Rare CHELSEA
World War One
Navy Clock Ca 1916

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ANTIQUE World War I
U.S. NAVY CHELSEA
CLOCK
Ca 1915 – 1919

Chelsea WW I Navy clock on optional Chelsea stand image

Shown With Optional Chelsea Wood
Stand

 

A rarely seen example of a Chelsea World War
I Navy clock with silver face and Roman numerals with
a date of manufacture between 1915 –
1919.

 

 

 

Presented is an early
Chelsea WW I, U.S. Navy,  ships clock in a heavy forged yellow
brass case with screw on bezel. It is shown mounted on an optional
brass Chelsea pedestal stand. Both are in mint condition,
but the stand is not as specified by the Navy. The movement  and
case are both numbered Serial
Number 103115.

This very
early clock has a 4 1/2″ silvered brass dial with acid etched Roman
numerals and inscriptions in black. Between III and XI, is CHELSEA CLOCK COMPANY * BOSTON, USA and below the center
arbor, “U.S. NAVY.

This clock’s face with its Roman numerals
is not widely known in use on a U.S. Navy
clock.  Andrew Demeter, celebrated authority and author of
“Chelsea Clock Company, The First Hundred Years,” 2001, Chelsea,
Massachusetts, misses it entirely when discussing Navy Deck and Boat
clocks, but includes a similar clock that was sold to the U.S. Life
Saving Service in the same configuration in 1909. See picture of that
clock on the top of page 215 of his book.

Chelsea
 WW I Navy clock as being sold image
Chelsea WW I Navy clock with screw on brass
bezel as being
sold

SPECIFICATIONS:
The clock features large Roman numerals with
full moon style minute and hour hands, seconds bit above
the 12 and early form  Fast/Slow adjustment lever at
the II position. 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 dates this clock
to Ca 1916.

 


This is one of the best and rarest U.S. Navy clock
in existence. It will make a perfect gift for someone deserving of only
the best.

CONDITION:=left> This example is
in as original near mint condition as can be imagined, keeping
good time, and with a refinished face. It has been
recently serviced by a retired Chelsea master clock-smith and is keeping
perfect time.

CHELSEA STANDS: The Navy
did not use a stand with this clock, but if used as a prestige gift, we
have an original vintage Chelsea stand available at extra cost which
will add to its looks and
utility. 

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Shown on
Optional Chelsea wood
stand

 

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3/4 view from below with bezel off

DIMENSIONS:

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

ON STAND:  7 3/4″ H x 9
1/4″ W 4″ D   Weight  5 lbs 10
oz

 

Back of clock showing serial number image

                                             

The back with serial
number imprinted

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