Archive for June, 2010
Now that the Gregorian calendar is staunchly imbedded in cultures around the globe, any device that utilizes a timekeeping mechanism that isn’t calibrated for 12 months comprised of 7-day weeks seems a bit out of place. This is particularly puzzling when the disparity occurs with a time keeping device. So, naturally I was puzzled when I learned about 8 day carved cuckoo clocks.
Despite their name, 8 day cuckoo clocks keep time in the same fashion as any other contemporary timepiece. The moniker is derived from the fact that the clock must be wound every eight days. This level of maintenance may seem burdensome now that all of our phones and computers instantly sync up with satellites, but when the clock was first introduced, it was cutting edge technology.
Decorating our homes is one of the best ways to demonstrate our sense of style and individuality, and one of the best ways to do this is with household accents. If you want to give your house a bit of style and charm, look into unique wall clocks, such as authentic made in Germany cuckoo clocks. These can be displayed in your kitchen, bedroom, guest room, or any other spare room where you feel it needs a bit of sprucing up. These clocks come in many different styles, colors, and patterns, so there’s something perfect out there for your home.
When purchasing any clock, just keep in mind that it’s fundamentally about functionality. Clocks are a great way to add pizzazz to your home, but they should still function as a clock. For that reason, don’t let the look of novelty clocks override your ability to read the numbers. Some clocks have numbers that are too small or poorly marked, and it can be very difficult to ascertain the time. Avoid this frustration by picking a stylish and functional clock. This way, your home will benefit twofold. It will more accurately reflect your sense of style, and it will be more convenient for you and your guests.