Many think that a grandfather clock is something that should be "your grandfather's clock" as we are in a digital age and these clocks are nothing but relics of the past. Today's grandfather clocks (now most refer to as floor clocks) can be quite different in style than what you my think. The traditional grandfather clock with the "swan neck" pediment on top is still around, but there are now many grandfather clock styles available to fit any decor.
A good example of this is the Howard Miller Kristyn. Ty Pennington designed this selection with a more modern home in mind. The Kristyn offers straight lines with a fluted panel at the bottom and the top of the clock with flared legs to match many of the popular furniture selections available today.
The pendulum still swings back and forth and chimes the hour with small hammers that mechanically strike chime rods producing that nice, rich tone that is not overly loud at all. There is a lever on the white dial to turn off the chime completely or you may set it to night off which will automatically turn off the chimes between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM. When was the last time you made a purchase for your home that was functional that you didn't have to plug in or use batteries? That is the romance of a new floor clock where once you own one, you will never be without it. Most of the sales today are from those who grew up with a grandfather clock in the home or who own one and replacing as they are giving the clock to their children.
Other styles include the new European designs that are new...but actually styled from the first grandfather clocks that were made in Sweden centuries ago. The Howard Miller Arendal is one of the more popular clocks in this category. The Arendal and some of the other new "trend" style clocks are shown below.
There are fewer clock shops today than ever, so online shopping for your new clock has become very popular.
The Clock Depot is located in Durham, NC and all of these clocks are available at 30% off with free shipping anywhere within the cont. US. Should you ever need any long time service on your clock, they have an association of over 1000 technicians nationwide.
You can view their full selection of clocks at grandfather clocks at The Clock Depot.
The Clock Depot also carries a complete selection of wall clocks.