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Category FAQ’s

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 — i.e. the “weight” of the air. Typically, a change in air pressure signals that the weather is about to… Continue Reading →

How to Care for your Chelsea Clock

A Chelsea clock is designed and handcrafted to last for generations. However, proper care is essential for making sure your timepiece maintains its luxury look and precision accuracy. Even if you don’t know how to fix a clock that’s broken,… Continue Reading →

How to fix a Chelsea Clock Chime

A handcrafted hammer and gong mechanism is the secret behind Chelsea Clocks’ distinctive, trademark chime. When the strike hammer rises, then falls, hitting the circular gong on the back of the clock case, but the stoke isn’t clean, the hammer… Continue Reading →

The Ship’s Bell Certificate of Origin

Chelsea Clock has been building refined, meticulousness handcrafted Ship’s Bell Clocks since 1897. Since that time, we’ve kept detailed logs about every single Ship’s Bell Clock ever produced and shipped out. All of our Ship’s Bell Clocks are individually numbered,… Continue Reading →

Military Time vs Standard Time

The skilled horologists at Chelsea Clock — America’s premier clockmaker since 1897 — are often asked about the differences between military time, and what most of our customers refer to as standard or “civilian” time. When boiled down to the… 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 →

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