Grandfather clocks

赫姆勒钟历史

13年12月30日

赫姆勒钟北美

欢迎赫姆勒钟“历史。 赫姆勒钟建立各种,包括祖父钟,落地钟,周年钟表,奶奶钟表,挂钟,钟表地幔,布谷鸟钟和特种时钟,包括Telleriums和Astrolabiums美丽的时钟。 机械报时打钟芯,以及石英操作动作,仍是一个重点专科。

1977年,坐落在蓝岭山脉的山脚下风景秀丽的哈默黑森林钟表制造及推出其第一款
赫姆勒机械机芯在美国本土 它是如何的钟表产业的现代时代将要进行的开始。 赫姆勒提供许多现有的时钟的情况下商品制造商与它的追捧德国品质的机制。 许多赫姆勒钟客户在他们的情况下货物的组装收到我们的专业知识培训。 当然,在80年代初,赫姆勒钟被要求组装我们的活动转化为我们的客户案例,然后成为我们的生产线的主食。

2002年,我们打开了我们的大门向时钟零售行业与品牌赫姆勒钟,包括赫姆勒祖父时钟 ,组装在我们的工厂在阿默斯特,弗吉尼亚州,以及精选的德国赫姆勒做钟表。 经过6扩展到我们的工厂,赫姆勒继续我们的增长不仅是世界领先的时钟机制,但作为一种替代座钟,挂钟和壁炉架上的时钟源,以北美的零售商。

我们在设计,形式和功能的创新保持赫姆勒钟遥遥领先,其细致的质量改进使
赫姆勒北美首选的时钟源的产业。 赫姆勒黑森林钟表被更名为赫姆勒北美在2011年1月表示,下一步走向未来。 赫姆勒北美将成为所有真正的赫姆勒产品提供一站式服务,包括开展提供给贸易在世界上最大的赫姆勒和Urgos运动选择。 我们的钟表机芯,钟表配件,钟表配件及时钟分布于整个北美广阔的经销商网络。 找到赫姆勒钟,在北美,请联系:1-800-4CLOCKS.com(1-800-425-6257,分机1)。

赫姆勒钟史

1922年赫姆勒钟创始人弗兰兹赫姆勒先生创办的弗朗茨赫姆勒钟公司位于Gosheim在巴登​​符腾堡州的一个小镇位于德国南部黑森林地区。

在十年内赫姆勒钟被称为钟表机芯的钟表业最有效的制造商之一。 即使在20世纪上半带来了许多困难需要克服,包括工厂的第二次世界大战后的完整拆解,弗朗茨·哈默和他的儿子“奉献使他们能够蓬勃发展,而其他企业步履维艰。

弗朗茨赫姆勒去世于1953年,留下了一个现代和繁荣的运行他的儿子格布哈特,阿尔弗雷德,汉斯和海因里希赫姆勒。 随着巨大的毅力和能量,他们继续把公司打造成为全球领先的生产机械机芯和钟表。

1977年,赫姆勒决定建立另一个生产基地,赫姆勒黑森林钟表公司以服务北美市场出阿默斯特,美国弗吉尼亚州。 赫姆勒的总部在德国南部是现在已经是第三代,仍家庭拥有和经营。 赫姆勒员工超过200人,在德国和美国3个地点。 2010年10月,赫姆勒Gosheim是
更名为赫姆勒Uhrenmanufacktur有限公司和2011年1月,赫姆勒黑森林钟表更名本身作为赫姆勒北美。

弗朗茨赫姆勒钟在Gosheim在巴登​​符腾堡州德国

落地钟业主手册

11.05.13

祖父时钟表盘,显示的时间是座钟运动,保持双手告诉时间,以及祖父钟钟声机制,并连接到该机制背后的驱动运作的权重和钟摆座钟 在做任何新的东西了座钟,是否移动了祖父的时钟,设置和启动它的第一次,或因任何时钟原因,排除故障,落地钟使用说明书或落地钟指令指南可以再去的地方关于如何把事情做对时钟信息。,无论是祖父时钟设置,维修,甚至更换时间为夏令时间。

