This is the Ship's Bell Clocks Gallery, containing five models.
These clocks strike the ship's bell (ships bell) sequence and have polished brass or chrome-plated cases. See bottom of page for the ship's bell striking sequence. This section also has one barometer.
Ship's bell (ships bell) strike is based on "watches" onboard ship of 4 hours each. A new watch starts at noon, 4 p.m., 8 p.m., midnight, 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. The end of a "watch" and start of a new watch is marked by the bell being struck 8 times. A half hour later, the bell is struck once, with an additional strike each half hour until the end of the watch. Then the cycle starts again. The bells are struck in pairs, that is, the first two bells are struck close together followed by a pause, then the next two, etc. The table below shows the pattern of the bells:
|Pattern of Bells|
|4:00||8:00||12:00||8 Bells||xx xx xx xx|
|5:30||9:30||1:30||3 Bells||xx x|
|6:00||10:00||2:00||4 Bells||xx xx|
|6:30||10:30||2:30||5 Bells||xx xx x|
|7:00||11:00||3:00||6 Bells||xx xx xx|
|7:30||11:30||3:30||7 Bells||xx xx xx x|
|8:00||12:00||4:00||8 Bells||xx xx xx xx|
United States Shipping: Our clocks will normally be shipped by UPS ground within three business days of receipt of order, and will be delivered approximately 3 - 5 business days after that (in the continental US). If there will be a delay in shipping, we will notify you, and give you the option of canceling your order. Expedited delivery is available at extra charge. If you have questions, please e-mail us at [email protected] or call 1-888-742-5625.
Indiana sales will be charged 7% sales tax.
If a specific clock has a different shipping policy, it will be noted on the detail page for that clock
Please e-mail us for a shipping quote to Alaska or Hawaii.
Grandfather Clocks Grandfather clocks are shipped by motor freight, and will take about 3 - 4 weeks to arrive. The delivery company will bring the clock into your house, and unpack and set it up. Grandfather clocks will be shipped to the 48 continental United States only.
Shipping Outside the United States: Our smaller clocks can be shipped out of the USA. Please e-mail us at [email protected] and ask for a shipping quote. Please give the model number, country and postal code. You (the customer) will be responsible for paying the import duty, if any.
Bill's Clockworks has been in business since 1991. We sell clocks online and at our shop in Flora, Indiana. Member of the Better Business Bureau and the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.Small Clock Return Policy
Payment Options: We offer secure online credit card payment, or you may pay with PayPal or check. You may order online, or by phone at 1-888-742-5625 or 574-967-4709. If you have questions, please e-mail us at [email protected] or call our toll free phone number: 1-888-742-5625. We'll be happy to speak with you, answer your questions, and help you choose the perfect clock. Please e-mail us for the quickest response.
Sales Tax: Indiana sales will be charged 7% sales tax.
Credit Card Information: We do not store your credit card number. It is securely passed to our bank for processing and deleted immediately thereafter. Paper copies of credit card numbers are shredded after the sale is complete, only the last four digits of the number may be retained.