Antique Longcase Clocks, also known as Grandfather Clocks, are beautiful pieces of engineering. Beautiful not only in the way they look, but also in the precision of the engineering. When you think about it, it’s truly amazing that a clock can keep such good time when it consists of not much more than a face and a pendulum with a weight on the end, wrapped in a wooden case. Of course they’re not caesium clocks in terms of accuracy, but then they look more elegant, and the chimes are usually pleasanter too!
And you can buy Antique Longcase Clocks easily. Pendulum of Mayfair have a fine range of antique grandfather clocks, and also have a useful page on their website about how to set up a longcase clock after purchase. It also has useful tips about caring for this delicate piece of engineering once you have invested in it, including winding, oiling and general care. The company offers free UK delivery on all clocks, and will even set up your new antique longcase clock for you, on arrival.