Buying A Clock with Personality

There are thousands of clocks for you to choose from, but what if you’re looking for something with a bit more ‘oomph’? Forget about your standard digital clock; it’s time to find a clock that shows off your own individuality and personality. Here are a few styles of clock that add vibrancy and panache to your home.

Grandfather Clocks

Howard Miller Hamlin Grandfather Clock

The grandfather clock is the patriarch of the clock family. It’s the staple of elegance and sophistication and adds a touch of classiness to any home. The basic design consists of a floor clock with a swinging pendulum and suspended weights enclosed in a cabinet.

Grandfather clocks are a great fit for any room in the home. There are a variety of different styles and finishes to choose from, as well as faceplates, pendulums and chimes, so you can find a grandfather clock to fit nearly every type of décor.

You can also choose different types of clock movements: electric, quartz and windup mechanical. Grandfather clocks are timeless pieces that will last you an entire lifetime and can even be passed down as heirlooms.

Cuckoo Clocks

Schneider Musical Leaf & Bird Cuckoo Clock

Cuckoo clocks are probably the most celebrated and well-known type of clock because of the whimsy they provide. Cuckoo clocks provide a ‘call’ – either a movement or sound – that signals either every half hour (30 minutes) or hour (60 minutes). The cuckoo clock got its name from chimes that mimicked the call of the cuckoo.

Today, the majority of cuckoo clocks are wall-mounted and traditional in design, often carved or decorated with leaves, animals and other nature themes. Typically, a mechanized cuckoo bird will appear from an enclosure to announce either the half hour or hour.

Neon Clocks

Howard Miller Gallery Neon Gallery Wall Clock

Neon clocks evoke thoughts of classic 50s drive-in diners and doo-wop music playing on the radio. Neon clocks are fairly self-explanatory – a bright and colorful clock usually paired with an iconic image lit up in bright neon.

Neon clocks are a better fit with modern or contemporary rooms, and are a big no-no when it comes to traditional décor, as the neon will clash harshly with natural wood walls and furniture.

These are just three styles of clock with personality in spades. If you’re looking to boost the character of a room, consider either a grandfather, cuckoo or neon clock.

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