Stanley London Gimbaled Solid Brass Boxed Clock
Dimensions & Weight:
6 1/4 inches (15.9 cm) square and 4 3/8 inches (11 cm) tall
Clock is 4 1/4 inches (10.8 cm) in diameter with a 3 inch (7.6 cm) diameter face
3 pounds 6.4 ounces (1.6 kg)
Fully gimbaled solid brass, accurate, quartz clock
Beautiful reproduction of an antique British nautical clock
Custom brass plaque available for the outside or inside lid
The Stanley London Solid Brass Boxed Clock with Quartz Movement is a beautiful modern reproduction of an antique British nautical clock in a handsome brass-inlaid hardwood box. An accurate timepiece is required for determination of the ship's location at sea using celestial navigation. Before the development of extremely accurate chronometers, only the latitude could be calculated. With precise clocks, the ship's longitude could also be determined, however an error of only one second of time is equal to a 1/4 nautical mile error at the equator.
This accurate quartz clock is powered by a single common AA battery. The 4 1/4 inch (10.8 cm) diameter solid brass clock is fully gimbaled with a solid brass gimbal set. The gimbal arrangement allows the clock to remain level even as the ship heels. The clock's face is 3 inches (7.6 cm) in diameter, and the hardwood case measures 6 1/4 inches (15.9 cm) square and 4 3/8 inches (11 cm) tall. The boxed clock weighs a rather heavy 3.4 pounds (1.6 kg) and is a beautiful addition to a nautical collection or executive's desk. The front of the hardwood case has a brass slide clasp and the box's corners are strengthened with solid brass inlaid splines. Custom brass plaques are available for the front or top and/or the inside of the lid. Note that the inlaid brass diamond cannot be engraved.