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#1 USdog

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 10:35 AM

Found this at a garage sale today for $3! Looks like it's a WWII instrument clock made by Hamilton. After looking it up, it appears to have been used on the F4U-Corsair?

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#2 Battling Bastard

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 10:57 AM

Nice find. Find a coin or screw driver that will fit the slot. that could be the battery slot.



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 11:11 AM

Sorry, I got excited :D, that slot is not for battery it is for rate regulating setting. This is an 8 day winding clock. Pull and wind



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 11:12 AM

Ok. Thanks. Will do that. First I have to fix that washer so it's not in the way on the face

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 09:07 AM

As with any vintage mechanical watch movement, make sure you get it overhauled and lubricated by your local watchmaker or clockmaker.  Even if it runs they have enough torque to run even when the oil has gone dry and it just wears the pivots (axles) down until they get so thin they finally snap off.   



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 09:10 AM

Here is what it will look like from the backside of the movement.

 

 

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:11 AM

The AN 5741-1 aircraft clock



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:21 AM

As with any vintage mechanical watch movement, make sure you get it overhauled and lubricated by your local watchmaker or clockmaker.  Even if it runs they have enough torque to run even when the oil has gone dry and it just wears the pivots (axles) down until they get so thin they finally snap off.   


Yeah. It wasn't working anyways. I took it to a watch guy I know well to get it working.

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 12:14 PM

Here is what it will look like from the backside of the movement.

 

 

 

I really enjoy the "look" of precision componentry that went into high-quality goods before the digital era.



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 06:22 AM

 

I really enjoy the "look" of precision componentry that went into high-quality goods before the digital era.

 

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 02:33 PM

nice and clean inside



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Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:38 AM

I had one of those many years back. Mine came from one of the F6Fs that were used as drones. This was late 50's early 60's




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