Grandfather clocks

落地钟销售服务注意事项

14年6月17日

寻找祖父的时钟销售很容易。 看起来在任何地方上网,并且您将有折扣的话,出售,少,销售即将结束,免费赠送,最低的价格,最节省,和和和。

那么什么是1-800-4CLOCKS区别? 在超过90%的,列出祖父时钟销售的地方,人们会发现他们无法找到任何人回答任何具体的重要问题,就像霍华德米勒落地钟,Kieninger祖父时钟和里奇韦和赫姆勒落地钟之间的差异。 怎么样不仅与祖父时钟品牌,但这些相同的决策者所做的不同型号的差异。 盯着消费者处处会便宜得多的时钟,可能看起来几乎相同的其他人。 难道他们都传家宝质量祖父的时钟? 请问编钟质量是相同的品牌,以品牌? 将时钟过去几代人,或者干脆是幸运成行的家,希望得到它的运行。 那么像祖母时钟和祖父时钟之间的区别的问题? 多少运动壶重要吗? 你应该考虑购买一个石英或电池供电的座钟。 一个单一的钟声西敏寺钟声座钟,三钟座钟,以及究竟什么是管状钟座钟,和我以往任何时候都应该考虑一个之间的区别是什么? 那么新的与用于与古董祖父时钟和落地钟。 而这些问题很可能是刚刚开始的一个深思熟虑的座钟购物者谁是试图让市场和优点和祖父时钟选择的利弊之感。

所以,你已经找到人谁愿意和你交谈,并知道一些关于祖父的时钟。 但是有多少? 除非你碰巧在人谁是专家和可用的,人们可以转动他或她的车轮了很长的时间。 这是1-800-4CLOCKS差异也发挥了作用。 我们知道所有的制造商,从基业长青的“垃圾品牌”建,让你走出门,他们的商品(和频繁甚至没有任何说明书)目前高端落地式大摆钟品牌。 我们知道,品牌之间和同一品牌的差异。 我们的销售人员没有提成的工作,所以他们一直在寻找给你滚,希望让你作为一个长期的客户是谁了解市场上最好的建议。 有很多在那里,知情的人都希望避免的,而且在某些情况下,微创去睁大眼睛。 这是老式的祖父时钟,在那里买了现金的饮食机的风险却是实实在在的,尤其如此。

我们的商店是由人谁拥有钟表的热情成立,我们期待的,在大家谁上台与我们合作。 我们的根实际上是在古董钟表,所以我们知道座钟历史,运动壶的历史,不仅是当前球员,而且谁是历史的球员是谁,而且具有钟声今天所作的机械落地钟的影响。 这也是真正的壁炉钟和挂钟。

我们知道,霍华德米勒今天的赫尔曼·米勒,而我们也知道霍华德米勒时钟从90年前。 我们知道赫姆勒落地钟从近100年前。 我们知道里奇韦祖父时钟和奶奶钟表,更不用说Kieninger祖父时钟,从50到100年前。 我们也知道史赖祖父时钟,著名赛斯托马斯监管机构和祖父钟和挂钟和壁炉钟,和宝路华和美洲的祖父时钟。 加上扔在做了多年的蒂凡尼落地钟,所有添加的随时间变化的特性,包括照亮表盘和夜间自动关闭,像风铃管的变化特征,我们有信息的虚拟宝库分担有关的花絮匹配我们的客户的需求。 此外,我们总是愿意与客户合作尽我们所能,以满足他们的需求和愿望与其中他们正在现实的预算。

我们的目标是与异常服务,注重细节惊喜我们的客户每一天。 并与所有的,我们不但会努力给你祖父时钟花的钱最好的价值,也仍然是最好的座钟销售价格可在任何地方。

落地钟服务奖

祖父钟周

14年5月13日

祖父钟是美国历史和生活的美国人的方式的一个组成部分。 因此,通过这一宣布,1-800-4CLOCKS已经宣布,本周开始5月12日,每年现在和永远被称为祖父钟周

虽然祖父时钟,原名长情况和高大的情况下时钟和发明于17世纪中期的英国,他们转移到所谓的新世界作出自己的方式,在一国国内最早生产发生像宾夕法尼亚州,马萨诸塞州,纽约州和波士顿。 可能是最早提出和最抢手的古董祖父时钟来自宾夕法尼亚州。 其他晚来者如早期赛斯托马斯钟落地钟和E霍华德稳压器,其中包括企业,仍然高度后,这一天的追捧。

农民之间的祖父时钟最早的用户,有一个重要的功能是将旋转日月转盘这表明 - 和仍然显示 - 的时候会有一个月圆之夜,这是每个29 1/2天。 美国早期的农民既为规划时种庄稼,以及何时回暖和收获他们的尘世赏金发现这非常有用。

许多人不知道这个词或短语的祖父时钟先开始走,因为一个美国歌出来了,在1876年由作曲家亨利·克莱作品名为“我的祖父的时钟”保持在美国。 我们已经在我们的1-800-4CLOCKS.com网站,在这个博客写了这首歌广泛,但我只想在这里说,这首歌是一个巨大的打击,而这些计时员正式称为龙案和高大的座钟开始被称为祖父时钟和祖母钟。 使用的其它术语包括:落地钟和钟表馆。

