Happy New Year! From all of us at Chelsea Clock, we extend our sincere wishes to you and your family for a very happy, healthy and safe 2012.
As we look ahead to an exciting and promising year, we’d like to take a moment to share just a few notes and stories from friends of Chelsea Clock that helped to make 2011 a memorable and very special year for us and for them.
This letter came to us from a new Chelsea owner in Harvard, Massachusetts:
“At the age of 60, I gave myself a Christmas present of your 8 1/2" Ship's Bell Clock in brass. This is something I have admired and desired since I was a teenager. Now that it is in our home I can say it was worth the wait. I am sure you receive many well-deserved praises, but wish to add a comment you may not hear as often. An overriding factor in my willingness to purchase is your continued manufacture of these clocks in Chelsea, MA. If this clock were manufactured outside the United States, I would not have purchased it at any price. It is more than a clock. It is a symbol of the quality and craftsmanship that has made our country great.”
New York City-based DeNatale Fine Jewelers, one of our valued authorized Chelsea Clock retailers, shared this wonderful story with us:
This past November marked the 20th anniversary of the election and enthronement of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew,
Worldwide spiritual leader of the Orthodox Christian Church. In celebration of his ministry, Archbishop Demetrios of America and National Commander Anthony Limberakis, MD, presented the spiritual leader a special edition Andover Classic Ship's Bell Clock. The commemorative timepiece, whose dial was customized with the Patriarchal 20th Anniversary emblem, was presented to His All-Holiness on behalf of the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle at a special banquet in Istanbul, Turkey.
And this happy message from Tom Piraino, a proud father and one of our long-time distributors of Chelsea Clock timepieces and barometers to companies and organizations across the country:
“I just wanted to share some wonderful holiday news: my son, who is in the Delaware National Guard, just arrived home from basic training in Fort Benning, Georgia. It’s the best Christmas gift we could hope for! With basic training behind him, it’s now on to twenty six weeks of technical training in Satellite Communications at Fort Gordon. We are so proud of him, and of all of the many dedicated men and women who are serving – or preparing to serve - our country.”
It’s so nice to share good news. And we look forward to sharing much more with you in the days and weeks ahead. Please feel free to share your stories and thoughts with us, too!