Adjusting your Ship’s Bell mechanical clock for the beginning or end of Daylight Saving Time is easy. Simply follow these steps:

“Spring Ahead” – Begin Daylight Saving Time

Beginning Daylight Saving Time requires setting the clock forward by one full hour.

  • Using your finger, carefully move the minute hand (long hand) ahead one hour
  • Be sure to pause at the half-hour point to allow the clock to fully strike before continuing to move the hand forward
  • Do not move the hand backwards, as this can cause damage

“Fall Back” – End Daylight Saving Time

Ending Daylight Saving Time requires setting the clock back one full hour. This can be done in one of two ways:

  • Insert the small black stop tube (that originally came with the clock) into the key hole to stop the clock from advancing
  • Leave it for one full hour and then remove it

Or

  • Using your finger, carefully move the minute hand (long hand) ahead until you reach the correct time
  • Be sure to pause at each hour and half-hour point to allow the clock to fully strike before continuing to move the hand forward
  • Do not move the hand backwards, as this can cause damage