Chelsea Clocks NEW! Radio Room Clock - 8.5" Dial
Introducing the larger, 8.5" dial version of our Radio Room Clock! The sinking of the Titanic resulted in the Radio Act of 1912, requiring 24-hour radio watches at sea. The disaster also led to this clock design, which features two 3-minute periods marked in red, indicating Morse Code silence periods when only distress, urgent, and safety signals could be transmitted.Two green markings, likewise, designate silent periods on voice transmissions, where one would listen for or transmit distress signals. All ships and coastal stations kept a mandatory listening watch for such signals. There is an additional white hour hand, called a Zulu hand, which can be set to Greenwich Mean Time or any other time zone you choose. The Radio Room Clock case is made from phenolic - a high-impact, heat-resistant black resin that stands up to time and the elements. Likewise, the lens is crafted from a durable, shatter-proof clear polycarbonate resin. Its hinged bezel and brass screw-bolt lock offers easy access for adjustments. The Radio Room Clock mounts to most any surface and includes matching black mounting hardware. The Radio Room Clock is a companion piece to the Patriot Deck Barometer, Patriot Deck Time-Tide Clock, Patriot Deck Clock and Patriot Deck Tide Instrument.
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SINCE1897... The finest clocks in America A Chelsea Clock is an exquisite time machine; each one an individual work of art, made by an elite group of master clock makers with the same relentless precision and craft for over 100 years. Since the turn of the 19th century, Chelsea Clock has been deeply rooted in a tradition of keeping time at sea. Our nautical clocks have sailed the seas with the U.S. military and graced the ocean’s most impressive yachts. Chelsea celebrates a proud history of firsts. Like our military-style Navy deck clocks, first made in the 1940s to withstand the rigors of battle and life at sea. Our Patriot Deck Collection continues to reflect this innovative thinking and craftsmanship. 1969 – President Johnson watches an Apollo spaceflight from the White House, with his U.S. Navy Chelsea Pilot House Clock resting on his television.