1943 LONGINES Marine Ship CHRONOMETER w. Heavy Brass Gimbal Stand Scarce 24-Hour Model w Black Dial + Center Seconds

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Seller: itsa_keeper (138) 100%, Location: Castro Valley, California, Ships to: US, Item: 202369925765 Up for auction is a 1943 LONGINES Marine Ship Chronometer with Heavy Brass Gimbal Ring mounting stand. This item is a comparatively scarce variant of the Longines Chronometer models. It features a 24-hour dial (vs. the far more common 12- hour dial), and a large center seconds hand. Making this chronometer even more unusual is that this is the black-dial version (vs. the far more commonly encountered white dial). The chronometer clock keeps good time and runs continuously for approximately 36 hours after a full wind-up. The brass clock case and stand are in fair cosmetic condition, as there is significant age related tarnishing to the finish. The only known issue with this clock is that the small wind-up power reserve indicator hand does not move when winding-up the clock, nor when the clock runs down. However the wind indicator hand does not affect the clock's performance, as the clock has been tested as running continuously and keeping time for approximately 36 hours - which is the design specification for this chronometer. The winding crown's time-set and mainspring winding features both work as expected. The clock is currently keeping good time. The clock could probably benefit from a cleaning if the clock is to be used on a regular basis. The Longines 21-Jewel clock movement is complete, operates properly, and appears to be very clean. The movement features a precision Swan Neck type micro-regulator. The movement is encapsulated in a domed glass inner dust cover (see photo of movement, which looks-through the glass dust cover). The clock hands are all present and are straight. As mentioned above, the small wind-up-indicator hand does not move. The large clock dial is 3.5 inches in diameter, and is in very good condition. (see photos) The beveled glass crystal is clear, and has no chips, or cracks. I do not see any scratches on the glass. Very nice condition on the glass. The brass chronometer case has tarnishing, and some minor scratches. See photos. The brass gimbal ring functions properly to keep the clock balanced (i.e. while at sea). The brass gimbal ring, heavy brass stand and screws show appreciable tarnishing. The serial number on the chronometer movement corresponds to a manufacture date of 1943. The chronometer will be packed very carefully, and will be shipped with tracking and insurance. This Longines chronometer and its brass gimbal ring stand are sold in "As Is" condition, noting that the wind-up indicator-hand does not move, as stated previously. No returns unless this item varies significantly from this auction description. To be completely fair, I will gladly guarantee that the chronometer will continue to run for 15 days after receiving the item. Note that if this clock is to be used frequently, it is recommended to have it serviced by a professional watchmaker, although any such service is not included in the price of this auction. Note: This item only ships to addresses in the U.S.A. Please ask before bidding if you have any questions. Payment and Shipping: Shipping is $34.00 to addresses in the U.S.A. Insurance and Tracking are included in the stated shipping price. No returns on this item unless it differs materially from the item description or photos. Payment is through PayPal only. Payment is expected within 48 hours of auction close. Thank you for looking! Maker: Longines, Time Period, War: WWII

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