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Tide Clock

By Tidepieces

$145

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See the tide at a glance with these unique tidal clocks

  • Made in the USA: Connecticut
  • A precision tide clock combined with a gradually changing picture reflects your actual local tide conditions
  • Set the standard tide dial on the back like you would set a clock
  • Tide durations, and therefore accuracy, vary by coast
  • Housed in a hardwood case
  • Handmade
  • Requires 1 AA battery
  • Dimensions: 11" x 6.5" x 2.5"
  • Weight: 3 lbs.

20 Reviews (4.9 out of 5 Grommets)

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I love it!

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I love it but I need to return it because the blue color does not match where I wanted to put it! I feel so bad!

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Neat Item

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I got this my my hubby for Christmas plus one for our friend. I also showed it to friends & two of them ordered one. This is such a neat item & the whole family checks it out when they walk by.Well worth the money.More > < Less

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Loved it

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I gave it to my husband for his birthday. We have a home in key west. He said he loved it and it really works!

5

Fun and useful--very nice

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We live on the Massachusetts coast, and the clock works well. Kids enjoy checking it through the day (us too).

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Great idea

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I purchased this for a recently purchased beach home. Set up was very easy and this has been a hit with family and guests. It has a useful function and blends well with beach decor. Friends plan to add one to their home.More > < Less

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Tidepieces - Tidal Clocks

About Tidepieces

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.