Chelsea 8 1/2" Base & Ball aka Commodore. Serial number 186997 dates the clock to 1929. The very rare brushed gold finish is original and in superb condition. It is exceedingly difficult to find early Chelsea clocks with original finish in such fine condition. Examples with unusual original finishes like this clock are prized by Chelsea collectors. The engraved, filled and silvered dial has been restored. The ships bell movement has been serviced. The clock keeps excellent time and strikes with fine Chelsea tone. The Chelsea sales ledger show that the clock was originally sold to B. J. Booke & Sons on March 29, 1929.