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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.

November 2017

Absinthe Was Once Banned for Being Evil—Now It's Just Meh

By | 2017-11-24T01:46:33+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|

During its heyday in the 19th century, absinthe was one of the world’s most popular liquors—a fixture on bar menus from Paris to New Orleans and a particular favorite among artists. It was long rumored to cause hallucinations: Oscar Wilde said he once saw flowers spring up around him at a cafe while drinking it. Some [...]

On Football's Rivalry Weekend, Only One Rivalry Really Matters

By | 2017-11-24T01:46:34+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|

We’d like to express our sincere apologies to any fans of Michigan and Ohio State, Florida and Florida State, Ole Miss and Mississippi State, Oklahoma and Texas, Washington and Washington State and the dozens of other schools that claim ownership of the best rivalry in college football. But it’s time to acknowledge what the last decade [...]

New Study Reveals Dark Side of Outdoor Night Lighting

By | 2017-11-24T01:46:34+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|

Global night light is getting bigger and brighter, blotting out the stars of the Milky Way for one-third of humankind, according to a new study of federal satellite data measuring outdoor lighting. Spurred by a shift to more energy-efficient illumination in many areas, artificial night lighting world-wide has been expanding steadily, with potential consequences for human [...]

One Interior Designer's War Against Clutter

By | 2017-11-22T23:45:16+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|

FOR A LAKESIDE compound perched in the northwest corner of Montana, Juan Montoya accepted that the interiors should acknowledge and reflect the vacation home’s imposing surroundings. Still, the New York designer resisted the rustic tropes of axe-hewn furnishings and antler chandeliers—taking cues from nature rather than mimicking it. He brought in wood furnishings but leaned toward [...]

2018 Chevrolet Traverse: Is a Bigger Crossover Always Better?

By | 2017-11-22T23:45:16+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|

THERE’S TOO MUCH negativity in the air. People need to be kinder. I’ll start: The new Chevrolet Traverse is not terrible. The bowtie brand’s redesigned midsize crossover—at 204.3 inches bumper to bumper, it’s a tick longer than a Chevy Tahoe—delivers empty space in abundance: compared to the outgoing model, 7% more room behind the first-row seats, [...]

3 Simple Ways to Kick Your Smartphone Addiction

By | 2017-11-22T22:44:44+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|

FOR ALL THE PROBLEMS technology solves, it seems to complicate our lives, so much so that a growing category of the industry is dedicated to simplifying it. The biggest offender is smartphones. These pocket-computers-turned-companions have digitally connected everyone, yet disconnected us from the world. For an addict like myself—one of those losers who reflexively thumbs through [...]

Five Gift-Worthy Design Books

By | 2017-11-22T22:44:45+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|

EVEN IF YOU KNOW that someone on your gift list obsesses over interior design, books on the subject can miss the mark. A coffee-table tome dedicated to the wrong designer can be as unwelcome as a gluttonous holiday guest. Encyclopedic books on, say, 6th-century Chinese antiques might end up standing in for a missing dresser leg. [...]

'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Review: Not So Kosher

By | 2017-11-24T01:46:34+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|

Watching the relentlessly cheery, reflexively funny, fabulously fashionable Miriam “Midge” Maisel organize everyone’s life during the early moments of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” I started to sense a certain obsessive-compulsive pathology behind all the ruthless domestic efficiency. “How would you describe her?” I asked out loud, meaning psychologically. “Not...

A Wine Pro's Tour of Chicago, Bottle by Bottle

By | 2017-11-22T20:44:57+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|

Part two in a three-part series on wine culture in the Midwest today. CHICAGO IS A CITY of nicknames. Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker and Stacker of Wheat (thanks, Carl Sandburg), not to mention the Windy City, Second City and That Toddlin’ Town. To me, however, Chicago is the Great Retail Wine Town. It [...]

'Peter Pan' Review: A Grown-Up Adventure

By | 2017-11-24T01:46:34+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|

Those of us who can recall a black-and-white televised Mary Martin, as Peter Pan, being held aloft by a visible wire in the now-classic musical might assume that J.M. Barrie’s original play (first staged in 1904) was also about children—and for them as well. Barrie, after all, came to maturity in the late Victorian era as [...]