"BASE AND BALL" SHIP'S BELL CLOCK
~ Later named "Commodore" Pink Rose Forged Case!
A very rare and classic ship's bell clock in immaculate original
condition and keeping perfect time. Perfect for a superior collection or for use on shipboard
Presented is a perfect example of a Chelsea
Cock Co., marine ship's bell clock in a stylish forged pink bronze case. This design dates back to Chelsea's beginning and
was originally named the "Base and Ball" clock. In 1917, the name was changed to COMMODORE,
and it was renamed again as the CONSTITUTION. A recreation is being sold today with an inexpensive quartz movement
and 3" dial for condsiderable money.
This one is a vintage example and is an exceptional ship's clock
keeping accurate time compared to a quartz comparison watch. The bells sound in proper ship's sequence and have a resounding
ring due, in part, to the Mahogany sounding board in its base. It has a 4 1/2 inch, 12 hour silvered brass dial in "new" original
condition, black Moon hands, and no seconds hand. The bronze case's base is forged in one piece and accounts for it heavy
weight. with a decided yellow cast is 3 1/2 inches deep. The bezel is hinged and is opened by a button on the left. The design
of this clock dates back to 1906, and its upgraded movement is descended from patents issued June 5, 1900, and Aug 29, 1911.
CHELSEA is etched in black upper case letters
above the six o'clock position with Ship's Bell under. It has a 8 day time only movement with an 9-jeweled escapement, and
accounts for its good timekeeping. The serial number indicates it was made between 1975 and 1979. It weighs almost 4 pounds.
Chelsea key included.
Diameter of dial 4 1/2" Diameter of bezel 5 1/2"
6 1/2" L x 3 1/4" D x 7 1/2" H Depth of case 3 1/2"
Weight 9 pounds
Considering it age, and years of use it is hard to tell this clock from new except for a few tiny scratches on the back of
the case, and the lacquer which is worn in a number of places. The heart of the clock its upgraded movement works in perfect
unison with a quartz comparison watch. There is nothing like the resonant ringing of a ship's bell from this design.
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, Latvia, 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.
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.
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.
Buy this magnificent ship's clock Now! What a great attention in a perfect size to add a marine accent
to your home, office or den. In its like new vintage condition, it also makes a perfect gift.
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 checks from overseas buyers, no credit cards
or PayPal accepted on this item.
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