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Hamilton Model 21 Marine Chronometers and Model 22 Deck Watches.   At the outbreak of W.W. II the United States Navy required high quality chronometers in large quantities at a time when very few chronometers were being manufactured in the country.  The Hamilton Watch Company was the only firm able to meet the challenge by  designing and producing an innovative marine chronometer in  a period of about 18 months.  Hamilton was able to produce the unit in sufficient numbers to meet U.S. wartime demand.  Further, the model 21 is technically probably one of the greatest achievements in the history of horology. The balance and hairspring assembly represented a radical departure from traditional chronometer design and resulted in phenomenal time keeping rates.   In addition, Hamilton also produced a 21 jewel lever escapement chronometer deck watch based in large part on their famous Railroad pocket watch, the model 992B.  A more detailed description of both the model 21 and 22 timepieces can be found in Whitney's book: Military TimepiecesAuthentic examples in good condition make nice additions to anyone's collection!

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DSCN1741.JPG (44976 bytes)DSCN1742.JPG (48536 bytes)Waltham, Master Time, 8-day, 15 Jewel in gold settings, adjusted to temperature and isochronism.  8-day running Master time source, deck watch gimbal mounted in three-tiered wooden box. This piece was manufactured by the Waltham Watch Company in Waltham, Mass., United States in 1911. The original three section box has the brass inlaid Waltham name plate as well as original finish and is in excellent condition.  The lid can be lifted which allows the chronometer watch to be viewed  while it is protected by a viewing glass.  The inside lid features a card which reads "Public Time Station Waltham Standard Time".  Also included is the original factory card describing all the technical features DSCN1743.JPG (33035 bytes)of the timepiece and indicating this sold for $60 in 1911 (you could buy a nice house for about $4,000 then)!  Excellent/fine navy brass case with beveled cut glass crystal and gimbals. Excellent 15 jewel beautifully damaskeened, nickel dual "silver resilient" going barrel movement with mint condition arabic numeral silvered dial signed Waltham Watch, adjusted, and features up/down numeral indicator with red indicator window. This unit was probably displayed in a jewelry shop window and afforded passerby with a means to regulate their timepieces to the correct time while at the same time advertising for the shop and Waltham Watch Co.  Would look great in a library or similar environment.  A superb example of a seldom seen early United States made deck watch chronometer.

Hold (Price $1400)


naviquartz.JPG (51394 bytes)shipcl3.jpg (55401 bytes)Bulova Accuquartz Navigator Mark III Analog Ship's Chronometer manufactured by the Bulova firm around 1973.  Short lived navigational chronometer by the Bulova firm was made and designed to be extremely accurate.  Uses an Accutron caliber 224 movement. Shows time, day & date.

The movement is housed in a solid brass cylinder that is fastened by a spring loaded mechanism to the inside of the box.  The traditional styled chronometer case measures 4.75x4.75x4.75 and is has a top lid which when raised reveals the Accuquartz below a Plexiglas shield (removed for picture).  When stem is pulled out, the chronometer stops so it can be synchronized to the exact second with a master time source.   Case features traditional drop handles and an unengraved name plate in front.

The unit appears to have seen little if any actual use. This is only the 5th I've seen since I've been collecting chronometers (I have one in my collection). This seldom encountered chronometer would make a great addition to a chronometer, military or Bulova Accutron collection.

Price $800


accutron5.jpg (26732 bytes)accutron3.jpg (15184 bytes)Bulova Accutron Navigator Mark II Analog Ship's 24-hour dial Chronometer manufactured by the Bulova firm around 1969.  Short lived navigational chronometer by the Bulova firm was made and designed to be extremely accurate.  It utilizes three (3) Accutron caliber 214 movements which are sanwitched together and offset at 120 degrees to cancel error.  This chronometer design was produced for a limited period of time betwwen mechnical chronometers and their modern quartz brothers.  It was over $800 at the time.  Refer to pages 313-14 of Whitney's. The Ship's Chronometer for more information.  

