Cards, dice and roulette inspire luxury watch designs that also let wearers play the games.
Prior to the Industrial Revolution, royal patronage was the chief force behind the watch trade’s technical and aesthetic innovation, and royal families have ever since been a reliable source of income for the industry..
Mrs. Blandings’s Patricia Shackelford goes behind the scenes with Daniel Kershaw
Here is a grandfather clock question which is weighing heavily on our minds as a major retailer of grandfather clocks. We very much want the input of grandfather clock shoppers, especially those with a keen eye for grandfather clocks on sale and who are looking for grandfather clock discounts, but who still want the highest quality.
Grandfather clock shoppers, at least the ones we target, want varying combinations of the highest quality and best value grandfather clocks. We find ourselves at an interesting crossroads in terms of the selections we may be able to offer our grandfather clock shoppers. At a time when the global economy is obviously in stress, there is the unusual dynamic of some very high quality makers of grandfather clocks who are bringing among the very best in quality and value of grandfather clocks to market. At the same time, the grandfather clock market is being flooded with cheap and poor quality imports, but that is a subject for other posts in our grandfather clocks blog.
OK, so you are a grandfather clocks shopper, and presumably you are reasonably comfortable shopping at our 1-800-4CLOCKS.com website or one of our stores. But you also look at other websites. So, what if we offered grandfather clocks which had our own brand name, which would be the Museum Clocks™ (that we have made and sold in past years, but not in large numbers) brand on the dial. They would have high-grade well-known brand German mechanical cable driven clock movements, and would have solid wood cases made in North America. Many of the clocks would in fact be inspired by museum quality grandfather clocks and among the most stunning antique grandfather clocks. Grandmother clocks too!
Might you be as likely to buy a grandfather clock made with 1-800-4CLOCKS’ own Museum Clock™ grandfather clock brand name? You would recognize the name of the German maker of the movement. The case would be solid wood and exactly as described and pictured. There would be a 2 year grandfather clock warranty against against manufacturing defects.
So how much of a premium, if any, might you be willing to pay for a Howard Miller grandfather clock, or one of the Ridgeway grandfather clocks or Hermle Floor Clocks, when you perhaps could get as good or better value, and different grandfather clock designs or models, by choosing one of the Museum Clocks™ Grandfather Clocks from 1-800-4CLOCKS.
Your input and feedback would be greatly valued and appreciated. And because we are not providing specific grandfather clock comparisons here from which to choose, we fully recognize it will require just a bit of imagination and extra thought on your end.
Don’t miss the must-see events in this celebration of Los Angeles’s design legacy
A champion of the city’s architectural heritage talks to AD about the latest edition of her go-to resource on local landmarks
The couturier’s glamorous frocks are a whirl of sumptuous hues, but his Hollywood home celebrates the somber beauty of black
An American fashion designer who has been practicing traditional French haute couture and a French interior designer working in the United States create a weekend refuge in the California desert
Encompassing everything from Chinese motifs to Vietnamese lacquer, the fashion designer’s new home-accessories collection, which launches October 15, is an elegant tribute to the East