Grandfather clocks

Mixed Predictions About Wearables Like Smartwatches and Google Glass

07.03.14

Several prominent research firms made predictions about where these devices were headed. Their projections were all over the map.

Watch This | A Vintage-Style Model Designed in Honor of a Fallen WWI Hero

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Bell & Ross has created a timepiece inspired by the legacy of Georges Guynemer, complete with the emblem of the French aviator’s squadron.

Reviewing Google’s Smartwatches — the LG G and the Samsung Gear Live

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These smartwatches do all sorts of things, but they don’t really make style statements.

Bolivia: Politicians Reverse Time

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In a move tied to the hemisphere’s winter solstice, the government flipped the clock atop the Congress building this week so that, while it is still accurate, the numbers are reversed, and the hands now turn to the left.

Watch This | A Luxe Throwback Timepiece From Baume & Mercier

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A new ’50s-inspired style, just a couple of months old, has already become the line’s signature piece.

An Activity Tracker With More Than a Hint of Style

06.24.14

The Activité from Withings looks like a stylish analog wristwatch with a plain white face, no buttons or dials, and a leather strap.

Grandfather Clock Sale Attention Service

06.17.14

Finding a grandfather clocks sale is easy.  Look just about anywhere online, and you will have the words discount, for sale, for less, sale ending soon, free gift, lowest price, most savings, and on and on and on.

So what is the 1-800-4CLOCKS difference?  At well over 90% of the places that list grandfather clocks for sale, one will find they cannot find anyone to answer any specific important questions, like the difference between Howard Miller Grandfather Clocks, Kieninger grandfather clocks, and Ridgeway and Hermle Grandfather Clocks.  What about differences not only between grandfather clock brands, but the different models made by those same makers.  And staring at a consumer everywhere will be much less expensive clocks that may look nearly identical to others.  Are they both heirloom quality grandfather clocks?  Will the chimes quality be the same from brand to brand?  Will the clocks last several generations, or simply be lucky to make the trip home and hopefully get it running.  What about questions like the difference between grandmother clocks and grandfather clocks? How much does the movement maker matter?  Should you consider buying a quartz or battery operated grandfather clock.  What is the difference between a single chime Westminster Chime grandfather clock, a triple chime grandfather clock, and what on earth is a tubular chime grandfather clock, and should I ever consider one?  What about new vs used vs antique grandfather clocks and floor clocks.  And these questions would likely be just the beginning for a thoughtful grandfather clock shopper who is trying to get a sense of the market and pros and cons of grandfather clock choices.

So you have found someone who is willing to talk with you, and knows something about grandfather clocks.  But how much?  Unless you happen on someone who is both expert and available, one could be spinning his or her wheels for a very long time. This is where the 1-800-4CLOCKS difference comes in to play.  We know all the makers, from the current high-end grandfather clock brands built to last to the “junk brands” built to get you out the door with their merchandise (and frequently not even any instruction booklet).  We know the differences between brands and within brands.  Our salespeople do not work on commission, so they are always looking to give you the best advice to get and hopefully keep you as a long-term customer who is informed about the market.  There is a lot out there that an informed person would want to avoid, and in some cases minimally go in with eyes wide open.  This is particularly true with vintage grandfather clocks, where the risk of buying a cash eating machine is all too real.

Our stores were founded by people who have a passion for clocks and watches, and we look for that in everyone who comes to work with us.  Our roots are actually in antique clocks, so we know grandfather clock history, the movement maker history, not only who the current players are but also who the historical players were, and the implications that has for chiming mechanical floor clocks made today.  This is also true for mantel clocks and wall clocks.

We know the Howard Miller and Herman Miller of today, and we also know the Howard Miller Clocks from 90 years ago.  We know Hermle Grandfather Clocks from almost 100 years ago.  We know Ridgeway grandfather clocks and grandmother clocks, not to mention Kieninger grandfather clocks, from 50 to 100 years ago.  We also know about Sligh grandfather clocks, the famous Seth Thomas regulators and grandfather clocks and wall clocks and mantel clocks, and Bulova and Americana grandfather clocks.  Plus throw in Tiffany Grandfather Clocks made over many years, all the features added over time, including illuminated dials and automatic nighttime shutoff, the changes in features like tubular chimes, and we have a virtual treasure trove of information to share the relevant tidbits to match the needs of our customers.  Additionally, we are always willing to work with a customer as best we can to match their needs and desires with realistic budgets within which they are working.

We aim to surprise and delight our customers every single day with exception service and attention to detail.  And with all that, not only will we work hard to give you best value for grandfather clocks money spent, but also still the best grandfather clock sale price available anywhere.

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Fashion Plates

06.16.14

Katie Holmes, Elle Macpherson, Sarah Jessica Parker, and other stars on how they set the table at home

Power of 10 | Stephane Cremieux of the French Brand Cremieux Shares Father’s Day Gift Ideas Any Dad Will Love (Including His)

06.14.14

The venerable preppy sportswear line, now run by two generations of Cremieux men, recently opened its first U.S. location in SoHo.

A Watch Sells for $18,750. It Was Not a Timex.

06.13.14

Among the timepieces sold at Bonhams auction house on Thursday were the bejeweled and the historic, some dating to colonial times.
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