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Clocks and Watches

eye of the time clocks
eye of the time clock
victorian clock
Victorian clock
porthole desk clock
porthole clock
victorian pocket watch
Victorian pocket watch
captain clock
captain clock
victorian dome watch
Victorian watch
clocks and watches

Hours that Count

Blink and itís over.... That's how people often feel about their lives. In today's fast world, many of us find keeping the pace harder than ever. This is probably one of the reasons why beautiful clocks are making a comeback as an important design element among collectors and laymen alike.

Clocks have an enduring place in society. Humans have been inventing ways to measure time since the beginning of time. From the eclectic clocks that haunt the spaces in Grand Central Station to Big Ben of London, they are the measure by which we pace our lives. Now that same mystical and awe-inspiring experience of laying eyes on a landmark clock can be experienced every day when you add clocks and hourglasses to your home or office decor.

Putting a clock on display makes a statement. In a world full of electronic gadgets, classical favorites have been replaced with the latest fads. If you feel like time is slipping away, fear not, there are tons of fun clocks to help you get a grip on the days as they pass.

One of most masterful clock versions is the eye of the time clock. This design has dimension. Made of durable finishes such as antique brass or nickel, and featuring a concave, bulbous face, this style distinguishes itself in any room. A break from the traditional wall clock, this style is hooked onto a stand where it is securely placed with an every-so-slight swing. The style is fashioned after pocket watches, which were a staple in Victorian times. Made notable by the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, this icon can invite fun and fantasy into your life!

Stately and refined, the captains clock makes a strong impression. This look features a classic round-faced design and large dials. Talk about a style that is truly timeless. The disc-shaped clock is affixed inside a sturdy mahogany base which creates eligible design for a wall clock or a mantle piece.

There aren't enough grains of sand on all the beaches in the world to count how lovely an sand clocks (also known as hourglasses) can look. Hourglasses are an elegant way to count down the time. Consider them a stopwatch of yester yore. They can be very useful for timing limits on board games or parlor games. The lost art of counting the moments with hourglasses is truly making a comeback as people fall in love once more with the charm of these gorgeous specimens. There is no better way to remind yourself that every second counts than by watching each grain of sand slip through a gorgeously fluted hourglass.

The saying may go, Time is Money - but a beautiful clock is a priceless addition to your life!

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