Quissett Ship Clock
Jim Akens319 Woods Hole Road
Falmouth, MA 02540
Quissett Ship Clock is located in the village of Quissett, between Falmouth and Woods Hole, on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. My shop is located in the 1851 home of Captain William Davis, a whaler.
I first became interrested in ship's clocks about 40 years ago when I began sailing on research ships for my employer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. About 20 years ago I started collecting ship clocks seriously. Since almost none of them worked properly when I received them, and having them repaired was a difficult and expensive proposition, I learned to repair them. I am fortunate to have as a friend a very good watchmaker and machinest. With his assistance and that of others, I have gained some proficiency in repair.