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Chelsea Shipstrike Quartz Clock, electronic bell strike

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4 1/2" Dial, Screw-on Bezel, quartz regulated, battery powered mechanical movement, combines the accuracy of quartz time keeping and convenience of not having to wind weekly. Strikes traditional ship's bell strike pattern, with an internally mounted bell struck by a hammer driven by an electromagnetic coil. If this clock is mounted in a display base, the base covers up the sound-dispersing slots in the bottom of the clock case, muffling the bell sound. Therefore, when this clock is ordered with a display base, two additonal felt pieces are supplied to raise the clock slightly on the base. This is not needed with the mechnical strike clocks because the case itself is part of the resonating sound system for the bell. (Case dimensions: 3 1/2" Deep X 5 1/2"Diam)

NOTE: DISPLAY BASES SHOWN ARE NOT INCLUDED, BUT ARE SOLD SEPARATELY.

WHAT IS SHIP'S BELL TIME?
The operating stations of a ship at sea must be manned 24 hours a day. The crew is divided into "watches" or shifts who rotate being on duty in four-hour watches. Early in the sailing ship era the passage of each watch was marked with an hourglass which ran for 30 minutes. Each half hour when the glass was turned over a bell was struck. A traditional pattern of bell strikes developed to enable crewmen on watch to know where they were on their watch by listening to the bells.

As mechanical clocks were developed this tradition transfered to the ship's bell clock.
Example: At noon, eight bells are struck, and a new watch comes on duty. At 12:30PM one bell is struck, at 1:00PM -- two bells, at 1:30PM -- 3 bells, and so forth adding a bell each half hour until at 4:00PM it is eight bells again, and a new watch comes on duty. Then at 4:30PM the sequence starts over with one bell.

Chelsea ship's bell or ship strike, what’s the difference?

PLEASE CALL FOR PRICING INFORMATION.  CHELSEA POLICY WILL NOT ALLOW US TO SHOW OUR LOW COMPETITIVE PRICES, TYPICALLY BELOW WHAT YOU SEE ON AMAZON AND OTHERS, ON THE WEB.  YOU CAN STILL GET WEB SITE "FREE SHIPPING" ON CHELSEA INSTRUMENT ORDERS BY PHONE OR E-MAIL TO CAPTAIN'S  1-800-448-2278 OR sales@captainsnautical.com

PhotoSKU Base1+Quantity
 Price Each 
 CH40033-0 with out a baseN/A 
 CH40033-1 with a Contemporary BaseN/A 
 CH40033-2 with a Tradional Base [shown]N/A