Elaborate electromechanical clock built around a nutcracker


3 Responses to “Elaborate electromechanical clock built around a nutcracker”

  1. silkox says:

    This gentleman was a maker before it was cool.

  2. Kirby_G says:

    It strikes every half hour, not every four hours, and there’s only one bell.  The naval time cycle is four hours, with each half hour in that four hour cycle being one “bell”.  The first half hour it strikes one, the second half hour it strikes two, and so on.  At Eight bells, your four-hour watch is over and someone else takes over.

    • oasisob1 says:

      No, at 8 bells you’re still on watch, wondering where the hell your relief is, because he (or she) is already 15 minutes late.

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