有趣的是,术语落地钟几乎只用了霍华德米勒时钟为他们的祖父时钟和祖母钟。 霍华德米勒目前拥有国内最大的高端市场份额,以及备受市场高速缓存,它的霍华德米勒落地钟。 然而,你将在霍华德米勒自己的网站它是指霍华德米勒落地钟见。

其他主要的高科技高端祖父时钟制造商包括赫姆勒钟,里奇韦钟,1-800-4CLOCKS自己的钟表博物馆,Kieninger钟,美洲时钟等。 有趣的是,赫姆勒钟,一个德国公司,已经开始做它的一些最优秀的祖父时钟就在这里,在美国,在弗吉尼亚州。 我们希望看到更多的美国制造的祖父时钟,最两霍华德米勒和里奇韦时钟。

任何特殊的建议,如何来庆祝和纪念祖父钟周,5月2日开始的这个星期五? 当然,我们将有一些特价销售! 总是随时拨打我们的任何定价的灵活性,我们可以有。 最重要的是,我们希望听到的所有时钟发烧友的想法摆在那里,所以请随时来电,电子邮件或张贴在我们的祖父钟的博客评论就在这里,现在。

霍华德米勒落地钟保修

14年4月1日

霍华德米勒®祖父时钟担保

Howard Miller Clocks

霍华德米勒钟表

落地钟保修

此保修是我们的承诺和承诺,我们的祖父时钟和奶奶时钟和落地钟一直使用最好的材料制造,并已彻底之前被从我们的设施运往视察。

霍华德米勒和里奇韦落地钟是必要的,以原始的消费者或接受者免于制造上的缺陷 ,在正常使用的材料和工艺,条件,并从购买之日起为期2年的服务。

喷泉落地钟是必要的,以原始的消费者或接受者免于在正常使用的制造材料和工艺上的缺陷,条件和从购买之日起为期1年的服务。

本保修不包括:损害产品或滥用,事故,改动,或气候/环境条件下产生的成分; 损害正常磨损,误用或未经授权的维修造成; 自然变化的木纹或改变因老化或暴露在光线下的表面光洁度。 本公司根据本保修义务应限于维修产品或部件,或根据自己的选择,用新产品或组件替代它。

销售收据或原始购买其他类似证明的副本是需要获得保修服务。 有些州不允许对于意外或间接损害或限制多久默示保证持续的排除或限制,因此上述限制或排除可能对您不适用。 本担保赋予您特定的法律权利,您可能还享有所在州的其它权利。

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霍华德米勒时钟晴雨表说明

14年2月24日

霍华德米勒方位气象仪器包括气压计,如霍华德米勒普雷斯克岛晴雨表,霍华德米勒卡塔利娜晴雨表,而霍华德米勒奥林匹亚晴雨表。

晴雨表说明:

无视的话雨,变化和公平,因为这些都是在一个晴雨表表盘上只有传统的区域。 您的晴雨表,表示手永远不会将所有来雨预测恶劣天气的方法。 运动对你的晴雨表,表示手的正常工作范围是从29.5至30.5英寸汞柱。 你最极端的读数飓风之前会发生龙卷风时,气压计下降了低至28.5英寸汞柱:或者,在另一个极端,如果很公平的,干燥的天气来了,你的晴雨表可能上升至30.9英寸汞柱。

下面的过程,如果做的每12小时,或早晚各一次,应该给你最好的结果:

1,点击仪器轻轻释放任何潜在的行动。

2,记录水银英寸的晴雨表手表示。 这是你的瞬间读数。 有些晴雨表车型有一组手,可直接通过气压表手定位。   在后一时期,你将能够看到在什么方向的晴雨表手已经从上次的设定移动。   如果它移动到右侧(顺时针),你有一个上升的晴雨表,这通常意味着更好的或持续的好天气的变化。   如果读数是向左(逆时针),你有一个下降的晴雨表,这通常意味着为坏的变化。 一个稳定的晴雨表意味着没有变化。 为了准确预测天气,这是非常重要的,你的晴雨表调整到海平面。 正确的海平面读数可以从气象局或电视天气预报中获得。   从您的晴雨表获得读数表明气象条件可能在未来24至48小时内为准,提供风向和风速保持不变,得到的读数时相同。

气压计的调整

如果您的晴雨表不读完全一样从当地的天气预报获得的读数时,仪器应进行调整。 调整可以从仪器的背面进行。 通过转动调节螺钉位于在仪表背面的孔调节晴雨表手。

时钟(如适用):

要在运动设置时间删除背部运动住房封面访问电池仓。 安装(1)节AA碱性电池(不包括)。 电池必须与正(+)侧定位为在电池仓指示进行安装。 手中应该通过旋转旋钮上的箭头方向的移动的背面设置,直到指针指示的实际时间。

注意:当时钟停止立即取出电池,并更换相应大小的新防漏电池。

湿度计:

湿度计或湿度指示卡是专为室内使用。   而室内外的气压的压力是相同的,这不是相对湿度也是如此。 因此,请记住,这种仪器表示房间的气氛有没有关系天气报告公布的室外湿度读数的湿度。

湿度计的调整

由于运输,这种仪器可能会关闭规模。 要调整放在湿布上的湿度指示卡背面的20分钟。   那么规模应为约95。如果显示是一个较低的数字或者是关闭的规模完全,只是把螺丝回来,直到指针是95。湿度指示灯将开始重新操作。 为了保证仪器的准确度,最好是重复此过程每半年一次。

