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Holiday Sale

Whether you are getting a gift or treating yourself, now is a great time to buy as many of our most popular designs are on sale for the holidays.

In addition, we’ve hand made and sent to Chelsea Clock a limited quantity of bases in advance, and when ordered by December 9 Chelsea Clock can deliver in time for Christmas to most US locations.

Sale pricing is shown at right. To purchase, visit any of our showrooms, call 800.862.1973, or click to select an item at the right and then click the Add to Shopping Cart button. Visit for our complete array of pieces that are sale priced and available for the holidays.

Sale pricing applies to new orders only, and cannot be combined with other promotional offers or discounts. Quantities are limited and available for Christmas delivery to most areas of the US until all are sold. Sale price is shown under "select item" section at right. Sale ends December 31, 2015.

Two of New England’s most renowned companies have joined hands to marry the finest in clock making and woodworking to produce a stunning timepiece ensemble.

Chelsea Clock enlisted Tom Moser to design and craft a distinctive base for its venerable 8-1/2" Ship’s Bell Clock. Made exclusively for Chelsea, the base has also been scaled to fit the 6" and 4-1/2" Ship's Bell Clocks and is hand carved from solid cherry and hand rubbed to a pristine finish.

Elegant, modern and graceful lines accentuate the natural beauty of the wood, and serve as the perfect minimalist companion for the grand scale the Ship's Bell Clock. Each base is sold with a custom engraved solid brass plaque marking its authenticity, and ships directly from Chelsea Clock in their keepsake blue box via UPS ground service ($75 for 8.5" clock, $55 for 6" clock, $45 for 4.5" clock). Expedited shipping requests will be quoted on a case-by-case basis, please call.

About Chelsea Clock
Founded in 1897, Chelsea Clock Company is one of the oldest, and largest clock manufacturers in the United States. For over a century, Chelsea's craftsmen have been designing and meticulously building some of the world's most exquisite time machines. Today, the company continues to manufacture and repair clocks at its original corporate headquarters in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

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 can't see it.

To hear the chime, visit Chelsea's website (click on the "SHIP'S BELL STORY" tab).
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