Seth Thomas, America’s oldest
clock maker started operations in 1813. Their Nautical clocks first appeared in the 1860’s and were the official US Navy Ships’
clock for almost 100 years
this fine condition. It will make a perfect gift or for a collector of military timepieces.
The seconds hand
is located at the 12 O’clock position and is the only Navy clock with this unusual placement. Beneath the hand arbor is etched:
(NO) LOCAL SERIAL NO 1370
(NO) represents the Naval Observatory cartouche which means the clock not only met the military specifications,
The following controls
It has an 11-jewel 8 day movement that is wound, set and adjusted through a slotted cover at its rear whose
As originally fitted, there was a removable vibration dampener that is
CONDITION: This example has seen about
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