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I just spent the last 5 hours cleaning up this clock which was passed to me when my father passed away earlier this year. A wonderful man and was so proud to have been a Navy salvage diver in WWII. I had been putting this off and decided today was the day. I dismantled it and cleaned each piece before putting it back together. Simichrome is the ultimate cleaner and polisher. There were some spots I didn't think were going to clean up but they did. The movement is nothing fancy, just a quartz movement but the brass pieces are spectacular making this a very unique clock. Just thought I would share it with you.

Steve

 
Posts: 1975 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: March 18, 2008
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Here is a picture of my dad when he was in the Navy and in his suit of "Honor".

 
Posts: 1975 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: March 18, 2008
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Clock from the front......

 
Posts: 1975 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: March 18, 2008
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Clock from the back....

 
Posts: 1975 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: March 18, 2008
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Beautiful work Steve, and what a wonderful tribute to your dads memory.

He would be so proud of you today!

Lindell

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Posts: 10531 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: November 19, 2002
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Wow!! That is just spectacular. Thanks for sharing.
 
Posts: 1075 | Location: Ticonderoga, New York USA | Registered: March 01, 2008
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Wow Steve! What a tribute to your Dad's memory!

Wayne
 
Posts: 370 | Location: Northern California in the USA | Registered: November 10, 2007
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Thanks Guys,

I appreciate all the kudos. I can't even begin to imagine how old this thing is or where my dad would have found it. I can remember it from when I was kid, at least 40 years ago. I know it has gone a long time since it was looking like this. If the gleam dosen't last I will redo it and shoot all the parts with clear lacquer before reassembling it.

Steve
 
Posts: 1975 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: March 18, 2008
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Great story and great photos Steve. Thank you for sharing that with us. Sure makes me miss my Dad.
 
Posts: 5158 | Location: North Georgia Mountains in the U.S.A. | Registered: March 31, 2006
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