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A fine example of a Schatz striking ships clock

A fine example of a Schatz striking ships clock
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Item Details

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  • Age: 1970/80s
  • Type: Ships Clock
  • Style/ Origin/ Theme: German
  • Material: Brass
  • Features: Striking/ Repeating
  • Brand: Nautical


A fine example of a Schatz Striking Ships Clock in GWO.

 


This fine Schatz Marine brass-cased bulkhead clock is in very good condition considering its age – 1970/80s.

The glass, clock face and hands are all in perfect condition. This clock comes with a key and both the clock and bells mechanisms are in working order.

Time keeping, which can be regulated with the lever at the top of the dial, is typical of German clock-making precision.

It weighs 1720 gm, is 150 mm (6 in) diameter with a 135 mm (5.25 in) face. It is 90 mm (3.75 in) deep and has 180 mm (7 in) mounting flange.

Schatz is the leading manufacturer of classic ships' instruments, and one of very few that still make the mechanical chiming movements that were so familiar to the naval and merchant seaman of 100 years ago.

The intricate workmanship is protected in a stove-lacquered, solid brass case with a thick glass port, secured by a brass scuttle clamp. It has black hands and Roman numerals on a white dial.

This clock has two eight-day mechanical movements; one for the clock and one for the chimes to mark the time-honoured "Ship's Bells" naval watch system - four hours on, four hours off (each half hour is marked by an increasing number of strikes until "eight bells" -time to change over). If required, the bells mechanism can be turned off by a turn-key on the rear face.

The complete bell sequence is shown in one of the pictures.

This fine instrument would be equally at home in the saloons and staterooms of the world's luxury yachts or in a yacht clubhouse.

Will make a wonderful seasonal gift for all ages.




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