温度计

水银型温度计配有枯竭的空气的玻璃管中。   期间发送,在管中的液体(水银)可以被分离。 如果是的话,这可以通过敲击温度计的底部(或整个仪器)对你的拇指球进行补救。 液体将由此再次形成实心柱。 航海气象仪器和时钟插入时钟和气象仪器的配合UPS的水平和垂直悬挂可旋转允许的情况下被挂在水平或垂直位置。 要做到这一点向外拉边挡板移除的情况下满足了。 在某些工具拧下挡板,表盘能够从内侧旋转。 这将使你在选择从水平或垂直位置挂的情况。

有限保修

本产品已使用只有非常优秀的材料精心制造。 该运动已经经过了严格的测试。 您的霍华德米勒保证产品不受期限一年,自购买之日起,在材料和工艺方面的缺陷。 如果一个困难与产品开发作为在材料或工艺上的缺陷所致,霍华​​德米勒时钟公司将负责维修或在工厂或其授权服务站更换产品,根据自己的选择。 运输费用,并从维修位置必须由买方支付。 中的缺陷或故障的情况下,你应该通知霍华德米勒时钟公司,泽兰,密歇根州49464,注意:售后服务部,产品缺陷或故障。 包括您的全名,地址,电话号码,产品的型号和购买日期和地点。 在收到上述通知之保修义务的履行将安排由霍华德米勒时钟公司。 霍华德米勒时钟公司的责任仅限于修理或更换上述及本保修延长到代替所有其他补救措施,包括偶然和必然的损害买方。 (有些州不允许对于意外或间接损失排除在外,因此在排除上述限制可能对您不适用。)

本担保无效,如果该产品是由任何人比霍华德米勒时钟公司或其授权服务站的另外一个服务,除非事先书面授权是由霍华德米勒时钟公司服务部。 此保证仅限于本产品的原消费购买。

关于本产品(包括对适销)所有默示保证是一年,自购买之日为准。 本保证书取代所有其他担保,并有超出外形描述所填延长脸上没有保证。

有些州不允许对隐含担保期限持续时间加以限制,因此上述限制可能不适用于你。 本担保赋予您特定的法律权利,您可能还享有所在州的其它权利。

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把一个8天无差拍落地钟机芯成为“垮掉”

14年2月10日

这些指令是专门写给赫姆勒落地钟 ,而应该与其他高端品牌的机械祖父时钟,包括一般工作霍华德米勒落地钟 ,Kieninger落地钟和里奇韦祖父钟。   如果有疑问,咨询专家座钟技术员总是一个明智的选择,我们会极力推荐它。   此外,我们只能保证这些落地钟说明你所支付的读取它们。

在上部前端拉下,并向左移动约1½“和释放。 你会感到紧张,但这是正常的。   它不会是不寻常的,如果在理解什么是领导者表示,因为它涉及到一个落地钟机芯,及其相关的钟摆人需要帮助。   On the back of the grandfather clock movement, one will see a horizontal post that has a suspension spring attached to it.   If that spring is broken, the grandfather clock will not run. You may want to purchase the grandfather clock parts yourself, which we would only recommend if you are something of a clock expert, or you may want to call in an expert grandfather clock technician local to you.

Your grandfather clock also has a pendulum leader (generally about 5-8 inches long).   The pendulum leader hooks on to the suspension spring and the grandfather clock's pendulum hangs on to its bottom.   There is also a lever that comes out from the top of the grandfather clock movement, is angled down, and it either goes through, or around the pendulum leader.   This is what pushes the pendulum.   If this particular lever either binds with or is not in contact with the pendulum leader, the grandfather clock will not run.

Pull down once again and pull the leader back to the right approximately 1”, and then release it.   Gently pull down a shift from left to right, stopping each time to see if you have an even beat. Once you have an even beat you then will be able to place your pendulum back on your clock, and as long as it is in beat – with an even left to right sound – it should work fine.

Once you are able to begin getting your pendulum to “tick-tock” one will need to listen to see if it is an even sound.   If not it is not in beat, with a rhythmic and synchronous “tick-tock”, first gently stop the pendulum.   One will then need to gently pull down on the pendulum and pull to left a small amount and then start the grandfather clock's pendulum, gently pushing it from left to right, and listen again for the smooth grandfather clocks beat.

We always welcome comments to improve any instructions. If one is not clear about how to adjust your grandfather clock, it is always best to bring in a grandfather clocks expert to make any adjustments or repairs.

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Durfee Tubular Chime Grandfather Clocks

01.24.14

The Walter Durfee Tubular Chimes grandfather clocks were the pioneers in bringing Grandfather Clock with Tubular Chimes Clocks to the USA. Below is an early advertisement which not only talks about these amazing Walter Durfee Tubular Chime Grandfather Clocks, referring to them as Tubular Chime Hall Clocks, but it also shows the Authorized Dealers and Agents for the patented system they have in place. You can see the text for the Walter Durfee ad, which we estimate was from circa 1900, and the actual ad itself, also below. Note the ad referred to these grandfather clocks as Hall Clocks. Also, generally speaking, grandmother clocks cases would be too small to house tubular chime clock mechanisms. Most mechanical clock tubular chimes with 5 tubes play the Westminster Chime only and with 9 tubes play triple chimes, usually including St Michaels Chime and the Whittington Chimes.

