Our Favourite Clock Quotes of All Time

Our Favourite Clock Quotes of All Time

May 07, 2021 5 min read

Our favourite clock quotes of all time are drawn from a wide variety of individuals from all walks of life. Many see clocks as relentless observers and registers of the march of time and the transience of all things.
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Why is it different times in different countries?

Why is it different times in different countries?

April 30, 2021 4 min read

Why is it different times in different countries, who came up with the idea and when did it start? To understand the concept, picture the Earth rotating as it circles the sun on its yearly orbit. Each 24 hours, the Earth performs one complete rotation, which is why a day is 24 hours long.
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Re-opening arrangements at Clock Corner

April 20, 2021 1 min read

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History of Timekeeping

History of Timekeeping

March 26, 2021 5 min read

The history of timekeeping is intrinsically linked to the development of human society. A carved bone found in the Semliki Valley in the Democratic Republic of Congo is thought to be the first instance of man recording the passage of days.
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Why do we change the clocks twice a year?

Why do we change the clocks twice a year?

March 15, 2021 4 min read

Each time it happens people are caught off guard, so why do we change the clocks twice a year? Each October when the mornings are cold and dark, everyone feels grateful for an extra warm hour in bed.
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Famous UK Clocks

Famous UK Clocks

February 25, 2021 5 min read

With our rich and prolific history of clockmaking, picking our favourite famous UK clocks is no mean feat. As a result, we have chosen these examples as a showcase of those we consider worthy of interest.
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Are antique clocks a good investment?

Are antique clocks a good investment?

February 23, 2021 4 min read

While they obviously have monetary value based on age and scarcity, are antique clocks a good investment? Firstly, what does the term antique mean and how is it different to vintage? There is a tendency for unscrupulous or ill-informed sellers to label any old or worn collectible item as vintage.
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Types of mantel clocks

Types of mantel clocks

January 28, 2021 5 min read

The different types of mantel clocks can be defined by three categories of design: Movement, Case Style, and Construction Materials. Mantle clocks have been in use since the mid-18th century and the invention of the spring mechanism.
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What should I look for when buying a grandfather clock?

What should I look for when buying a grandfather clock?

January 26, 2021 4 min read

Having decided to purchase one, what should I look for when buying a grandfather clock? It is impossible to deny the appeal of a grandfather clock as a feature for your home. Their grand imposing nature makes them an eye catching addition to any room with the space available.
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The top ten most famous clocks - Clock Corner

The top ten most famous clocks

December 08, 2020 6 min read

Whether through design, architecture or function, this is our choice of the top ten most famous clocks in the world. All are closely linked to the social and political history of their locations or commemorate a specific event in world history.
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How do I know if my grandfather clock is antique?

How do I know if my grandfather clock is antique?

November 11, 2020 5 min read

It may look the part, but how do I know if my grandfather clock is antique? With ‘antique’ usually used to describe clocks over 100 years old, most are.  Modern forgeries are rare as plausible fakes are difficult to make and enough genuine examples still exist to supply the demand.
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Lockdown and shop closures...

November 03, 2020 1 min read

With the impending National Lockdown (Thurs 5th Nov) Clock Corner will be closing the shop and operating an appointment service, to enable work to be dropped off and/or collected. This will allow us to continue providing our services and to protect our staff and customers.
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