A rare vintage Citizen ship’s radio room clock, stripped of its original paint and the steel polished.
There are plenty of clocks aboard the average cargo vessel – but there is only one radio room clock. Hence the rarity.
Radio room clocks feature the very distinctive red and green (or sometimes blue) segments on the face, denoting times of radio silence and monitoring.
This clock would have been used aboard an ocean-going vessel that has since been decommissioned – I’m afraid it’s impossible to specify which one.
Our vintage ships’ clocks date circa 1988-1998. Labelling inside may indicate the precise year of manufacture.
The Citizen version is slightly different from our Kappa and Seiko versions, having a slightly convex glass (see side-on photograph) that adds a pleasing rounded feel.
All clocks used on board ship run off an electrical slave system – so that every clock tells the same time! – that is incompatible with domestic electric systems. So we have removed the redundant electrics and replaced with a highly reliable quartz battery version (taking one AA battery – supplied with purchase).
In keeping with the original usage on board ship, some wear and tear or degradation may be visible.
Dimensions: 22 cm across the back, 8 cm deep.