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The Wall Clock Stands the Test of Time

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

From the beginning of time, man has been in a constant search of the ideal way in which to track the time. Early on, the sundial was all the rage, followed by the hour glass. Now, in the modern times of today, our timepieces consist of all types of digital devices that adorn nearly every electronic unit within our sight or sound. Many of these means of tracking time have fallen by the wayside as a new device comes along the replace the previous one. Why even the wrist watch is being replaced by, of all things, the telephone we keep on our side or in our pocket. However, one of these many variations of time tracking remain and show up in all types of environs and that is the wall clock.

Still today, you will be hard pressed to enter a home and not find a wall clock being displayed in some way or the other. Many of these clocks are family heirlooms that have been passed down generation through generation. They may be custom made marvels of wood carving or simple understatements that blend perfectly with their surroundings. Whatever the type decor in your home, from antique country to modern contemporary, there is a clock out there that will adorn that special space on your wall beautifully.

You will generally find quality clocks come in two types of movement. Quartz movement wall clocks are constructed with less complicated mechanisms and require less maintenance than the more detailed mechanical key wound clocks. The mechanical key wound clock is a very precise piece of engineering requiring the proper movement of springs or weighted pendulums to properly keep the correct time. A key wound wall clock will likely require periodic minor repairs and adjustments by a knowledgeable technician to remain at peak performance.

What is seen more commonly today is a battery powered wall clock that is built more for its decorative value than for its ability to keep the correct time. However, even though time keeping may not be its primary function, many of the clocks of this modern era require no manual adjustment at all. These clocks set their time by receiving a radio signal transmitted from a global atomic clock that may be accurate to within one second every century. These wall clocks will even adjust themselves for daylight savings time.

Wall clocks are manufactured in every size, shape and style imaginable. Whatever room you desire to adorn with a wall clock, you will find many different choices to fit your need. No matter your decorative taste or amount of your budget you will be able to locate the perfect clock for your needs and also one that you will be proud to display as the focal point of any room in your home.


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