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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.

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October 2017

'Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry' Review: Conversing via Canvas

By | 2017-10-23T22:45:17+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Washington I’ve remembered, for more than two decades, debates I overheard at the National Gallery of Art’s great Johannes Vermeer retrospective about what had provoked the pictures. Was the robust girl pouring milk from a jug a servant in the artist’s household? Was the woman with the balance his wife? Probably because the space of these...

Artist Angel Otero's New Show is All About Memory

By | 2017-10-23T20:45:37+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Instead of canvas, artist Angel Otero paints on plexiglass. He builds his vivid compositions using oil paints, allowing one layer to dry before painting over it. Some of his paintings have three or four of these layers; others contain upwards of twelve or fifteen. When Otero, 36, is done with one, he peels “the skin” from [...]

The FBI Agent Behind a Foiled al-Qaeda Plot

By | 2017-10-23T22:45:18+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

An alleged terrorist plotting to kill a train full of people is unknowingly driving with an undercover FBI agent. Suddenly, two disembodied voices can be heard near the dashboard. Agents in a nearby surveillance car who are supposed to be listening in on the suspect are instead unwittingly broadcasting their conversation to him. It’s the kind [...]

Maybe Jim Harbaugh Isn't Infallible

By | 2017-10-23T22:45:18+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

On Saturday, Michigan will host Rutgers and, in all likelihood, mercilessly pulverize a weaker team. To put it another way, it won’t be too different from what Penn State did to the Wolverines this past weekend. Two and a half years into Jim Harbaugh’s tenure, this is the state of Michigan football: The Wolverines are decent. [...]

Seven Ways to Reduce Stress in Anxious Times

By | 2017-10-23T17:46:06+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Wine. Chocolate. Binge-watching “The Crown.” How are your coping strategies working for you these days? Therapists have, for months, been reporting a significant increase in clients who are stressed and saddened by current events—hurricanes, fires, the threat of nuclear war. In some cases, they say, these large-scale worries are undermining...

Christmas Trees Get the Halloween Spirit

By | 2017-10-23T16:45:17+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

It’s ugly and spooky, and that’s the point. The Halloween tree is a fake orange Christmas tree, and retailers hope we’ll buy it, and then also candy corn lights, black and orange ornaments, oversize spiders and miniature pumpkins. Candy makers like the idea because we’ll need garlands of skull chocolates and gummies, too. Target Corp. for...

New Treatment for Fibroids Without Surgery

By | 2017-10-23T15:44:55+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

The first oral treatment for women with the common condition of uterine fibroids could be available as soon as summer 2018, with two other medications in the pipeline. The drugs, experts say, would provide a new treatment option for a condition most commonly treated with a hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus. “For the longest time [...]

First Work and Then Fun? That Might Not Always Be Best

By | 2017-10-23T02:45:17+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

People overestimate the distraction posed by unfinished work, says Ed O’Brien of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Illustration: Luc Melanson for The Wall Street Journal By Demetria Gallegos Demetria Gallegos The Wall Street Journal Biography @demetria_g demetriagallegos Oct. 22, 2017 10:09 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Work first, play later. That’s the conventional [...]

Colleges Try to Help Students Manage Their Finances

By | 2017-10-23T02:45:17+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Indiana University sends students a letter every spring with information about their loans, including how much they should expect to pay monthly after graduation. Photo: James Brosher, Indiana University Communications By Jillian Berman Oct. 22, 2017 10:08 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS As concerns grow about rising student debt, more schools are stepping in by trying to [...]

How Artists Barter to Pay the Bills

By | 2017-10-23T02:45:18+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Los Angeles artist Lindsey Nobel has traded as many as 75 of her abstract paintings for various services and discounts. Photo: Lindsey Nobel By Daniel Grant Oct. 22, 2017 10:04 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS It’s famously hard for artists to pay the bills with income from their work. But some have found a way to do [...]