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A clock is a device that allows you to know what time it is throughout the day.

There are many types of cool clocks out there. There are clocks that can be installed to the wall, others that can be placed on a desk, and even some that can be used outside.  For every room and environment, there is a clock that can be used in it. 

A clock’s benefits vary between the types.  With wall and desk clocks, there is the basic benefit of seeing the time of day.

Then there are different benefits from using unique clocks. A grandfather clock can influence the style of the room; while an outdoor clock can help you complete an outdoor task before sunset.

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A clock is a device that allows you to know what time it is throughout the day.

There are many types of cool clocks out there. There are clocks that can be installed to the wall, others that can be placed on a desk, and even some that can be used outside.  For every room and environment, there is a clock that can be used in it. 

A clock’s benefits vary between the types.  With wall and desk clocks, there is the basic benefit of seeing the time of day.

Then there are different benefits from using unique clocks. A grandfather clock can influence the style of the room; while an outdoor clock can help you complete an outdoor task before sunset.

A clock is the most important product you could possibly buy.  Without them, a person could never know when to leave for an event, job, or to go home for the day. 

Other benefits of using them include staying organized with getting jobs done for school or work, being timely for work and class, meeting friends for events, and even watching your favorite show.

Wall Clocks

Wall clocks are the most well-known type of clock. You can find them in almost every building. 

They are created to be mounted on walls where they can be seen by anyone in the room.  The benefits of having a wall clock includes being able to easily see the time of the day in any angle of the room. 

 

There are different types of unique wall clocks including digital and pendulum types. Many modern wall clocks come in analog, so you get the best of both worlds. A decorative wall clock that also displays time digitally.  

Some analog wall clocks with pendulums are such premium items that they make wonderful family heirlooms. Certain digital wall clocks are made to light up, come alive with animation, and play music on the hour. If you search, you are sure to find an excellent choice of wall clocks.

Large Wall Clocks

Large wall clocks are over 20 inches long or wide.  They are made to be proportionate for larger rooms, where smaller clocks would be too small.

The benefit of having a large wall clock includes complementing most items in a room. They can even become the center of attention in the room.

Giant wall clocks have a unique balance in practicality and style.  They are both useful to see the time and eye-catching. 

An oversized wall clock varies in the type of clock.  With it being 20 inches in length or width, it could be anywhere between a large atomic clock and even an oversized musical clock.

Atomic Clocks

Our Atomic clocks are radio-controlled, allowing them to be precise and accurate with their ability to pick up and sync broadcasted signals.

According to nist.gov, these atomic clocks are designed to measure the precise length of a second (SI). They also require no effort to change during day light savings time.

These clocks are in 60 kHz and are located in the LF portion of the radio spectrum. They pick up broadcasted signals from NIST radio station WWV in Fort Collins, Colorado.

An atomic clock is perfect for any environment that requires accuracy in the exact second.  These clocks are also excellent for any user who prefers accuracy to the exact second without having to actually adjust the hour. 

Musical Clocks

The musical clock was invented in 1598 by Nicholas Vallin, son of famous clock maker, John Vallin.  

These wonderful music alarm clocks were invented to play a calming and classic melody with each hour that passes by. The tunes vary between clocks and range from seasonal and classical music to show tunes and modern day hits.

The benefits include learning of each passing hour through hearing a beautiful tune instead of having to actually look at the clock.  This reduces the stress of having to actively look at the clock to see what hour of the day it is.

Excellent examples of well-known musical clocks are the famous Big Ben in London and the Delacorte Music Clock in Central Park.

Desk Clocks

Desk Clocks are small and portable devices that are capable of being placed on any table.  The benefit includes maintaining wall space in the room while being in hands reach to change.

They can be useful for any room that has a desk. A desk clock has a wide variety of uses, including checking what time it is for a business meeting, alerting when an event is about to occur, and even being used for style purposes.

These desktop clocks vary in type.  Since they can be placed on any desk, they can be anywhere between a useful alarm clock and a decorative mantel clock.

Any person that doesn’t want to lose wall space would love this desk clock. 

Alarm Clocks

Alarm clocks are a type of clock that alerts the user when it has reached the previously selected time.

Alarm clocks have many important uses for the user. From waking up to get to work to being sent an alert for an event during a busy day, alarm clocks are an essential device to being on time throughout the day.

The average alarm clock has a display, AM and FM radio, power source, internal circuitry, speakers, and other buttons and switches.

The user is able to decide when and how they want to be alerted.  The ways to be alerted vary depending on the clock; some are only capable of AM and FM radio while others also includes CD’s that can be used.

Mantel Clocks

Mantel clocks are small antique clocks that complete the look of any room. The benefits include not having to hang them up, instead placing them as a center piece in the room with a fire place.

A mantel clock creates a special vibe to a room. These clocks were created to add comfort and warmth to any room with a fire place. 

The style of the antique mantel clock varies depending on the time it was built. According to homeguides, Mantel clocks are often produced with high quality materials such as hardwood solids or gold trim.

The original antique mantel clocks were originally created by the French in the 18th century.  These were built with ornate trim with bronze, pewter, and brass trim adorning the clock.  

Seth Thomas mantel clocks were soon created from 1881 to 1918 in the United States.  They were made out of marble, iron, and adamantine.

In the late 1980’s, Howard Miller mantel clocks were created, adding an innovative style of these clocks.

Grandfather Clocks

Grandfather clocks are large and heavy with a pendulum inside the case. The case is often elaborately decorated as first was created by William Clement in 1670.

These clocks are often used in living and dining rooms to be showcased for guests and give off a very classic feel to their interior design.  An excellent benefit of having this type of clock is being able to learn of every passing hour by hearing a beautiful sound.

There are different types of grandfather clocks, including Comtoise, Bornholm, and Mora.  The differences between these three are the trim and movements. 

With a grandfather clock, you must consistently check on the clock to maintain accuracy. Some have movements eight day movements while others have 30 hour movements. 

With 30 hour movements, you must wind the clocks each day to maintain accuracy.  While with 8 hour movements, you must wind weekly to maintain accuracy. 

One of the top brands of grandfather clocks is the Howard Miller grandfather clock. Starting out in the 1960’s, Howard Miller has been making grandfather clocks for over 85 years.  They now have the title of “World’s Largest Grandfather Clock Manufacturer” with their elegant and classic design.

These clocks were originally called longcase clocks before Henry Clay wrote a song titled My Grand Father Clock in 1876 after hearing a story about one in 1875 from some workers at an inn. The song became a hit and soon replaced long cased clocks as the name for the large and classic clocks.

Outdoor Clocks

Outdoor clocks are specifically designed to resist weather and keep you informed of the time of day while outside. Whether these clocks are used on the patio, yard, or garden, they can be placed anywhere.  

With an Outdoor clock, the user will always know the time of day. This is important for gardening, farming, and other outdoor activities to understand how much time there is before sunset.

The user will never have to worry about losing track of time while outside with these clocks.

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