A question we receive on a somewhat regular basis, especially from the younger generation, is whether watches and clocks risk becoming obsolete as cell phones, iPods, and other handheld devices emerge as omnipresent devices. Our short answer is an emphatic NO. Aside from the obvious decorative aspects of clocks and the personal style and accessory nature of watches, there is still likely to always be the ease of use and speed factor of having a dedicated device, whether it be on your wrist, on your kitchen wall, or on your office desk or kitchen wall. Also, grandfather clocks chiming and striking the hours can be replicated electronically, but the overall experience would never be the same. Wall clocks, mantel clocks, atomic clocks, and especially novelty clocks are likely to be here to stay, we predict for at least the next 50 years!
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