Sailors have long signaled the beginning and end of duty watches by striking bells in a pattern that cycles in four hour intervals.

Mark the passage of time with the authentic sounds of a ship's bell. Glance at your Apple Watch and see current and upcoming bells that play on your iPhone. Swipe down to your Today view and see the current watch and time remaining until it ends.

Excellent for use as a background chiming clock on all of your compatible iOS devices.

It is not possible for me to play bells on Apple Watch with the current public release of watchOS. If this changes, I will update this app.

You can see time remaining in the current ship's watch on Apple Watch in the app and in any enabled complications.

What’s New

Version 9.2

Internal tweaks for notification changes in iOS.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
176 Ratings
176 Ratings
HS Steve ,

Has to be reloaded

So, why does it ring only 6 bells for last bell? I still can’t understand. Even tried to contact someone.

I guess no answer is the answer.

Sshores ,

Fun, but can’t always rely on an accurate number of rings

I’ve enjoyed this app, but it doesn’t always chime the correct number of bells. And for the last bell, it often rings 6 times instead of 8. Is there a reason for this or is it a glitch?

OrcinusOrca ,

Background App Refresh not working

Great app but have to keep killing and restarting it to keep bells going even with background refresh enabled as pop up message says when it “winds down” and stops playing bells.

Maybe no one mentioned this before? I’m on a 6S Plus.


David Earnest
34.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© David Earnest


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