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Grandfather Clocks by Bulova - Backed By Over Over 125 Years of Quality and Craftsmanship
The most recent development with Bulova Grandfather Clocks has been its acquisition of the grandfather clock design rights from the extremely highly regarded Sligh Grandfather Clocks company, which has itself ceased production of Grandfather Clocks. If you were a fan of Sligh Grandfather Clocks, or even if you were not, Bulova Grandfather Clocks deserve a special look because of their handmade solid wood cases made in North America, and their very high grade mechanical movements by Hermle Clocks, one of the very finest mechanical movement makers (from Germany) in the world today.
Since 1875, when Joseph Bulova set up shop in New York City, the Bulova name has been synonymous with quality and craftsmanship. While many things have changed since then, Bulova's reputation for superb workmanship and superior timekeeping remains. Bulova's unwavering demand for excellence is evident in every detail of their Bulova Grandfather Clocks.
Custom-made to your specifications, each Bulova Grandfather Clock is handcrafted and polished to ensure the quality our customers deserve. Designed as exquisite furnishings as well as high-quality precision timepieces, all Bulova Grandfather Clocks begin with the finest woods, carefully selected by our expert craftspeople. These prime woods are then meticulously cut, seasoned and finished, as the dedicated team assigned to each clock crafts a final product of heirloom-quality beauty.
Our cable-wound and chain-driven movements, all in solid brass, are made by the foremost manufacturers in Germany's Black Forest region, the world's leading source for precision mechanical clock movements. Every intricately crafted movement features a quarter-hour strike, with single-chime movements, playing the well-loved Westminster melody and triple-chime movements offering a choice of Westminster, St. Michael or Whittington chiming melodies.
Made to last for generations, Bulova Grandfather Clocks bring with them a special promise of elegance and grace, a warmth designed for years of memories and magic.
A Word About Grandfather Clocks
Exquisite as they may be, the distinctive weights and pendulum of a mechanical grandfather clock are far from merely decorative.
The essence of classic clock design, these distinctive features control and regulate the workings of each expertly handcrafted Bulova Grandfather Clock.
The weights provide the power for all Bulova Grandfather Clocks, whether cable-wound or chain-driven. With each weight responsible for a specific function - D in basic three-weight clocks, timekeeping, the hour strike and the quarter hour chime - D the clock derives energy from the force of the weights as they drop lower during a seven- to eight-day cycle. Winding consists of raising the weights either via a winding crank (for cable-wound styles) or manually (for chain-driven models). The pendulum, swinging in an even tick-tock motion, controls the actual running speed of the clock. Since a shorter pendulum moves more rapidly than a longer one, each pendulum includes a regulator nut, either above or below the pendulum bob, that can be turned to move the bob up or down, changing the center of gravity and thus effectively altering the length of the pendulum itself. The hour strike and quarter hour chimes are produced by the series of hammers hitting gong rods, tubes or bells. Each of these is of a different size to produce a distinctive sound. Melodies are created through the specific sequence and rhythm with which each hammer hits its corresponding rod, tube or bell.
All Bulova Grandfather Clocks include a self-correcting feature to synchronize the chimes with the time.
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