Novelty Clocks

ETJ-0525
$850

Waterbury “Dewey/Manilla” Clock & Framed Print ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Waterbury “Dewey/Manilla” Clock & Framed Print ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

 

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Waterbury “Dewey/Manilla” Clock & Framed Print ~ Antique Clocks Guy



George Dewey (December 26, 1837 – January 16, 1917) was an admiral of the United States Navy. He is best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. Admiral Dewey was also the only person in the history of the United States to attain the rank of Admiral of the Navy, the most senior rank in the United States Navy. He was so popular that even Dresden dolls were made with his likeness as you see to the left.

Here is an opportunity to own an An Admiral George Dewey commemo-rative clock, with a Spanish American War theme, manufactured by the Waterbury Clock Company, c.
1900. Interestingly, as Dewey was such a huge war hero, Waterbury made two versions of this clock, this one being the larger and longer running. They also made a smaller, 30-hour version (click to compare).

But wait, there's more! Also included with the clock is a framed "Rear Admiral George Dewey The Hero of Manila" print (litho?) by art publisher Arthur Nielen in a "Portraits of War Heros" series. The frame measures 29"h x 23"w and has old glass.

Physical: The brass clock case, which measures 11"w x 14"h x 3"d is in excellent original condition. It features a portrait of Dewey surmounted with "Dewey" and "Manila"; beside the dial are American flags. The lower case has crossed cannons, swords, and an anchor and cannon balls with a large American eagle holding what we believe, from tradition, is an olive branch. Note from the photo of the smaller clock that the two clocks have similar but different designs.

Mechanical: The fixed key-wind eight-day, spring-driven brass movement was recently professionally serviced and is in excellent running order

Comments: What an interesting pair! Have a Navy person in your family? Or just a fondness for historical items? Here it is. Give us a call to start the process.

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Description

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Front View
Upper Closeup
Lower Closeup
Dial Closeup
Reverse of Front Plate
Left Side
Rear View
Patent
Model No. (?)
Signature
Back/Winding

Print - 1
Print - 2
Print - 3
Print - Signature


But wait . . . there's more!

Sweeten the Pot: Our consignor sent us a note saying he has a shelf for the clock and a hanging cast brass eagle to go over the litho for $100 more (total $950)... just in case you want "the whole enchilada"!

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LTO-0604
$295
French Bronze Desk Clock

Ship From Vista CA

 

A "neighbour" brought this little clock to us. It was given to her dad in England when he retired many years ago. It's a heavy piece, weighing over six pounds.

Physical: The bronze case, which measures 7.75"h x 4.75"w x 3"d retains the original patina and is in overall good condition. This is a clock that could be polished out to make it shiny again, though most collectors would prefer it with the present patina. It also has very thick beveled glass.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-only platform escapement movement is in running order and keeping time. Very quiet movement, too.

Comments: Wonderful little clock; very fair price. Give us a call to get it enroute to you.

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.


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Description

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Front View
Side Views
Back
Movement


SJB-132
$1,575

Chelsea “The Boston” Model 20924 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Chelsea “The Boston” Model 20924 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Chelsea “The Boston” Model 20924 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Chelsea “The Boston” Model 20924 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Chelsea “The Boston” Model 20924 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Chelsea “The Boston” Model 20924 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

One of a Chelsea series of small "contemporary-styled" desk clocks in fancy cases, this clock was purchased directly from Chelsea by a retailer whose doors closed before it could be sold. It was originally shipped 05/28/04. The clock is held in its original elegant blue and gold-embossed Chelsea presentation box. There are detailed photos, even of the box! Original paperwork included.

Physical: This is a new clock, literally "still in the box". Everything you see here is original... except perhaps any dust! The elegant case with gold-plated movement measures 6"w x 7.5"h x 3.75"d and is in excellent physical condition. The fancy dial with blued steel filigree overlay and "moon" hands measures 4" in diameter.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-and-gong-strike movement is original, new, and in excellent running order. Even the original rubber pin that held the hand from turning during shipment remains in place. The serial number, which you can see to the left, is 876180.

Comments: Weddings and graduations are just around the corner... or perhaps this one's a special gift just for yourself? Give us a call to start the process!

Questions?
Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Front View
Left
Right
Bottom
Back

Movement
Serial No
Dial - 1
Dial - 2
Clock in Box
Box
Empty
Box Cover
Box Side - 1
Box Side -
2
Box Side - 3
Box Side - 4


SJB-131
$1,425
Chelsea “Eagle” Series
Carriage Clock with Original Presentation Box

Chelsea “Eagle” Series Carriage Clock with Original Presentation Box ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Chelsea “Eagle” Series Carriage Clock with Original Presentation Box ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Chelsea “Eagle” Series Carriage Clock with Original Presentation Box ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Chelsea “Eagle” Series Carriage Clock with Original Presentation Box ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Chelsea “Eagle” Series Carriage Clock with Original Presentation Box ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Chelsea Clock Company apparently made several different iterations of their 1980s era "Eagle Series" clocks, each with a different outer case finish on a basically large carriage clock frame. Some of the (Swiss-made) cases featured Guilloché treatment, while others bore a faux tortoiseshell finish. Many were engraved and used as corporate retirement gifts. We are fortunate to have a fine example in the "Carriage Clock" style with the original gold-embossed leatherette dual-opening presentation box.

