Who has heard the phrase there is never enough time in the day for all I need to accomplish? Not only have we all heard this saying many times but we have probably said it ourselves. In today’s world people seem to be obsessed with time. Our lives seem to be ruled by time and the keeper of that time is clocks.
From the beginning humans have searched for a reliable way to keep track of time, from monitoring the phases of the moon or keeping track of the sun and stars for the passing of time. Early on precise timekeeping devises included the hourglass, indexed candles that burned at a fixed rate and water powered devises.
There is a timeless fascination with time keeping and clocks from ancient times. These clocks from long ago are still mimicked today, but use modern technologies for their working mechanism.
There is not a home in the U.S. today that a wall clock does not adorn the walls. Whether it be custom made or store bought, the wall clock livens up our spirits and surroundings. No matter what design theme you have, you will find a wall clock that suits your personality and decor. These clocks are functional, practical and extremely decorative.
Wall clocks are generally offered in two types of movement; a mechanical key wound or a quartz movement clock. The key wound wall clocks are mechanical timepieces that are powered or driven with either weights that hang or with springs. These types need to be wound with a key to operate. Quality wall clocks offer the attractiveness of a sophisticated timepiece. Many of the features, such as traditional chiming methods, are offered on the electronic versions. Quartz wall clocks require less maintenance and the enclosures are usually constructed with the same quality standards of traditional mechanical clocks.
Most wall clocks run on AA batteries, but most recently some are automatically set to adjust for daylight savings time. More technically advanced clocks receive radio signals from standard global clocks making these as precise and accurate as possible.
There are a variety of wall clocks available to suit every taste and style. They come in both modern and retro. They can feature different themes such as movies, music, sports, cartoons and celebrities. They also manufacture some clocks specifically for certain rooms of the house such as your kitchen and bathroom. Also available for your choosing is large and small clocks, floral, radio controlled, pendulum, classic, cuckoo, digital, children’s and outdoor wall clocks. They all bring warmth and elegance and come in an assortment of finishes and materials. Some have features that we would have never imagined possible. Depending on your personal taste and budget you can find wall clocks in wood, metal, acrylic, glass, turquoise, slate and stone.
One of the most important factors before purchasing the clock is to decide where you will place it. This will decide if the clock is an accent for the room or the main focal point when you enter the room. The wall clock can become a conversation piece with its visual beauty and sound. There are Grandfather clocks that can be wall mounted and are quartz driven. There are some that are key wound with chime silence options. You can also mount an alarm clock to your wall. I have one that tells the day of the week, month, date and temperature.
The most impressive model that I have found is called a rhythm wall clock. If you have not seen one you will be in for a real treat. These clocks display motion, lights and fantastic sound for your family’s entertainment. They are available in about a dozen different models from contemporary to traditional. This clock will be the talk of the neighborhood. They do have a special feature that is built in so that an automatic night time shut off activates.
Another benefit of the wall clock is they make great gifts. There is one for anybody you might know and for any occasion. They are stylish and functional and can be custom made to your specifications and even logo for that special person.
You can find wall clocks in furniture stores, home decor stores and specialty stores that just sell timepieces. Now you have all the answers and reasons why this is a great piece to place on your walls. So before the clock strikes the next hour don’t hesitate start your search immediately.