Chelsea Clock Introduces Officially Licensed U.S. Navy And U.S. Marine Corps Timepiece Collections

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  • (1888PressRelease) November 28, 2012 - CHELSEA, MASSACHUSETTS - Massachusetts-based Chelsea Clock, the country's oldest and most distinguished maker of fine clocks, barometers and tide instruments, is pleased to introduce two new timepiece collections, officially licensed by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. Comprised of 14 special-edition clocks, each collection features a wide range of timepieces that bear the official insignia of the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.

    "This is an exciting new chapter in Chelsea's long history as America's oldest nautical clock company," says JK Nicholas, president and CEO of Chelsea Clock. "Chelseas have sailed aboard thousands of U.S. Navy ships and countless vessels since the 1940s and continue to do so today. Our clocks have served alongside Americans in several branches of the U.S. Armed Forces for decades. These collections are a natural extension of our longstanding association with the military, and we are honored to represent these American institutions. On a more personal note, these timepieces hold special meaning, as my grandfather served as a captain aboard several U.S. Navy submarines during and after WWII, including the USS Drum and the USS Spikefish."

    Each collection includes Chelsea Clock's signature mechanical chiming Ship's Bell clocks, as well as precision quartz timepieces for home and office, with suggested retail prices beginning at $110. Leading the lineup of Ship's Bell clocks is the Mariner, an impressive 17 "-high, 33-pound timepiece originally patented and produced in 1911. This nautically-inspired timepiece is an exact reproduction of a ship's wheel, featuring a solid forged brass case encircled by 10 brass handles.

    The wheel's outer ring and clock body are crafted from solid brass that has been richly plated with copper bronze, and the entire piece sits atop a hand-finished solid mahogany base. As with all Chelsea Ship's Bell clocks, this timepiece is fully hand-assembled by master clockmakers in the company's original factory in Chelsea, Massachusetts, and features over 364 solid brass parts - many plated with gold to resist corrosion - as well as an exquisite 11-jewel movement. Like most timepieces in these exclusive collections, the dial showcases a solid brass enameled medallion featuring the official, full-color insignia of the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.

    Smaller desk clocks in both offerings, including the Chart Weight and Waterfall Paperweight Clocks, feature specially-crafted dials inscribed with the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps insignia. Custom made by skilled artisans, these clock dials are richly colored and exquisitely detailed with gold-tone accents.

    The clocks in both collections come with a signed certificate of authenticity verifying the year and details of its creation.

    The official U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps timepiece collections are available at select fine jewelry stores nationwide, as well as through a number of U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps exchanges and base stores. The entire collection is also available online at

    About Chelsea Clock
    Founded in 1897 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Chelsea Clock is the oldest clock company in America and one of the most renowned and respected makers of fine timepieces. The chimes of the Chelsea Clock Ship's Bell, originally designed and patented in 1898, have long alerted U.S. Navy sailors and worldwide mariners to the time during their "watch," earning the company a distinguished reputation for producing authentic, high-quality nautical timepieces. Today, Chelsea Clock continues to produce a broad range of nautical and heirloom quality clocks, with styles ranging from the company's renowned Ship's Bell to classic reproductions and contemporary timepieces. The company's wide range of fine products is available through marine merchants, specialty shops, jewelers and gift stores, as well as online at For more information about Chelsea Clock, call 1-866-899-2805 or visit

    The Home Base Program
    Chelsea Clock is a proud supporter of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program. The first program of its kind in the nation, the Home Base Program provides clinical care and support services to Iraq and Afghanistan service members, veterans and their families throughout New England, who are affected by deployment- or combat-related stress or traumatic brain injury. Chelsea Clock president & CEO JK Nicholas currently serves on the board of this special program. For additional information, visit

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