German Ship’s Bell Clock Repair

These clocks strike the ship’s bell strike sequence and run 8 days on a winding. See our ship's bell clocks for sale page for how the ship's bell sequence works.

Schatz “Royal Mariner”

This model was made from about the 1960’s to the 1980’s. It has a 4 7/8 inch dial and the rear flange dioameter is 7 inches. It has a brass case, a white painted dial with Arabic numerals, and has the fast-slow regulator at the top of the dial and the strike shutoff to the left of the numeral "3".

Schatz has been out of business for many years, and some parts for these clocks are impossible to find. Therefore I don't repair the original movement. I can install a new German , and new dial and hands to go with it. The dial is similar to the original and says "Royal Mariner", but does't have the Schatz trademark.

 

Schatz Royal Mariner dial

Install new movement and dial: $640, plus $35 shipping and handling (in the U.S.) This conversion can be done only to clocks with a dial having the regulator at the "12" and the strike shutoff to the left of the "3". The new movement has a two year warranty.

Below is shown a clock with the new movment and dial installed.

 

 

Seth Thomas “Helmsman”

The back of the case is labeled: Cat. 1008, Helmsman-W, Model E537-001, Seth Thomas, Div. of General Time Corp., Thomaston, Conn., U.S.A. The bottom of the dial is labeled: Made in Germany.

This model was made from about the 1960’s to the 1980’s. It has a brass case, an engraved, silvered dial, a screw-on bezel, and uses a movement made in Germany by Hermle.

Seth Thomas Helmsman ship's bell clock

Install new movement: $565, plus $25 shipping and handling (in the U.S.). The new movement has a two year warranty, and is nearly identical to the original movement. The only difference is that the operation of the “Strike - Silent” lever is reversed.

Hermle ship's bell clocks for sale

Seth Thomas “Corsair”

The back of the case is labeled E537-000. The dial is marked “Made in Germany” at the bottom. This clock is similar to the Helmsman illustrated above, but the case has no ships wheel.

Install new movement: $565, plus $25 shipping and handling (in the U.S.). The new movement has a two year warranty, and is nearly identical to the original movement. The only difference is that the operation of the “Strike - Silent” lever is reversed.

 

Hermle Ship’s Bell Clock

This model was made about the 1960's or 1970's and is marked “Hermle” and “Germany” on the dial.

Hermle ship's bell striking clock from the 1960's

Install new movement: $565, plus $25 shipping and handling (in the U.S.). The new movement has a two year warranty, and is nearly identical to the original movement. The only difference is that the operation of the “Strike - Silent” lever is reversed.

 

Hermle ship's bell clocks for sale

Sending a clock to us for repair:

Please enclose a note with your e-mail address, name, address and phone number, and the type of work you want done on the clock. I will e-mail you when the clock arrives, let you know how soon I can have it done, and send you an estimate if necessary.

Wrapping: On the "Helmsman", you may unscrew and remove the spokes and case ring, and send just the clock. Wrap the clock in three to four layers of bubble wrap.

Packing: Use packing peanuts for padding the wrapped clock.

Payment: No payment is due until the clock is repaired. You may pay by check, online, or call in a credit card number.

Our repair backlog is about 2 months. Please contact us about sending a clock for repair.