Theres no cracks on the bell or housing and the bell sounds terrific when struck. The face plate is not original. It is plastic and doesnt quite sit tight enough. The second hand catches on it sometimes and stops working which stops the clock. When I manually hold the plastic face down the second hand does its job and drives the other hands.
After a wind I watched it for an evening and the second hand didnt stop once even without me holding the plastic down and it kept very close to accurate time. The reset switch on the 9 is working though the 2 padded strikers miss the bell by about 1/8 when I toggle it.
The bells also try to chime at the hour and half hour but the strikers miss the bell. The labels on the back are gone though the original eyelets for hanging are both there with original screws and solid.
There are 2 small screws missing on the base of the housing. What an amazing piece of history. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. I will pack with care.Let me know if you have any questions. The item "Antique Seth Thomas Brass Bottom Bell Ship's Clock Working Condition Circa 1889" is in sale since Wednesday, July 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maritime\Maritime Clocks". The seller is "goaltender14" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.