Living in this age of technological advancement, we have been privy to a whole host of changes. We get our news online or through the constant updates on our televisions – most of us never so much as glancing at a newspaper throughout the week; we are available for phone calls no matter where we are, thanks of course, to the constant companionship of our cell phones; and we communicate freely – and in mere moments – through the availability of email, our pens barely touching paper in the modern day. Surely these advancements have made things far more convenient for us, but what have we lost in the process? There are times when the old way of going about things – while it may be decidedly slower – is actually quite pleasant.
Timekeeping for instance, while something to which most of us hardly give much thought, is something upon which we rely daily. Of course we can easily tell the time by glancing at our cell phones, our computers, or the myriad digital clocks around every corner. But timekeeping in the classic sense – with a sophisticated grandfather clock – makes the common task of telling time far more traditional and, therefore, inherently unique.
Anyone can have digital clocks in their home. But to have a grandfather clock in the home is to pay homage to a great classic. So honored is the grandfather clock that it continues to be manufactured in modern styles; reputable clockmakers that have long created traditional grandfather clocks continue to create them still – along with more modern versions to fit seamlessly into contemporary homes.