Products and Services

Refinish Existing Mounting Box

We strip the old finish off, make minor repairs, steam out dents then refinish the box. The box comes back with a hand rubbed, piano finish starting at $200 + $25 shipping and handling. We supply lids for mounting boxes, fitted to your box, finished, installed, and supplied with all brass hardware attached to the lid starting at $200 + $25 shipping and handling.

New Construction

We build complete historically accurate replicas of the cases and mounts for fine vintage nautical chronometers.

Parts

The bindings, components and name plates on these chronometers are like the icing on a good cake. These parts are not available even from the finest woodworking suppliers. In order to fulfil the goal of producing an authentic chronometer housing these parts are hand cut. Shown is a sample of them. These parts are sold separately to those who may need them.

Gabon Ebony Mounting Box

Made of solid Gabon Ebony, this is the jet black wood that piano keys are made of.  Comes with baroque cut corners, escutcheon, and lid medallion. Comes with all box hardware, gimbal assembly, and Ivory name plate.  Gimbal screws cut for your chronometer and name plate engraved for your chronometer’s maker and serial number. Dust barrier is Brazilian Rosewood.  Because Ebony is very dense, heavier than water (62 lbs cu ft) it is surprisingly heavy.

Size:   7.5 X 7.5 X 7.5

Price:  $1500

Baroque Honduran Mahogany Mounting Box

Made of Honduran Mahogany with Baroque cut corners, escutcheon, and lid medallion.  Comes with all box hardware, gimbal assembly, and Ivory name plate.  Gimbal screws cut for your chronometer and name plate engraved for your chronometer’s maker and serial number.  Dust barrier is Gabon Ebony (black).

Size:   7.5 X 7.5 X 7.5

Price:  $1300

Fancy Chronometer Mounting Box

Size:   7.5 X 7.5 X 7.5

Price:  $1500

Made of Honduran Mahogany with solid brass frames on all corners with double brass stringing on front and top panels.  Comes with all box hardware, gimbal assembly, and Ivory name plate.  Gimbal screws cut for your chronometer and name plate engraved for your chronometer’s maker and serial number. Dust barrier is Gabon Ebony (black).

Lilley Reynolds Chronometer

Size:   7 X 7 X 7

Price:  $3300

This chronometer is in its original mounting box with original hardware.  The box has been refinished and the movement has been recently serviced.  The lid has been replaced but is a very good match.  The mounting box is plain Honduran Mahogany with no brass straps or corners.  The serial # 9935 dates this chronometer to 1917.  The movement is clean and is running strong. The makers address is Railway Place, London.

T.S. and J.D. Negus

Size:   7.5 X 7.5 X 7.5

Price:  $3300

This early American made chronometer is in its original mounting box with original hardware. The box has been refinished and the missing lid was replaced.  The lid is a very good match.  The mounting box is plane Honduran Mahogany with no brass strapping or corners.  The serial # 1273 dates this chronometer to about 1873.  The movement is clean and is running strong.  The makers address is 69 Pearl Street, New York.

Thomas Mercer

Size:   7.5 X 7.5 X 7.5

Price:  $2800

This chronometer and its original hardware are mounted in a fancy mounting box of new construction.  The mounting box is Honduran Mahogany with continuous brass frames on all corners and double brass stringing on the front and top panels.  The dust barrier is Gabon Ebony.  The serial # 16955 dates this chronometer to 1944. The movement is clean and is running strong.  The makers address is St. Albans, England.

Hamilton 22 Army Deck Watch

Size:   5 X 5 X 5

Price:   - Sold -

This Hamilton 22 deck watch was issued to the US Army.  It is unusual in that it survives in its original brass tub and mounting box.  All Hamilton 22 deck watches were originally issued in a brass tub that had serial numbers that matched the serial numbers on the movement.  During WWII the Naval Observatory decided that it was impractical to match up every movement with its correct brass tub and mounting box when the movements were rebuilt every 3 – 5 years.  The movements were put in any brass tub that was handy when it was reissued without regard to the correct number. Because of this policy very few movements are still matched to their correct brass tub.  I have only seen two others like this.  The Army did have most of its time pieces serviced by the Naval Observatory but since this watch has survived intact perhaps it was not sent to the Naval Observatory on those occasions when it was rebuilt.

Longines Deck Watch

Size:   5 X 2 X 7

Price:  $2700

This 18 size Longines deck watch is in a large oversized silver case (36-size), it has a winding indictor, slivered dial (36 size) with Arabic numbers.  It is mounted in its original inner mounting box.  The back of the watch has US Navy markings, the Naval Observatory’s N within an O and the serial number 4228.  The watch is running strong with good action.

Hamilton 36 Size Torpedo Boat Watch (Inner Box)

Size:   5 X 5 X 5

Price:  $3300

This Hamilton 36 size torpedo boat watch dates from the First World War.  Only 966 of these were made with most of them being issued in a silver pocket watch case, the remainder being put up in a gimbaled box.  This boxed watch is in its original refinished mounting box with its original hardware, the outer carrying box is of new construction.  The movement has been serviced and is keeping good time.  The wind indicator is working, the dial is in good condition and the movement is clean.