Interestingly, today tubular chime grandfather clocks are still offered, but relatively few people in the general public, and even many grandfather clock enthusiasts, know little or nothing about them. Howard Miller Clocks offers as its most expensive grandfather clock the JH Miller II Tubular Chime Grandfather Clock model 611-031 or 611031, in a Limited Edition, and shown just below:

Howard Miller JH Miller II Grandfather Clock
List: $27,293.00
SALE: $19,105.10

The above clock is also offered without tubular chimes and still in the same amazing Limited Edition Case, model 611-030 or 611030, and is known as the JH Miller Grandfather Clock. Both of these clocks are more expensive than Howard Miller Presidential Edition Grandfather Clocks, which are considered by many to be the top of the line.

Howard Miller Clocks most expensive wall clock is very modern or contemporary, with an open case and tubular chimes, and named the Howard Miller Focal Point Wall Clock model 622-779 or 622779, and shown below:

Howard Miller Focal Point Wall Clock
List: $11,575.00
SALE: $8,102.50

Hermle Clocks offers some Grandfather Clocks that are also Tubular Chime Grandfather Clocks, and include these models:

Hermle Triple Tubular Chime Worcester Grandfather Clock
List: $8,097.00
SALE: $5,263.05

Hermle Triple Chime Essex Grandfather Clock
List: $18,379.00
SALE: $11,946.35

Hermle Foreman Cherry Tubular Grandfather Clock
List: $11,397.00
SALE: $7,408.05

Hermle Foreman Walnut Tubular Grandfather Clock
List: $11,397.00
SALE: $7,408.0

Hermle Anstead Walnut Tubular Grandfather Clock Also available in Cherry and Oak wood models
List: $10,947.00
SALE: $7,115.55

Kieninger Grandfather Clocks also offers some high-end both contemporary and traditional tubular chime grandfather clocks. An example of one contemporary Kieninger Clocks Tubular Chime Clock is shown, with model 0126-02-01, and pictured just below:

Kieninger Edwards Grandfather Clock also comes is a brass-bronze contemporary clock case.
List: $24,130.00
SALE: $16,891.00

Some of these tubular chime grandfather clock models are the exact grandfather clocks that were offered by Sligh Grandfather Clocks and Bulova Grandfather Clocks. Also, lead times can vary and new tubular chime grandfather clock models can be added and are sometimes discontinued. It is always a good idea to call us at 1-800-4CLOCKS (1-800-425-6257, ext. 1) if you are thinking about purchasing one of any of these great tubular chime grandfather clocks. At this moment, we do not have either and Walter Durfee antique tubular chime grandfather clocks or any Herschede Tubular Chime grandfather clocks. That can always change.

HALL CLOCKS. This is the Walter Durfee Tubular Chime Grandfather Clocks Ad also showing authorized agents. Picture of actual ad is farther down below with text just below:

Do you want something that will last? The most beautiful Wedding Present that can be given is something that will speak for the donor fifty to one hundred years.

Can you spend the amount and get more satisfaction for your money than by purchasing a beautiful Tubular Chiming Clock? The Tubular Chimes are like the chimes of a Cathedral from a distance. Changes of the weather do not affect them, as the tone is produced by the bell and does not depend on a sounding board.

These Tubular Chiming Clocks are fully protected by Letters Patent, and persons purchasing should see that every bell is stamped with our name.

They are sold only by our authorized Agents, and any infringement of our rights is subject to heavy royalty on either buyer or seller.

Clocks imported with Tubular Bells come under this infringement, as we control all US Rights.

The List of Agents given below speaks for the superior quality of these clocks. Each Agent has Photographs of all our designs, which they will forward by mail on application.

AGENTS:

Theodore B. Starr, New-York, Woods & Hosley, Springfield.

Spaulding & Co. Chicago. Tilden, Thurber & Co. Providence.

Bailey, Banks & Biddle, Philadelphia. Henry A. Turner & Go. Boston.

Jas. E. Caldwell & Co. “ Bradstreet, Thurber & Co. Minneapolis.

JC Grogan, Pittsburgh Frank Herschede, Cincinnati.

Wright, Kay & Co. Detroit. Jaccard Watch & Jewelry Co. Kansas City.

The Cowell & Hubbard Co. Cleveland. Mermod & Jaccard Jewelry Co. St. Louis.

WALTER H. DURFEE & CO. Providence, Rhode Island

Durfee Tubular Grandfather Clock

Walter Durfee Tubular Chime Grandfather Clock



Hermle Clocks History

12.30.13

Hermle Clocks North America

Welcome to Hermle Clocks' History. Hermle Clock builds beautiful clocks of all kinds, including grandfather clocks, floor clocks, anniversary clocks, grandmother clocks, wall clocks, mantle clocks, cuckoo clocks and specialty clocks including Telleriums and Astrolabiums. Mechanical chime playing clock movements, as well as quartz operated movements, are one key specialty.

In 1977, Hermle Black Forest Clocks located in the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains manufactured and shipped its first
Hermle mechanical movement on US soil . It was the beginning of how the modern era of the clock industry was going to proceed. Hermle supplied many of the existing clock case goods manufacturers with its sought after German quality mechanisms. Many of Hermle Clocks customers received training of our expertise in the assembly of their case goods. Naturally, in the early 1980′s, Hermle Clocks was asked to assemble our movements into our customers cases which then became a staple of our production line.

