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Grandfather Clock Buyers Guide

A new floor clock can change a small, empty area into the classic focal point of your home. Our floor clocks tell much more than time. They also tell the world you're the kind of person who appreciates good design and fine furniture. Whether you prefer a traditional look or our latest cutting edge styles, you'll find a clock that expresses your personality beautifully.

Selection should be based on:

  • Style the "look" that fits best in your home
  • Size  always measure the "footprint" where you wish to place the new clock
  • Features  choose chiming melodies and night-time shutoff options
  • Price  Our finest clocks cost less than 50.00/year over their lifetime

 

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Your new floor clock will create a new look to your home as well as the warm, subtle tone of the chimes.
When your friends and family leave your home...they will always remember your floor clock.

 

Grandfather Clock Feature Sets

Chain Driven Westminster Chime Clocks


These selections use 3 chains located behind the door that are pulled down once a week to raise the weights that power the clock as they drop down during the week. The Westminster chimes will play a few notes on each quarter hour and then play the 16 note melody on the hour, then count the hour. There is a lever on the dial to manually turn off the chimes at will. The chime rods are mounted on the side of the movement and are shorter and not as full as the chain driven clocks


Cable Driven Westminster Chime Clocks


        These grandfather clocks use a key to turn 3 arbors located in the dial that are wound once a week to raise the weights that power the clock as they drop down during the week. The Westminster chimes will play a few notes on each quarter hour and then play the 16 note melody on the hour, then count the hour. There is a lever on the dial to manually turn off the chimes at will. Your hands never touch the brass on this design.


Westminster Chime Movement Clock Click here to listen to the Westminster Chime


Cable Driven Westminster Chime Clocks w/night time chime shutoff option

Grandfather Clocks w/night time chime shutoff option also use a key to turn 3 arbors located in the dial that are wound once a week to raise the weights that power the clock as they drop down during the week. The Westminster chimes will play a few notes on each quarter hour and then play the 16 note melody on the hour, then count the hour. There is a lever on the dial to manually turn off the chimes at will. Your hands never touch the brass on this design. There is an additional lever on the left of the dial to select an option for the chime to play continuously or to cease between 10:00PM and 7:00AM.


Westminster Chime Movement Clock Click here to listen to the Westminster Chime Movement


Cable Driven Triple Chime Clocks w/night time chime shutoff option


Triple Chime grandfather clocks also use a key to turn 3 arbors located in the dial that are wound once a week to raise the weights that power the clock as they drop down during the week. The chimes will play a few notes on each quarter hour and then play the full chime melody on the hour, then count the hour. There is a lever on the dial to manually turn off the chimes at will or to choose between Westminster, Whittington or St. Michaels Chime melodies. Your hands never touch the brass on this design. There is an additional lever on the left of the dial to select an option for the chime to play continuously or to cease between 10:00PM and 7:00AM. You may also use an option for the clock only to count the hour without any hourly or quarter hour melody.


Triple Chime Movement Clock Click here to listen to the Triple Chime Movement
 


 Cable Driven Concerto Triple Chime Clocks w/night time chime shutoff option


        These selections use a key to turn 3 arbors located in the dial that are wound once a week to raise the weights that power the clock as they drop down during the week. The chimes will play one note on the first quarter hour and one each quarter hour. The movement will then play the full chime melody on the hour and count the hour. There is a lever on the dial to manually turn off the chimes at will or to choose between Westminster, Ode to Joy or Ave Maria Chime melodies. Your hands never touch the brass on this design. There is an additional lever on the left of the dial to select an option for the chime to play continuously or to cease between 10:00PM and 7:00AM. You may also use an option for the clock only to count the hour without any hourly or quarter hour melody.

Westminster Grandfather Clock Chime Click here to listen to the Westminster Chime
Ave Maria Grandfather Clock Chime Click here to listen to the Ave Maria Chime
Ode to Joy Chime Grandfather Clock Click here to listen to the Ode to Joy Chime

 


 

Quartz Floor Clocks  (battery operated clocks)


        Quartz floor clocks use batteries to power the time, chimes and the swinging pendulum. There is no winding and the clocks are very accurate. Most are dual chime offering a choice of Westminster or Ave Maria melodies.  There is also a volume control to adjust the volume to the size of the room, chime silence and hourly only chimes. Batteries will easily last a year a time and easy to replace. Some Quartz clocks will have the three weights to resemble a mechanical movement, but these do not move and are added to enhance the style of the clock. Some models of quartz floor clocks are non-chiming. In most cases these clocks are less than half of the price a mechanical movement clock. The quartz clocks with the Harmonic Movement sounds great for a battery powered clock.

Westminster Chime Clock Click here to listen to the Westminster Chime
Ave Maria Chime Clock Click here to listen to the Ave Maria Chime
Bim Bam Chime Clock Click here to listen to the Bim Bam Chime


Moon Dials

        Most keywound grandfather clocks will offer a functional, astrologically correct moon dial. When the image of the moon reaches the 15th day of 29 1/2 day lunar cycle it will appear at the top of the dial. It will be full moon at that time.  This dial rotates slowly clockwise over 29 1/2 days. When the image of the moon disappears, it is new moon.


Buying Grandfather Clocks Online

The Clock Depot is a real clock shop with a staff that only specializes in clocks with probably the largest online presence in the country. More grandfather clocks for sale in North Carolina than anywhere else. If you call us at 1-866-402-8714 Monday - Friday between 10:00AM - 6:00PM EST, we will be glad to answer any questions for you. No voice mail or call centers. You work directly with the owners. We assure you satisfaction. Our store is open 6 days a week where we have over 40 floor clocks and over 1500 wall, mantel and table clocks in stock. We will be glad to open any clock not on display for your inspection. See our grandfather clock display on Pinterest

Grandfather Clock Delivery Area with Special ServicesNationwide In Home Delivery is Included!

In home delivery in the cont. United States is included at no additional cost. 

If you live in or near the white area on the map (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware or the Washington, DC area) we also may be able to deliver and set up your clock and offer many other special services at no additional cost. 


Please call us at Toll Free at 866-402-8714 and we can explain the arrangements and what areas are covered.

 

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