Chelsea Clocks 4 1/2" Ship's Bell Clock, Traditional Base
This distinctive, handcrafted timepiece signals the passing of time with gentle, rich-sounding chimes – eight bells at 4, 8 and 12 o’clock to mark the end of a mariner’s four-hour watch, with one bell the first half-hour after, plus one additional bell with each subsequent half-hour. Behind its classic, hand-silvered dial, 364 precision brass parts – many plated with gold – and an 11-jewel movement, all of which are made in Chelsea, Massachusetts, ensure accuracy in time and enduring quality for years to come. Since the first patented Ship’s Bell left our factory in 1900, it has been held as the standard by which all other Chelsea clocks are measured. The Ship’s Bell clock features a lacquered solid forged brass case, hinged bezel shown here on a solid mahogany traditional base. The Ship’s Bell Clock is available in 4 1/2 inch, 6 inch and 8 1/2 inch dial sizes. See "Product Options" for additional Ship’s Bell items. More Ship’s Bell Clock Features > Click on the slide show below to learn more about the Ship's Bell Mechanism. a2a_config.linkname="An Inside Look at our Ship’s Bell Mechanism"; a2a_config.linkurl="http://www.chelseaclock.com/blog/an-inside-look-at-our-ships-bell-mechanism";
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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.