The movement is housed in a solid brass cylinder that is fastened by a spring loaded mechanism to the inside of the box.  The traditional styled chronometer case measures 4.75x4.75x4.75 and is has a top lid which when raised reveals the Accutron chronometer below a Plexiglas shield (removed for picture).  When stem is pulled out, the chronometer accutron2.jpg (33002 bytes) stops so it can be synchronized to the exact second with a master time source.   Case features traditional drop handles and an unengraved name plate in front. 

The unit appears to have seen little if any actual use and is in near mint condition throughout. This is only the second I've seen since I've been collecting chronometers (its brother is in my collection). This rare chronometer would make a great addition to a chronometer, military or Bulova Accutron collection.

Price $1500


garminetrex.jpg (28779 bytes)Garmin eTrex Vista 24 MB GPS with Compass, Altimeter & PC cable -- It's the ultimate navigational tool.  The eTrex Vista has enough map detail to help get you out of town, an electronic compass to keep you on course, and a barometric altimeter to record the details of your trek.  this GPS is designed for serious hikers and climbers who want the best in navigation on or off the trail.  The Vista comes with a PC cable to download map data for greater detail.  I've used one for 6 months now and find it to be indispensable whether looking for an address out of town, my way back to a point on a trail, or looking for a Thai restaurant in a new city anywhere in the world.  Our Price: $262.95.  


bwraymondnav1.jpg (17998 bytes)bwraymondnav2.jpg (18990 bytes)bwraymondnav3.jpg (15641 bytes)Elgin B.W. Raymond,United States Army Air Force Navigational Master Watch GCT, 22 jewels, adjusted six positions. 16 size. Circa 1943.  Hack setting (stem pulls out to stop second hand). Military nomenclature on back. Dial and movement are excellent. Case is in very good condition with slight wear from actual military use but was obviously well cared for. .

These timepieces were used by the navigator and pilot as the airplane's master time source during World War II and thereafter (this example dates from W.W. II). It was intended to be set to Greenwich Civil Time (GCT).  These are rarer than the Hamilton 4992B version.  A Nice example of a W.W. II Navigational Master Watch GCT.

Price $475


4992b1958.JPG (97299 bytes)Hamilton, early 4992B, United States Army Air Force Navigational Master Watch GCT, 22 jewels, adjusted six positions. 16 size. Circa 1952.  Hack setting (stem pulls out to stop second hand). Military nomenclature on back. Dial and movement are excellent. Case is in very good/excellent condition with some slight signs of use but no wear through.  

These timepieces were used by the navigator and pilot as the airplane's master time source during World War II and thereafter (this example dates from W.W. II). It was intended to be set to Greenwich Civil Time (GCT).  This unit is supplied with the seldom found original  metal carrying case, also with full military markings, designed to  isolate the watch from magnetic fields and aircraft vibrations.  The case is in near mint condition with the original two piece cardboard outer shipping box (not pictured) .  A very nice example of a Korean War era Navigational Master Watch GCT.

Price $375


DSCN1794.JPG (35514 bytes)DSCN1792.JPG (30197 bytes)Hamilton, scarce silver cased 4992B, United States Navy Navigational Master Watch GCT, 22 jewels, adjusted six positions. 16 size. Circa 1942.  Super piece.  Complete with steel vibration isolated carrying case in original cardboard box with instructions.  Hack setting (stem pulls out to stop second hand). Military nomenclature on back. Dial, movement and case are excellent.  Case signed .800 fine silver.  Very few of the 4992Bs were cased in silver.  

