From Howard Miller Grandfather Clocks

Grandfather Clocks as Wedding and Anniversay Presents

As retailers and etailers of grandfather clocks, we notice peaks and valleys in the purchase of grandfather clocks.  One clear trend we have noticed at 1-800-4CLOCKS is that more and more individuals are buying grandfather clocks as presents for themselves, for a wedding gift almost always for a child and there soon-to-be new son-in-law and …

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Big Ben Clock Turns 150 Today and is As Good as Old

Big Ben, as the iconic clock sitting atop the Houses of Parliament in London, turned 150 years old today, May 31.  The clock still runs mechanically as it did and with most all of the same parts as it did when it began ticking away in 1859.  The clock still also plays the Westminster Chimes, …

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Grandfather Clocks in Oval Office Obama Private White House Office

In the past, this grandfather clocks blog has shown that the White House has been home to a Grandfather Clock, perhaps well over a hundred years.  From looking at the latest issue of Time Magazine, we were pleased to see that not only is there the grandfather clock in the Oval Office, but there is …

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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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