In 2002, we opened our doors to the clock retail industry with Hermle branded clocks, including Hermle grandfather clocks , being assembled in our factory in Amherst, Virginia, and a selection of German made Hermle clocks. After 6 expansions to our factory, Hermle continued our growth as not only the world's leader in clock mechanisms, but as an alternative grandfather clock, wall clock and mantel clock source to the retailers of North America.

Our innovations in design, form and function keep Hermle Clock ahead of the curve and its meticulous quality improvements have made
Hermle North America a preferred clock source to the industry. Hermle Black Forest Clocks was rebranded as Hermle North America in January 2011 to signify the next step into the future. Hermle North America will become a one-stop shop for all genuine Hermle products, including carrying the largest Hermle and Urgos movement selection available to the trade in the world. Our clock movements, clock accessories, clock parts and clocks are distributed throughout North America to a vast dealer network. To find Hermle Clocks in North America, please contact 1-800-4CLOCKS.com (1-800-425-6257, ext. 1).

The Hermle Clock History

In 1922 Hermle Clocks founder Mr. Franz Hermle founded the Franz Hermle Clock Company located in Gosheim in Baden Wuerttemberg, a small town in southern Germany's Black Forest region.

Within ten years Hermle Clocks became known as one of the most efficient manufacturers of clock movements in the clock industry. Even though the first half of the 20th Century brought with it many difficulties to overcome, including the complete dismantling of the factory after the World War II, Franz Hermle and his sons” dedication allowed them to prosper while other companies struggled.

Franz Hermle passed away in 1953 and left a modern and prosperous operation to his sons Gebhard, Alfred, Hans and Heinrich Hermle. With tremendous willpower and energy, they continued to build the company into the worldwide leader in manufacturing mechanical movements and clocks.

In 1977, Hermle decided to establish another manufacturing facility, Hermle Black Forest Clock Company to serve the North American market out of Amherst, Virginia, USA. Hermle's Headquarters in southern Germany is now in its third generation, still family owned and operated. Hermle employs over 200 people in 3 locations in both Germany and USA. In October 2010, Hermle Gosheim was
rebranded as Hermle Uhrenmanufacktur GmbH and as of January 2011, Hermle Black Forest Clocks rebranded itself as Hermle North America.

Franz Hermle Clocks in Gosheim in Baden Wuerttemberg Germany

Wall Clocks and Mantel Clocks FAQs

12.10.13

To be helpful for grandfather clock and wall clock and mantel clock users and shoppers all across the globe. we are posting here some of the more Frequently Asked Questions for Mantle Clocks and Wall Clocks. These lists were compiled by the technical support team at Howard Miller Clocks, and may apply to many other high-end wall clock and mantel clock brands as well.

For Keywound Mantel Clocks and Keywound Wall Clocks :

Following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions related to “Keywound” “Wall/Mantel Clocks”

What if my mechanical clock will not chime or strike?
  1. Check that the strike on/off lever in not in the “strike off” position or halfway between positions.
  2. Check that the movement is not in the “night off” position.
  3. Be sure that all the packing material is removed from the movement area. You should be able to carefully pull each hammer back away from the rod approximately one inch.
  4. Check the hammer adjustment to be sure that the hammers are properly aligned with the gong rods.
  5. For weight driven clocks, make certain that the weights are in their proper location. The proper position of the weights as you are facing your clock is labeled on the bottom of each weight.
  6. If your clock is a cable driven clock and was previously run, it is possible that the cables were not wound up with the weights left on the pulley. When this happens, the cables overlap on the drum. Check the cables on the drums to see if they are overlapped. If so, contact the dealer or retailer where you purchased the clock. Correcting this problem is not covered under warranty.
What if I need a part?
  1. If your purchase is new, is missing a part, and was not in the original carton, contact the location where you purchased the item. This will be the quickest and easiest way to obtain parts that they likely have, but failed to provide.
  2. If your clock is new, is missing a part, and was in the original carton, carefully check the packing material. At Howard Miller we take great care to include all parts with every item. If your are confident that the item is missing, contact Customer Service at (616)-772-7277 or go to the QUESTION section at the bottom of this site and detail the part that you need. Have your model number, serial number, and sales receipt available before you place the call.
  3. If your clock is not new or if a part is damaged and parts are required, contact Customer Service at (616)-772-7277 or go to the QUESTION section at the bottom of this site and detail the part that you need. Have your model number, serial number, and credit card available before you place the call.
What if I hear a squeaking sound while winding my movement?
The squeak is likely from the wood knob on the winding crank. This is not uncommon and does not indicate anything is wrong with the movement or crank. The movements themselves will not squeak when they are wound.

If you turn the crank by hand without using the knob, and you still hearing squeaking, then it is the pulley that is squeaking. You can place one drop of oil (any type of common oil) on both sides of the pulley wheel where the shaft goes through.

Why is it necessary to have my clock movement cleaned?

Movement oil collects dust and other contaminants from the air. These contaminants can be abrasive and the oil can harden. For this reason, it is necessary to have the movement cleaned and oiled. The frequency of cleaning and oiling depends upon several factors, some of which include the humidity and temperature controls and cleanliness of the environment. Based on these factors, oiling should be performed every 2 to 5 years and thorough cleaning every 5 to 10 years.

What are the symptoms that the clock movement should be oiled and/or cleaned?

Signs that a movement could require oiling or cleaning can include slowing or erratic operation of the time keeping, chiming melody, and/or hour strike. Continued use may cause excessive wear and require more extensive service to the movement.

