The classic 4.5" Chelsea Ship's Bell Clock with Hinged Bezel
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
Behind its classic, hand-silvered dial, 364 precision brass parts –
many plated with gold – and 11 jewel movements, 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
The Ship’s Bell Clock is available in 4 1/2 inch, 6 inch and 8 1/2 inch dial sizes.
Matching Ship's Bell Barometer is also available.
The Ship’s Bell clock features a lacquered solid forged brass case,
hinged bezel shown here on a solid mahogany traditional base.
Presentation Gift Box included.
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- Five Year Warranty
- Mechanical Movement
- 4 1/2" Dial
- Dimensions: 7 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W x 4" D
- Weight: 9 lbs.
Ship's Bell Story
Mariners have used a unique bell code to tell time at sea for
hundreds of years. The code is based on the crew's typical workday
routine while the vessel is under way. A ship at sea requires constant
attention throughout the day's twenty-four hours. The day is therefore
divided into six four-hour periods, each called a "watch." Similarly,
the crew is segmented into three divisions. Division members then stand
their individually assigned duties on two watches per day, with eight
hours off duty between watches. To rotate each division's watch times,
the Evening Watch is periodically divided into two watches. These are
called Dog Watches because they "dog" the watch schedule for all
divisions ahead by one watch period.