DSCN1793.JPG (28164 bytes)These timepieces were used by the navigator and pilot as the airplane's master time source during World War II and thereafter (this example dates from W.W. II). It was intended to be set to Greenwich Civil Time (GCT).  This unit is supplied with metal transport case, also with full military markings, designed to  isolate the watch from magnetic fields and aircraft vibrations.  The case is in excellent condition with some signs of use and is complete with the original packing box and instructions.  Silver cased versions of these watches were produced early in the War and are very scarce.  Having this watch complete with the transport case is truly outstanding.  A great example of a rare W.W. II Navigational Master Watch GCT in silver.  Use it as a desk or table clock

SOLD (Price $850)


model23nav.JPG (113464 bytes)Hamilton: Navigational Stop Watch, Model 23 U. S. Unites States Air force. Circa 1956. 16 size, 19 Jewels, adjusted to temp and 3 positions.  Base metal screw back & bezel case. These were issued to the Army Air Corps, the Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics, and the Air Council of the United Kingdom during WW II.  Limited numbers appear to have been sold to the U.S.A.F. during the 1950s.  The back has military markings including “Hamilton Watch Co.”. Case is very good with some nickle steel showing through on back from actual use. Movement and dial are near mint. This is a nice example of the "model 23".  Refer to Whitney’s Military Timepieces, pgs. 348-358. A high grade piece and excellent example of an U.S. made navigational stopwatch from the cold war.

Price $475


breitlingnavigation1952.JPG (77568 bytes)Breitling Navigational Stop Watch model 605A, United States Air Force, from Korean War, Circa 1952.  Chrome Case, Dial and Movement are signed Breitling.  The back has military markings including “Breitling Watch Corporation, U.S. Property”.  Dial is excellent and signed "Breitling" and "Swiss".  Case is excellent and beautifully chromed.  Movement is excellent. Runs well.  Refer to Whitney’s Military Timepieces, pgs. 359-361 for additional information.  This is one of the nicest examples I've seen in the last 20 years of collecting.  A high grade piece and excellent example of a Swiss manufactured navigational stopwatch from W.W. II!

Price $500


gstp.JPG (55928 bytes)Helvatia, British Army issue General Service Timepiece, 15 jewels. 16 size. Circa 1939. This scarce example has full military nomenclature on back including the British Broad Arrow. Black dial and silver plated movement are excellent. The movement is a caliber 32A and is signed "General Watch Co., Switzerland" and "Helvatia, Swiss Made".  Case shows that the watch was well used but is in good condition with nickle showing on the rear and two small dings from typical wear from use during war time.   A nice example of a W. W. II GSTP from an unusual manufacturer!

Price $180


DSCN1759.JPG (36992 bytes)Scarce Hamilton WW II Ordnance watch. Army Issue. Circa 1943.  17 jewels.  30x40mm.  Very good original white dial with sub seconds that has evenly aged to a cream color. Heavy screw back stainless Keystone Watch Case company case with stainless back and inner antimagnetic  cover is excellent with some slight signs of use.  The back has full military nomenclature.  The 17 jewel 987 Hamilton movement is mint (these movements were used in some of Hamilton's finest watches before and after the war).  Nice original winding crown and steel hands w/ rhadium insert.   This was issued to the U.S. soldiers in both the Europe and Pacific theaters of operation during W.W. II.  Nice timekeeper.  Supplied with period leather strap pictured or khaki two-piece cloth reproduction strap.  A Great looking all original World War II U.S. Army Military watch from a great watch company!

Price $450


DSCN1758.JPG (45912 bytes)Waltham W.W. II Navigational watch. U.S. Navy. Circa 1942. Hack setting. Excellent original dial. Chromed case and stainless back with full military nomenclature.  The case is very good with signs of military use and some brass on edge back.  The 16 jewel Waltham movement is excellent.  Original winding crown.   Complete with one piece OD colored strap.  This type of navigational watch was issued to U.S. Navy pilots and navigators in both the Europe and Pacific theaters of operation during the war.  A Great looking all original World War II Navy Military watch!

