From Howard Miller Grandfather Clocks

Grandfather Clocks Any Resemblance is Purely Coincidental

Grandfather clock buyers, collectors, sellers, and all horology beginners to experts – here is a new one to think about.  At least new for us and grandfather clocks.  We had a grandfather clock customer who claimed to recently have conducted a study which concluded, with what scientific framework or methodological rigor we do not know, …

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Grandfather Clocks Stay While Presidents Come and Go

In a post on this blog shortly after the November Presidential General Election, we featured a picture of then-President Bush talking to President-Elect Obama from the Oval Office, with a historical White House clock in the background. After President Barack Obama took office on January 20, the pictures of him working in the Oval Office …

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Mechanical Grandfather Clocks – To Wind or to Allow to Wind Down

The vast majority of high-end mechanical grandfather clocks, whether they have cable driven movements or the chain driven movement type, have 8 day movements.  This means the movements, when fully wound, will run for eight days.  This is true for Howard Miller Grandfather Clocks, Hermle Floor Clocks, the Ridgeway Grandfather Clock Collection, Bulova Grandfather Clocks, …

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Grandfather Clocks Relevance in Modern Times

When working at your Toshiba laptop, or using your Apple iPhone, one might legitimately wonder just why would I need a grandfather clock in my home to tell time. The short answer, which has been true since the advent of the wristwatch in the early 1900s, is that grandfather clocks are a form of, depending …

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Grandfather Clocks Floor Clocks Tallcase Clocks or Longcase Clocks

Whether you call your grandfather clock a Floor Clock, or refer to grandfather clocks as long case clocks or tall case clocks has a lot to do with which side of the Atlantic you were raised, or possibly what century in time one happened to be born into.  In the USA and Canada, grandfather clocks …

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Time for Mechanical Atomic Grandfather Clocks by Best Makers

Some atomic time grandfather clocks by what we would consider to be medium to low quality makers have begun to appear in the marketplace.  All have quartz driven non-mechanical atomic movements, and clocks cases that are not very impressive. We see two niches just waiting to be filled by the right higher-end clock manufacturers.  Most …

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Time to Reevaluate Grandfather Clocks

In this difficult global economic climate, money and spending it is on the minds of consumers more so than it has been in the last 20 plus years. So why think about purchasing a grandfather clock at this moment in time?  The answer is that high quality grandfather clocks are heirloom quality timepiece investments that …

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The Many Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Grandfather Clock, Part I

Buying a grandfather clock is a very big purchase, one that should be considered carefully. After all, if done right, this should be the only purchase you will ever have to make (unless of course you love your grandfather clock so much that you decide you need an additional clock to place somewhere else in …

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Give the Gift of Melody This Upcoming Holiday Season with Grandfather Clocks

Sure it’s August and the weather is hardly something that reminds us that fall is coming. But the truth is that in just a few short weeks it will indeed be fall, followed quite closely indeed by the coming of the holiday season. While it makes no sense to panic about the December holiday while …

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Grandfather Clocks Stand Up to Time

There are those pieces that we purchase in our lifetime that we know will last until we are old and gray. In fact, we anticipate giving said pieces to our children after our passing, considering them to be more than just things that we enjoyed but family heirlooms that will far outlast their purchase. Grandfather …

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