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Chelsea U S Navy Shipstrike Clock, 6" Brass on Mahogany Base - BellClocks.com

Chelsea U S Navy Shipstrike Clock, 6" Brass on Mahogany Base

  • $1,570.00


Official United States Navy Timepiece

This special-edition timepiece bears the official insignia of the U S Navy. Custom made by skilled artisans and hand-applied by master clock makers, each insignia medallion is crafted from solid brass, brilliantly colored with hard enamel and polished to a smooth, satin finish.

A signed certificate of authenticity verifying the year and details of the creation of this U S Navy timepiece is available upon request.

Our Shipstrike 6" Mechanical Clock on Mahogany Base 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.

Engraving and Customizing information available here.

 

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FEATURES

  • Two-Year Warranty
  • Mechanical Movement
  • 6" Dial
  • Mahogany Base (Display stand) included
  • Dimensions: 9.25" H X 12.5" W x 4" D
  • Weight: 20 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.

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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