PRESTIGE Retro Clock and Barometer set. Marine quality chrome mounted on solid ash plinth. Prestige Marine Range. The Clock and Barometer instrument case is cast brass with beautiful, top quality chroming with bevelled glass and fitted rubber sealing ring. Lacquered and varnished, virtually maintenance free. Hinged door design allows easy access to instrument mechanism for any necessary adjustment. Quartz driven clock battery provided.
Barometers read the pressure of the immediate location where placed. It will advise you of what weather to expect in the next 12 – 24 hours
How to ready your barometer: The gold pointer in the glass should be turned so that it rests directly above the black barometer pointer. The gold pointer acts as a marker enabling you to remember today’s pressure when you next look at your barometer. You can thus see whether the pressure is rising or falling and how significant a rise or fall in pressure has occurred. A rapid increase in pressure indicates a short period of good weather and a fast decrease indicates storms and strong winds approaching.
A slow, constant increase in pressure indicates a period of settled, dry, sunny weather, whereas a steady decrease indicates persistent bad weather.
If the pressure falls considerably below 1000 millibars, you can expect storms and strong winds.
Historically sailors would read and log the barometer pressure reading on an hourly basis!
This chrome Clock and Barometer set looks equally stunning installed on a boat or in the home!