Clock from a ship(?)

Discussion in 'Militaria' started by TanyaG, Oct 6, 2022.

  1. TanyaG

    TanyaG Active Member

    Hi - I’m trying to find anything I can about this clock. It looks to me like it belongs on a ship? But I know very little about naval vessels - or clocks, for that matter… any ideas?
    Thank you!

    It’s 7” (18cm) in diameter and 2 3/4” (7cm) deep. Appears to be brass. Looks like the frame unscrews, but I can’t budge it. Can’t find any signatures on the face or the case. IMG_7810.jpg IMG_7811.jpg IMG_7812.jpg
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  2. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Your last picture here kind of looks like the threads might also have gotten crossed.....look towards the left side.....wondering if letting a few drops of '3 in 1' oil sit along those threads might help it loosen up....all around....let it sit for a good couple of least I would say! UNLESS there are others a bit more knowledgeable than I who might have other/or better suggestions!! Can you see inside with a small flashlight?? Or is it just an empty housing??
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2022
  3. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Ship's Bell clock

    Google Img Search-->

    Not sure about the Roman numerals and simplistic face on yours, but I don't know squat about them...
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  4. TanyaG

    TanyaG Active Member

    I just happen to have a bottle of 3-in-1 right here! It does have the inner workings (and some spider webs) inside. Good eye, catching the crossed threads! I’ve never noticed that.
  5. TanyaG

    TanyaG Active Member

    I did an image search and it just came back with a bunch of standard clocks.
    I didn’t know anything about them either, but I just watched a YouTube video about them, and wow… ship time-keeping is rather complicated.
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