Our Shipstrike Mechanical Clock offers many of the same distinctive features as our signature Ship’s Bell Clock – including chiming bell tones, a high-quality forged solid brass case and hinged bezel. However, unlike our Ship’s Bell, this specially-engineered clock incorporates a precision-crafted jewel German mechanical movement.
The Shipstrike Clock is available in 4 1/2 inch and 6 inch dial sizes, See "Product Options" for other Shipstrike items.
Chelsea Clock offers world class customization services which are ideal for gift giving, award presentations, and marking milestones and achievements. Options range from engraving on clock cases and plates to screen printing company logos on dials. Please see below for samples of some of our most popular personalization choices. Click here for samples of engraving messages. Please contact our sales department at 866-899-2805 or email@example.com with questions or to discuss engraving options in further detail.
Straight Line Engraving
Inscribe a custom message in the font of your choice directly on a clock case or plate. A variety of traditional and script fonts are available. Receive up to 5 lines of engraving for $25.00.
Engraved Logo On Ship's Bell Dial
For a timeless and unique look, we will engrave your company logo with a blackened treatment directly on a Ship's Bell Clock's dial. A one-time artwork charge of $80.00 applies, as well as a $15.00 per piece run charge.
Logo Engraving on Clock Case
Subtle yet distinctive, logos can also be engraved directly on a clock case or plate. A $80.00 one-time artwork charge applies, as well as $15.00 per piece run charge. Add an additional $25 for up to 5 lines of text engraving.
Made from high quality solid brass in a variety of styles and sizes, our engraving plates can be custom engraved with a message or logo of your choice. Finishes are available in both solid brass as well as nickel. Options will vary depending on the clock or base. See Accessories for more information. Receive up to 5 lines of engraving for a flat fee of $25.00.
Signatures & Monograms
Signatures may be scanned, digitized and engraved to the plate or clock case of your choice. Monograms are available in a variety of script and traditional fonts. Receive up to 5 lines of engraving for a flat fee of $25.00. A $15.00 charge applies for each signature or monogram. Note, logos may be added for an additional art charge of $80.00.
Screen Printing Options
Most Chelsea Clock dials can be screen printed with logos in multiple colors, a stunning presentation for company achievement and retirement awards. Camera-ready artwork is required on a plain white background as well as any required PMS colors. Artwork may be submitted via Email to firstname.lastname@example.org as a PC formatted DXF, JPEG, TIF, BMP, EPS OR GIF file. A $125.00 one time art charge, $95 one time per color scan charge as well as a $9.00 per color, per piece run charge applies (10 Piece Minimum).
Note: Chelsea will provide one paper proof for approval at no charge. No minimum order. Lead-time is 2-3 weeks from receipt of approved artwork
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.
8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Mid-Watch (also Black Watch)
12:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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 cannot see it.