从像高端制造商最重要的祖父时钟霍华德米勒钟表 ,赫姆勒钟,Kieninger时钟,时钟里奇韦和其他配备了与基本密技为新的雇主或不那么新东家重新审视这个落地钟指令合理地广泛说明书手动和它的思想作为进攻和防御的第一线,既管理座钟优化,同时正确地维护它,做怎么做,如果某事不正确或某事是非常错误的祖父时钟的操作。

有趣的是,霍华德米勒落地钟,这是其中最高端的祖父时钟肯定认为,呼吁他们所有的祖父时钟落地钟,业主手册甚至指南说霍华德米勒落地钟的操作。 这可能是因为它并不祖母钟和钟表馆和tallcase时钟和longcase时钟分清,很多人都用这个词落地钟,但我们相信这是一个相对小众的市民,要少得多座钟购物和horologists的一致好评。

如果你想设置一些特殊功能的座钟,如夜间自动关闭,或从西敏寺钟声切换到圣母颂门铃或重置旋转月相表盘,祖父时钟指令指南或用户手册将是一个不错的去的地方。 同样地,谁收到了祖父的时钟,已经被使用,无论是从继承或遗产,或从一个朋友是谁动的礼物,或买了当地的旧货出售或古董店,第一步骤之一人新业主将是试图得到他或她时钟的使用说明书。 这绝对是我们最常见的问题之一。

霍华德米勒落地钟手册封面

霍华德米勒落地钟使用说明书

多少钱祖父钟

13年10月28日

座钟购物者和经验丰富的祖父时钟和奶奶时钟消费者都可以通过由零售商和互联网上都呈现给他们的选择令人眼花缭乱混淆。 价格为新的祖父时钟的范围可以从200美元至超过20,000元美金。 显然,不仅是有一个广泛的选择阵列不同价位之内,但这些价格点和价格之间的不同范围内的差异。 显然,消费者绝大多数都希望获得最大的座钟折扣就可以了,有时把更加注重服务和信赖处理一个座钟店所在的业主会清楚的知道他们在说什么,并能实际帮助,如果和当和问题后拿出的消费者或企业接收其祖父时钟。 出售祖父的时钟可以使时重要的钟表采购时,合理应该是重要的考虑因素,但其他无形资产,如知识的销售人员和人民谁能够真正大约祖父时钟尖锐的问题给出很好的答案,更何况有一个真正的保证,也是值得的,但也知道,如果并根据需要将有一个持续的时钟资源。

在最近几年,出现了非常低质量的祖父时钟和奶奶时钟,是质量低劣的挑战,但在许多情况下被设计看起来特别像更高端的祖父时钟模式,有时甚至是“借”的名字由最好的座钟公司在那里作出的其他车型。 可悲的是,其中的一些东西可以从字面上被称为垃圾碎片和一些在大箱子零售业最大和最知名的品牌出售的卖家。 以上仅去年一年,我们已经收到了几百上查询,寻找从谁购买了这些祖父时钟,不仅不能好像回到了时钟在几乎所有情况下,这些大型零售商(人的帮助,因为盒子已被打开,项目解包),但也经常没有联系信息,或制造商或进口商,将产生什么有用的东西已经基本上抛出谁是自己的钱拿走这些时钟买家的电话号码。 他们做了谷歌的型号名称的搜索,因为名字经常是高端制造商的名字,他们看到在搜索引擎结果中我们的联系信息。 有一点我们可以做些什么来帮助他们,除了表明他们坚持零售商收回的垃圾在这些情况下。

那么,谁是最好的零售商,和现在的大座钟决策者应该考虑,即使不知道有多少人愿意花。 一个好消息是,所有的备受尊重和良好品质优异者有价格点来匹配任何预算的人谁是认真的投资在一个良好的质量祖父的时钟,也许有一天由家庭成员被视为传家宝。 除了祖父时钟的声音和质量的重要性风铃,功能如磬,沉默选项和自动夜间切断,花俏如旋转月相表盘或照明柜或点燃座钟拨号,人们还应该考虑一个传家宝祖父时钟作为家具的一个重要组成部分,可以被人爱和钦佩和珍惜很多代。

