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VINTAGE SHIPS BELL CLOCK~HOFFRITZ~11 JEWELS~1960s For Sale


 VINTAGE SHIPS BELL CLOCK~HOFFRITZ~11 JEWELS~1960s



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VINTAGE SHIPS BELL CLOCK~HOFFRITZ~11 JEWELS~1960s:
$178

DESCRIPTION AND FEATURES

THIS1960s CIRCA SHIPS BELL CLOCK MADE BY HOFFRITZ,WITH AN11 JEWEL PLATFORM ESCAPEMENTMVMNT,INGLEAMING YELLOW BRASS,IS IN PRISTINE CONDITION,TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THE HIGH RESOLUTION PICS.ITIS EQUIPED WITH A4 3/4INCHHINGE TYPE BEZEL,THE THICK BEVELED GLASS IS ORIGINAL AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION ,THE CASE HAS A FEW MINOR SCRATCHES,AND THE BEGINING OF A SPLIT WHICH HAS BEEN REPAIREDAS SEEN IN THE PICS,THE SILVERED DIAL AND SPADE STYLE HANDS ARE ALSO INEXCELLENT CONDITION,11 JEWEL PRECISION PLATFORM ESCAPEMENT,THE SOLID BRASS CASE WAS POLISHED AND RELAUQUERED, FINISH ISIN MINT CONDITION,ALSO HAS THE HERMLESELF CORRECTING RACK AND SNAIL SHIPS BELL STRIKING MECHANISM.CLOCK DIAMETER IS5 3/4 INCHES,DEPTH IS 4 INCHES,IT IS NOT OFTEN YOU FIND AHOFFRITZ SHIPS BELL CLOCK FULLY RESTORED,CLASSIC ANDGLEAMING, A PLEASURE TO VIEW –OUTFITTED WITH THE FINEST GERMAN MADE(HERMLE)11 JEWEL,RACK AND SNAIL STRIKE 8 DAY MOVEMENT,FULLY RESTORED ,READY FOR A LONG AND HEALTY LIFE .THE MVMNT IS MARKED HERMLE ,HERMLE WAS SUPPLYING MVMNTS TO THIS COMPANY,AND SEVERAL OTHERS LIKE ,SETH THOMAS,CHELSEA,BELL STRIKE,HOWARD MILLER,ETC...

THISSHIPS BELL CLOCKCANBE GIVEN AS A GIFT OR FOR DISPLAY IN A SPECIAL AREA OF THE HOME OR ONBOARD YOUR BOAT.VERY VERSATILE IN PLACEMENT FLEXIBILITY, AND AN EXCELLENT PRESENTATION IN LITERALLY ANY AREA OF THE HOME,WORKPLACE AND CERTAINLY ON BOARD YOUR BOAT.

THISIS ACLASSIC AND EYE CATCHING SHIPS BELL CLOCK – A DELIGHT TO VIEW, AND JUST THE RIGHT SIZE - EASY TO DISPLAY IN ANY DECORATIVE SETTING. THIS CLOCK IS SURE TO PLEASE,I KNOW I WILL MISS IT IN MY SHOP

ON THE DIAL THE TIME MAINSPRING WINDINGARBOR IS LOCATEDAT THENUMERAL4 AND THE STRIKE MAINSPRING WINDINGARBOR IS AT THENUMERAL 8.ABOVE THE 1 IS THE SPEED ADJUSTMENT LEVER.ALSO THE CORRECT WINDING KEY IS PROVIDED.

THE SHIPS BELL STRIKE SEQUENCE IS AS FOLLOWS INCLUDING A BREIF HISTORY.

As early as the 15th Century, a bell was used to sound the time onboard a ship. {Time, in those days, was kept with an hourglass}.The bell was rung every half hourof the 4 hour watch. A 24 hour day was divided into six 4 hour watches, except the dog watch (16:00 - 20:00 hours) which could be divided into two 2 hour watches to allow for the taking of the evening meal.

