Vintage Russian Double Boxed Wood Brass 2 Day Spring Detent Marine Chronometer
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Vintage Russian Double Boxed Wood Brass 2 Day Spring Detent Marine Chronometer:
You are offerding on the VINTAGE RUSSIAN WOOD AND BRASS CASED 2 DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER WITH SPRING DETENT ESCAPEMENTpictured below.
PLEASE FIRST READ HIGHLIGHTED TERMS OF SALE / SHIPPING / PAYMENT INFO BELOW AS THERE ARE CHANGES!
I AM NOT THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS CHRONOMETER. I am not certain that these 2 wood boxes are original to the movement. I don't read Russian.
This fusee chronometer winds and ticks. The winding indicator works correctly. If you move the chronometer it can fairly easily stop ticking - I think it needs a clean and oil despite the pristine look of the mechanism. The balance staff is good. The movement has a 'break contact' or 'electric contact device' near the escapement - it is shown at 2nd picture from bottom. NEITHER the brass bowl OR the boxes have a provision for insulated clamps and contacts that would be expected with the 'break contact' - hence they may not be original. The break contact mechanism has an upper wheel (above 4th wheel I believe) which intentionally has one missing tooth providing an interruption of the constant change between close contact-open contact-close contact (thanks to experts at NAWCC.org for identifying/explaining).
One will note the other box has some holes where I presume a strap would be attached (now missing). There is a split to the bottom of the outer box. The inner box has a plaque and has 2 latching covers. There are other scuffs/scratches to the boxes and the bowl.
The outer box is approx. 13" at it's widest (at bottom) and the square portion is about 9 3/4" x 9 3/4". The inner box is about 7 1/2 x 7 3/8". The bezel over the dial is approx. 4 3/4" wide. The whole thing weighs about 18 pounds 4 or 5 ounces.
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: $40 FEDEX HOME/GROUND DELIVERY.
OVERSEAS: NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON THIS HEAVY ITEM.
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.