一般来说,如果一个人知道一点关于祖父的时钟,寻找到最知名的品牌与整体座钟质量和做工最好的声誉将是一个良好的开端。 这些将包括品牌,如霍华德米勒落地钟,赫姆勒落地钟,里奇韦落地钟收藏,Kieninger落地钟和一些其他几个人。 也有很好的品牌在那里,不再让祖父时钟,而是一个可能会遇到他们,包括1-800-4CLOCKS'博物馆落地钟,史赖祖父钟,赛斯托马斯落地钟和宝路华祖父钟。

大座钟的情况下将是成本的一​​个主要组成部分的基础上,木材或金属制品,有时参与,多少还有就是,它的质量,以及在何种程度上有像雕刻或镶嵌特殊元素。

祖父时钟或祖母钟表机芯也很关键,包括是否是电缆驱动,链条驱动,管状钟,弹簧驱动或石英驱动。 这是我们在我们的时钟博客写了一个广泛的话题,我们也总是可以商量的购买选择有严重座钟购物者,即使他们是在他们的早期学习和购物的阶段。 其中又有多少祖父时钟风铃是另一个变量,并假设他们是在高端机械机芯制造商,其中包括时下大多都赫姆勒钟和Kieninger钟表座钟动作。 钟声是另一种元素,与大多数的基本时钟含有一个或多个威斯敏斯特编钟,惠廷顿编钟,圣迈克尔钟声,欢乐颂落地钟报时,BIM BAM磬,以及圣母颂祖父时钟报时。

特殊的功能,如旋转的月亮的脸拨号,自动夜间关闭,磬,沉默选项,照亮表盘,点燃橱柜和时间胶囊都可以添加到任何个人座钟的可取性和价格标签。

也许购买了座钟尤其是当一个人最大的外卖,不承担由于2个不同的时钟可能看起来很像,每个人都有的西敏寺钟声,永远不要假设他们以任何方式质素相若的时钟,无论是全新的还是老式的甚至古董祖父时钟。 如果不小心,手持一些座钟知识,并知道从哪里得到的回答其他问题,人们可能最终得到一个非常昂贵的垃圾片。

How Much are Grandfather Clocks?

多少钱落地钟?

有多少是我落地钟的价值?

13年10月25日

其中,我们在我们的商店得到销售最常用的查询祖父时钟和其他家具和墙壁和壁炉钟,是什么,是我的某某大座钟的价值。 尽管是我们得到的最常见的座钟的问题之一,这是一个非常困难的人来回答。 其中一个决定性因素的是时钟是否是在许多一古董祖父时钟在那里,如果是这样,一个座钟由制造商的情况下,外观,质量,是否一切都是原始的,如何及在何处一个是计划出售的座钟。 一般来说,不应该在的价值或评估任何重大的差异比较的祖母时钟与祖父时钟。 他们都是落地钟。

对于新的祖父的时钟,如霍华德米勒落地钟,赫姆勒落地钟,Kieninger落地钟和里奇韦和美洲落地钟收藏,我们一般总是建议甚至之一这些高端的祖父时钟和家具品牌,一个座钟购买,一般不应被视为购买用于投资目的,即使你是在最大的祖父时钟销售与祖父时钟的折扣无论你转。 是的,很多如果不是大多数的这些时钟可以而且应该合理地视为传家宝品质的祖父时钟,应该住在好几代,或许争食作为家庭中珍视的传家宝。 很多我们从人们的呼叫或者清算地产与一个或多个祖父时钟或从一个家庭成员谁愿意尝试建立一个家庭内的大座钟价值为各种各样的行业。 此外,虽然在这一点上,座钟遗产规划是我们所看到的相当频繁,与父母想要清楚地让每个孩子都得到祖父的时钟,他们每个人都可以和珍惜,等自己的祖父时钟与遗赠是预定义或一个非问题。

