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    Default Re: Does any one collect Deck clocks (By: Tom McIntyre)

    Tom
    I suppose that is much to be desired over putting holes in the pillar plate.

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    Default Re: Does any one collect Deck clocks (By: PWfanatik)

    I would never consider altering the plate. You could use dial foot replacements with a small flat base glued to the back of the dial. If it were not painted, the could even be soldered on with low temperature Tix solder. I would only do that if the bezel did not hold the dial in place.

    You could also find a folding leather case like it came in originally and replace it.

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    Default Re: Does any one collect Deck clocks (By: Tom McIntyre)

    Tom,
    On another note about dials,
    I have a few ceramic dials that have feet missing,
    Can I apply regular soldering heat to that sort of dial to install a new foot?

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    Default Re: Does any one collect Deck clocks (By: PWfanatik)

    Caveat... I have never done this myself. I believe you can either solder on a foot with low melting point solder or even spin weld a foot if you have the skill.
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    Default Re: Does any one collect Deck clocks (By: Tom McIntyre)

    I have some cracked up dials I can experiment with,,,
    Will let everyone know how it goes.

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    Default Re: Does any one collect Deck clocks (By: PWfanatik)

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    Default Re: Does any one collect Deck clocks (By: tick talk)

    Tick talk those arms are for mounting in a gimble device to keep the watch stationary at sea... Maybe you know that...

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    Default Re: Does any one collect Deck clocks (By: DeweyC)

    Here are a few deck clocks made by Chelsea for the US Army

    Here is the Chelsea message center M2 with a red hand for a second time zone mounted in a wooden box. The box closes up and has a leather carrying strap. There is also a place to put the key in the box. Not a gimbal box but still cool.

    And this is a Chelsea US Army message center M1 in a smaller case to wind it you unscrew the bezel ring to wind it with a key. But to change the time there is a nob on the side of the case like a crown on a watch. It also has a second time zone red hour hand. Got this one cheap at a NAWCC mart you see these less than the M2. Never seen the nob for changing the time on any other Deck clock than this M1 for the US Army.
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    Default Re: Does any one collect Deck clocks (By: PWfanatik)

    Quote Originally Posted by PWfanatik View Post
    Tick talk those arms are for mounting in a gimble device to keep the watch stationary at sea... Maybe you know that...
    Well actually its a deception, or to quote Charles Constantin's notice historique from 1937; "I came up with the idea of creating some office clocks with four knobs, on a wooden base, reminding one of the navy chronometers."
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    Default Re: Does any one collect Deck clocks (By: tick talk)

    Great looking clock River Rat, i saw one around here very similar. I am still looking for a second hand for one of mine.
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    Default Re: Does any one collect Deck clocks (By: Kevin W.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin W. View Post
    Great looking clock River Rat, i saw one around here very similar. I am still looking for a second hand for one of mine.
    I mite know some one who mite have the hand you are looking for he specializes in servicing deck clocks was a member of chapter 5 my old NAWCC chapter when I lived in Calif. will see if I still have his business card Chelsea some times use to contact him for parts he told me once. Will send you a PM if I find his contact info.

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    Default Re: Does any one collect Deck clocks (By: River rat)

    River Rat, A fine collection of clocks you have there. I'm working on the same clock as this one. Trying to resolve an issue with that red second hour hand. Whatever held it tight is long gone on my clock. If I knew what it looked like maybe I could figure out something to use to tighten it up. Got any suggestions or pictures of that part?
    Quote Originally Posted by River rat View Post
    Here are a few deck clocks made by Chelsea for the US Army

    Here is the Chelsea message center M2 with a red hand for a second time zone mounted in a wooden box. The box closes up and has a leather carrying strap. There is also a place to put the key in the box. Not a gimbal box but still cool.

    And this is a Chelsea US Army message center M1 in a smaller case to wind it you unscrew the bezel ring to wind it with a key. But to change the time there is a nob on the side of the case like a crown on a watch. It also has a second time zone red hour hand. Got this one cheap at a NAWCC mart you see these less than the M2. Never seen the nob for changing the time on any other Deck clock than this M1 for the US Army.

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