Looking for a tough, versatile precision clock that’s as at-home on the boat as it is on a pool-side patio? Look no farther than the Patriot Deck Clock. This authentic military-style clock offers high durability and low maintenance, making it the perfect choice for any setting – indoors or out.
Made to meet the rigorous standards of the U.S. Government for installation on US Navy ships and a range of military vessels, the Patriot Deck Clock is a reproduction of the mechanical Deck Clock originally produced by Chelsea Clock in the 1940s. This clock’s high-impact, black molded resin case is shatter-proof and resistant to water and corrosion, so it can withstand the elements and changes in temperature. And the hinged bezel swings open for quick time adjustments and battery changes, and securely locks out dust and moisture thanks to a brass lug closure and rubber O-ring seal. Plus, its precision quartz movement offers accurate timekeeping and simple, maintenance-free care.
The Patriot Deck Clock comes with either a black or white dial, and displays both 12-hour and 24-hour military time, making it easy to read time at a glance, near or far. Weighting a mere 1.5 pounds, this versatile, lightweight timepiece mounts almost anywhere in minutes with included matching hardware.
Created specifically to weather the harsh realities of life at sea, the Patriot Deck Clock is a reliable addition to any size boat, as well as the perfect timepiece for outdoor patios, decks, campers, garages and more.
September 20, 2013 at 12:07 pm
What is the best way to prepare a Chelsea clock wind up with chimes for transportation to prevent damage during moving? How should the clock be positioned, lying flat or standing upright?
October 1, 2013 at 2:59 pm
The best way to prepare a Ships Bell Clock for transport is to wind both arbors completely, insert the black stop tube (on the 8 o’clock side of the dial) and let the clock run until the minute hand comes to rest against the stop tube. This prevents the clock from running and striking during shipping, which could cause the striking mechanism to jam. (NOTE: If you do not have the black stop tube that originally came with your clock, you can improvise by cutting a small section of a drinking straw so that it stops the minute hand from moving, yet allows you to close the bezel). The clock should then be packed for shipping according to the instructions on the Chelsea Clock website (lying flat is fine): Please take extra care to wrap and pad the clock in soft material (e.g., white tissue paper), and double-box the clock to avoid damage while during transit. Be sure to include a completed Service Request Form containing contact information as well as a description of the repair or service work you would like performed. Shipping is recommended via UPS (or preferred carrier) along with declared insurance on your item.
October 4, 2013 at 8:56 am
I have a 4 and 1/2 inch hinge bezel shipstrike clock on a traditional base. I bought at the Chelsea Clock Company in Chelsea, Ma.,about 20 years ago. I know that you cannot over wind this clock but it won’t work, and it won’t wind with the key. I don’t want to spend the money to repair it. Does Chelsea Clock buy back clocks or is there some type of clock group or website/blog that I can sell my clock? I don’t want to go the craigslist or e-bay route. People don’t generally understand how good the Chelsea clocks (working or not) are.
August 5, 2014 at 5:03 pm
I would like to get any information concerning my Chelsea clock company U S Navy clock Serial # 77886E this clock is in perfect condition and working order. please include value respectfully yours James D unnam
August 7, 2014 at 1:36 pm
The number you provide (77886 e) is actually the government-assigned serial number for the clock, not the Chelsea Clock serial number. We would need the Chelsea Clock movement serial number, located on the brass back plate of the clock’s movement (it will have the following markings: Chelsea Clock Company- Boston, USA) and it should be a 6-digit number. To gain access to the movement back plate, simply remove the three larger screws located around the outer edge of the dial. Hold the case of the clock upright and tilt the case forward so the dial and movement assembly come out into your hand. You should see the markings mentioned on the brass back plate of the movement. Look on the back of the clock’s Bakelite case to see if the same 6-digit number is scratched into it. Send us the number you find on the movement back plate and we should be able to give you a range of 4 years in which the movement was made and sold. If you would like more specific information, such as the branch of the government that purchased the movement and the date it left the Chelsea factory, you may purchase a certificate of origin for $35 by visiting our website. I hope you find this information helpful.
September 19, 2014 at 11:01 pm
I recently purchased a Chelsea mechanical clock with Chelsea serial number 427971. The clock seems to be running well. It has the 24 hour face. I am seeking instructions on how to set the time on this clock.
October 1, 2014 at 10:38 am
You have terrific timepiece! Setting the time is easy. Simply open the bezel and be sure to fully wind the clock. Then, using your finger, gently move the minute hand (long hand) slowly forward, pausing at the hour and half-hour marks, until you reach the correct time. If your clock has a sweep second hand, be careful not to force this hand forward (pause it with your other hand and continue to move the minute hand past it as you continue around to reach the correct time).
Please feel free to contact us with any other questions.
May 5, 2019 at 12:23 pm
Clock serial number 455519, do you have a manufacture date? It was last used by the Navy on the USS Austin until 1985.