建立一个老式座钟的价值,无论是霍华德米勒时钟或赫姆勒钟或里奇韦时钟之一,可几乎是不可能做任何的信心和准确性没有任何高度。 是的,当它被做了什么木(次),什么落地钟报时它,祖父钟机芯的条件下,任何特殊的功能,如自动夜间关闭所有的做的事,但除了不知道什么条件祖父的时钟是在里面,一切是否所有原始,条件和案件的风格,还有就是现实,座钟将是值得什么人愿意为它付出,并有数以百计的变量可以影响这一点。 人们经常有困难的时候明白现实。 还有什么样的时钟的年龄确实给了爷爷时钟的值的问题,而且也有许多层,以任何一致答案的问题。 一个真正的古董座钟,像一个古董车,可以值得很多比它否则可能会更多,但会发生什么事之前那么特别未知领域的定义。

无论你是卖你的祖父时钟在庭院旧货出售,或在Craigslist或eBay上,或在一般情况下,或者也许是最好的古董店之一的店,可以有很多的价格点,并且除了销售场地,如何长人愿意等待,做广告和宣传他们的祖父时钟销售,他们可能有什么公信力,也事重要。 另一个关键因素是航运的外套,并具有破坏的风险,这可能是非常昂贵的,特别是对于个人相关联。 甚至移动座钟,除非人知道他们在做什么,是充满了在移动过程中损坏座钟的风险。

因此,最简单的答案,如果一个人买了座钟,简直是什么值得你为你的家居装饰价值,你有什么风险或置信水平,有没有隐藏的问题与祖父时钟。 如果你支付不超过它的价值作为一件高档家具的由室内装饰和游客所理解的,是没有办法,你可以去错祖父时钟或落地钟的购买。 这是最好的建议。

What is my grandfather clock worth?

有多少是我落地钟的价值?

在落地钟信息的完整资源

13年9月10日

在为祖父时钟网上购物,或者寻找最佳的座钟折扣 ,对市场的认识是任何精明的买家至关重要。 除非你碰巧是一个专家在当地的落地钟Store或家具零售店,可能对销售祖父时钟,选择的阵列可能会变得非常努力创造一种气氛,一个落地钟买家觉得他或她是在控制。 这是一个事实,即越来越多的大座钟店已经加剧停业 ,而那些仍然有显著缩减的祖父时钟,他们可能对显示器上的展厅数量 ​​。 这是真实的,因为销售各类钟表的经济,无论是落地钟或壁炉钟或挂钟或布谷鸟钟,发生了巨大的变化,在过去几十年。

无论您正在寻找一个霍华德米勒落地钟 ,一个Kieninger落地钟,里奇韦祖父时钟或赫姆勒落地钟之一,一个复杂的购物者很可能会在美国遇到同样的座钟购物疑问和问题无论在哪里,加拿大或世界其它地方的消费者或个人可以位于。 这是比较容易看到许多祖父时钟上网,但想看看一个你最感兴趣的是由特定厂商,无论是霍华德米勒时钟或赫姆勒钟或里奇韦或Kieninger时钟之一,寻找时钟查看在人可以是一个挑战。

针对这一,时钟零售商如1-800-4CLOCKS,除了他们提供的明显的免费服务和咨询,也创造了购物者的资源,至少开始明白不同在两者之间,并在座钟品牌,以及运动和钟琴可用的类型,所用的木材,这是实木的几乎所有情况下,什么利弊不同的时钟,样式,动作,厂家,价格点,特性等等之间。

该落地钟博客推出,其实是一个彻底的和高度可搜索的资源的人谁想要学习不仅是新的祖父时钟,也古董祖父时钟和复古的祖父时钟。

这里有但也有少数的,我们曾经是信息座钟买家的最佳单一来源的博客文章的标题:

