Ocean Views

Keeping track of the tide is a simple way to stay connected to the ocean. Sailors monitor the tidal cycle for navigational purposes, anglers often determine the best fishing times by the tide, and many beach lovers like to follow the ebb and flow of the ocean, even when they’re not beachcombing. Alan Winick lives by the tide, but he was underwhelmed by existing tidal clocks. He’s an avid diver, boater and inventor (he even developed his own one-man submarine), so he turned his creativity to tidal clocks and started making his own in his Westport, CT, workshop. Alan’s designs combine the mechanisms for tracking the tide with a moving display. His marine scenes change along with the real world’s water levels. A sandcastle is swept away as the tide rises, and it returns as the water recedes, for example. In another scene, a fisherman lures a big catch—which the receding tide reveals to be a mermaid. It’s important to be aware that tide intervals change based on the position of the moon and the sun, and the accuracy of Alan’s Tidepieces will vary depending on the body of water you’re tracking. Tide phases are most regular on the East Coast of the U.S., so the clocks are most in synch with the Atlantic cycles. West Coast tide watchers will have to adjust the tide setting more frequently to keep the display accurate. Tidepieces make a great gift for boaters, anglers, beachcombers and anyone who enjoys staying in tune with the tides. They’ll give any room an ocean view.

Tidepieces

Tidal Clocks

Ocean Views

Keeping track of the tide is a simple way to stay connected to the ocean. Sailors monitor the tidal cycle for navigational purposes, anglers often determine the best fishing times by the tide, and many beach lovers like to follow the ebb and flow of the ocean, even when they’re not beachcombing. Alan Winick lives by the tide, but he was underwhelmed by existing tidal clocks. He’s an avid diver, boater and inventor (he even developed his own one-man submarine), so he turned his creativity to tidal clocks and started making his own in his Westport, CT, workshop. Alan’s designs combine the mechanisms for tracking the tide with a moving display. His marine scenes change along with the real world’s water levels. A sandcastle is swept away as the tide rises, and it returns as the water recedes, for example. In another scene, a fisherman lures a big catch—which the receding tide reveals to be a mermaid. It’s important to be aware that tide intervals change based on the position of the moon and the sun, and the accuracy of Alan’s Tidepieces will vary depending on the body of water you’re tracking. Tide phases are most regular on the East Coast of the U.S., so the clocks are most in synch with the Atlantic cycles. West Coast tide watchers will have to adjust the tide setting more frequently to keep the display accurate. Tidepieces make a great gift for boaters, anglers, beachcombers and anyone who enjoys staying in tune with the tides. They’ll give any room an ocean view.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Alan
    Alan

    Hi! My name is Alan Winick, founder of Tidepieces. I make unusual tide clocks. Tide clocks keep track of tidal changes in any location having two regular high and low tides each day. For people who make the ocean a part of their lifestyle, a tide clock is a practical instrument, especially in these times of extreme weather events. But why can’t they be fun and decorative? My tide clocks are the only ones in the world with the added feature of a moving display to actually show you the current state of the tide depicted in your choice of themes. I’m proud to have them featured in The Grommet and am happy to answer any of your questions about them or the tides!

  • Cathy
    Cathy
    6/11/2013 1:06 PM

    Question-How do you input what body of water you want to follow? We live in the middle of NH and would like to follow the tide in Portsmouth NH. Since we would like to move there one day! Can this be done?

    Thanks,

    Cathy M

  • Alan
    Alan
    6/11/2013 2:32 PM

    @Cathy Hi Cathy! All you need to do is look up the tide table for Portsmouth and set the clock to that. The mechanism will track the tide changes from then on. Thanks for your interest!

  • Susan
    Susan
    6/11/2013 1:10 PM

    Is the Lighthouse tide clock not available? I see pictures of it but can't seem to find a way to purchase it.

    Thanks.

    Susan

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    6/11/2013 1:36 PM

    @Susan

    Hi Susan,

    Thanks for your inquiry. The lighhouse option is indeed available and will be live on our site shortly.

  • kim
    kim
    6/11/2013 1:15 PM

    Are the frames available in any other colors than blue?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    6/11/2013 1:34 PM

    @kim

    Hi Kim,

    The TidalClocks are only available in a blue frame at The Grommet. We carefully curate the best choices from each of our partners to save you the effort. We evaluate a range of samples in person to do this, as colors in online photos are notoriously difficult to control. With these clocks, we found that blue was the most attractive option so we built our story around it.

  • susanne
    susanne
    6/11/2013 3:02 PM

    Will this work to measure/show the tides for the Gulf of Mexico?

    Thanks,

    Sue

  • Alan
    Alan
    6/11/2013 3:37 PM

    Hi Sue! These clocks will not work in the Gulf as there are not 2 regular highs and lows per day there. I don't know of any tide clocks that will work for that particular body of water.

  • Penny
    Penny
    6/11/2013 3:47 PM

    Our coast is between Santa Cruz and Monterey CA just about at the midpoint of Monterey Bay. We walk by the tide chart. How accurate would the clock be in this location?

