Tide Clock

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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

24 Reviews (4.9 out of 5 Grommets)

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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


like it but ....

5/11/2018 by Judy

wish I had known in advance that it does not work as well on the west coast where it requires more adjusting. also the adjustments are not easy as the wheel on the back is small and difficult to manipulate. well made though.More > < Less


Loved it until it stopped working...

12/27/2017 by Marilyn

I bought one of these for my husband for father's day 6/2015. Since he is an avid fisherman this was his favorite gift. It was pretty accurate until just recently. It stopped working, thinking that the battery needed changed he put in a new one, but it still doesn't work. Very disappointed, these are not inexpensive!More > < Less


too big

7/17/2015 by Mona

While I really liked the product, it was bigger than I expected and decided to return it. I would still be interested if a smaller version were available.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.