移动祖父钟

仿古落地钟价格

霍华德米勒落地钟安装视频

萨尔瓦多霍华德米勒视频反科莫Construir苏RELOJ德卡哈

Granfather时钟

类型落地钟上衣天鹅颈阀盖扁或圆样式

时钟指数

祖父钟信息

落地钟重访历史

折扣祖父钟

踢踏舞踢踏舞

祖父时钟图

落地钟购买指南

腾邦福吉特落地钟手段岁月

销售赫姆勒落地钟

祖父钟折扣

总统的祖父钟霍华德米勒

时钟收集跨代

黑森林祖父钟

落地钟陈列室

敕命祖父钟

折扣祖父钟

祖父钟美国制造

祖父时钟运行速度快慢速随时间

祖父钟私人白宫办公室

大本钟打开150和今天一样好老

祖父时钟运行快慢如何解决

折扣落地钟

祖父钟使美丽的传家宝

祖父钟Tallcase钟长的情况下时钟

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Clocks Index

06.04.13

Consumers of all industrial and personal use items have heard of and to some degree follow the Consumer Confidence Index. People on Wall Street and Economists all look at the Index of Leading Economic Indicators . Manufacturers and economists alike look at the Consumer Price Index, or CPI, as among other things as a bellwether for signs of potential inflation on the horizon. Well here and now we would like to introduce the Clock Index.

Clocks by their nature are organizational creatures, whether they are the heartbeat of the home as a grandfather clock that all can hear and tell the time of day. Wall clocks throughout the nation, and the World, tell people in homes what time of the day it is, and in offices can be even more integral to the workings of an organization with everything from the start of day, to meetings, to lunchtime, to coffee breaks, to quitting time can all be measured and watched by looking at a wall clock near you. We have had many customers purchase atomic wall clocks for precisely the reason that they do not want employees discussing or arguing about whether it really is 5 o'clock or whatever the quitting time is, or not. They see atomic clocks as productivity enhancers.

So should our Clock Index be more than the types of clocks we offer, such as grandfather clocks, mantle clocks, wall clocks, atomic clocks and much more, and should they are highlight the makers, such as Howard Miller Grandfather Clocks, Hermle Floor Clocks, the Ridgeway Grandfather Clock Collection, Kieninger Wall Clocks, Hermle Grandfather and Mantel Clocks, Americana Grandfather Clocks, or should the Clock Index take a completely different wither micro or macro view of the work of clocks. Should it perhaps include the history if clocks, including the history of grandfather clocks, grandmother clocks, wall clocks and more, or should it highlight the current clock makers like Howard Miller Clocks, Kieninger Clocks, Hermle Clocks, Ridgeway Clocks and more, or should it include some well-known but no longer extant manufacturers of clocks such as Sligh Grandfather Clocks, Bulova Grandfather Clocks, Seth Thomas Clocks including the famous Seth Thomas Grandfather Clocks, Seth Thomas Wall Clocks and Seth Thomas Mantel and Nautical Clocks, among many others.

If one goes father back in clock history, simply 25 years and earlier, there an be thousand of clock makers and tens of thousand of clock and watchmakers around the globe going all the way back to the late 1600s to the present. The horological history is rich and well documented in many places, and the Clock Index could be the focal point for bringing much of it together.

There are also membership associations such as the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) and the American Watch and Clock Institute (AWCI) which are by themselves repositories of vast amounts not only of timepiece expertise and teaching, but also of clock and watch history from the golden days to the present.

Any thoughts individuals may have about the clock history, the current clock and timepiece market more broadly, and how a clock index might fit into all of that and be of most use to grandfather clock, wall clock and mantle clock shoppers, as well as to those studying clock history, would be most welcome to give us their time and thoughtful input.

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Grandfather Clock Buying Guide

05.16.13

We like to think of our 2 blogs www.ClocksBlog.com and this blog www.GrandfatherClocksBlog.com as the ultimate guide to comparing grandfather clock brands and THE Grandfather Clock Buying Guide , helping consumers to understand the different grandfather clock styles, including traditional vs contemporary grandfather clocks and grandmother clocks , knowing at least some of the differences between the best grandfather clock brands , understanding the features that may or may not be in a grandfather clock, including the grandfather clock chimes, knowing who are the best makers of mechanical grandfather clock movements, understanding the different types of grandfather clocks movements – whether it be quartz chain-driven, cable-driven or tubular chimes, and understanding the more recent and older and ever-changing history of grandfather clock manufacturers and grandfather clock makers.

