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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.

23 Reviews (4.9 out of 5 Grommets)

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5

Nice & sharp!

10/20/2014 by Regina

I just love my mermaid clock! Yes, I bought this clock for myself, it is so unique-and a conversations starter too! Thank-you Grommet for anothernother great find. The clock arrived on time. Beautifully box too.More > < Less

5

Charming and useful!

8/17/2014 by Alexandra

We live near the Pacific Ocean in central california and love to take beach walks. This tide lock, which I saw at my sisters beach house in Westport, MA, caught my eye! So far no problems with the pacific tide projections, it has been spot on!More > < Less

5

Szatkowski

6/17/2014 by Thomas

The Tide clock works great now I will not have to guess about the tide in order to take my boat for a spin!

5

The great gift for beach house

12/27/2013 by Ann

Got this for a friend's beach house. He loved it! Very simple to set up and visually easy to read!

5

Beautiful and useful

8/5/2013 by Elise

I got one of these as a gift for my mother, who lives near enough to walk to a beach, but not near enough to see whether the tide is low or high. She was constantly guessing or checking the paper and often getting it quite wrong. She LOVES her Tidepiece and uses it every day to see when she should go swimming.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.