Price $300


bulovaord.JPG (193281 bytes)Bulova WW II Ordnance watch. Army Issue. Circa 1944.  17 jewels.  30x40mm.  Very good original white dial with sub seconds. Heavy screw back nickel case with stainless back and inner antimagnetic  cover is excellent with some slight signs of wear.  The back has full military nomenclature.  The 17 jewel Bulova 10AK movement is mint.  Nice original type winding crown and blue steel hands w/ rhadium insert (some now missing).   This was issued to the U.S. soldiers in both the Europe and Pacific theaters of operation during W.W. II.  Nice timekeeper.  Supplied with leather strap pictured or OD two-piece cloth reproduction strap.  A Great looking all original World War II U.S. Army Military watch!

Price $250


DSCN1747.JPG (39412 bytes)Elgin W.W. II Navigational watch. Type A-11. U.S. Army Air Force. Circa 1943. Hack setting. Excellent original dial.  Two piece chromed case and stainless screw back with full military nomenclature.  The case is very good with signs of light use.  The 16 jewel Elgin movement is near mint.  This type of navigational watch was issued to the Army Air Force Navigators in both the Europe and Pacific theaters of operation during the war.   Complete with leather strap pictured or khaki one piece strap (modern replacement).  A Great looking all original World War II U.S.A.A.F Military watch from a famous maker!

Price: $225.


DSCN1059.JPG (90172 bytes)Bulova W.W. II Navigational watch. U.S.A.A.F.  Circa 1946. Hack setting. Excellent original dial. Chromed case and reeded front bezel and stainless back with full military nomenclature.  The case is very good with signs of military use and some brass on edge back.  The 16 jewel Bulova movement is excellent.  Original winding crown w/ some brass showing.   Complete with two piece Khaki colored strap.  This type of navigational watch was issued to U.S. Navy pilots and navigators in both the Europe and Pacific theaters of operation during and after the war.  A Great looking all original post-World War II Military watch!

Price $200


DSCN1062.JPG (91531 bytes)Hamilton Navigational watch. Type MIL-W-46374D.  U.S. Air Force and Navy. Circa 1988. Hack setting.  New old stock watch that has never been issued or used.  Two piece chromed screw back case with full military nomenclature.  The 17 jewel ETA movement is new old stock.  This type of navigational watch was issued to Air Force Navigators in the late 1980s and early 1990s.   Complete with one piece strap. A great looking Military watch from a famous maker!

Price: $275


Navigational Wristwatch by Marathon: Military: CoolU.S. Military Navigator's Watch by Marathon, NEW OLD STOCK (January and June, 2000 contract).   42x46 mm.  This is the current issue, USAF and USN, Tritium Tracer (Glass Tubes) Navigational Wristwatch that glows 20 times brighter than an ordinary luminous watch. The unit also features a high quality Swiss made high precision Quartz Movement.  The watch is water resistant to 6 ATM (196 Ft).  It is designed for maintaining accuracy at high altitude to 35,000 FT without compensating pressurization. The case is made of an extremely durable nylon/fiberglass composite material.  The rotating outer bezel provides marking for a second time zone.  The dial is signed "US GOVERNMENT", "Marathon" and features the radioactive symbol (Tritium isotope).  The stainless steel back has full military markings including "Watch, Wrist: Navigators".  This is brand new (made in 2002 or early 2003) and comes complete with black nylon flight strap (watch can be worn on the wrist or over one's flight jacket) and original box and instructions.  This also includes an US Military OD utility pouch with ALICE clip that the watch and box fit into.  Highly recommended -- Makes a great everyday timekeeper.

Price: $195 (extra additional strap available for $9)


marathon type G.JPG (31344 bytes)U.S. Military Navigator's Watch by Marathon, NEW (June, 2003).   42x46 mm.  This is the current issue, USAF and USN, Tritium Tracer (Glass Tubes) Navigational Wristwatch that glows 20 times brighter than an ordinary luminous watch. Same as watch above but with sterile dial.  The unit also features a high quality Swiss made high precision Quartz Movement.  The watch is water resistant to 6 ATM (196 Ft).  It is designed for maintaining accuracy at high altitude to 35,000 FT without compensating pressurization. The case is made of an extremely durable nylon/fiberglass composite material.  The rotating outer bezel provides marking for a second time zone.  The dial features the radioactive symbol (Tritium isotope).  The stainless steel back has full military markings including "Watch, Wrist: Navigators".  This is brand new (made in 2003) and comes complete with black nylon flight strap (watch can be worn on the wrist or over one's flight jacket) and original box and instructions.  This also includes an US Military OD utility pouch with ALICE clip that the watch and box fit into.  Highly recommended -- Makes a great everyday timekeeper.