This is a very tall grandfather clock order, yet we believe we have here a veritable treasure trove of information that would be useful for anyone in the market for a grandfather clock. Whether you are thinking about purchasing an antique grandfather clock, a vintage grandfather or grandmother clock, or whether you are trying to understand the marketplace in general and whether to buy a new grandfather clock, we at 1-800-4CLOCKS are there for you both with these blogs, with many grandfather clock resources available on our website at 1-800-4CLCOKS.com, and we are always only a toll free phone call away at 1-800-4CLOCKS, and are delighted to talk with anyone who is serious about being in the market for a grandfather clock or grandmother clock, not to mention mantle clocks, cuckoo clocks, wall clocks, atomic clocks, and so much more.

We spend a lot of time to delving into the history of grandfather clocks themselves, the evolution of the major grandfather clock brands and how that has changed over time, and continues to be ever-changing. We attempt to demystify the many features offered on many grandfather clocks, including illuminated dials, automatic nighttime shut-off, working vs faux moonphase dials and so much more. The grandfather clock chimes are another key element that any thoughtful grandfather clock buyer will want to understand completely, and we address not only the different mechanical grandfather clock movement makers, as well as triple chime grandfather clocks vs single generally Westminster Chimes Grandfather Clocks, and when and where one might expect to see some of the less common grandfather clocks songs or chimes such as Beethoven's Ave Maria or Schubert's Ode to Joy.

Understanding the differences within and between grandfather clock brands, such as Howard Miller Grandfather Clocks compared to the Hermle Grandfather Clock collection, or Ridgeway Grandfather Clocks, Kieninger Clocks and Americana Grandfather Clocks. All have pros and cons, and many have big differences even within their own grandfather clock line.

We even include some of the most popular posts about grandfather, grandmother, wall, mantle, cuckoo, atomic and other clocks on our main website, which we term the Best of, like Greatest grandfather clock Hits of music, for posts that our customers and readers have found especially useful. We have one post on our grandfather clock blog which is titled Moving Grandfather Clocks, and that page is the single most visited page on our website. We warrant the advice for what you as a customer pay for it, which is nothing, yet we have never had a negative comment or even any suggestions for changing this grandfather clock blog greatest hit of all time.

Any grandfather clock or other timepiece subjects you would like us to cover? Just make a Comment to this post, or send us an email, or feel free to call us toll-free. If you want to become a grandfather clock blog contributor, that is something to which we are also always open.

We Aspire to Become As Authoritative Buying Guide for Grandfather Clocks, Wall Clocks and Mantel Clocks as Consumer Reports is in General

Grandfather Clock Made in USA

05.05.13

Grandfather Clock shoppers, like clocks shoppers in general, are increasingly focused on where grandfather clock cases, grandfather clock movements and other parts are made, as in Country of Origin. Like many industries, Made in America has taken on an increasingly important question not only in assessing the quality of the item, but also in keeping jobs in the USA. Additionally, in recent years, many stores including some of the biggest retailers in the Country, have increasingly been importing cheaply made things, we call them, that resemble high-quality grandfather clocks but in fact are anything but that. Thin wood, fake wood, assembly, poor quality clock movements not only for timekeeping but even more so for chiming, are luring in more and more ultimately dissatisfied customers who find that after they have put together these non-working cheaply made monstrosities, they don't look or work as advertised, and may not work at all. Even worse, there is frequently no telephone contact number or even maker listed on the box.

Given the flood of imports and the move to buy American, grandfather clocks shoppers need to be smarter and better informed than ever when deciding on a new grandfather clock, grandmother clock, mantel clock or wall clock. Cuckoo clocks too! Having said that, the high-end grandfather clock market has had and has many players, each with their own history and approach, and those approaches to making and manufacturing grandfather clock cases and grandfather clock movements have evolved over time.