  • Alan
    Alan
    6/11/2013 4:46 PM

    @Penny

    Hi Penny! The Pacific coast tides are more variable than those on the Atlantic, so the clock would need periodic adjustment based on the local tide table, probably weekly. Thanks!

  • Aoife
    Aoife
    6/11/2013 9:22 PM

    @Alan

    Hi! I love this tide clock. Could you tell me if there would be any additional costs to ship to Australia?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    6/12/2013 10:14 AM

    @Aoife

    Hi Alan,

    For our international customers, we recommend using the 3rd party shipping service called Bongo. This service will allow for you to forward your shipment to Australia. We do not ship internationally from The Grommet.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Tidepieces

Tidal Clocks

Ocean Views

Keeping track of the tide is a simple way to stay connected to the ocean. Sailors monitor the tidal cycle for navigational purposes, anglers often determine the best fishing times by the tide, and many beach lovers like to follow the ebb and flow of the ocean, even when they’re not beachcombing.

Alan Winick lives by the tide,
but he was underwhelmed by existing tidal clocks. He’s an avid diver, boater and inventor (he even developed his own one-man submarine), so he turned his creativity to tidal clocks and started making his own in his Westport, CT, workshop.

Alan’s designs combine the mechanisms for tracking the tide with a moving display. His marine scenes change along with the real world’s water levels. A sandcastle is swept away as the tide rises, and it returns as the water recedes, for example. In another scene, a fisherman lures a big catch—which the receding tide reveals to be a mermaid.

It’s important to be aware that tide intervals change based on the position of the moon and the sun, and the accuracy of Alan’s Tidepieces will vary depending on the body of water you’re tracking. Tide phases are most regular on the East Coast of the U.S., so the clocks are most in synch with the Atlantic cycles. West Coast tide watchers will have to adjust the tide setting more frequently to keep the display accurate.

Tidepieces make a great gift for boaters, anglers, beachcombers and anyone who enjoys staying in tune with the tides. They’ll give any room an ocean view.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Alan
    Alan

    Hi! My name is Alan Winick, founder of Tidepieces. I make unusual tide clocks. Tide clocks keep track of tidal changes in any location having two regular high and low tides each day. For people who make the ocean a part of their lifestyle, a tide clock is a practical instrument, especially in these times of extreme weather events. But why can’t they be fun and decorative? My tide clocks are the only ones in the world with the added feature of a moving display to actually show you the current state of the tide depicted in your choice of themes. I’m proud to have them featured in The Grommet and am happy to answer any of your questions about them or the tides!

  • Cathy
    Cathy
    6/11/2013 1:06 PM

    Question-How do you input what body of water you want to follow? We live in the middle of NH and would like to follow the tide in Portsmouth NH. Since we would like to move there one day! Can this be done?

    Thanks,

    Cathy M

  • Alan
    Alan
    6/11/2013 2:32 PM

    @Cathy Hi Cathy! All you need to do is look up the tide table for Portsmouth and set the clock to that. The mechanism will track the tide changes from then on. Thanks for your interest!

  • Susan
    Susan
    6/11/2013 1:10 PM

    Is the Lighthouse tide clock not available? I see pictures of it but can't seem to find a way to purchase it.

    Thanks.

    Susan

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    6/11/2013 1:36 PM

    @Susan

    Hi Susan,

    Thanks for your inquiry. The lighhouse option is indeed available and will be live on our site shortly.

  • kim
    kim
    6/11/2013 1:15 PM

    Are the frames available in any other colors than blue?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    6/11/2013 1:34 PM

    @kim

    Hi Kim,

    The TidalClocks are only available in a blue frame at The Grommet. We carefully curate the best choices from each of our partners to save you the effort. We evaluate a range of samples in person to do this, as colors in online photos are notoriously difficult to control. With these clocks, we found that blue was the most attractive option so we built our story around it.

  • susanne
    susanne
    6/11/2013 3:02 PM

    Will this work to measure/show the tides for the Gulf of Mexico?

    Thanks,

    Sue

  • Alan
    Alan
    6/11/2013 3:37 PM

    Hi Sue! These clocks will not work in the Gulf as there are not 2 regular highs and lows per day there. I don't know of any tide clocks that will work for that particular body of water.

  • Penny
    Penny
    6/11/2013 3:47 PM

    Our coast is between Santa Cruz and Monterey CA just about at the midpoint of Monterey Bay. We walk by the tide chart. How accurate would the clock be in this location?

  • Alan
    Alan
    6/11/2013 4:46 PM

    @Penny

    Hi Penny! The Pacific coast tides are more variable than those on the Atlantic, so the clock would need periodic adjustment based on the local tide table, probably weekly. Thanks!

  • Aoife
    Aoife
    6/11/2013 9:22 PM

    @Alan

    Hi! I love this tide clock. Could you tell me if there would be any additional costs to ship to Australia?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    6/12/2013 10:14 AM

    @Aoife

    Hi Alan,

    For our international customers, we recommend using the 3rd party shipping service called Bongo. This service will allow for you to forward your shipment to Australia. We do not ship internationally from The Grommet.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.