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Frequently asked questions about clocks including how to set a clock, how to wind a clock, how to change the dial, how to troubleshoot clock problems.

How to Set A Barometer (and other FAQs)

What is a Barometer?  Barometers are used by scientists, fishermen, boaters, and other weather watchers to monitor changes in atmospheric pressure, or the “weight” of the air. Typically, a change in air pressure signals that the weather is about to change: Rising pressure… Continue Reading →

How to Care for your Chelsea Clock

Below are some of our most frequently asked questions about caring for your Chelsea Clock.  Do you have a question about your clock?  Visit our FAQ page or simply type your question in the comment section below and we will provide… Continue Reading →

How to Start a Clock Collection

Thinking about starting or expanding a clock collection? Consider these prompts to help you get started. Where do your interests lie? Regardless of what you’re collecting, there are bound to be variations in what’s available. Within our brand we offer vintage military clocks;… Continue Reading →

How to Use Military Time

How to Use Military Time Military time is a 24-hour system of telling time — and it’s actually less confusing than you might think. With military time, hours are counted from midnight to midnight, and time is read in 24-hour… Continue Reading →

8 Holiday Gifts for Him

Holiday shopping can be tough — especially when buying gifts for the guy who’s got everything. That’s why this year we’ve made it extra simple by hand picking some of the best unique gifts for men.   1. Edgevale heavy-duty… Continue Reading →

It’s Time to “Fall Back” Again!

If you live in the USA or Canada, Daylight Saving Time 2013 ends on November 3 at 2:00 am – which means we “fall back” and gain an extra hour of sleep! So be sure to adjust your clocks before… Continue Reading →

Military Time vs Standard Time

As one of the country’s oldest clockmakers, we’re often asked about the differences between military time and standard or “civilian” time. More specifically, why does the US military operate on a 24-hour clock? The answer is quite simple: efficiency. By… Continue Reading →

How to fix a Chelsea Clock Chime

Chelsea clocks use a hammer and gong to produce our trademark sound. The strike hammer rises and falls onto a circular gong in the back of the case. If the sound is not a clean stroke, with a clear ringing… Continue Reading →

The Ship’s Bell Certificate of Origin

Dating back to the early 1900s, when Chelsea first began making the Ship’s Bell, detailed records have been kept of each Ship’s Bell Clock ever produced by the company. Each Ship’s Bell Clock is individually numbered and then registered prior… Continue Reading →

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