|Solid Lacquered Brass||code #shipsbell|
|AUD$330||Sorry, no longer available|
|Click clock to enlarge||Shows the time and chimes every half hour, 1 to 8 bells, in 4 hour rotations starting at midnight.|
| 95mm (3.7")
140mm (5.5") base
2.75" deep including turnbuckle
Weight: 1.2Kgs- ( 2.6 lbs)
|High quality ships 8 bell brass clock. Heavy, high quality brass case, authentic marine fittings - turnbuckles and hinge, machined back, heavy beveled glass crystal face. The design matches our brass time-tide clocks and barometers|
The origin of the ships bell clock, comes from the 4 hour "watch" that a sailor would undertake. Every half hour the sailor would strike a bell to indicate that all is well. The number of bells also tells you the time. The first watch starts at midnight, so at 1.30am the clock will chime 3 bells, at 4am at the end of the first watch, it will chime 8 bells. ie it chimes and adds 1 bell every half hour. You only have to count the bells to know exactly what the time is. Has a volume control and a night on/off switch so it doesn't chime while you are asleep.
Manufacturer offers a five year warranty on defective parts. Not warranted against sea-salt corrosion.