ANTIQUE

Antique & Vintage Clocks

Antique and vintage clocks exude an ambiance that no modern clock can. They are a testament to craftsmanship and slower days gone by. Owning a clock with history shows you are a person of the finer details. People give vintage clocks as gifts to show respect and to celebrate achievements.

Identifying an Antique or Vintage Clock

You may not know what your old-fashioned clock is called but you recognize its age, but how do you identify an antique clock?

To find out whether your clock is an antique you must first determine its age and maker. Clock designers often inscribe their mark on the dial, face or casing. Once you know the maker, you can research what collection it belongs to and when it was made. Items over 100 years old are considered antique.

 

Is a Vintage Clock the Same as an Antique Clock?

 

Vintage and antique are often used interchangeably to describe the age of a clock. However, there is a technical difference. Clocks qualify as antiques when they are at least 100 years old. Thus, a clock that is between 20-100 years old is considered vintage.

 

Valuing Antique Clocks

 

Aside from its sentimental value, your inherited clock may also be of great value.

 

How Do You Find the Value of Antique Clocks?

 

You can determine the value of an antique clock by researching researching the following;

* the age of clock

* how rare it is

* the reputation of the maker

* its current condition

 

You will know if your clock is valuable by checking the price of the same or a similar design. Scan the internet for antique sellers or contact a clock expert like us for a more accurate appreciation.

 

Are Antique Clocks Worth Anything?

 

Are you asking yourself, ‘how do I know if my clock is valuable?’ Antiques are worth as much as someone is willing to pay for them. Do your research on the clock’s history and speak to an expert.

 

Caring for Antique Clocks

 

All well-crafted clocks need appropriate care, especially the ones that have aged gracefully.

 

How Do You Take Care of an Antique/Vintage Clock?

 

They say that you will only feel your age once you stop moving. The same is true for clocks. Keep your antique and vintage clocks running.

 

Regular maintenance of clocks includes;

* Winding the dial

* Oiling the wood

* Lubricating the mechanism

* Dusting all parts, nooks & crannies

 

Because of the fragility of old clocks, it is best to have a professional handle the more intricate tasks. Visit our shop for a masterful maintenance of your clock.

 

Where’s the Best Place to Have a Vintage Clock in Your House?

 

Temperature, humidity and sunlight can all affect the condition of a vintage clock so choose their placement carefully. Avoid high temperatures, high humidity and direct sunlight. Choose a room with a consistent air temperature and spot that is not too close to a window or heater.

 

 

Where Can I Buy an Antique Clock?

 

Only buy antique clocks from trusted sellers. Visit our shop in West Killbride or view our collection online.