What if I want to clean and oil my own clock movement?

Howard Miller does not recommend that you service the clock movement yourself. Contact an authorized Howard Miller Service Center. However, if you feel inclined, there are a variety of internet sites that offer detailed instructions and kits necessary to perform your own cleaning and oiling. Search “clock oil kit”, for example, on the internet.

What clock oil is recommended by Howard Miller?
Howard Miller recommends using the same high quality synthetic clock oil 859 used by the original German movement manufacturer, Kieninger. Most clock oil kits available on the web contain less expensive oils (Nano oil and others). Contrary to claims made by Nano oil and other suppliers and manufacturers of oil, our testing has proven the advantages of synthetic clock oil 859. For convenience, Howard Miller offers a synthetic 859 pen oiler for sale on the Howard Miller web site on the tab entitled, “Need a Part. Purchase Parts & Accessories Online.”
What if my clock chimes a few minutes before or after the hour?
If the clock chimes more than one minute before or after the proper time, the minute hand should be removed and adjusted. For complete details, please refer to page 10 of the Floor Clock Instruction Manual or page 3 in the Wall and Mantel Clock Instruction Manual. Copies of these manuals can be down loaded from our web site for your convenience.

Please click the link below to watch the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-99j6QSCoI&feature=plcp

How do I reset the time for daylight savings?
When setting the clock back one hour, rotate the minute hand counterclockwise one-hour. When setting the clock ahead one hour, rotate the minute hand clockwise one-hour. When moving the hands forward, it is important to allow the clock to chime every quarter hour (1/4, ½, ¾, 1) before advancing the hands to the next quarter hour position. 不要移动手中,而钟为钟声或剔除。

Please click the link below to watch the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_EGbI3SMsA&feature=plcp

Where is the closest Authorized Service Center in my area?
A list of Service Centers in your area is available on this web site.
What if my mechanical clock does not strike the correct hour?
如果时钟是新的,允许它做任何调整之前几个小时运作。 如果罢工关闭,把握时针只和旋转向前或向后排队与正确的时间由次小时罢工数指示的刻度盘。 独立旋转这只手不会伤害的运动。 然后调整手中正确的时间由逆时针分针转动 - 依照说明书中的说明。 不要移动手中,而钟为钟声或剔除。 几个小时后,运动的自我调节功能将同步手用正确的钟声和罢工。

Please click the link below to watch the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgaqpWTwIes&feature=plcp

What if my mechanical clock is in the “night off” position and it is silent during the day instead of the night?
Rotate the minute hand counterclockwise twelve hours. 不要移动手中,而钟为钟声或剔除。
What if my clock chimes have the incorrect tone?
The chime tone may be affected by the hammer resting on the chime rod (coil) or striking the rod (coil) off center. Although the hammers were set at the factory, it is possible for the hammers to get out of adjustment.
Chime hammer arms are made of brass and can be bent safely. This is accomplished by bending the hammer arms slightly in the middle so that the hammers rest approximately 1/8 inch from the chime rod. DO NOT bend the chime rod. Strike volume cannot be adjusted.Please click the link below to watch the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmh1ao32JBo&feature=plcp

Can I increase or decrease the chime volume in my mechanical clock?
No. Volume is not adjustable.
What if a chime rod is broken?
Contact a local service center or Howard Miller for a replacement rod.
What if my mechanical clock operated fine for several years but now is slow or stopping?
It is likely that your clock movement needs maintenance. Contact an authorized Service Center. A list of Service Centers is located on this web site. Cleaning and oiling are not covered under warranty.
What if the hands are bent?
The clock hands are easily bent. Carefully bend them back to the correct position.
How do I wind my clock?
Floor Clocks with Cables and Pulleys – Weights that are suspended by cables with pulleys should be raised by using the crank provided. DO NOT lift the weights by hand while cranking. Insert the crank into the holes located in the dial face. It does not matter in what order the clock weights wound. All weights need to be wound to the up position.

Floor Clocks with Chains – Pull straight down on the chains. DO NOT lift up on the weights as this could cause the weight to come unhooked from the chain. Pull down on the loose end of the chain until the weight is approximately 2 inches from the bottom of the wood movement mounting board. It does not matter in what order the clock weights wound. All weights need to be wound to the up position.

Wall and Mantel Clocks – Insert the winding key into the holes located in the dial face. Depending upon the model of your clock, there can be 1, 2, or 3 winding keyholes. Turn the key clockwise until the spring becomes tight and will not turn further. For clocks with hanging weights, raise the weights using the crank. DO NOT lift the weights by hand while cranking. Wind your clock once a week. It does not matter in what order the clock weights wound. All springs must be fully wound.

What is meant by “triple chime”?
Triple chime refers to clocks that play a choice of three different melodies. The most common triple chime melodies are Westminster, St. Michaels, and Whittington.
Why is it necessary to have my clock movement oiled?

In mechanical devices with moving components, oil acts as a lubricant to help prevent friction and wear. Over time, the oil must be replenished. The frequency of oiling depends upon several factors, some of which include humidity and temperature controls and cleanliness of the environment. Based on these factors, oiling should be performed every 2 to 5 years.

Who should I contact to have my clock cleaned and oiled?
Contact an authorized Service Center. A service center locator is available at this internet site. Cleaning and oiling are not covered under warranty.
What if my clock is out of warranty and needs service?
Contact an Authorized Service Center. A list of Service Centers is available under CUSTOMER SUPPORT.

