For many of us, especially if living near or visiting a marine environment, the influence and timing of the tides can be very important. You may simply use the seaside for leisure, or you may work the ocean for fish. Perhaps you have a boat that you moor somewhere that needs a particular level of tidal water to release it into the ocean.
Fishing communities have known for many a year that the tides, and the moon phases which cause them, can determine the best time to fish. It's not just those who go out on boats to fish who are affected. If you're surf fishing, a method of casting for fish from the shoreline or by standing in the shallow surf, the best time to catch fish is at high tide before the beachgoers arrive at the beach and frighten the fish away.
It's not just those engaged in fishing who can gain from tidal clocks though. Any of us who enjoy the delightful passtimes of collecting seashells or rock pooling can profit too from the knowledge gained from tide clocks. When the sea has gone out at low tide, this is the best time for finding shells in the wide expanses of exposed sand. Simlarly the rock pools which are exposed at times of low water can provide joy to childrens and adults alike.
Get one of these brass tide clocks and keep yourself in tune with nature's tidal rises and falls.