Let me start with some background information first of all. Chelsea made a lot of different clocks and I was confused as to where I should look for the best value for my dollar. Being a retired Simple Sailor I thought I would touch base with a Chelsea expert.In your opinion what was the golden age of Chelsea? I think the focus of your question is the quality of the Ships Bell movement as opposed to the "Golden Age" possibly being the success of the company itself. These generally keep within 1 minute a week and you have the bell shut-off mechanism. I don't remember when (maybe early 90s) they switched to the screwless balance wheel escapement and it was definitely inferior. The balance wheel is undersized and the clocks performance deteriorated to 4-5 minutes per week.
They found a better supplier in the last few years and the escapements are again much better. On the latter question, between WWI and the 1920s CCC offered the most products, the economy was booming and sales were good up until the crash. I promise to be more timely in responses to your future questions so fire away. Again, I'm sorry for the late response. Well, I bought a Chelsea Centennial and living full time in a RV is not harmonious with two 8 bell clocks striking and a spouse reminding me that "we live in a RV".
Solid cherry base by Thos. This base with the clock becomes more than a timepiece, rather a piece of artwork. LIGHTHOUSE ESTABLISHMENT was thinking of changing the face, but never got to it. Serial number dates this clock to the mid 70, s.
Yes, it is hinged Yes, there is a Chelsea key. Yes, it does keep accurate time.Yes, the bell strikes as it should. Yes, it was serviced three years ago. No, I don't have the receipt.
Retail total of 3175.00. (almost 14 pounds) I priced it this way because life is short. I believed I priced it to sell and I did not what to go back and forth with an "or best offer". Best offer usually mean mark it up so you can mark it down. Tiffany, 4.5, S/N 819485, Moser cherry base" is in sale since Saturday, August 11, 2018.This item is in the category "Antiques\Maritime\Maritime Clocks". The seller is "dlwdmw" and is located in Fort Myers, Florida.
This item can be shipped to United States.