Wall & Floor Clocks
Our assortment: Fancy antique wall clocks as an eye-catcher!
In our online store you will find numerous unusual antique wall clocks that have already survived several decades or even centuries. Yes, the age of wall clocks seems at first glance to be long gone. Nevertheless, they are still considered special eye-catchers and are now used again more often in houses or apartments as a special interior highlight.
Matching to this, our assortment offers a suitable model for almost every preference. From cantilever clocks to oval curved models to rectangular cases, everything is there. In addition, antique wall clocks have made collectors' hearts beat faster for decades and continue to enjoy great popularity among the somewhat more mature generation.
Antique wall clocks: Chair clocks, comtoise clocks & more!
As already mentioned, you will find in our assortment a wide range of wall clocks for a variety of preferences and desires. We offer the following types of clocks:
Chair Clock or Stoelklok:
The chair clock originally comes from the old Friesland, which at that time still belonged to the Netherlands, and became more and more famous from the 18th century also in Germany. The movement of the antique wall clock usually stands on a small wooden board, has short pendulums and is driven by weights. In addition, chair clocks are often decorated with beautiful applications, which definitely makes them one of the most unusual antique wall clocks!
As the name might suggest, this type of clock was developed in France and manufactured as early as the 17th century. French pendulum clocks feature a gorgeous design and were enhanced (depending on the year of manufacture) with either bronze or brass ornamentation. Many of these antique wall clocks also give off a loud chime on the hour. Another highlight of Comtoise clocks are the clock hands, which usually feature fancy shapes.
In this family of antique wall clocks, the main focus is on the case, which has adapted its appearance to the different styles of past eras. The most beautiful regulators come from historicism or art nouveau. By the way, another important feature of a regulator is the mostly rectangular case, which is often equipped with a glass door. Behind this door you can find the movement, as well as the decorated dial with all the important components.
Special movements for special wall clocks
Now that we have introduced you to three different types of clocks, we would like to point out that all types have different movements, which differ significantly from each other.
Therefore, in our online store you can find antique wall clocks with a rake striking movement, a carving and turning movement, a chain hoist or a metal spindle movement.
The rake striking movement is, for example, typical for table and wall clocks from the ancient times. The advantage of this movement is that the hands can be adjusted by hand without having to resynchronize the clock and its striking mechanism.
On the other hand, with a chain-wound movement, which is mostly found in cuckoo clocks or even chair clocks, the weights from the movement have to be rewound at least once a week up to once a day. This clearly shows that this type of wall clock has a very complex structure, which can include up to three chain train movements per model.
Proper care and maintenance
Finally, you should also keep in mind that your antique wall clock needs regular maintenance and care. This is the only way to ensure that you will enjoy your piece of jewelry for a long time.
Therefore, for the optimal maintenance of the clock movement, we recommend you to visit an expert in their area, who will support and also advise them. However, when it comes to external care and cleaning, you can lend a hand yourself and carefully take care of your centerpiece. Important: Avoid strong cleaning agents that damage the case of your antique wall clock.