Haven't had time to get dad a birthday present, yet? Can't decide what to get your favorite seafaring grad? Here's an idea that's sure to go over better than a new tie. From Weems & Plath, the venerable supplier of marine instruments, comes a handsome alarm clock mounted in a varnished mahogany, octagonal box. An optional brass plate fits in the inside of the lid and can be engraved with whatever you like. The clock face is 3 1/2 inches in diameter, and the box is 6 5/8 inches wide and 3 7/8 inches high. It comes in a gift box for presentation.
$150, (800) 638-0428, www.weems-plath.com