The slate tide clock is finished with a slate sealer, which will protect the clock face. The mechanism requires one AA battery. As part of the mechanism there is a metal loop to easily hang on a nail or screw.
Setting the mechanism is easy. When it is high or low tide, put a battery in and point the hand to high or low. Then let the mechanism do the rest and follow the cycle of the moon.
Slate forms when layers of shale build up over millions of years, putting the rock under immense pressure which fuses into slate. These layers make the unique natural pattern seen in each slate. Slates are split along the layers to form the surface we use, meaning each slate can vary in thickness and grain. Some slates may even contain fossils, fools gold and bubbles. For these reasons each slate is individual, with its own character and rustic charm. After so long forming Handmade in Cornwall makes sure all clocks are crafted, with care, to the highest standards.