Timepieces are an elegant yet practical addition to any home or office you place them in, but they aren’t just restricted to land. For hundreds of years, clocks have been incorporated into boats, yachts and other ships to help sailors keep track of time while adding professionalism and decorum to their sea vessels.
Since the early 1900s, one of the key timepieces found on many American ships and around the world, has been the Ship’s Bell Clock. These beautiful timepieces are handcrafted with beauty and functionality in mind, featuring a loud and recognizable chime to keep track of the time while mariners are exploring the water.
Ship’s Bell Clocks are built to last, but whether used on land or out at sea all things get worn down with time. Need to repair or restore your Ship’s Bell Clock? Learn why you should trust the expert clockmakers here at Chelsea Clock to repair your precious naval timepiece.
Reason #1: Experience makes the difference.
Ship’s Bell Clocks are made with durability and longevity in mind, which can result in complicated designs that can’t be easily fixed by your average ordinary clockmaker. The more experience your clockmaker has, including documentation detailing how specific clocks were made decades ago, the easier and faster it will be to restore your clock.
Chelsea Clock employs expert clockmakers who have restored hundreds of clocks across many different brands. Combined with our clockmaking instructions we’ve kept since our company founding in 1897, you know your beloved clock is in the hands of an expert when you send it to Chelsea Clock for repairs.
Reason #2: Preserving as much as possible.
One reason why many people are nervous about getting their clocks repaired is that they fear how it will look when the work is done. It is one thing to just fix what’s wrong with a timepiece, but quite another to restore it and preserve as much of the original timepiece as possible.
That is one of our main objectives when we perform luxury clock repairs. Our expert clockmakers clean, oil and regulate the clock inside and out, performing full-service repairs while retaining as many original parts as possible. When we do have to swap something out, we use many of the classic parts we keep on hand to breathe new life into a timepiece while maintaining the original appearance of the clock.
Reason #3: Paying for a fair repair and protection.
The older a clock is, the more and more likely it is that unexpected issues will occur. That can make it difficult to justify paying for a repair since you don’t know when something will break down again. Fortunately, when you send a clock in for repairs at Chelsea Clock, we back our work with a two-year warranty for all parts and services.
We also offer a free, no-obligation estimate before we begin any repair work so you can feel comfortable with what you pay for service. Contact us today if you have any questions, and we look forward to helping restore your timepiece with our Ship’s Bell Clock repair services.