There is so much that defines a truly great grandfather clock; features which prospective buyers must examine in order to find the clock that best suits their personality, their style, and their home décor. That which inspires people to choose grandfather clocks in the first place – over mantel clocks, wall clocks, and atomic clocks – is that which influences which grandfather clock that they choose.
There are many modern manufacturers of grandfather clocks – names that are inexorably linked with premium grandfather clocks; names such as Howard Miller grandfather clocks, Kieninger grandfather clocks, and Ridgeway grandfather clocks. And each manufacturer has their own style of grandfather clock which has developed a following of those to which their designs appeal.
But regardless of their manufacturer, grandfather clocks have a number of things in common, including an internal pendulum, a size of six to eight feet, intricately designed clock face, and a hood that surrounds the face of the clock. Of course the style of all of these elements is unique to each grandfather clock, and choosing a specific clock comes down to choosing those elements that fit the buyer’s personal style.
Some of the features unique to each grandfather clock include their chime and the design of the exterior. There’s something for everyone when it comes to grandfather clocks; for those who prefer contemporary styles or for those who prefer a more antique look.