * BOSTON, USA. 
The clock features a spear minute and spade hour hand, and a moon style sweep seconds hand. A
Fast/Slow wheel adjustment is at 3 O’clock. The classic 8 day eleven jeweled 12 E movement is housed within
the a forged bronze case that has a screw on bezel 101/4 inches in diameter. The precision, all jeweled
movement and serial number date this clock to 1945. It weighs just over 11 pounds. A key is included.


8″  Diameter of Dial     2 1/8″ Deep
10 1/4″ Full Diameter       
Weight  7
lbs 8 oz

                 Side view of case
Day Chelsea movement

clock is in original “fine“ condition with only a few small casting irregularites on the flange
of the case. After four days running, the time slows downs slightly so if you are interested in maintaining
precise time we suggest it be wound on a regular schedule.

              Large 8 inch dial
with nice patina of age         


 Large Chelsea jeweled movement

This is a large
8 inch bronze cased Chelsea ships clock, Ca 1945. It makes  a perfect gift or for a collection 

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