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Chelsea Mariner Limited Edition Ship's Bell Clock - BellClocks.com

Chelsea Mariner Limited Edition Ship's Bell Clock

  • $4,900.00


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The Chelsea Mariner is considered one of the finest nautically-inspired clocks ever made in this country. The Mariner is a true masterpiece of American clock making, an exact reproduction of an original yacht wheel. The Mariner was first patented and produced by Chelsea Clock in 1911. 

Please note: This Limited Edition may require additional time to produce - please inquire if time is of the essence.

Featuring our renowned chiming Ship’s Bell mechanism, this exquisite timepiece boasts 11 jewel movements and 364 brass and gold-plated precision parts.

Its forged solid brass bezel opens with the original “shield” hinge-and-latch design. The clock’s dial is painstakingly crafted of deeply etched brass that is hand silvered, enameled and lacquered.

The wood base and back are crafted of solid mahogany, while the wheel’s ring and base are finished using our own lustrous hand-rubbed copper bronze process and lacquered to prevent tarnish.

The Pilot model is also available for those collectors desiring wall display, and echoes the beauty and majesty of our famed Mariner clock. This magnificent nautically-inspired timepiece features all of the distinctive qualities of its mantle counterpart, including our exclusive handcrafted chiming Ship’s Bell mechanism.

Engraving and Customizing information available here.

 


FEATURES

• 5 Year Warranty
• Ship's Bell Mechanical Movement
• 6" Dial
• Dimensions: 17 1/2" H x 14" W x 5 1/2" D
• Weight: 33 lbs.
• Packaged in our luxurious blue presentation box

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.

First Watch 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Mid-Watch (also Black Watch) 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
Morning Watch 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Forenoon Watch 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Watch 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Evening Watch 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
   
The watch officer struck the ship's bell every half hour to apprise the crew of the time. A single bell denoted the end of the first half hour and one bell was added each half-hour. Eight bells therefore signaled the end of each four-hour watch. Like centuries of seafarers, you'll soon know the time when the clock chimes, even if you cannot see it.
 
  8 bells 12:00 4:00 8:00
  1 bell 12:30 4:30 8:30
  2 bells 1:00 5:00 9:00
  3 bells 1:30 5:30 9:30
  4 bells 2:00 6:00 10:00
  5 bells 2:30 6:30 10:30
  6 bells 3:00 7:00 11:00
  7 bells 3:30 7:30 11:30

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