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, then registered in our factory logs before we send them to our customers.

The model numbers are stored in logbooks in our library. Each log entry includes when the Ship’s Bell Clock was made, who it was sold to, as well as detailed records covering any repairs or general service our technicians carried out on the timepiece in question. This registration and tracking process, in place for more than a century, is a clear example of how and why Chelsea Clock has been able to guarantee a high and consistent level of quality and professional service for over 100 years.

Ship's Bell Cerificate of Origin

Chelsea Clocks are cherished heirlooms often handed down from one generation to the next. Anyone inheriting one of our hand-finished, lacquered clocks will likely want to know a little bit about the clock’s history, as would an antique collector who happens across a Chelsea Clock at auction, then wants to determine its age or estimate its value.

Unfortunately for ardent collectors, Chelsea Clock does not provide clock appraisal services, although we’re proud to offer a Certificate of Origin for each and every Ship’s Bell Clock we’ve ever produced (which is a lot). All of our certificates are embossed with a Chelsea Clock stamp of approval and then hand-signed by our President and CEO, JK Nicholas.

If you would like to discover the age and precise date your clock shipped from our factory you can purchase a Certificate of Origin ($45.) Please email with a photo (back and front) of your clock along with the serial number, your billing/shipping address, phone number and name you would like printed on the Certificate of Origin and we will send an order for payment.

So, for clock enthusiasts who appreciate chronometers with a rich nautical heritage, collectors who already own a range of Chelsea clocks, or anyone who may have inherited one of our luxury timepieces, there’s no reason why they have to guess about the history of their Ship’s Bell Clock.

Post a photo of your cherished timepiece today to receive your very own Certificate of Origin.