The holiday season is a time to embrace traditions of togetherness, thoughtfulness and appreciation with friends, family members and business associates. Selecting gifts that are as meaningful as they are unique can present a challenge, and the elegant essentials are often overlooked during the holidays.
What better way is there to celebrate the season than with a classic keepsake from Chelsea Clock? Inspire a stately standard of living and gift your loved ones a meticulously designed clock, compass, tide instrument or barometer that will be treasured for generations to come.
Hand-crafted, customized timepieces designed by Chelsea Clock have been intricately created in Chelsea, Massachusetts since we started making them in 1897. Chelsea Clock is considered America’s Premier Clockmaker, having created pieces that appear in pictures of swearing-in ceremonies and cabinet meetings of U.S. presidents, including Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy.
Selecting a Meaningful Gift
We have prepared a holiday gift guide to assist in the discovery of timeless classics that showcase the love and admiration that parents have for their children, grandparents have for their grandchildren, and friends have for their closest confidantes and corporate peers.
Chelsea Clock’s best sellers are meticulously configured timepieces that include a 4 ½” Ship’s Bell Clock and Barometer in Brass on Double Base, which is forged from solid brass and placed on a base of rich mahogany. It’s the perfect focal point for a newly christened boat before it sets out on its maiden voyage or a living room, den or home office.
The minimalist Duxbury Desk Clock in Nickel is a sophisticated desk clock that’s made with clean curves, modern simplicity, and finished with nickel for the perfect look that is a classically refined gift for the recent graduate or employee of the year.
Each design combines precision technology with the craftsmanship and experience of professional American clockmakers who can forge cases out of solid brass, then hand-finish and lacquer the wood base.
Best Gifts for Him
Men who have everything, including a beautiful boat, deserve to have a classic Chelsea clock mounted to the wall or on a desk or mantel. A handmade Chelsea clock is a unique gift for men who appreciate a tradition of timeless design and makes an elegant boat gift for dad as well.
A 3.5-inch U.S. Navy Constitution Clock in Nickel or 4.5-inch US Navy Presidential Clock in Brass with Traditional Base, is a striking nautical gift for men who enjoy America’s seafaring history or a seaman who was in the Navy. Personalize one of our clocks and create an even more meaningful gift that’s an exquisite centerpiece and serves as a dignified, heartwarming gesture during the holiday season.
Best Gifts for Her
Graceful clock designs with modern, sophisticated curves is a dignified way to tell a special woman that she’s loved, and it’s a reminder she will see every day. Chelsea clocks are especially suitable for a 21st wedding anniversary gift, when a present of brass and nickel is the longstanding tradition.
A personalized Chelsea clock like the 3.5-inch Chatham on Black Marble Base or Square Desk Alarm Clock in Brass makes a dramatic statement and is a way to let Mom know she’s appreciated. Gift a high-end clock from the premier craft-makers in America as a practical yet stately way of showing she deserves the best.
Holiday Gift Ideas for Business
Chelsea clocks are recognized around the world and are the best way to celebrate corporate milestones during the holiday season. Express appreciation to employees, executives and clients with a personalized gift to commemorate achievements and a job well done.
The 3-inch Boardroom Clock in Brass is housed in a handsome, paneled solid wood case, hand finished in rich mahogany. The precision quartz movement features a solid brass case that pivots for easy viewing. It’s packaged in a luxurious blue presentation box that sets it apart as a personalized gift idea for employees and clients alike.
The 4.5-inch Presidential Clock in Brass with Traditional Base is made from exceptional materials and has a rich heritage. It’s one of the finest products of its kind available and makes a thoughtful gift for service awards and retirement. It also provides a warm welcome to new employees. Customize it for a personal touch by adding a company logo or engraved message and if you have any questions, you can discuss engraving options with us in further detail at no obligation.
Holiday Gifts for Nautical Enthusiasts
Nautical enthusiasts recognize the value of a Chelsea clock and know their collection isn’t complete without a Ship’s Bell Clock. Since it was patented in 1900, this specialized clock was designed to assist mariner’s keep watch at sea. Its bell chime coordinates with a mariner’s bell code so that it’s possible to tell time without seeing the clock, setting the standard for unique nautical gifts.
More than 100 years later, this clock is still the gold standard for anyone who loves adventure on the sea or ship décor. Each clock can take up to four weeks to produce because of having more than 360 unique parts. The patented Chelsea Clock 11-jewel movement must also fit perfectly in the hand-forged brass case, which our expert clockmakers execute with masterful precision.
Personalized gifts for boat owners that distinguish the recipient are an easy find with almost any Chelsea clock in our nautical timepiece collection. Customize your preferred clock with an engraved plate in brass or nickel to mark an important milestone or occasion that should be celebrated, like when becoming a first-time boat owner.
Gifts for History Buffs
A vintage clock will appeal to all history aficionados, but those who have a fondness for the nautical history of America will appreciate the military clock collection. Featuring specially-designed clock faces for the U.S. Navy that are stately, dignified and refined, these clocks have been featured in ships during the momentous occasions of war.
The 3.5 inch U.S. Navy Constitution Clock in Nickel was named for the U.S.S. Constitution, known as “Old Ironsides”, and was designed to capture the essence of the historic ship in all its grandeur. It’s a coveted gift for history buffs who will appreciate the U.S. Navy emblem on the dial and if you prefer, a sincere personalized message to commemorate this holiday season.
A gift doesn’t have to be beyond financial reach this holiday season. Several Chelsea clocks are available for less than $300 and are a wonderful way to add some classic elegance and grace to any desk setting or décor, whether at home or on a boat. Each of our clocks carries the Chelsea Clock name as a mark of distinction synonymous with lasting quality.