Unique Materials of Antique Clocks

Are you considering purchasing an antique clock for your home or business? Congratulations on making a wise choice! Now, before you start planning your purchase why don’t you take a few minutes to think about what type of antique clock you’re looking for.  What type of style are you interested in? Is there a specific time period that interests you? What kind of material do you want your clock to be made from? That’s right, you might want to take a moment to think about what types of materials you might want your clock to be made from.  Sure, oak and cherry wood are the most common types of materials that are used, but they are far from your only options.

Porcelain and Enamel Clocks Are Often Quite Beautiful

If you are looking for a unique antique clock, you can’t go wrong with a porcelain or enamel clock.  Often striking, these clocks are outside of the box and offer a look that is far from what most people think of when they think of an antique clock.  Are they perfect for any décor and style? No, but not clock is.  But, if you can find one that suits what you need, then these unique clocks could be just what you’re looking for.

Sometimes it’s a combination of different materials that make one clock great, such as this antique mystery clock;

Gold Antique Clock

Skeleton Clocks Have Partial Cases or No Cases to Showcase Their Inner Workings

While most people think of clocks as being wooden, these same people also realize that the internal workings of these same wooden clocks are most definitely made of metal.  Skeleton clocks are unique in that the inner workings are intentionally exposed to allow people a chance to see how the intricate mechanisms that control the clocks work.

Where the different materials come into play is the polished brass and other materials that clockworks are made from are visible.  Higher quality materials, and more precise manufacturing techniques are used when creating the clockworks for a skeleton clock since the mechanisms will be prominently displayed.  These clocks are often striking and fit in well with most interior design styles.

There’s Nothing Wrong with Traditional Wood Clocks

If porcelain, enamel, and metal clocks don’t’ appeal to you, there’s nothing wrong with choosing a more traditional option and going with a wooden clock.  When well made, antique wooden clocks have a timeless beauty that allows them to be displayed in virtually any environment.  There’s a certain comfort that comes from seeing an antique wooden clock since it is such a familiar, but also intriguing decorative object.

Make A Choice Based on What Appeals to You

How do you know what type of clock material is the right one of you? That’s a personal decision that you’ll have to come to.  Take some time, think about what you want, then start comparing different types of antique clocks.  One important piece of advice to remember is to not zero in on one option from day one.  Give yourself the freedom to explore and look around so you can be exposed to many options.  You may end up surprising yourself by discovering that the type of clock you thought you wanted, didn’t end up being your final choice.

We’re Here to Help

While the final decision on what type of clock to buy is yours to make, as it should be, there’s also nothing wrong with accepting some guidance from the professionals.  That’s what we’re here for, we aren’t just here to sell you a clock, we’re here to offer our wealth of knowledge and experience to help you to make an informed decision.  The way we see it, if you aren’t thrilled with the antique clock that you’ve purchased from us, then we haven’t done our job well.