The face of the clock has the on-off switch and a screw for adjusting time speed. The clock is attached to wooden base that is marked "Germany".The clock is attached to the wood with a screw that is too long. This clock has kept perfect time and chimed as it is supposed to for 4 days straight. As expected, it begins to run a little slow after that. I let it run for 2 weeks and it works perfectly. It does not have a key.
I borrowed one to check it out. I really hate to part with it because it is a neat little clock. Again, this clock works great and is awesome!
Please look at the pictures for more detail and ask any questions if you have any. First Watch 8:00 p. Mid-Watch (also Black Watch) 12:00 a. Morning Watch 4:00 a. Forenoon Watch 8:00 a.Afternoon Watch 12:00 p. Evening Watch 4:00 p. The watch officer struck the ships bell every half hour to apprise the crew of the time.
A single bell denoted the end of the first half hour, and one bell was added each half-hour. Eight bells therefore signaled the end of each four-hour watch.
8 bells: 12:00, 4:00, 8:00 1 bell: 12:30, 4:30, 8:30 2 bells: 1:00, 5:00, 9:00 3 bells: 1:30, 5:30, 9:30 4 bells: 2:00, 6:00, 10:00 5 bells: 2:30, 6:30, 10:30 6 bells: 3:00, 7:00, 11:00 7 bells: 3:30, 7:30, 11:30. The item "VINTAGE SCHATZ SOHNE BRASS SHIPS BELL 8 DAY, 7 JEWEL NAUTICAL CLOCK RUNS GOOD" is in sale since Friday, May 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maritime\Maritime Clocks". The seller is "mcbaack1962" and is located in Waco, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.