Middle Watch

Midnight to 4 AM (0000 - 0400) Morning Watch 4 AM to 8 AM (0400 - 0800) Forenoon Watch 8 AM to Noon (0800 - 1200) Afternoon Watch Noon to 4 PM (1200 - 1600) First Dog Watch 4 PM to 6 PM (1600 - 1800) Second Dog Watch 6 PM to 8 PM (1800 - 2000) First Watch 8 PM to Midnight (2000 - 0000)


The bells were struck for every half-hour of each watch, with a maximum of eight bells. For instance, during the Middle Watch you would hear the the following:

00:30 1 bell
01:00 2 bells
01:30 2 bells, pause, 1 bell
02:00 2 bells, pause, 2 bells
02:30 2 bells, pause, 2 bells, pause, 1 bell
03:00 2 bells, pause, 2 bells, pause, 2 bells
03:30 2 bells, pause, 2 bells, pause, 2 bells, pause, 1 bell
04:00 2 bells, pause, 2 bells, pause, 2 bells, pause, 2 bells

At eight bells your watch was over! All other 4 hour watches followed this same procedure except the Dog Watches.

At the end of the First Dog Watch, only four bells were struck, and the Second Dog Watch bells were struck like this: 6:30 PM, one bell; 7 PM two bells; 7:30 PM, three bells; and at 8 PM, eight bells.

Since 1915, all U.S. Merchant vessels over 100 gross tons have, by law, divided the crew into three watches, working four hours on and eight hours off, and turning the dog watches into one evening watch.

RESTORATION DETAILS

THE EIGHT DAY HERMLE FINE ROUND RACK AND SNAIL SHIPS BELLSTRIKE MOVEMENT HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY INSPECTED AND CLEANED WITH ULTRASONICS. ALL WORN PIVOT BUSHINGS WERE REPLACED, AND BOTH THE TIME AND STRIKE MAINSPRINGS WERE UNLOADED, PROPERLY CLEANED AND INSPECTED, LUBRICATED, AND RELOADED INTO THE MAINSPRING BARRELS. MAINSPRINGS ARE A CRITICAL COMPONENT THAT TRANSMIT POWER TO THE ENTIRE GEAR TRAIN,PROPER MAINTENANCEWILL ASSURE EXTENDED AND RELIABLE LONG TERM PERFORMANCE.PRECISION11 JEWEL PLATFORM ESCAPEMENT,ALL OPERATIONAL ASPECTS WERE INSPECTED AND CORRECTEDAS REQUIRED,ENSURING THAT THEMOVEMENT IS READYFOR MANY YEARS OF RELIABLEOPERATION. THE MOVEMENT WAS THEN PROPERLY REASSEMBLED, LUBRICATED AND ADJUSTED

WHY TAKE A CHANCE ON AVINTAGE CLOCK WHOSE MECHANICAL CONDITION IS IN QUESTION,YOU CAN REST ASSURED OF MANY YEARS OF RELIABLE OPERATION WHEN YOU PURCHASE ONE OF MYVINTAGE CLOCKS ON !

~ OFFERED WITH AND ONLY A SMALL MINIMUM,AND I WILL LET THE COMMUNITYDETERMINE THE FINAL SALES VALUE OF THIS FINE ANTIQUE TIMEPIECE!

PAYPAL IS THE PREFERRED METHOD OF PAYMENT AND PROTECTS YOU, THE BUYER; OTHER FORMS OF PAYMENT MAY BE ACCEPTED ON PICKUP - PLEASE CONTACT ME TO MAKE ARRANEMENTS. IF PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED WITHIN3 DAYS OF sale-END,THEITEM WILL BE REPORTED AS UNPAID ANDIN DEFAULT UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE WITH SELLER.

~BUYER WILL PAY SHIPPING. USPSIS THE PREFERRED SHIPPING METHOD; IF OTHER ARRANGEMENTS ARE NEEDED,PLEASE CONTACT ME. SHIPPING AN AVERAGE SIZE MANTLE CLOCKS IS USUALLY IN THE $30-40 RANGE, PLUS INSURANCE. FOR LARGE AND HEAVIER MANTLE CLOCKS, SHIPPING WILL RUN IN THE $40 TO 50 RANGE,ALL OF MY SETH THOMAS ANTIQUE CLOCKS ARE FULLY RESTORED IN ALL WAYS, UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED OTHERWISE. I TAKE GREAT PRIDE MAKING SURE THAT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF MY CLOCKS IS METICULOUSLYRESTORED,HOWEVER WITH ALL MECHANICAL CLOCK MOVEMENTS, SOME ADJUSTMENTS MAY BE NECESSARY WHEN SETTING UP AFTER SHIPMENT, AND THE CLOCK IS SOLD AS IS.


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