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Clocks Blog Posts showing as authored by Clocks are those which are contributed by individuals, generally not attributed, who are familiar as a clock expert with whatever horological area, whether clock or wristwatch or pocket watch, they are writing about. This could include antique clocks including antique grandfather clocks, wall clocks and mantel clocks, whether these clocks were made by British, German, American or other clocksmiths or watchmakers. Newer clocks such as those made by Howard Miller Clocks, Hermle Clocks, Kieninger Clocks and Ridgeway Clocks are written by individuals with great knowledge of these high-end clock brands and clockmakers.

Posts will frequently delve into specific types of Howard Miller Clocks, such as the different models of Howard Miller Grandfather Clocks including tubular chime grandfather clocks, the Howard Miller Presidential Grandfather Clock series, or Howard Miller Cable and Chain-driven grandfather clocks. Kieninger Grandfather clocks and Hermle Grandfather Clocks, and the many specialized movements in some are also written about, including their grandmother clocks, limited edition clocks, those with nested bells, unusual chimes, or automata with special clocks features. This is also true for Rhythm Clocks, Bulova Clocks, German-made Black Forest cuckoo clocks, clocks and weather-stations including atomic clocks by LaCrosse Technology Clocks, and the no longer made Bulova grandfather clock collection or Sligh grandfather clocks.

Pocket watches, sundials and other unique timepieces or developments in the making of clocks and pocket watches, from the finest Swiss Watches to the best and the most unusual grandfather clocks.

1-800-4CLOCKS has sold some of the world’s finest new and antique clocks and watches, and we strive to provide useful information to those who may on their own be looking for historical clock reference material, or who look to us for advice in buying a new clock whether grandfather clock, wall clock or mantel clock, or specialty automata clock or timepiece.

Note also that many of the relevant articles that are provided for your reading pleasure, but that come from named publications, are written purely by those individuals and publications as noted in each post.

July 2017

How to Hang a 28-Foot-Tall Masterpiece

By | 2017-07-24T18:44:56+00:00 July 24th, 2017|

A 17th-century painting that towers almost three stories high has the Metropolitan Museum of Art rolling out the red carpet with a handful of scissor lifts and more than 16,000 pounds of sand. The picture, completed in 1683, is the showstopper of “Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque” an 11-painting exhibit opening July 25 [...]

In Joshua Tree, Two Giant New Works of Art

By | 2017-07-24T14:45:43+00:00 July 24th, 2017|

FROM AN ADJACENT dirt road near California’s Joshua Tree National Park, the two concrete buildings seem both ominous and ordinary. Some people might not even notice them. “There are so many peculiar things in the desert,” observes their creator, Rachel Whiteread, the London-based conceptual artist. “These would just be two more peculiar things.” Other passersby might [...]

'Phelps vs. Shark,' Reviewed by a Shark

By | 2017-07-24T12:45:32+00:00 July 24th, 2017|

First of all, the shark’s name is Larry. The great Michael Phelps lost to a shark named Larry. When the Journal asked me to review Sunday night’s televised, hugely-hyped “Phelps vs. Shark” race on the Discovery Channel, I hesitated. I’m having a perfectly enjoyable summer chasing rich, toned seals off the Hamptons. Why should I get [...]

How Jordan Spieth Saved the Open by Mastering an Obscure Golf Rule

By | 2017-07-24T12:45:33+00:00 July 24th, 2017|

To win the British Open on Sunday, Jordan Spieth relied on his peerless iron play, steely putting and no small amount of gumption. He also displayed his mastery of a centuries-old text that combines the tedium of legal fine print with the complexity of the federal tax code: The Rules of Golf. The pivotal sequence of [...]

It's a Vasectomy Party! Snips, Chips and Dips With Your Closest Friends

By | 2017-07-24T00:45:44+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|

Businessmen Rob Ferretti and Jeb Lopez skipped work for a day of booze, steaks and prescription drugs at a hideaway outside Washington, D.C. The two pals, married with children, made a convivial—and somewhat vulgar—video as they drank and giggled away the hours before heading home. Neither man could drive afterward, but their wives were remarkably supportive. [...]

How Chris Froome and Team Sky Overwhelmed the Tour de France

By | 2017-07-23T17:46:37+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|

PARIS—Hints that Tour de France champion Chris Froome might be human after all seemed to be everywhere this summer. For the first time in his career, he lost the yellow jersey mid-race and had to win it back. He faltered badly in the Pyrenees. And when he crossed the finish line here on Sunday, he hadn’t [...]

Jordan Spieth Wins the British Open

By | 2017-07-23T17:46:37+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|

SOUTHPORT, England -- Jordan Spieth won the British Open after a roller coaster final round. Spieth began the day three shots up but was tied with Matt Kuchar after four holes, after bogeys on three of his first four holes. Spieth was nearly out of the round after a disastrous drive on the 13th hole but [...]

Spieth Takes Lead Into British Open's Final Round

By | 2017-07-23T03:45:17+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|

SOUTHPORT, England—In the final round of the British Open at Royal Birkdale on Sunday, Jordan Spieth has one player to beat: Jordan Spieth. No disrespect to Matt Kuchar, a 39-year-old veteran who did what he does when he is in the hunt. He played steady—actually, a little better than steady—golf, surviving just one bad hole to [...]

Grace Breaks Record for Lowest Round in a Golf Major

By | 2017-07-23T03:45:17+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|

Southport, England Branden Grace, a 29-year-old South African with a solid international career but just a single victory on the PGA Tour, set the record for the best round in a major championship Saturday, torching Royal Birkdale with an 8-under-par 62. Playing under rare calm, blue-gray skies and almost no wind, Grace played the...

A Fitness Plan for Plunging Into Arctic Waters

By | 2017-07-22T13:45:03+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|

To capture his award-winning photos, Chris Burkard has learned to find joy in Arctic waters and blizzard-like conditions. The 31-year-old self-taught photographer has a predilection for shooting surf in some of the world’s stormiest, most remote coasts. “I guess you could say I’ve made a career out of being able to suffer,” he says. His personal [...]