Probably the safest way to begin your grandfather clock buying experience is to limit your choices to certain high-end brands, in which we would include the Howard Miller Clock company, Ridgeway Clocks, Hermle Clocks, America Grandfather Clocks and Kieninger Floor and Grandfather Clocks. There are other makers, but we believe these companies are both the best and offer the best grandfather clock values to customers worldwide. Even with that, there can be and are many differences within the grandfather clock models offered by each individual clock maker.

Most all high-end grandfather clock movements, whether tubular chime grandfather clocks, or grandfather clocks playing the Westminster Chimes, Schubert Ave Maria Chime, Beethoven Ode to Joy, or the more classic Whittington and St Michaels Chimes, or bim-bam chime, all of the high-end grandfather clock movements of any real quality and made in any large quantity are made in Germany by Hermle Clocks and Kieninger Clocks. At this point in time, we would not recommend purchasing any grandfather clock or grandmother clock unless it was made by one of these two makers (there would be some exceptions for a very few ultra-high-end grandfather clocks with movements made in extremely small quantities).

So now we move to the grandfather clock case. Hermle Clocks, a German maker, has recently started making some of its best grandfather clock models right here in Virginia, USA. Hermle still makes other grandfather clock cases in Germany, and some yet still other Hermle models, while also very high quality, have their grandfather clock cases sourced from the Far East. Unless you talk with a Dealer like 1-800-4CLOCKS, you will be clueless as to which is which. It is also important to talk to a knowledgeable person at any clock store, because some people working there at any one time may know little or nothing about the differences between brands, much less within brands.

For Grandfather Clocks, most all of Howard Miller Grandfather Clocks and Ridgeway Grandfather Clocks have cases made in Michigan, USA, and use a German movement, typically by Kieninger Clocks. Most all Kieninger Grandfather Clocks are made to order in Germany and the cases and movement are from Germany, as with many Herlme Grandfather Clocks. Americana Grandfather Clocks are such an interesting story and have such a creative approach behind them, and we feel offer great value and some amazing models of grandfather clocks, that we are happy to discuss any particular Americana Grandfather Clock over the phone at 1-800-4CLOCKS (1-800-425-6257), option 1.

Of course the only measure of the quality and workmanship of a grandfather clock can and should not be the country or countries of origin. But is is one important part, and can help explain why certain grandfather clock makers have gone to different modes of production in their continuous effort to provide the most desirable grandfather clock models possible to the public at large.

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Pendulum Clocks

05.04.13

Most all mechanical new and antique clocks, including a basic cable-driven or chain-driven grandfather clock, have a movement that is driven importantly by a pendulum swinging back and forth. The very definition of a grandfather clock is one in a freestanding case that is both weight-driven and has a pendulum moving in beat from side-to-side.

Nowadays, many clocks offered by even the highest end manufacturers like Howard Miller Clocks and Hermle Clocks and the Ridgeway Clock Company also offer quartz-driven clocks, including grandfather clocks, grandmother clocks, wall clocks, mantle clocks and even cuckoo clocks that have a clock pendulum that is quartz or battery driven and yet the pendulum on the clock still simulates the movement of a mechanical clock, frequently with the help of a magnet based mechanism.

There are certain mechanical clocks, particularly antique carriage clocks and some antique mantel clocks and antique wall clocks that have what is known as a platform escapement, and these great movements do not require or use a pendulum to help the clock run. In the case of carriage clocks, this is a space saving device. These clocks tend to be also of excellent quality, with the only drawback being that it can be harder to fix or replace a platform escapement movement, especially if the balance staff is broken. These mechanical clocks are similar to pocket watches in that regards. And not surprisingly, for both antique clocks and antique pocket watches, replacement parts can be hard to find and require a special skill on the part of the timepiece repair-person.

Another interesting facet of pendulum clocks is whether the pendulum is visible to anyone viewing the clock at a time other than winding. Many new and antique grandfather clocks quite purposefully have a glass door in the front so that the pendulum as well as the weights of the clocks can be readily seen. Not uncommon, especially with antique clocks, is to have a solid door where the viewer or owner will not see the pendulum or weights driving the clock mechanism. Many of the older antique grandfather clock pendulums and weights are actually in our view quite ugly, and there is a good reason not to make them visible.

