Ships Bell Striking
Presentation Clock

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moderate size ship’s bell clock which strikes the hour and half hour in a lacquered brass case.
Immaculate, like new condition.

Presented is an outstanding example of the finest striking bell clock made. The design, named the CHELSEA,
was originally introduced by Chelsea in 1897. This fine working clock
was designed to offer superior quality in a convenient moderate size package with a 4 1/2″
face and weighing 9 pounds . With 364 precision machined brass parts, many of which are gold plated, and its eleven jewel
movement, it personifies Chelsea’s reputation for engineering and manufacturing excellence is borne out by its very heavy
6 pound weight for its size.

It has a forged case with screw on bezel and runs perfectly, and strikes the bell’s in
proper sequence. There is a 4 1/2″ silver dial in perfect condition with acid etched Arabic numerals, and black moon hands.
The clock is in “mint” condition and shows as “new”. The Chelsea name appears in black upper case letters below the hands
arbor with Ships Bell under. A fast-slow dial adjustment is to the left at the 9:30 o’clock position.

is the longest continuous production of any Chelsea model
with only improvements to its movement since 1897. A current make Chelsea Ship’s Bell clock sells for over $2500.00 today.
This clock was made in the mid 1960’s. It is an authentic vintage example with serial number 721768 stamped on it case and
movement indicating production almost 50 years ago.


Serial Number 721768
Diameter of dial 4 1/2″

Diameter of bezel 5 1/2″ Diameter
of base 5 5/8″

Depth 3 1/4″ Weight 6 pounds

Immaculate face

Massive optional Admiralty base

Adds a no longer available touch
of elegance

The metal base of the original Chelsea model
is forged from thick brass. The forged bezel screws on and off. The lacquered polished finish is majestic in its presentation.
The clock’s face is deeply etched brass, silvered, enameled and lacquered.

OPTIONAL ADMIRALTY BASE: A wood and brass polished base is an optional extra. Made by Chelsea
as the “Admiralty”, it is no longer in production. It adds a further elegant touch.

the famous Chelsea Ship’s Bell precision wind-up mechanical timekeeping movement chimes the ship’s bells on the hour and half
hour. This is no ordinary timekeeping movement. Designed over one hundred years ago, the Chelsea movement has achieved a reputation
for accuracy and reliability of a fine Swiss watch.

CONDITION: Considering it age, and years of use it is hard to tell this
clock from new except for a few tiny scratches around the case’s center mounting hole. And the heart of the clock, works in
perfect unison with a quartz watch used for comparison. There is nothing like the resonant ringing of a ship’s bell from this

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