If you live anywhere near the ocean, or if you regularly travel there to sail or fish, knowing how high or low the tide is can be extremely important. For Nova Scotians that live near the Bay of Fundy, for example, the difference between high and low tide can be as much as 16 meters (53ft) and can cover and uncover over 280km (174 miles) of the bay! So having tidal information for many people is an essential part of life. This gorgeous, laser-cut wood Tide Clock shows where the tide is currently at, as well as which direction it is currently trending (rising or falling).
The mechanism has a steampunk look to it while still remaining classic and timeless. This would make a perfect gift for the sailors, fishers, or surfers in your family or friend groups! The mechanism is based on an actual clock module but uses a clever design to turn the clock movement into tidal information. Upon receipt, you simply need to set the clock to the correct phase and height of the tide and then it will keep track of the tide for you.