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7 Types of Clocks You Should Know About

7 Types of Clocks You Should Know About

‘Time and tide wait for no man’, ‘Stich in time saves nine’, ‘Time is money’, and many other popular sayings on time we have. Our ancestors treated time as money and so should we do, but nowadays teenagers don’t value time and it’s totally fine for them if they reach late at classes or have their breakfast at the time of lunch. To be on time, every house has clocks and every wrist has a watch, so let’s see the different types of clocks one can have.

Vintage Clock

Vintage Clock

How about a clock made up of brass and wood and has an intricate design which gives a unique look to the wall. This vintage clock comes in various designs and can be placed in a corner or can be hanged on the wall too.

Pendulum Clock

Pendulum Clock

This type of clock is made up of either plastic or glass. If it ever gets dirt onto it use cotton or any soft material cloth to clean it up. The most widely seen colours in this type of watch are black and silver, the rest depends on the taste of the buyer.

Oversized wall clocks

Oversized wall clocks

This type of clocks with the name indicates that they are bigger than that of usual clocks. This wall clock covers the whole area in large and is good for people to know time who have a vision disability. Many a time this clock Is used so that people from far away can also see the time. Places, where this type of clock is used, is can a railway station, place of ophthalmologist, or old age homes.

Tabletop

Tabletop

Clocks can be hanged or can be placed at a desk, the clocks which are placed on a desk are small in size and has numerous variations in it and one can find design and colour according to the interior. They have classic designs and gives a formal look if placed at the office desk.

Alarm clocks

Alarm clocks

This type doesn’t need any explanation as this is used be by everyone at least once, many variations are available in this as when the alarm ring it also beeps, while some moves when the alarm rings the person has to get up to off the alarm.

Grandfather

Grandfather

The Grandfather clock is not as famous as it was in the early period but as they are rare, they too expensive to buy. This type of clock is the largest and most ancient in terms of designs. One of it’s a feature it has is sweet tones for a half-hour, one hour. They are designed intricately.

Cuckoo

Cuckoo

This one is chosen by people visiting Germany as a souvenir and it has a bird which chirps or pop out or does both after every hour, while some cuckoo clocks do have a small door where the gate opens and the bird peeps out. The activity of birds chirping, popping out differs from clock to clock.

Clocks can be classified based on their feature and shape.

Classification based on a feature it can be as follows:

There are many features to classify clocks it can be music some has melody sound while some have harsh one, the numbers in a watch can be roman, digital or analogue. Not only these features but also it can be battery powered or an automatic one. Some run on batteries and some have the numbers in it written in roman style, while in some only numbers as 12, 6, 3, 9 is mentioned, also we do have some clocks with only hands and no numbers in it.

Not only this is the feature for classification it is also shaped, but there is also various shape in which clocks are available. Basic shapes can be, round, square, rectangle but the unique shapes maybe parallelograms, or sometimes a triangle. Some clocks along with time also show the day and date so it can be called a calendar clock. Some people staying all alone at their place have a habit of playing slow, instrumental music so this feature is also present in some clocks where all day long slow music is played. 

Respect time and time will respect you, always if human invest time he should be answerable to questions like if it is fruitful? Any kind of negative impacts if invested time here? The best investment one can make is in ‘YOURSELF’

What do you think?

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Written by Divya Bihani

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