Price: $165 (extra additional strap available for $9)


adanac.JPG (36280 bytes)U.S. Military Watch: ADANAC, Steel case.   42x46 mm.  This is similar to above but was manufactured in 1988, USAF and USN, Navigational Wristwatch. Heavy steel case features screw down crown and is signed "Gallet and Co." on the back.  The unit is equipped with a high quality Swiss made high precision Quartz Movement.  The watch is water resistant to 6 ATM (196 Ft).  It is designed for maintaining accuracy at high altitude to 35,000 FT without compensating pressurization.  The rotating outer bezel provides marking for a second time zone.  The dial is signed "ADANAC" (that is "Canada" spelled backwards) and features the radioactive symbol (Tritium isotope).  The steel back has full military markings.  This is in excellent condition but has seen use.  It comes complete with a black nylon flight strap.  Makes a great everyday timekeeper.

Price $275. 


yemacloseup.JPG (238086 bytes) Yema Bipole watch for Transantarctica expedition.  New condition.  Limited quantity produced.  French Quartz Movement.  Large 46mm Solid Titanium Case, Reversible see through Sapphire crystal front (North pole) & back (South pole). Red Kevlar Waterproof Band and Brown Leather Band. Water Proof to 300 ft with Screw Down Crown.  Sidereal Solar Sighting Compass (Anti-magnetic).  Two screwdrivers and extra screws included for Change of Bands.   This YEMA Bipole (Bi-Polar) Watch was specifically designed for the successful Transantarctica expedition of Dr. Jean-Louis Etienne giving leaders of the expedition a way to find their bearings via the Sun through this sidereal watch.  The watch displays mean as well as sidereal time.   Manufactured in France!

One of 1500 made in 1989 with an original retail of $1500+! Commemorating an expedition crossing the Antarctic from one ocean to the other via the South Pole. Led by Jean-Louis Etienne of France. The quartz movement is working perfectly (a fresh battery has been installed).  The unit truly is "new old stock". The watch comes with a tool kit.  The unit is complete with original box, padded leather strap and instructions also.  Unique watch at a good value.  

SOLD (Price: $450).


a13al1.jpg (18420 bytes)a13almovement.jpg (26290 bytes)Waltham Type A-13A-1 Aircraft Chronograph Clock: USAF: Viet Nam era.  8 day fully mechanical movement, 22 size, 22 jewels.  Circa 1965.  1 7/8 inch dial.  Unit signed "8 days", "Waltham", and "Type A-13A-1" and "USAF" with military contract numbers including "MFG. Dec., 1965".   Monometalic balance and Waltham's Conel overcoil hairspring.  Time display and one hour chronograph timer feature.  An interesting military aircraft clock with chronograph feature from the Viet Nam era that has been completely overhauled and regulated.

Price $275


24hr.jpg (25233 bytes)Soviet military 24-hour clock (Model 55M) new old stock from the 1970s/80s.  This clock has an 8 day movement and was intended for use in an underground nuclear missile silo or on board a submarine, where night and day are not easily observable.  The clock controls a number of electrical functions via presettable or hardwired contacts. One complement of contacts is hard wired for the 4-hour length of the duty watch on a vessel.  A bimetallic temperature sensing element controls a built-in 27V heating element, turning it on when the temperature inside the case drops below 0 degrees C. The dial has a 24-hour chapter and a 60-minute chapter.  A window in the dial shows the state of the electrical contacts. Another window indicates the deck watches as a function of a 48-hour cycle. In other words, this clock is actually a 48-hour clock, although its dial has a capacity of only 24 hours ( a separate red indicator hand can be set to indicate change in 24 hr. cycles).  The clock movement is mechanical with two separate crowns, for winding and setting the main movement and another one for setting the controlled works.

