Do you own a grandfather clock?

United States
July 13, 2008 10:58pm CST
I do not, but have thought about it. Are you one of the fortunate ones? Do you like having one or was it not what you expected? How is upkeep on something like that?
5 responses
@ersmommy1 (12597)
• United States
18 Jul 08
No.I don't. But a good friend of mine does.I don't think I would own one. The ring of time as it goes by can be distracting. They are beautiful clocks to look at. But according to my friend can be expensive.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
This is very true. I have seen them several thousand dollars. And to have something go wrong with them... Whew what a mess that would be.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
19 Jul 08
My parents got theirs over 30 years ago and at the time it was around $500. I can imagine how much that same clock would cost today.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
Me too. You can be sure it has at least doubled that much. Since it seems everything has doubled, tripled and even quadrupled since then.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I don't own one, but my mother does. She has had it as long as I can remember. I think she got it before I was born even. It is a really nice clock. Hers has 7 day weights on it, so you only have to raise the weights up once a week. It chimes every 15 minutes which you would think would get annoying, but after awhile you don't even hear it anymore.
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• United States
14 Jul 08
That sounds lovely. I imagine it is a lot like the trains we have here in my town. They are noisy, but most of the time they don't even register because we are used to them.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I grew up with the clock and the train tracks about 5 blocks from my house. I learned to drown it all out. Now, I am such a light sleeper anything will wake me up.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
I understand that. I have only really ever been a light sleeper when my kids were first born. Now that they are older, I am more comfortable to sleep good again. Trains or not.
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
19 Jul 08
I do not have a grandfather clock,but I have always wanted one. I believe that I will buy one once we build our new house as I have always wanted one in the entry way to the house. I will have that entryway in the new house. I don't think that I would mind the noise as I would block it out once I was used to it.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
That is true. I wonder if there is a way to turn it down at least at night. Of course if you have it in the entry way, it might be far enough away from the bedroom to not be a big deal at night at least.
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
17 Jul 08
I love grandfather clocks but we live in a very small house and there is no room for one. There is no major upkeep per say except winding it once a week. My Grandfather wound his every Sunday Night. My sister now has his but it stopped working soon after she got it. Reminds me of the old nursery rhyme song.
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• United States
17 Jul 08
That is like us. We have a small house and a grandfather clock just would not fit anywhere in here.
@wendy1980 (131)
• China
14 Jul 08
my father have one,it's very old,but accurate.and I very like the sound ,it make me feel calm,make me feel unlone in night.
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• United States
17 Jul 08
I loved the sounds of the ones I have seen. Very nice.