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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.

May 2017

How Sheryl Crow Finally Broke Her Starbucks Habit

By | 2017-05-24T19:46:15+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

My 10-year-old eats ice all the time. He likes the ice from Sonic Drive-Ins. At Christmas, Santa Claus brought our family an Opal Nugget Ice Maker, which makes Sonic-style ice. It sits right on top of your cabinet. It doesn’t need its own drain and it makes the best ice. We love it. The best thing [...]

The NFL's New Touchdown Rules Could Endanger the Lambeau Leap

By | 2017-05-24T19:46:15+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

The NFL was lauded for its plan to put the fun back into touchdown celebrations but the new rules could have an unintended consequence: grounding the Lambeau Leap. According to the rules announced Tuesday, group celebrations will now be allowed, as other previously verboten acts like rolling around on the ground and using the football as [...]

Gabriela Hearst Uses Sense to Reach Women

By | 2017-05-24T20:45:59+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

Designer Gabriela Hearst thinks a lot about how women feel when they dress—bloated or slim and how fabrics feel against their skin. A recent collection spanned sleek, nipped-and-tucked overcoats, dresses and double-breasted suits as well as languid velvet trench coats, a flowy oversized wool car coat and a breezy silk twill shirtdress. “Those are the water-retention [...]

The Third Act of Cristiano Ronaldo

By | 2017-05-24T19:46:15+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

MADRID—Cristiano Ronaldo’s knees were sore. His scoring numbers were down. And Lionel Messi, his hated rival, was still flying high. At age 32, it seemed that Ronaldo’s decline had finally begun. Then in March, a Portuguese airport added insult to injury. Not only did it unveil a statue of him—no one builds statues for athletes in [...]

Get Ready to Unpack for Airport Security

By | 2017-05-24T19:46:16+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

Arlington, Va. Changes are coming to airport security checkpoints: TSA wants you to declutter your bags. New procedures, such as requiring all food or all electronics larger than cellphones be placed in bins separately, are still being tested. Changes haven't yet been finalized, but senior Transportation Security Administration...

The Galápagos Islands: An Upscale Traveler's Guide

By | 2017-05-24T15:47:12+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

IN THE POPULAR imagination, the Galápagos Islands represent the ultimate natural paradise—an earthy mecca where the wildlife that inspired Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution still waddles and crawls freely about. Lately, however, the place has gotten quite glamorous. A couple of nice resorts have opened and the small expedition ships that cruise the area are becoming [...]

Why Our Birthday Gifts Stopped Being Exciting

By | 2017-05-24T19:46:16+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

Dear Dan, Before we got married four years ago, my husband and I would give each other amazing, thoughtful birthday gifts. After we got married and set up a joint bank account, our birthday presents stopped being exciting or original—and recently, they...

The Cinematic Life of Sofia Coppola

By | 2017-05-24T14:49:12+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

YES, SOFIA COPPOLA has heard the saying: “I want Sofia Coppola to direct my life.” She’s flattered by the line, which became something of an internet meme in recent years—it’s even shown up in promotional materials for her latest film—but she also finds it amusing. Really amusing. Coppola may be an acclaimed filmmaker, an Oscar-winning screenwriter [...]

3-D Printing With a Dose of High Design

By | 2017-05-24T19:46:17+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

It sounds like a cookie-cutter startup story: A small company with an aversion to the letter “e” (OTHR) sets out to disrupt an established industry (luxury home goods) by leveraging technology (3-D printing) to make products that are more innovative and, in this case, more aesthetically pleasing than their predecessors. OTHR’s small, elegant objects are produced [...]

MLB's Giancarlo Stanton Buys Glitzy Miami Condo

By | 2017-05-24T14:49:13+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is buying a glitzy penthouse in downtown Miami. Three years after signing a record-breaking deal with the Marlins, the 27-year-old outfielder is in contract to purchase a five-bedroom unit at the under-construction condominium Aria on the Bay, according to Carlos and Martin Melo of the Miami-based Melo Group, the building’s developer. [...]