24hr2.jpg (28252 bytes)The movement is extremely well made and intricate and is plated in gold with palladium electrical contacts.  Keeps great time.  The unit is new old stock (mint/unused condition).  Can be easily viewed while it sits on its side thus making it a great desk display. This is a cool looking cold war timepiece!

Price $275


MiG Soviet Chronograph ClockSoviet MIG Chronograph with original matching box and papers. Circa 1981.  Some of the fastest and highest-flying Russian combat aircraft (such as MiG-25, MiG-29 and Su-27) have now been decommissioned, and this was for one of their instrument panel clocks!  Original Soviet A.F. issue, mil-spec, designed to withstand speeds of Mach 3 (1,800 mph) and altitudes of 100,000'. Built to keep time flawlessly while pulling 6 G's! A 27-volt heater ensures operation even at -70F! 25 jewel 4 day mechanical chronograph movement, based on Jaeger Le Coultre design, inside an all-steel, dust/water-proof case.   Subsidiary dials indicate 30 minute and 12 hour elapsed time.  This clock appears to have never been issued.  2" diameter, 2" deep, 2 lbs.  Complete with original box and factory booklet with rating certificate and numerous authority certification stamps (all with matching serial numbers.  Terrific for your desk, home or office.

Price $250


New Chronometer & Military Timepiece Books:

whitneyshipschonometer.jpg (63707 bytes)The Ship's Chronometer, by Marvin Whitney, Published by the American Watchmaker's Institute. Hardcover. 500 pages. Authoritative work on the subject. Treats chronometers from the earliest days to Atomic clocks. Excellent first hand description of the development of the Hamilton chronometer during W.W.II (Whitney was a chronometer maker at the U.S. Naval Observatory). General discussion of the disassembly, cleaning, and oiling of a chronometer. List of chronometer makers in the United States. Numerous photos and diagrams throughout. In my opinion, the best book on the subject! Price: $75

militarytimepiecesbook.jpg (43815 bytes)Military Timepieces, by Marvin Whitney, Published by the American Watchmaker's Institute. Hardcover. 667 pages. Comprehensive work that covers domestic/foreign aircraft clocks, elapsed time clocks, Elgin/Hamilton chronometers, Chelsea marine/boat/deck clocks, Longines-Wittnauer Watch Company, marine clocks, message center clocks, meteorological instrument clocks, master navigation (GCT) watches, navigational stop watches, pocket watches, precision watches, wristwatches, diver's wristwatches, and more. Good technical information spread throughout. A super reference book!

Price: $75


Military Timepiece 150 Years Watches and Clocks of German Forces, autographed copy, by Konrad Knirim published by Verlag PETER POMP, Bottrop - Essen , 2002. ISBN 3-89355-232-4. Hardcover.  636 pages Around 4500 illustrations - mainly in color.  New much enlarged edition now with English as well as German text. Over 1000 timepieces described in great depth - each description accompanied by excellent photographs of any significant detail.  This is an encyclopedic reference work - the dedication of the author both in his researches and his presentation of information is quite awe inspiring  Without a doubt this is the most comprehensive work on the subject that covers (1) The German Empire and WW I; (2) The Austrian Hungarian Forces; (3) The Weimar Republic; (4) The 'Third Reich' and WW II; (5) The Navy in WW II; (6) The Air force in WW II; (7) The Army in WW II; (8) The Postwar Forces; (9) The Forces of the GDR; (10) The Federal Forces; (11) Appendix. Good technical information spread throughout. E-mail me directly to order an autographed copy of this book! A super reference book and yes there is a lot of information on German Marine Chronometers! 