F or Quartz or Battery Operated Wall Clocks and Mantle Clocks

Where is the closest Authorized Service Center in my area?
A list of Service Centers in your area is available on this web site.
What if my clock is out of warranty and needs service?
Contact an Authorized Service Center. A list of Service Centers is available under CUSTOMER SUPPORT.
What if my quartz dual chime movement will not operate properly?
Before going further, follow the two instructions below.

  1. First, ensure that you are using brand new alkaline batteries.
  2. Batteries made by various manufacturers may present some difficulty in working properly in the movement. A poor electrical connection can cause inferior performance. Ensure that the positive battery contacts are positioned over the nub on the end of the battery.

The problem area is typically the negative end of the battery. Ensure that the negative battery contacts are positioned completely on the metal contact area of the battery. As necessary, bend the battery contacts out to ensure that they are not making contact with the battery casing. If necessary to ensure a proper contact on the negative end of the battery, take a 1 inch by 1 inch piece of aluminum foil and fold it over tightly to the size of ¼ inch by ¼ inch and place it between the battery contact and the battery.

Other issues and remedies.

Pendulum will not swing: To provide proper pendulum operation, it is also necessary to ensure that the clock is level. Also check that the pendulum is properly located on the pendulum hanger and that the speaker wires are not interfering with the pendulum operation.

Chime volume is off or lower during the day and louder at other times: The nighttime volume reduction or shut-off is not properly set. Reset the nighttime shut-off.

Chime volume is always low: Attempt to increase volume using the volume control knob. If this does not solve the problem, replace the batteries.

Chime is off – will not chime: Ensure that the chime is not in the “OFF” position. If this does not solve the problem, replace the batteries.

The clock chimes several minutes before the hour when the hands are moved manually: This is normal. The clock will chime on the hour under normal operation.

What if I need a part?
  1. If your purchase is new, is missing a part, and was not in the original carton, contact the location where you purchased the item. This will be the quickest and easiest way to obtain parts that they likely have, but failed to provide.
  2. If your clock is new, is missing a part, and was in the original carton, carefully check the packing material. At Howard Miller we take great care to include all parts with every item. If your are confident that the item is missing, contact Customer Service at (616)-772-7277 or go to the QUESTION section at the bottom of this site and detail the part that you need. Have your model number, serial number, and sales receipt available before you place the call.
  3. If your clock is not new or if a part is damaged and parts are required, contact Customer Service at (616)-772-7277 or go to the QUESTION section at the bottom of this site and detail the part that you need. Have your model number, serial number, and credit card available before you place the call.

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How Much Are Grandfather Clocks

10.28.13

Grandfather clock shoppers and seasoned grandfather clocks and grandmother clocks shoppers alike may be confused by the dizzying array of choices presented to them by Retailer and on the Internet alike. Prices for new grandfather clocks can range from $200 to over $20,000 dollars. Clearly, not only is there a broad array of choices within varying price points, but the differences between those price points and within the different ranges of prices. Clearly, the vast majority of shoppers are looking to get the greatest grandfather clock discount they can, sometimes putting greater emphasis on service and trust from dealing with a grandfather clock shop where the owners will clearly know what they are saying and can actually help if and when and issues come up after the consumer or business receives its grandfather clock. Grandfather clocks on sale can and reasonably should be one important consideration when making am important clock purchase, but other intangibles, such as knowledgeable salespeople and people who can truly give good answers to pointed questions about grandfather clocks, not to mention having a genuine warranty that is also worthwhile, but also knowing there will be a continuing clocks resources if and as needed.

In more recent years, there has been the challenge of very low quality grandfather clocks and grandmother clocks that are of inferior quality, yet in many cases were designed to look specifically like models of higher-end grandfather clocks, sometimes even “borrowing” the names of other models made by the best grandfather clock companies out there. Sadly, some of the sellers of these what can literally be termed as pieces of junk and sold by some of the biggest and best known names in big box retailing. Over the last year alone, we have received hundreds on inquiries looking for help from people who have purchased these grandfather clocks, and not only can they not return the clocks to these major retailers in most all cases (because the box has been opened and the items unpacked), but there is also frequently no contact information or telephone number of the maker or importer that will yield anything useful to these clock purchasers who have essentially thrown their money away. They do a Google Search of the model name, and because the names have frequently be the names of the high-end makers, they see our contact information in the search engine results. There is little we can do to help them, except suggesting they insist the retailer take back the junk in these cases.

So who are the best retailers, and which are the grandfather clock makers one should consider, even when not knowing how much one wants to spend. One piece of good news is that all the well-respected and good-excellent quality makers have price points to match any budget for someone who is serious about investing in a good quality grandfather clock that might one day be considered an heirloom by family members. Aside from the importance of the sound and quality of the grandfather clock chimes, the features such as chime-silence option and automatic nighttime shut-off, the bells and whistles such as a rotating moon-phase dial or an illuminated cabinet or lit grandfather clock dial, one should also consider an heirloom grandfather clock as an important piece of furniture that can be loved and admired and cherished for many generations.

