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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.

September 2017

Frankfurt Motor Show 2017: Breaking Up (With Diesel) Is Hard to Do

By | 2017-09-22T20:45:31+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|

Two weeks ago (Sept. 11), the night before the IAA Frankfurt International Motor Show opened to the press, I strolled through the doors of Daimler Mercedes-Benz’ vast, lighter-than-air pavilion thinking I knew the story. I even had a headline: Daimler AG’s Stuck Throttle. The oldest and biggest of the German automaking giants, Daimler’s recent financials have [...]

Surprisingly Simple Tech Hacks You Need To Know Now

By | 2017-09-22T15:44:47+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|

Over three-and-a-half years, I’ve had the privilege of trying to solve your tech and gadget problems. I’ll be moving on to other adventures soon. For my last column, I wanted to share a few tips that readers of The Fixer—a very inventive group—have shared with me. Turning Your iPhone Into A Magnifier After I ran a [...]

'Battle of the Sexes' Review: With Ace Actors, but Not Without Its Faults

By | 2017-09-22T03:46:58+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|

It’s the highly improbable Howard Cosell, nasal twang resurrected on Nixon-era videotape, who finally pulls together very entertaining but disparate parts of “Battle of the Sexes.” Directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton (“Little Miss Sunshine”), the film is an extremely good-natured, upbeat recounting of the infamous Bobby Riggs-Billie Jean King “man vs. woman” match of [...]

Get a Classic Dutch Pottery Pattern—on Your Walls and Drapes

By | 2017-09-21T21:45:34+00:00 September 21st, 2017|

We all know the iconic Delft pattern: the blue-and-white windmills, peacocks, florals that hail from Holland and are as deeply Dutch as Vermeer. But until recently, it lived chiefly on pottery. For the first time in the 400-year history of Royal Delft, the last remaining factory of 33 in the earthenware’s namesake city, the pattern is [...]

'Liar' Review: The Morning After

By | 2017-09-22T03:46:58+00:00 September 21st, 2017|

‘Liar,” a seething tale of claims and counterclaims involving a sexual encounter, seems at the outset to have set its sights on the accusations over such matters now sweeping its way across college campuses, the corporate world and other hitherto-insulated realms of privacy. In this six-part series a schoolteacher accepts a date with someone new, a [...]

'Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders' Review: Sons and Killers

By | 2017-09-22T03:46:59+00:00 September 21st, 2017|

Miles Gaston Villanueva as Lyle Menendez and Gus Halper as Eric Menendez Photo: NBC By Dorothy Rabinowitz Dorothy Rabinowitz The Wall Street Journal Biography Sept. 21, 2017 3:24 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS The 1989 murder of entertainment executive José Menendez and his wife, Kitty, shotgunned to death as they sat in their living room watching [...]

A Fall Bouquet à La Modigliani

By | 2017-09-21T21:45:34+00:00 September 21st, 2017|

The mournful mood of artist Amedeo Modigliani’s work seemed apt for a season marked by decay and the baring of trees. So, for my September arrangement, I was understandably drawn to “Modigliani Unmasked,” an exhibit running until Feb. 4 at the Jewish Museum of New York, particularly this affecting 1919 oil portrait, “Lunia Czechowska.” I started [...]

A Truly Delicious Long Weekend in Birmingham, Ala.

By | 2017-09-21T18:47:07+00:00 September 21st, 2017|

In the jutting chin of the Appalachians, near Alabama’s mineral-rich Red Mountain, men made the pig iron that girded America’s industrial revolution. The city that appeared around them, almost out of nowhere, exploded from about 3,000 people in 1880 to 26,000 just a decade later. By the early 1900s, city stakeholders had christened Birmingham, Ala., “the [...]

Why I Hated America's Most Stunning Library—At First

By | 2017-09-21T18:47:07+00:00 September 21st, 2017|

The first time I saw the library at Phillips Exeter Academy, I didn’t understand the fuss. For five hours in the car, my interior-designer mother raved about this triumph by mid-20th-century architect Louis I. Kahn. Arriving at the school’s admissions office for my interview, however, I distinctly remember my 14-year-old self glancing at the library and [...]