Price $190. 


ratebook2.JPG (25366 bytes)"Chronometer Rate Book".  Circa middle 1930s.  This was discovered in an old storehouse recently.  New old stock, never used log book designed to record chronometer rate fluctuations in ship's navigating chronometer(s).  It is a printed book for the maritime trade by famous Nautical retailer, John E. Hand Co. of Baltimore and Philadelphia. Marbled cardboard cover with over 50 pages.  Title page has space for ship's and Captain's name as well as the rates of up to three chronometers.  Sorry, chronometer(s) not included.  A nice addition to any chronometer collection -- Quite interesting!

Price $25.


MB-1 case.jpg (16605 bytes)Leather Pilot's Navigation Case, U.S. Army, Type MB-1. W.W. II era navigation brief case as used on missions in European and Pacific Theaters of operation.  12 x 16.5 inches (not including handle).    Case is in very good condition, the inside and outside leather is in good conditional with some scuffs on the both corners due to normal use, the inside is like an acordeon type with three leather dividers, on the outside says Navigational Brief Case Type MB-1, Specification MIL-B-7077A, Stock No. 8460-290-0569, Contract No. AF-33-602-6391, National Brief Case Mfg. Co., U.S. The leather has been treated with diacidifying solution and leather treatment per U.S.A.F. Museum conservation procedures.  Interior consists four expandable pockets for equipment and maps.   Would compliment one of the U.S. Army Air Force timepieces listed above or already in your collection.  Put some maps in it also and use it on your next mission.   I don't think you can buy a new leather brief case like this for less!

SOLD (Price $150)


American Practical Navigator by Nathaniel Bowditch, LL.D.   Published by the United States Navy Department Hydrographic Office, 1943 edition, hardcover.  This book is the comprehensive book of how to navigate.  It contains 800 pages of illustrations, diagrams, maps, tables, and instruction!   Chapter headings include: Nautical Astronomy, Instruments, Conversion of Sidereal to Mean Time, Piloting and Dead Reckoning, Electronic Navigation, Celestial Navigation, Oceanography, Weather, Hydrography, plus tables, graphs, and maps. Published in 1943, this is the edition that was used to train many military navigators during W.W II and was a standard text at the Naval Academy.  This book cost $3.75 in 1943!  Very good condition with some very minor wear along top edges and binding.  Interesting reading and makes a great addition to a military/navigation collection/library.

Price $55


bookaircraftnav.jpg (78046 bytes)AIRCRAFT NAVIGATIONAL MANUAL- US NAVY- 1941.     TM1-206.  Published by the United States Navy Hydrographic Office in 1941. 258 pages.  Some slight spotting along upper edge and ever so slight bow to cover but still nice example.  This manual describes and illustrates various methods of air navigation used by pilots of the U.s. Navy and Marine Corps just before and in preperation for W.W. II.  It contains illustrations, diagrams, maps, tables, and instruction!  Published just before American entry into W.W. II, this is the first edition that was used to train many military pilots during W.W II.  Stamped "Propertyy of Marine Aircraft School" which was (still is??) the ground school located in Pensacola, FL.  Interesting reading and makes a great addition to a military/aviation collection/library.

Price $40


Ship's Aneroid Barometer: Nice!Chelsea "Boston" Nickel Ship's Barometer.  This is one of the nicest aneroid barometers I have run across.  It is 8 1/2 inches in diameter and 3 1/2 inches deep.  It is 10 1/8 inches high with the walnut base.  The heavy case is nickel plated and is very bright.  The unit weighs about 8 pounds.  Boston clocks and barometers were manufactured by the Chelsea Clock Co. of Chelsea, MA.  The actual nickel barometer unit can be either hung on a wall or left in the wood base.   The base has two repaired cracks that are hard to see.  The barometer still has its original Nautical Shop price tag from the 1960s: $355 and appears to have seen little if any use.  The base has a sale price tag of $60 on it.  Great piece for your boat or home!

Price: $300


If you are interested in purchasing any of these pieces or have any questions, please e-mail me, Chris Hooper at chris@chronometer.net.   You may also contact me at: 31 20 625 9708 (until 5PM GMT)


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