Generally speaking, if one knows little about grandfather clocks, looking to the most well known brands with the best reputations for overall grandfather clock quality and workmanship would be a good way to start. These would include brands like Howard Miller Grandfather Clocks, Hermle Grandfather Clocks, the Ridgeway Grandfather Clock Collection, Kieninger Grandfather Clocks and some few others. There are also good brand names out there that no longer make grandfather clocks, but one may come across them, including 1-800-4CLOCKS' Museum Grandfather Clocks, Sligh Grandfather Clocks, Seth Thomas Grandfather Clocks and Bulova Grandfather Clocks.

The grandfather clock case will be one major component of the cost, based on the wood or sometimes metalwork involved and how much there is, its quality, and to what extent there are special elements like carvings or inlay.

The grandfather clock or grandmother clock movement is also critical, including whether it is cable-driven, chain-driven, tubular chime, spring-driven or quartz-driven. This is a subject we have written about extensively in our clocks blogs, and we are also always available to discuss purchase options with serious grandfather clock shoppers, even if they are in their earlier stages of learning and shopping. Which and how many grandfather clock chimes is another variable, and assuming they are on of the high-end mechanical movement makers, which nowadays includes mostly all Hermle Clocks and Kieninger Clocks grandfather clock movements. The chime is another element, with most of the basic clocks having one or more of Westminster Chimes, Whittington Chime, St Michaels Chime, Ode to Joy grandfather clock chime, bim bam chime, and the Ave Maria grandfather clocks chime.

Special features like rotating moon face dials, automatic nighttime shutoff, chime-silence option, illuminated dials, lit cabinets, and time capsules can all add to the desirability and price tag of any individual grandfather clock.

Perhaps one of the biggest takeaways, especially when purchasing a grandfather clock, is not to assume because 2 different clocks may look alike and each have the Westminster Chime, NEVER ASSUME they are comparable quality clocks in any way, whether they are brand new or vintage or even antique grandfather clocks. If not careful and armed with some grandfather clock knowledge and knowing where to get the answers to other questions, one might end up with a very expensive piece of junk.

How Much are Grandfather Clocks?

How Much are Grandfather Clocks?

How Much is My Grandfather Clock Worth?

10.25.13

One of the most common inquiries we get at our stores selling grandfather clocks and other furniture and wall and mantel clocks, is what is the worth of my xyz grandfather clock. Despite being one of the most common grandfather clock questions we get, it is a very difficult one to answer. One of the defining factors is whether the clock is one of the many antique grandfather clocks out there, and if so, a grandfather clock by which maker, the condition, the look, the quality, whether everything is all original, and how and where one is planning to sell the grandfather clock. Generally speaking, there should not be any major difference in the worth or appraisal of comparable grandmother clocks vs grandfather clocks. They are both Floor Clocks.

For new grandfather clocks such as Howard Miller grandfather clocks, Hermle Grandfather Clocks, Kieninger Grandfather Clocks and the Ridgeway and Americana Grandfather Clock Collections, we generally always advise that a grandfather clock purchase, even of one these high-end grandfather clock and furniture brands, should generally not be thought of as a purchase for investment purposes, even if you are at the greatest grandfather clocks sale with a grandfather clock discount wherever you turn. Yes, many if not most of these clocks can and should be reasonably thought of as heirloom quality grandfather clocks that should live through many generations, and perhaps fought over as cherished heirlooms within families. Many of the calls we get of from people either liquidating an estate with one or more grandfather clocks or from a family member who wants to try to establish the grandfather clock worth for a trade of sorts within a family. Additionally, while on this point, grandfather clock estate planning is something we have seen quite frequently, with parents wanting to make certain that each of their children are give grandfather clocks that they each can and will cherish, and so their own grandfather clock bequest with be either predefined or a non-issue.

Establishing the value of a vintage grandfather clock, whether one of the Howard Miller Clocks or a Hermle Clock or Ridgeway Clock, can be near impossible to do with any high degree of either confidence or accuracy. Yes, when it was made, of what wood(s), what grandfather clock chimes it has, the condition of the grandfather clock movement, any special features such as auto-nighttime shutoff all do matter, but aside from not knowing what the condition of the grandfather clock is on the inside, whether everything is all original, the condition and style of the case, there is the reality that the grandfather clock will be worth what somebody is willing to pay for it, and there are hundreds of variables that can effect that. People frequently have a difficult time understand that reality. There is also the question of what the age of the clock does to the value of a grandfather clock, and that is also a question with many layers to any coherent answer. A true antique grandfather clock, like an antique car, can be worth a lot more than it might otherwise, but what happens before then is especially uncharted territory by definition.

Whether you are selling your grandfather clock at a yard sale, or on Craigslist or on eBay, or at a store in general, or perhaps one of the finest antique stores, there can be many price points, and aside from the sale venue, how long one is willing to wait and advertise and publicize their grandfather clock sale, and what credibility they might have, also matter importantly. Another critical factor is the coat of shipping, and associated with that the risk of damage, which can be very expensive, especially for an individual. Even moving the grandfather clock, unless one knows what they are doing, is fraught with the risk of damaging the grandfather clock during the move.

The simplest answer therefore, if one is buying a grandfather clock, is simply what it is worth to you for your home decor value, and what risk or level of confidence do you have that there are no hidden issues with the grandfather clock. If you pay no more than it is worth as a piece of high-end furniture to be appreciated by interior decorators and visitors alike, there is no way you can go wrong with that grandfather clock or floor clock purchase. That is the best advice.

What is my grandfather clock worth?

How Much is My Grandfather Clock Worth?

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