1. Determine where you’ll display your clock within your
2. Determine what style you think you may want to purchase.
3. Consider the size of the clock–don’t get one that’s
too large or too small for the room it will be in.
4. Match your room decor to the style and finish of the clock
so that it will blend in and enhance the room’s other
5. Consider what type of clock movement you want–electric,
quartz, or mechanical.
6. After selecting the movement, you should select the type
of face for your clock. This may include a moon phase dial,
different numeral styles, as well as which chimes it will play–
Westminister, Whittington, or St. Michael.
7. Decide if you’d like a night silencer and chime volume.
8. Which style of pendulum would you like, and which movement
9. Inquire as to the warranty, delivery and setup procedure
for the clock selected. White glove delivery service and setup
are available. Ask about these services and who’s responsible
for their cost. Many dealers provide free shipping and setup.
9. Ask about the proper operation and care of the clock you
select. Make sure you understand its instructions and make sure
the dealer is able to answer any questions you may have.
10. Always select a reputable clock company as well as a
genuine dealer from whom to make your purchase. If any problems
with your clock should arise, you want a dealer that can be your
11. Avoid any deal that seems too good to be true. With
Grandfather Clocks, you usually get what you pay for. A
well-made clock will become a family heirloom.