Clocks come in a variety of styles, sizes, options, and in many different price ranges. The clock market is incredibly diverse in terms of options. (for higher priced items on our store, please feel free to contact us to ensure you are getting the best price we can offer.)
If the clock is a gift, the choice may depend on the person and the occasion. If you know the person very well and want to get them something they will love, a higher end clock is sure to impress. If you don't know them incredibly well, a simple wall or table clock should do the trick. If you are buying for your own home, get the one that genuinely speaks to you. If you want something extravagant, a high-end grandfather/floor clock will surely fill in any empty spaces in your home.
Also, the choice often depends on where you would like a clock to be placed; how big is the area? Do its colors blend? Does its style compliment my home decor? If you are trying to fill an empty wall, a large wall clock may be perfect for you. If you have an empty corner, a grandfather clock will surely fill the hole. If you have a decorative shelf which needs more decor, a table/mantle clock will be the perfect fit!
For many, this question is the harder one to make. Are you looking for a grandfather clock or a traditional wall clock with a mechanical movement that can serve as a real heirloom piece? Are you looking for something sleek and classy but you don't care about the antiquity? There are clocks in traditional classes such as grandfather clocks that have much more modern designs to compliment those with contemporary home decor.
If you are looking for something whimsical and futuristic to brighten up a room? Astronomical clocks such as the Tellerium are in a class of their own, often regarded as gifts of a lifetime.
This question usually comes down to whether the owner will play the role of the key winder or not. Quartz movements are battery operated and will require little to no maintenance/upkeep until a battery dies, the time becomes slightly off, or the quartz movement breaks over time. Mechanical Clocks, on the other hand, will require low maintenance depending on how long of a power reserve the piece has. If the piece has an 8-day power reserve than every 8-days, you will have to re-wind the clock's movement with a key. Although some may find this tedious and cumbersome, many find it more authentic and intriguing to own an accurate mechanical clock. Mechanical clocks also require a professional to perform maintenance on them about once every 5-10 years or so; this will ensure the clock will be in tip-top shape and be able to continue to run for decades. Quartz movements, although they have no maintenance, will only last a maximum of usually around five years.