Physical: The Swiss-made, gold-plated brass case with Guilloché treatment
is in excellent physical condition. It measures 6.5"w x 8"h x 4"d and 10.5"h with the handle up. The leatherette presentation case measures 7.25"w x 9.5"h s 5"d and is in excellent original condition. There is a small darkened spot on the front panel just above the 11.

The 4" porcelain dial, like the rest of the clock, is original and in excellent physical condition. Hands are original and excellent, too.

Mechanical: The eight-day time-and-gong-strike movement is in excellent running condition, having been professionally serviced just recently. As a bonus it comes with the original instructioin manual. Also comes with a correct Chelsea winding key.

Comments: Such an elegant clock from "The Last Great American Clock Company". It's a pretty simple process: review the photos, decide which family member or close friend is due a wonderful gift (maybe you?), then pick up the phone and give us a call to start the process. We're ready, are you?

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Description

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Front View
Front
In Box
Left Side
Right Side
Back/Movement
Bottom
Dial
Box Front
Box Back
Box Side - 1
Box Side - 2
Instruction Book


DRY-030
$300
Ansonia Candelabra Novelty Clock

Ansonia Candelabra Novelty Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ansonia Candleabra Novelty Clock ~ Antique Clocks GAnsonia Candelabra Novelty Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guyuy

Ship From So. CA

The Ansonia Clock Company of New York was a very creative firm who made everything from watches and little novelty clocks, to wall, shelf and street clocks. But they also made many decorative cast-metal objects, including statues and this little candelabra clock being a fine little example. We understand this same candelabra was sold by several companies, not just by Ansonia.

Physical: The spelter candelabra, which measures 9.5"2 x 12"h (w/lights) x 4"d is in excellent physical condition. Lights work!

Mechanical: The 30-hour movement has been professionally overhauled and is in good running order.

Comments: Cute piece... especially for dawg-lovers!

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Front View - "Off"
Front
View - "On"
Left
Right
Back

RWO-715
~PRICE REDUCED~
$950

“Gilded Girl” Swinging Arm Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Here's a way-cute small swinging-arm clock for your consideration that we had to pry from the hands of our adult daughter, who wanted to claim it for her own from our inventory!

Physical: Th0e gilded clock measures 6.5"w x 15.5"h x 6"d on the base and is in excellent overall physical condition. It is likely French in origin, and at one time had a small name plaque at the bottom (given the two small holes in the metal base). The statue sits on top of a white marble base.

Mechanical: The 30-hour movement, with Junghans signature on the dial, was recently professionally serviced by our technician and is in good running order. It is important to know that small, pivot-based swinging arm clocks are not generally great time-keepers and they can be a bit finicky (but they sure are fun and always draw attention)! Precise placement of the pivot pins in the middle of the "sockets" in the horizontal pivot arm is extremely important to successfully running the clock. This photo shows both pins in place correctly.
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Comments: Beautiful little clock just waiting for that special place in your home... and heart!

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.
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Description

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Front View
Left
Right
Back
Swing Arm - Front
Swing Arm - Right
Pivots
Movie Clip


DER-108
$550
Seth Thomas “Tradition 2W” Pillar & Scroll, c.1950

Seth Thomas “Tradition 2W” Pillar & Scroll, c.1950 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Here is a cute little clock that was in the 1950 catalogue. It is reminiscent of the early American pillar and scroll clocks of Eli Terry and many others. Nice thing about this clock is that it doesn't take up too much space, so will fit nicely almost anywhere.

Physical: The petite mahogany case, which measures 20"h x 10.5"w x 5.125"d, is in excellent original condition with original finish and paint on the case and dial. Solid brass finials and the pendulum are original, too.

Mechanical: The eight-day time-and-rod-strike movement has been professionally serviced and is in excellent running condition.

Comments: Nice clock for not a lot of money...

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Description

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Front View
Front Right
Back
Pendulum & Rod
Tablet Back

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 2, 2004, p.665-666

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FOR-02
$2,750


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An Escapement Model From the Late 1800s
Signed Strasser & Rhode, Glashutte, Saxony

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Scratches, cracks, etc:
 Movement: 4.5" dia.; Base: 7.5" dia.; Domed: 7.5"h
Excellent!
Signed, jeweled escapement model as built by a watchmaker apprentice, likely as a "last" project of his/her apprenticeship.
30 hour time-only
Excellent
This wonderful piece carries the "coming out" work of a young apprentice in the shop of Strasser & Rhode in the acclaimed watchmaking center of Glashutte, Germany.

We have an 11/97 auction catalogue page with a picture and description of another similar escapement model. It was projected to sell at auction in the $13-15K range. This one is WAY less expensive; WAY less. WAY, WAY LESS!
None of consequence noted; dome is plastic, obviously not original, but inexpensive to replace with glass as it should be.
PHOTOS:

The Entire Model
Balance Wheel-Closeup
Escape Wheel-Closeup

.mpg MOVIE
(large file--lots of background noise)
See it run!

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