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WW2 USN Aircraft Clock

Started by hink441 , Nov 20 2017 04:53 PM

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#1 hink441

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 04:53 PM

Found this clock in a local antique shop. It is a model AN-5741 made by Hamilton Watch Co. These were made in 1944-45 and were used in various Navy aircraft. According to some online sources, these clocks were used up into the 1980s on some older P-3A Orions.

This one's serial number is 016649, and has been installed in a cool hand made display case. It has 5 dials and is considered the most complex clock made for the US military. I read it has over 400 moving parts in this clock.

This one does not run correctly and needs to be re-worked. When wound up, the clock only runs for a few minutes then it stops. I have seen some online watchmakers that repair these clocks but the cost is way more than what was paid for this clock. Nevertheless I really like this broken clock.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 06:42 PM

A broken 12 hour clock tells the correct time twice a day. This one is only right once a day. Still neat, though.
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Posted 20 November 2017 - 07:00 PM

A broken 12 hour clock tells the correct time twice a day. This one is only right once a day. Still neat, though.
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Yes indeed!!! :-)

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 06:28 AM

I play with watch servicing but that might be a little over my head. I like that look and the dial/hand patina is nice. 

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:31 PM

Hink441:

 

If you ever decide to repair that 37500  clock, the guy at this site will likely do it right.  Cost might be high but, hey, a clock like that (especially in the nice display case) may be worth the effort.

 

http://www.historictimekeepers.com/Aircraft_clocks.htm 


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#6 hink441

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 03:26 AM

Hink441:
 
If you ever decide to repair that 37500  clock, the guy at this site will likely do it right.  Cost might be high but, hey, a clock like that (especially in the nice display case) may be worth the effort.
 
http://www.historictimekeepers.com/Aircraft_clocks.htm 


I might have to look into a possible repair if I can find a good affordable service.

The link is not working Swifter.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 06:45 AM

Hi Chris, try this link => http://www.historictimekeepers.com/



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Posted 20 March 2018 - 06:48 AM

I  have one that is in the 10k range,  appears to work fine....interesting piece for sure




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