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Founded in 1897 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Chelsea Clock is the oldest clock company in America and one of the most renowned and respected makers of fine timepieces. The chimes of the Chelsea Clock Ship’s Bell, originally designed and patented in 1898, have long alerted U.S. Navy sailors and worldwide mariners to the time during their “watch,” earning the company a distinguished reputation for producing authentic, high-quality nautical timepieces. Today, Chelsea Clock continues to produce a broad range of nautical and heirloom quality clocks, with styles ranging from the company’s renowned Ship’s Bell to classic reproductions and contemporary timepieces.

Ship’s Bell Clock

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 half-hour. Behind its classic, hand-silvered dial, 364 precision brass parts – many plated with gold – and an 11-jewel movement, all of which are made in Chelsea, Massachusetts, ensure accuracy in time and enduring quality for years to come. The Ship’s Bell clock features a lacquered solid forged brass case and hinged bezel, shown here on a solid mahogany traditional base.

Chelsea Clocks are available at Long’s Jewelers. If you live in Massachusetts or New Hampshire and have questions about Chelsea Clocks or are looking for something specific, please call one of our stores during retail hours, see a list of locations and hours here, or call our central office at 781.262.5841 during corporate business hours (M-F, 9 to 5). You can also email requests@longsjewelers.com or make an appointment in one of our stores.