Grandfather clocks are large and heavy with a pendulum inside the case. The cases are often elaborately decorated, just as they had been when they were 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 these giant 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.