The Ancient and Modern Clocks

The ancestors of the modern day wall clocks can be traced back from a long line of crude clockworks.

The sundial is the first known instrument that guides people about the time. It is considered as the earliest method that was used to tell time during the ancient times. This is how it works. It can tell time based on the shadows that were casted by the sun's rays on marked surfaces. In its simplest form, it is made up of sticks or poles that were made to stand on the ground. Most wall clocks are still inspired by the look of the sundial in fact there are wall clocks that are actually designed to look exactly like the sundials.


There are wall clocks that a made with brass dials. These were the earliest wall clocks made for the use of the masses. But during that period, these timepieces were very costly. It took their craftsmen a few months to finish just a single unit. Only the noble class or the rulers of that time that these brass dials are made for done in their palaces and mansions.


It was Great Britain that started the painted dials. They were the first ones to revamp the traditional brass dials and made known to the world the modern clock dials that still exist today. Painted dials grew in popularity and they were mass produced for common folks as of that time. During that era, wall clocks are not used only for timekeeping but also as a status symbol that can display commemorative and decorative pieces that represent their wealth. The British capitalists utilized them to celebrate and mark assorted cultural and religious events, famous sports, and war victories.


Wall Clocks Modern are now produced and made with cheaper materials like metal and plastic. Today's technology enables manufacturers to make wall clocks and quickly without sacrificing its quality. There are certain types that are wounded automatically with the use of quartz crystal. There are ones that are run by winding them up using springs. There are even ones that are battery powered. These pieces are available at very affordable prices.


The consumers even have options in selection between the analog faced designs and the digital designs. If you are opting for the classic style and preserve the art of time telling via the original hands-on-the-face designed watches and clocks, then you can opt for this type. But if you are after the precision of time up to the fraction of a second, then you should choose the digital ones.


There are still, however, specially made clocks that are loyal to original craftsmanship and design and these can be found on most watches that can be seen in Switzerland. These types still cost hundreds to thousands of dollars because of the quality and hard work put into it by craftsmen, but many people invest in them for decorative and status symbol purposes. And their decision makes sense. Wall clocks are still cheaper than paintings but they add just the same character and elegance to any wall types.

There are plenty of choices of pretty alarm clocks that can be viewed on the website of Oh Clocks. Visit them now and buy a piece if you want to wake up smiling in the morning.