Vintage Brass Seth Thomas Bulkhead Ships Clock, fitted on hardwood back plate. German Made, Under US patent. This clock strike the ships bell sequences, in dog watches on the hour and 1/2 hour. Just in case you dont already know about the Ships Bell code, heres a quick lesson. Mariners have used a unique bell code to tell time at sea for hundreds of years.
The code is based on the crews typical workday routine while the vessel is under way. Therefore, the day is divided into six, four-hour periods, each called a watch. Similarly, the crew is broken up into three divisions.
To rotate each divisions watch times, the Evening Watch is periodically divided into two watches. These are called Dog Watches because they dog the watch schedule for all divisions ahead by one watch period. First Watch 8:00 p.
Mid-Watch (also Black Watch) 12:00 a. Morning Watch 4:00 a. Forenoon Watch 8:00 a.
Afternoon Watch 12:00 p. Evening Watch 4:00 p. The watch officer struck the ships bell every half hour to apprise the crew of the time. The striking can be silenced. Slight tarnishing to thr brass / clock face and crack to the wooden back plate.
The item "Vintage Seth Thomas Bulkhead Ships Clock, With Chime. German Made, Nautical" is in sale since Wednesday, November 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Marine/Maritime". The seller is "andrew_frost7r3b" and is located in Matlock. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.