Schatz 1881 royal mariner clockwork, it said on the clock. A Ships bell. Clockwork inside the case is a Hermle 132-071SG, we overhauled it and it is good for years of undisturbed pleasure. Found inside the case of a Schatz ships bell. Doesn’t strike the hours like a regular clock, but the hours of the watch on board of a ship. I think the expression when 8 bells toll is associated with that. A Ship’s bell strike is based on the “watches” a board of a ship of 4 hours each. A new watch starts at noon, 4 p.m., 8 p.m., midnight, 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. The end of a “watch” and start of a new watch is marked by the bell striking 8 times. A half hour later, the bell is strikes once, with an additional strike each half hour until the end of the watch. Then the cycle starts again. The bells strike in pairs, that is, the first two bells are struck close together followed by a pause, then the next two, etc.