Antique SETH THOMAS Chronometer "Mark I Deck" 5 ½. Theres only one kind of time in the U.In accordance with military specifications: 18C11c. Hinged front section and adjusted and wound in back. Clock is fitted in a swing left-open bezel.
8-day movement that is wound, set and adjusted through a slotted cover at the rear. A separate start/stop mechanism at the rear allows it to be synchronized with a master time piece. The removable vibration dampener is spring loaded and then attached to the bulkhead when the front of the case is removed by pulling its hinged pin.
The front of the case also serves as a watertight closure and has a ridge that seals into a grove in a rubber gasket. The bezel is dogged by turning a chrome wing nut and all is secure. White luminous painted spade hands on a black dial with acid etched Arabic numerals in white. The tan dots at the top of the numbers are iridium for night.SETH THOMAS is etched below the lower rim number 6 hour mark. Great clock for the military horologist! The letter N inside a O signifies this clock has been certified by the U. Naval Observatory and assigned their own serial number 3616 and dated 1940.
Number of bells Bell pattern Hour a. One bell 1 12:30 4:30 8:30. Two bells 2 1:00 5:00 9:00 Three bells 2 1 1:30 5:30 9:30.
Four bells 2 2 2:00 6:00 10:00 Five bells 2 2 1 2:30 6:30 10:30. Six bells 2 2 2 3:00 7:00 11:00 Seven bells 2 2 2 1 3:30 7:30 11:30. Eight bells 2 2 2 2 4:00 8:00 12:00. War Years (1914 - 1945). / Nickel Plate (Case and Mounting).Coast Guard Catalog # 2645. 41 6 = June, 1941 for Movement. / 41-6 /Mark I Deck Clock-U.
Navy-N 3616 - Made By Seth Thomas U. Fast / slow (done from back of clock). Original / A type of heavy plastic. Is a Seth Thomas type, age okay.Clock and movement all original. 5 ½ diameter of dial; 7 ¾ full diameter; 3 ¾. Before packing and double boxing. Shows reasonable use and wear for age. The face is in very good condition showing with little evidence of aging. Gasket between the bulkhead and bracket and movement has hardened. Heavy plastic crystal may have unseen surface scratches Fully operational and functions as intended.
Item has been professionally serviced by a Master Watchmaker: fully disassembled, pivots checked, main springs checked - look good stayed intact, movement cleaned and gone through and then assembled, oil, adjusted and test run. Seth Thomas, Americas oldest dock makers started operation in 1813. The Nautical clocks first appeared in 1860s, and were the first official U.Navy Ships clock for almost 100 years. The fine marine clock built by Seth Thomas according to the rigid specifications of the U. It contains one of the most accurate 11-Jewel marine clock movements made in America. The superb workmanshipa heritage of 128 years of clockmakinginsures extremely fine timekeeping. Iron cased timepiece is mounted on a plate and swings out to be would and set from the rear. PICTURES ARE PART OF DESCRIPTION. The item "Antique SETH THOMAS Chronometer 5 1/2 Mark I Deck US Navy Marine Clock1940" is in sale since Tuesday, July 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maritime\Maritime Clocks". The seller is "shopseekfind102" and is located in Branford, Connecticut.
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