This article originally appeared in the Chelsea Record:
(Chelsea, MA) - Governor Charlie Baker joined executives, employees, and guests of the Chelsea Clock Company to dedicate the company's new headquarters and factory in Chelsea, Massachusetts. The historic company, which handcrafts the finest quality clocks in America, has been crafting, selling, repairing, and restoring clocks and nautical instruments for the past 118 years.
The company's recent move from its original location, a building it occupied since its founding in 1897, took more than one month. The complicated effort included tracking, organizing, and moving more than 100,000 parts - some minuscule - which are used in restoring and assembling clocks and nautical instruments as well as 55 pieces of manufacturing equipment--some state-of-the-art and some historical equipment still in use.
Each Chelsea product is a timeless, handcrafted work of art, produced to the company's exacting standards, and often passed down from generation to generation. Every American President since Theodore Roosevelt has owned a Chelsea.
"Chelsea Clock holds the living memory of Massachusetts' nautical history and is truly a national treasure," said Governor Charlie Baker. "Generations have marked the passage of time by the hands made here in Chelsea, and I'm honored to join the company as a new chapter in its own history begins."
"We are proud that Chelsea Clock has been making the finest clocks in America right here in Chelsea for the past 118 years," said JK Nicholas, CEO of Chelsea Clock. "With this move, we have recommitted to the City of Chelsea, MA, and we are thrilled that our new home will enable us to continue this tradition and continue manufacturing in Chelsea for decades to come."
The company's heritage is rooted in the tradition of keeping time at sea and in handcrafting the authentic nautical timepieces that have been used on some of the world's finest ships and sailing vessels for more than one hundred years.
Chelsea clocks can be purchased at fine retailers, including Shreve Crump & Low, Tiffany & Co., and Ralph Lauren, as well as on the company's website chelseaclock.com. .