Posted 3 years ago
Heres our U Boat Clock... bit different from many of the others out there as this has no right hand face N/O reference numbers, the N/O generalyl for North or South Atlantic designation.
I've read around the subject and found from one web site that clocks without the reference are rare, and were used by head office, for want of better words.
The provenance of the clock is: we picked it up in a watchmakers near the black sea, it was given by a german to a partisan as a trade for food and free passage during the retreat.
Amazingly it had the original key with it... needed a bit of work to the mechanism mind you as it hadnt been touched since the war... so the clock spent four months at a watch maker here in London.. and now it works like new, ticking away nicely on an 8 day movement... there was, so I was told a pivot screw needing attention...
Its a very heavy clock.. I don't think my walls at home will take the weight... tick is nice and the air tight cover still functions.
These were painted black but theres only traces of that now...
We are thinking about restoring it, but somehow I don't really feel this needs to be museum quality.. I like it just how it is...