Chelsea Shipstrike Clock, 4.5" Brass
Our Shipstrike 4.5" Mechanical Clock offers many of the same distinctive features as our signature Ship’s Bell Clock – including chiming bell tones, a high-quality forged solid brass case and hinged bezel. However, unlike our Ship’s Bell, this specially-engineered clock incorporates a precision-crafted jewel German mechanical movement.
The Chelsea Shipstrike Clock is available in 4 1/2 inch and 6 inch dial sizes.
For those who seek the charm of our traditional Ship’s Bell Bell, but the convenience of a fine German quartz movement, we also offer the Chelsea Shipstrike Quartz clock.
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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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