Chelsea Clock

Founded in 1897, Chelsea Clock is one of the oldest, largest, and only remaining clock makers in the United States. Today, the company continues to design, hand craft, and repair clocks at its original corporate headquarters in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

For over a century, Chelsea's craftsmen have been designing and meticulously building some of the world's most exquisite mechanical clocks.

Mission: Chelsea Clock's mission is to hand craft and repair the finest clocks made in America, while catering to our wide range of customers in the corporate, consumer, government and marine markets.

This is what we love to see! Meet Ship’s Bell enthusiasts, Glenn and Alisa. They were ecstatic when they bought their boat and found it came with a vintage Chelsea Clock Ship’s Bell clock and barometer set. The barometer needed some TLC so they reached out and we were happy to help! Learn more about our repair and restoration services. →

We have some beautiful, new additions to our Vintage and Antique Collection. Shop Now →

How Does A Mechanical Clock Work?

Do you know how a mechanical clock works? Check out this blog post to learn more. → We pride ourselves in making high-quality mechanical clocks the old fashioned way, leaving many customers to wonder: How does a mechanical clock work?

Chelsea Clock’s repair and restoration team recently had the pleasure of assisting in the clock-repair of a landmark clock located in Bellingham Square. Our certified master clockmakers have over 70 years of collective experience in repairing and restoring fine timepieces of all makes, models, and sizes. Learn More → (photo credit: Cary Shuman)

Here is a glimpse at a small section of our factory floor where all of our Chelsea Clocks start out. We are very proud that we have been handcrafting clocks in Greater Boston since 1897. Purchase one of our timepieces and experience the Chelsea difference yourself. Shop Now →

Throwing it back to our 1929 Chelsea Clock catalog cover. We bet most of the clocks sold from this catalog are still ticking. Get yourself a timepiece to last a lifetime. Shop Now →

Trying to decide between a Chelsea Clock mechanical clock and a quartz clock? The differences between the two mechanisms are vast, and offer distinctly different experiences, depending on your preferences.
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Chelsea Clock's History Aboard U.S. Navy Ships | Chelsea Clock Blog

When you choose a Chelsea, you’re getting more than a fine clock – you’re getting a piece of American history. Chelsea has a long and storied history aboard U.S. Navy ships, dating back to the early 1900s when the U.S. government began ordering marine clocks. Learn More → Read about Chelsea’s history aboard U.S. Navy ships and check out some of the storied vessels our clocks called home; only on the Chelsea Clock blog.

Happy 4th of July from all of us at Chelsea Clock. Enjoy 20% off of our Patriot Colors Collection now through July 8th. Shop Now →

The Patriot Deck Colors Collection is inspired by our original WWII-era Navy engine room mechanical clock. The cases are made from black phenolic, a durable, heat resistant resin designed to last for decades. Now through July 8th use code STARSANDSTRIPES at checkout and get 20% off PLUS free shipping.
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How do you become the oldest clockmaker in America? See the artistry and craftsmanship behind every Chelsea Clock timepiece in this quick video.

We are pleased to announce recent additions, like this olive green 6" Marine Mechanical and bronze plated 9" Constitution Clock shown above, to our collection of rare, vintage Chelsea timepieces available for purchase. All of our vintage clocks have been completely overhauled by Chelsea master clockmakers, and are fully warranteed for two years. There's a limited selection so don't miss out! Shop Now →

Six weeks, hundreds of hand operations, up to seven pounds of solid brass — now that's a Chelsea Clock. Save 15% off sitewide + get free shipping now through June 24th. Shop Now →

The clock is ticking... order by Monday, June 24th to save 15% sitewide. Shop Now →

Add a beautiful brass timepiece, like this Dartmouth Clock, to your workspace to keep a fresh and inspiring look. This clock is also a popular pick for gifting, as it has ample room for engraving. Whether you’re buying for yourself or someone special, purchase now through June 24th and save 15% off sitewide + get free shipping. Shop Now →

Okay, so maybe you waited until the last minute to pick out the perfect gift for Dad. Simply wrap up an IOU and tell Dad something special is on its way from Chelsea Clock. PLUS get 15% off and free shipping now through Sunday.
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Father’s Day is Sunday! Stay Dad's favorite by giving him a gift to last a lifetime like this Boardroom clock. Plus get 15% off and free shipping now through June 16th. Shop Now →

It’s Tuesday at Chelsea Clock and Cairo is dreaming of the weekend. Pass the time shopping our 15% off sitewide sale. →

We are loving the elegant, vintage vibes of the recently re-introduced Athena Clock. This timepiece would make a great gift with its sleek back perfect for engraving a personalized message. Save 15% PLUS get free shipping now through June 16th!
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This beauty stands 17 1/2” tall and weighs 33lbs. An exact reproduction of an original yacht wheel, the Mariner was first patented and produced by Chelsea Clock in 1911. Featuring our renowned chiming Ship’s Bell mechanism, this exquisite timepiece boasts an 11-jewel movement and 364 solid brass precision parts. Its forged solid brass bezel opens with the original “shield” hinge-and-latch design. The clock’s dial is painstakingly crafted of deeply etched brass that is hand silvered, enameled and lacquered. The wood base and back are crafted of solid mahogany, while the wheel’s ring and base are finished using our own lustrous hand-rubbed copper bronze process and lacquered to prevent tarnish. This timepiece would make a beautiful addition to any home and/or office. Shop Now >