Waltham 8 Day Deck Watch (inner box)

Size:   5 X 5 X 5

Price:  $1800

This 37 size Waltham 8 day deck watch is in its original mounting box and hardware, the outer carrying box is of new construction which is in contrast to the mounting box which still has its original finish.  The serial number dates this watch to World War One.  It has the wind indicator with a hand and Roman numerals for Military use.

Hamilton 4992B Navigation Watch

Size:   4 X 4 X 2

Price:   $700

This Hamilton 4992B Navigation watch is very clean with very little wear to the U.S. Army Air force engraving on the back of the watch.  The watch is mounted in a mounting box of new construction. The balance has strong action and is keeping good time.

Royal Navy HS 3 Mounting Box

Size:   3.5 X 1.5 X 5

Price:  $250

Two piece Mahogany mounting box for 16 size HS 3 navigation watch.  Will accommodate any 16 size watch.

Hamilton 21 Mounting Box with Slide Catches (box only)

Size:   7 5/8 X 7 5/8 X 7 5/8

Price:  $1000

New construction.  Honduras Mahogany box stained red with slide catches. Comes with all Box hardware, gimbal assembly, and handles.

Hamilton 21 mounting Box with Key Lock (box only)

Size:   7 5/8 X 7 5/8 X 7 5/8

Price:  $1200

Honduras Mahogany box stained natural with key lock.  This box is appropriate for early model Hamilton 21s with serial numbers 1-337.  Comes with all box hardware, gimbal assembly, and handles.

Hamilton 21 Outer Carrying Box

Size:   12 X 10 X 9

Price:  $300

New construction.  Birch Box comes complete with padding, box hardware, and leather strap

Hamilton 22 Gimbaled Mounting with slide Catches (box only)

Size:   6 X 6 X 6

Price:  $700

New construction.  Honduras Mahogany box comes with all box hardware and gimbal assembly.  This box closes with slide catches and is appropriate for watches marked 1942 on the bottom.

Hamilton 22 Outer Carrying Box for Gimbaled Mounting Box

Size:   10 1/2 X 8 1/2 X 7 1/2

Price:  $250

New construction. Birch Box comes complete with padding, box hardware, and leather strap.

Hamilton 22 Flat Padded Mounting Box (box only)

Size:   5 X 8 X 2

Price:  $200

New construction. Honduras Mahogany box with window for viewing 35 size pocket style deck watch.

Hamiltion 22 Outer Carrying Box for Flat Mounting Box

Size:   9 X 8 X 4 3/4

Price:  $200

New construction. Honduras Mahogany box comes with padding, all box hardware, and leather strap.

Hamiltion 4992-B Navigation Watch Box

Size:   4 X 4 X 2

Price:   $250

New construction. Hinged, shock suspended, Honduras Mahogany box with window for viewing 16 size 4992-B or 3992-B pocket watches

Hamilton 36 Size Pocket Watch Style Deck Watch Box

Size:   6  X  4  3/4  X  2  3/4

Price:  $450

Three piece, key lock Honduras Mahogany box.

Old Style Mahogany Mounting Box (box only)

Size:   7.5 X 7.5 X 7.5

Price:  - Sold Out -

New construction mounting box comes with flush handles.  Comes with all box hardware, gimbal assembly and Ivory name plate.

Old Style Honduras Mahogany Mounting (box only

Size:   7.5 X 7.5 X 7.5

Price:  $1200

New construction mounting box with drop handles.  Comes with all box hardware, gimbal assembly, and ivory name plate.  Gimbal screws cut for your chronometer and name plate engraved for your chronometer's maker and serial number. Has Gabon Ebony dust barrier.

Complete Hamilton 21 in New Inner and Outer Boxes

Size:   14 X 9 X 13

Price:  $2800

Two day chronometer, recently rebuilt in new mounting box and outer carrying box.

Complete Hamilton 22 in Refinished Original Inner Mounting Box and New Outer Carrying Box

Size:   12 X 8 X 9

Price:  $1500

Deck watch in gimbaled mount with new mounting box and outer carrying box.

Complete Hamilton 22 in New Inner and Outer Boxes

Size:   11 X 4 X 9

Price:  - Sold Out -

Deck watch in base metal case with new mounting box and outer carrying box.

Complete Hamilton 21

Size:   4 X 9 X 13

Price:  $2800

Two day chronometer in mounting box and outer carrying box of new construction, in fine condition.

Complete Hamilton 22 in Original Inner and Outer Boxes

Size:   11 X 4 X 9

Price:   - Sold -

Deck watch in base metal case in original mounting box and outer carrying box, in fine condition.

Complete Elgin Father Time deck Watch in Original Inner and New Outer Boxes

Size:   12 X 8 X 9

Price:  $2300

Elgin Father Time with winding indicator in refinished mounting box and new outer carrying box.

Parts available from Ships Clock

Get in Touch

Please contact us in one of the following ways.

Email

sellick@burgoyne.com

Mail Address

Ships Clock Cabinetry
2421 Logan Way
Salt Lake City, UT
84108-2734 USA

Phone

801-583-8126