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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.

January 2018

​Trends be Damned: A Case for Never Getting Rid of Your Old Clothes

By | 2018-01-19T23:45:59+00:00 January 19th, 2018|

On the runway at Milan Fashion Week, Versace dug into its pattern archives, Zegna doubled down on the tie and Marni showed a big and bold black plaid. By Jacob Gallagher Jacob Gallagher The Wall Street Journal Biography @jacobwgallagher Jan. 19, 2018 4:50 p.m. ET 1 COMMENTS IS THE TIE dead? Not if you ask [...]

In New York, the Tormented, Triumphant Life of Tennessee Williams

By | 2018-01-19T22:44:57+00:00 January 19th, 2018|

Irving Penn photographed Tennessee Williams in 1951, for Vogue. Photo: The Morgan Library & Museum/Condé Nast By Brenda Cronin Brenda Cronin The Wall Street Journal Biography @Brenda_Cronin Jan. 19, 2018 1:54 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Playwright Tennessee Williams said that he found “no refuge but writing” and couldn’t resist gilding even his paintings with words. [...]

The 2018 Detroit Auto Show: Are U.S. Carmakers Still Stuck in the Past?

By | 2018-01-19T18:45:01+00:00 January 19th, 2018|

LOOK BACK IN AMBER Mercedes-Benz encased its original 1979 G-Wagen in synthetic resin to make a statement about its timelessness. Photo: Bloomberg By Dan Neil Dan Neil The Wall Street Journal Biography @Danneilwsj Jan. 19, 2018 12:58 p.m. ET 3 COMMENTS WHEN ARNOLD Schwarzenegger stepped into the lights at the Michigan Theater Sunday night—the surprise [...]

Decor Challenge: Can a Clashing Daybed and Chandelier Get Along?

By | 2018-01-18T20:45:27+00:00 January 18th, 2018|

Solution 1 Add a table that speaks to both combatants. To settle the stylistic squabble between the “earthy” daybed and “high-gloss” chandelier, Tatum Kendrick of Studio Hus, in Los Angeles, suggested a Tavalo Basso coffee table from Milan’s Dimore Studio. Its top—a piece of polished, white-veined black marble—gleams like the milky-white Murano glass, while the brass [...]

Can You Measure a Wine's Worth in 'Likes'?

By | 2018-01-18T18:47:36+00:00 January 18th, 2018|

WHEN MUCH-LOVED Manhattan wine merchant Jean-Luc Le Dû passed away in his sleep a few weeks ago, social media channels were flooded with expressions of grief. Twitter,Instagram and Facebook users posted photos, poetic tributes, even playlists in honor of Mr. Le Dû. His friend Yannick Benjamin, who posted the news, said, “Social media was the fastest [...]

Cross-Country Skiing Just Got Easier—Thanks to a Gear Upgrade

By | 2018-01-18T18:47:37+00:00 January 18th, 2018|

TRACK STAR Cross-country skiing is a serene escape from urban commotion, and one hell of a workout. Photo: Getty Images By Brigid Mander Jan. 18, 2018 12:52 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS I had been ditched in Montana’s far northwestern woods—my friends already far ahead, my only remaining company a set of uncooperative, decades-old cross-country skis and [...]

Fast Recipe: Sweet-Potato Chilaquiles With Four-Chile Salsa

By | 2018-01-18T18:47:37+00:00 January 18th, 2018|

Four-Chile Sweet-Potato Chilaquiles Photo: Kate Sears for The Wall Street Journal, Food Styling by Jamie Kimm, Prop Styling by Suzie Myers By Kitty Greenwald Jan. 18, 2018 12:45 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS The Chef: Gonzalo Guzmán Illustration: Michael Hoeweler The Chef: Gonzalo Guzmán His Restaurants: Nopalito, two locations in San Francisco What He’s Known For: Real-deal [...]

The Case for Athletic-Inspired Evening Wear

By | 2018-01-18T17:45:04+00:00 January 18th, 2018|

By Kimberly Chrisman Campbell Jan. 18, 2018 12:26 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS BEND IT LIKE PRADA Tulle and beading bring a sense of sophistication to a stretchy, almost motocross-like underskirt and top. For details, see credits below. Photo: Meredith Jenks for The Wall Street Journal; Hair by Britt White, Makeup by Joseph Carrillo, Model: Jamie Vogt/Wilhelmina; [...]

Décor Guru John Derian on Avoiding the Hoarder Look

By | 2018-01-18T17:45:05+00:00 January 18th, 2018|

John Derian in his Provincetown, Mass., home. Photo: Stephen Kent Johnson for The Wall Street Journal By Kathryn O’Shea-Evans Jan. 18, 2018 11:54 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS ONE MAN’S TRASH is another man’s empire—at least for John Derian. The designer known for transforming 19th-century ephemera into quirkily timeless home goods now has three shops in Manhattan [...]

A Florida Beach Vacation with Snob Appeal

By | 2018-01-18T17:45:05+00:00 January 18th, 2018|

By Alexander Lobrano Jan. 18, 2018 11:32 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS The sun sets over Lido Key Beach. Photo: Zak Bennett for The Wall Street Journal It’s always given the natives a good chuckle—how, that is, middle-aged Americans, of every generation, fall in love with Sarasota as if they were the first to discover the small [...]