Brass Time & Tide Clock

£220.00

Brass Time & Tide Clock.  Gives the state of the tide and time of day. Heavy, cast brass. Bulkhead design – a quality classic! Brass clock case is lacquered and polished giving a highly polished appearance that will need no maintenance other than a quick dust! Quartz driven. Battery supplied. Perfect gift for those living near tidal waters.  Makes a wonderful retirement, anniversary or wedding gift. Please note should not be used for navigational purposes.

Matching Barometer and Clock available

Overall Dimension:  205mm               Dial:  145mm

 

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Description

Brass Time & Tide Clock.  Gives the state of the tide and time of day. Heavy, cast brass. Bulkhead design – a quality classic! Brass clock case is lacquered and polished giving a highly polished appearance that will need no maintenance other than a quick dust! Quartz driven. Battery supplied.

Full instructions will be provided to set and use your clock

The primary controller of the tides is the moon.  The average duration between two transits of the moon around the earth is 24 hours 50 minutes and 30 seconds – this is referred to as the lunar or tidal day.  It means the tidal day – to which the tide indicating hand is geared – is 50 minutes and 30 seconds longer than the solar day of 24 hours.  The Time & Tide Clock has four hands – the blue tidal hand runs 50 minutes late every 24 hours, thus indicating the average times of the tides at a given point.  The regular hour, minute and second hand give you the regular time of the day.

The west coasts of Europe and Africa and the east coasts of North and South America follow the semi-diurnal pattern of two high and two low tides each day, more or less equally spaced, so your tidal clock can be used.  However certain others coasts such as the west coasts of North and South America are not semi-diurnal, therefore the tide indicating part of your tidal clock will not function in these areas

Please note:  Design of hands may vary from time to time