Rare Gubelin Floating Turtle Mystery Water Clock Enamel & Gold Plated Metal

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller 123thomas (26.544) 100%, Location: UK, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 202722307214 A rare, vintage Gubelin (Switzerland) floating turtle mystery water clock. It is made from enamel and gold plated metal. I believe these were made in very limited numbers. It is 8" diameter and 3.25" tall. Marked Gubelin on the chapter ring. There are speckles of gold within the blue enamel also. I am not sure of the exact date possibly c 1930's ? The turtle is present, it is a bit worn and dented. Structurally the clock is in excellent condition with just a small spot of oxidation on the chapter ring. I am not sure how to get it going, I think the clock mechanism needs some attention, possibly over-wound but I don't know for sure, it may just need a slight adjustment. If working correctly, when the top enamel dish is filled with water, the turtle swims to the numeral to tell the time. It works on a magnetic principle. It is a delightful and unusual clock and I'm sure someone who knows about clocks can get this going easily. RARE GUBELIN FLOATING TURTLE MYSTERY WATER CLOCK ENAMEL & GOLD PLATED METAL Click images to enlarge Description A rare, vintage Gubelin (Switzerland) floating turtle mystery water clock. It is made from enamel and gold plated metal. I believe these were made in very limited numbers. It is 8" diameter and 3.25" tall. Marked Gubelin on the chapter ring. There are speckles of gold within the blue enamel also. I am not sure of the exact date possibly c 1930's ? The turtle is present, it is a bit worn and dented. Structurally the clock is in excellent condition with just a small spot of oxidation on the chapter ring. I am not sure how to get it going, I think the clock mechanism needs some attention, possibly over-wound but I don't know for sure, it may just need a slight adjustment. If working correctly, when the top enamel dish is filled with water, the turtle swims to the numeral to tell the time. It works on a magnetic principle. It is a delightful and unusual clock and I'm sure someone who knows about clocks can get this going easily. Payment Payment is kindly requested within 3 days of end of auction or purchase. UK customers can pay by Paypal, postal order, or personal cheque up to £50. Items will not be mailed until cheques have cleared. Overseas customers can pay via Paypal, sorry but we can't accept overseas cheques. Shipping We pack very carefully please see our feedback. If you find anything wrong with the item or service please inform us prior to leaving feedback as it will be addressed and resolved quickly. PLEASE NOTE AS WE ARE NOT A RETAIL OUTLET WE DO NOT HAVE COLLECTIONS FROM OUR HOME UNLESS ITEM IS TOO LARGE TO SEND VIA PARCELFORCE. Terms of Sale We try to describe items to the best of our ability detailing the condition as accurately as possible. Occasionally something may be missed or an item may arrive damaged. Please contact us immediately if the item is genuinely not as described to arrange for return and refund. Please return the item within 14 days. If the item is damaged please retain the packaging so that a claim from the post office can be made, this is important as they sometimes require to see photographic evidence of the damaged package in the event of any claims being made. About Us We have been buying and selling antiques and collectables for the past 20 years. We aim to provide an efficient, friendly and reliable service to all our customers, offering a range of antiques, ceramics, books, prints, jewellery etc. at fair prices. Images sell! Get Supersized Images & Free Image HostingCreate your brand with Auctiva's Customizable Templates. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.com. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: pre-owned, Age: Antique, Post-1900, Clock Type: mystery water clock, Type: Novelty Clock, Material: enamel and gold plated metal, Sub-Type: water clock

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