The Chelsea Ship's Bell Clock and Barometer set is a timeless classic.
Forged solid brass cases, hinge bezel, deeply etched hand silvered dial. Hand-crafted Ship's Bell mechanism, consisting of 364 brass and gold plated parts with an 11-jewel clock movement. Strikes the traditional ship's bell code - one bell for each half hour on a four hour watch. Handmade in Chelsea MA.
Matching Ship's Bell Barometer/Thermometer featuring double bellows holosteric movement, thermometer tube (mercury free).
Double base in Solid Mahogany.
Chelsea Luxury Blue Presentation Gift Box included.
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.
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