Often a Chelsea is handed down through generations and the inheritor is curious about the clock’s history, or a collector of antiques comes across a Chelsea at an auction and is anxious to determine its age to estimate its value*. Chelsea Clock offers a Certificate of Origin for any Ship’s Bell Clock ever produced by the company. The certificate reveals the date the clock was made, who it was first issued to, as well as the name of the clock. Each certificate is embossed with a Chelsea stamp of approval and is hand signed by JK Nicholas, President and CEO. Serial and model numbers are required for verification.
For more information on obtaining a certificate, please send a description of your clock along with its serial number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dating back to the early 1900s, when Chelsea first began making the Ship’s Bell, detailed records have been kept of each clock ever produced by the company. Each clock is individually numbered and then registered prior to leaving the factory. The model numbers are stored within a library of log books, which include not only when the clock was made and who it was sold to, but also holds records of any service work we may have performed on the timepiece. This unchanged, century old process, is an example of how Chelsea Clock has been able to guarantee consistent quality and service for over 100 years.
* Note: Chelsea Clock does not provide clock appraisal services