It's Tuesday at Chelsea Clock and Bob is buffing Ship’s Bell cases. Our cases undergo three separate polishing and buffing steps to bring out their mirror like finish. The hand administered buffing technique is a lengthy process requiring tremendous skill and just the right amount of pressure to bring out its full luster, as well as avoid markings or too dull of a finish. Pick yourself up one of these works of art and save 15% now through June 16th. Shop Now →

Have a celebration coming up and need a unique gift idea? Check out the perfect gift option, the Presidential Clock. Enjoy 15% off sitewide PLUS free shipping now through June 16th. Shop Now →

Did we mention our hand-crafted Ship’s Bell clock has 364 parts all made in house at our Chelsea, Massachusetts factory? Here is Bob cutting teeth in the main spring barrels.

Father’s Day, graduations, weddings, oh my! Get them the perfect, unique gift to last a lifetime PLUS enjoy 15% off sitewide offer now through June 16th.
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Chelsea Clocks are the ultimate, heartfelt gifts for commemorating life’s special celebrations such as Father’s Day, graduations, weddings, retirements, and much more. Take advantage of our 15% off sitewide offer now through June 16th, PLUS enjoy free shipping. If not a gift for them, what about a gift for you—to decorate your home or boat? Shop Now →

Brass and black is back! This modern, new take on the 4.5” Ship’s Bell is now available for sale on our website. This piece would freshen up any home and/or yacht décor or make the perfect gift. →

THIS JUST IN: Recently-acquired vintage timepieces are now for sale, including this unique 8.5" Pilot House Mechanical Clock from 1919! Our selection is limited so don't miss out. SHOP NOW!

How to Decorate a Yacht | Chelsea Clock

There are 35 days left until summer and we are dreaming of the yacht life. Check out our yacht decorating guide here. → Learn how to decorate your yacht or boat with these simple tips. Elevate your yacht interior design and really make a statement! Read more on the Chelsea Clock blog.

We are excited to announce that the Athena is back! This elegant, Art Deco timepiece is inspired by the original 1930s Chelsea Clock model. The Athena would be a beautiful, unique addition to any home and/or office décor. Learn more here. →

It’s Tuesday at Chelsea Clock and Dennis is silvering some Ship’s Bell dials. Did you know that we have an old recipe we use to make them shine? Would you believe it if we said cream of tartar is ONE of the many ingredients!? Learn more about re-silvering a clock dial here.→

Mother’s Day is this SUNDAY! Time is running out (yes, we did 😁.) Say “I love you Mom.” with a gift to last a life time. Plus get a free gift with purchase now through Sunday. →

Did you know we provide custom engraving? There is no better way to commemorate a big event or an accomplishment than with an engraved Chelsea Clock. Perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, recent graduates, wedding gifting, house warming gifts, and much more. Check out our most popular clocks for gifting →

Don’t forget about Mom! How about these fresh picks!? PLUS get a free Harwich clock when you purchase now through May 12th. See more Mother’s Day suggestions here. →

It’s Tuesday morning and that means Nick is winding clocks on the Chelsea factory floor. Winding your clock is an essential part of upkeep. Check out this blog post that explains how to properly wind your clock. →

Need Mother's Day gift ideas? Check out our selection of beautiful, handcrafted timepieces. PLUS get a complimentary Harwich clock with eligible purchases. →

Mother’s Day is coming! Show Mom you love her with a gift to last a lifetime. PLUS when you spend over $475, you get a free Harwich clock. →

Whether it be for a wedding, retirement, graduation, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or another occasion, a Chelsea Clock is the perfect gift to last a life time. PLUS, from now until May 12th, spend $475+ and receive a FREE Harwich Clock with your purchase. →

Throwing it back to when purchase records were kept on paper 😱. We have original purchase records in these leather bound books dating back to 1897! We may not keep paper records anymore, but we bet most of the clocks in these books are still ticking!

Get yourself a life-lasting timepiece. →

Spring celebrations are upon us and a Chelsea Clock is the perfect gift that will leave a life-lasting impression! Starting today, get a complimentary Harwich clock with your purchase of $475 or more. A special gift for them and a little something for you!? →

For some time now customers have been asking for a base to go with our Patriot Collection and we are excited to share that they are now available! These hand-crafted bases are designed for any new or vintage Chelsea Patriot clock, barometer or tide instrument. Check out our website for more details.

When you choose a Chelsea, you’re getting more than a fine clock – you’re getting a piece of American history. That’s because the Chelsea story is inextricably bound with the history of our nation over the last century, especially the Navy. Learn more about our history below.

Did you know that there are 364 steel and brass parts, made in house at our Chelsea Massachusetts factory, that go into our Ship's Bell clock? Each part is then carefully assembled by hand, resulting in a beautiful work of art. The craftsmanship of a Chelsea Clock is truly like no other.

FINAL DAY! Save 15% on restoration and repair services. Let your Chelsea shine →

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