Internet Horology Club 185
Buying a marine chronometer

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April 23, 2015, 06:12
Ole Morten Aare
Buying a marine chronometer
Michael: I sent you an email... Smile
April 23, 2015, 15:14
William D. White

You are involved in something extremely unique and valuable to young seamen. We have seen several tall ships visiting our port of San Francisco over the years. The most memorable was the Russian ship Pallada in 2011 but recently, ones from Washington and Hawaii. Such an amazing endeavor!

What is your ship? What flag? Do you ever visit western US ports?

Here's some information on the Pallada: HERE

Happy sailing!

William White
April 23, 2015, 17:01
Paul D. Trombley
There is a wooden boxed - gimbled - waltham deck watch available for $600 on a frequently visited auction site.
April 29, 2015, 09:07
Ole Morten Aare
Thank you William, that is exactly our opinion as well.

Class A vessels like the Pallada sure are impressive sights with all their sails set. In the Tall Ships Races there are about 30 of these vessels participating. That is a sight to behold... Smile

The vessel I'm sailing on is a smaller Class B vessel. That is a traditionally rigged vessel with an LOA shorter than 40 metres.

The ship is called "Auno", and we are sailing under a Norwegian flag. Western US ports are a bit far for us, so we mostly participate in regattas and other events around Europe.

The website for the "Auno" is:

Mostly in Norwegian, but it has some info about us and what we do.

Ole Morten Aare
April 29, 2015, 13:53
William D. White

Auno is a very beautiful ship. I hope you've been able to find a proper timepiece for it. Good luck!

April 30, 2015, 09:59
Ole Morten Aare
Thanks William... Smile
No luck yet, but I'm still looking... Smile
June 02, 2015, 22:32
Mike Benda
This is boat clock if you are looking.
There is a parade of sail every year in Norfolk for harborfest, the best ever was op sail 2012.

Soviet Brass 8-day 5CM-FSWT 1949-made Boat/Submarine Clock w/ 24-hour Navy Dial


June 07, 2015, 08:20
Ole Morten Aare
Thanks Mike, that is indeed a nice 24-hour ships clock.

Unfortunately, they are too inaccurate to use for navigation. That is why I need a proper ships chronometer.

Ole Morten