Interestingly, not only on new grandfather clocks and new grandmother clocks, but also on mantel clocks and especially on wall clocks, being able to view the pendulum and weights are very much part of the design, whether the clocks are mechanical or quartz-driven. Worthy of note if looking at a new quartz grandfather clock, is that while the pendulum's movement may simulate that of a mechanical grandfather clock, the weights will almost always be for decorative purposes only and will not move either up or down.

One interesting side-note about pendulum grandfather clocks is that one innovation which has taken on some momentum, and which we are strongly urging grandfather clock makers to make more available, minimally as an optional additional feature, is having a crystal center of the pendulum bob. This is one innovation we at 1-800-4CLOCKS.com plan to make much more widespread either with or without the grandfather clock makers. A grandfather clock pendulum of this type adds a very special sparkle to the home in which it lives. with that sparkle adding to the grandfather clock as the heartbeat of the home.

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Hermle Grandfather Clocks

05.02.13

Hermle Clocks is one of the finest makers of Floor Clocks, with the Hermle Grandfather Clocks Collection. Hermle is a German company that has been making clocks of all types for well over 100 years, and selling them around the Globe. Hermle Clocks, along with Kieninger Clocks, another German-based clockmaker, is one of the two remaining high-end grandfather clock movement manufacturers that make grandfather clock movements in any real quantities.

Hermle Grandfather Clocks have truly evolved in recent years, and offer the discerning grandfather clock shopper a real option beyond other high-end well-known names such as Howard Miller Grandfather Clocks and Kieninger Grandfather Clocks, not to mention the Ridgeway Grandfather Clock and Americana Grandfather Clock collections.

One of the exciting pieces of news is that Hermle is now currently making some of its highest quality grandfather clocks right in the USA, albeit with the great German Hermle mechanical grandfather clock movements. Hermle has acquired some of the designs and clock making equipment and expertise of Bulova Grandfather Clocks, Museum Grandfather Clocks, and Sligh Grandfather Clocks before then. This is not to say that Hermle does not still make many of its clocks in Germany or other parts of Europe, or that certain other clock models may have cases which, while still certainly solid wood and very high quality, may have been sourced in different parts of Asia.

Hermle had pioneered the Hermle Grandfather Clock Autowind Movement, which the company used to offer as an option with many of its clocks. These autowind grandfather clock movements could still be wound manually, were cable driven, and would last for 8 days on a single winding. Yet grandfather clock owners and buyers were given the option of plugging these grandfather clocks in, and after a certain number of days, the grandfather clock movement would rewind itself, bringing the 3 weights back to their highest position in the grandfather clock case. Sadly, Hermle discontinued making the grandfather clock autowind movements or offering it as an option beginning 2-3 years ago. So after we sold our last Hermle Autowind Grandfather Clocks, they were no longer available to the public or made by Hermle, or any other grandfather clock manufacturer for that matter. Perhaps ironically, grandfather clocks tradition and traditional grandfather clock styles triumphed over the new electro-winding technology that Hermle Clocks offered.

Which is not to say that Hermle Grandfather Clock offerings have cut corners in any other areas. The quality of their cases, while varying by price and style, and still on par with the best makers of grandfather clocks. The grandfather clock options, such as automatic nighttime shut-off, tubular chime grandfather clocks, triple chime grandfather clocks, chime-silence options, rotating moonphase dials, choices of both cable driven grandfather clocks and chain-driven grandfather clocks and grandmother clocks are all still offered. Hermle Grandfather Clock Curios as well are worth a special look.

Also still offered are both traditional grandfather clock styles and more contemporary grandfather clocks. Hermle definitely makes heirloom quality grandfather clocks that, like those made by Hermle in the Black Forest before them, should with proper care and maintenance certainly last for many generations to come and one day be a treasured antique grandfather clock.

Hermle Grandfather Clocks are absolutely worth looking at seriously whether looking for grandfather clocks on sale, grandfather clock discounts, or just looking for the best grandfather clocks available today.

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