Antique Thomas Mercer 2 Day Spring Detent Marine Chronometer In Wood Box Ticks For Sale
You are offerding on the ANTIQUE THOMAS MERCER LTD ST. ALBANS, ENGLAND 2 DAY SPRING DETENT MARINE CHRONOMETER IN WOOD BOX pictured below.
PLEASE FIRST READ HIGHLIGHTED TERMS OF SALE / SHIPPING / PAYMENT INFO BELOW AS THERE ARE CHANGES!
This nice chronometer winds and it ticks. I don't know when last cleaned. You may want to have this done when you receive. The wood box is about 7 7/16 inches x 7 1/8 inches x 6 6/8 inches tall. Generally in very good condition. A few scuffs and gouges here and there (see pics). There is a glass in the top. The chronometer rests in gimbals. The tub is brass. The bezel over the dial is approx. 5 inches in diameter. There is a beveled glass in the bezel.
The winding indicator on the silvered dial works as it should. The fusee movement has some staining and tarnish as seen. Good balance staff and chain between fusee and barrel. There is a diamond endstone on the balance. There is a helical hairspring. Also a cut bimetallic balance with large circular weights. I will cork the balance with paper when shipping.
The brass tub has some spotting and other age related marks. The blued steel hands have a bit of corrosion. The serial no. on the plaque (plate) on front of the box matches that inside the tub and on the edge of the movement.
Please have better than 98% positive response if offerding. I reserve the right to cancel offers or the sale if the requirements are not met.
United States: $30 FEDEX HOME / GROUND!
OVERSEAS: THIS IS A VERY HEAVY & VALUABLE ITEM SO SHIPPING COST WILL BE VERY HIGH! Calculated on the payments / shipping section of the listing! If I am unable (due to USPS or 3rd party restrictions) to INSURE this item for your country I reserve the right to not complete the sale as I require insurance on all international shipments.
Are COMPLETELY your responsibility - please do not ask for a reduction in stated value for customs - I can be jailed/fined for doing so!
I only provide 100% refunds on items returned in original condition as pictured and described on this listing. I do NOT give partial refunds under any circumstances - please consider this before offerding - you will have to return the item if you want a refund.
On Apr-08-13 at 13:42:59 PDT, seller added the following information:
DELICATE ITEM - BOXED DIMENSIONS 14X14X14 INCHES. PACKAGED WEIGH 11.5 POUNDS. ESTIMATED VALUE $1400-1800. PAYPAL DOES NOT GIVE SELLER PROTECTION FOR INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS OVER $1000 WITHOUT SIGNATURE. THE ONLY WAY TO GET A SIGNATURE IS UPS OR FEDEX.
IT IS EXPENSIVE TO SHIP THIS INTERNATIONALLY!! PLEASE NOTE THE COST BEFORE YOU offer.
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Antique Thomas Mercer 2 Day Spring Detent Marine Chronometer In Wood Box Ticks: $1,580