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Classic marine chronometer a great gift

Submitted onMay 20, 2010 5 Comments, join the conversation

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We found a passionate collector who breaths life in old Marine Chronometers and watches. He is truly passionate and honest about his products. Here are some chronometers we liked…

Hamilton Model 21 Marine Chronometer:
Marine Chronometer by Hamilton WWII Hamilton21-pic2

At the outbreak of W.W. II the United States Navy required high quality chronometers in large quantities at a time when very few chronometers were being manufactured in the country. The model 21 is technically probably one of the greatest achievements in the history of horology. The balance and hairspring assembly represented a radical departure from traditional chronometer design and resulted in phenomenal time keeping rates.

Waltham, Master Time adjusted to temperature and isochronism.:
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8-day running Master time source, deck watch gimbal mounted in three-tiered wooden box. This piece was manufactured by the Waltham Watch Company in Waltham, Mass., United States in 1911. Also included is the original factory card describing all the technical features of the timepiece and indicating this sold for $60 in 1911 (you could buy a nice house for about $4,000 then)!

I strive to accurately grade all pieces and to describe any detracting features that would concern me as a collector. There is a five day “no questions asked” return privilege on all pieces. I only request that returns be as well packed and in the same condition as originally sent by me.

If you would like to learn more about the chronometers, find a rare watch, or have one for sale or trade. Leave a comment with your email and we will send your information to Chris. or call send us an email to contact@yachthelpdesk.com

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