Ship’s Clocks

We need some quality ship's clocks. Have someone waiting for a 24-hour dial Chelsea.

8 Chelsea “Base and Ball Feet”, c.1913
w/Special Dial & Hands

Ship From So. CA

(orig catalogue – plain dial)


Chelsea Clock Company is synonymous with the highest quality in factory clockmaking. Here is an early example for your consideration. "Base and Ball Feet" was the original name for a style that has persisted through the years in the Chelsea catalogues. In 1917 this model was renamed the "Commodore" and subsequently the "Constitution", which is still manufactured today (but with a quartz movement). This house-strike model is a fine example of their early production. The 8" dial is signed "Jaccard Jewelery Co. • Kansas City", the retailer who first sold this clock.

Physical: The brass case, which is in excellent physical condition, measures 12" x 12" x 5". It features the extra-cost "Special" dial with raised numerals as noted in the Chelsea catalogue.

The eight-day house-strike movement has just been professionally overhauled by the top watch guy in Los Angeles and is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: Fabulous older Chelsea just overhauled and ready for years of great service for you. Call us to start the process.

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Front View
Dial - 1
Dial - 2


Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.269
Demeter, A.&D., Chelsea Clock Company – The First Hundred Years, 2014, p.132

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