Quartz vs. Mechanical Clock Movement

There is no universal right or wrong when choosing a type of clock movement. The choice comes down to picking a mantel clock that suits your tastes and lifestyle. Several differences exist between quartz and mechanical mantel clocks. Below is a list of factors you should consider when deciding between the two.

Clock Movement (Internal Mechanism)

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Mechanical Clock Movement

: Powered by a wound spring. The main spring stores energy and transfers it through a series of gears and springs, which regulate release of energy to power the clock.
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Mantel Clock Chimes Wrong Hour – Simple Mantle Clock Repair

Learn how to fix a mantel clock that chimes at the wrong hour. This simple fix will repair a clock that chimes at the wrong time. This can commonly occur when your mantel clock is laid down on its back and the timing is offset.

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1 Thing You Have to Understand First

On most clocks you can turn the minute hand counter-clockwise but SOME clocks are not safe to be turned in that direction. For this reason, it’s best to only turn your minute hand clockwise just to be safe.

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Quartz Movement Explained

Quartz clocks (and watches) use quartz crystals to keep track of time. Quartz movement became popular in the 70’s and was known as the latest technology in horology. Quartz movement is incredibly accurate and is one of the reasons why they are so popular. This article will explain the definition of quartz movement and how it works.

Quartz Crystals

Quartz (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Simple Explanation of Quartz Movement

Quartz crystals are cut into the shape of a tuning fork. When current from the battery hits the quartz, it vibrates at a constant rate. Since quartz is a piezoelectric material, the quartz oscillator plate generates its own electric impulse that triggers movement in the clock hands.

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A User Friendly Mantel Clocks Buyers Guide

This Mantel Clock Buyers Guide is intended to help you purchase the right mantel clock for your home. Choose the right style & type for your home. For those with little knowledge on the topic, the world of clock-making can seem a bit confusing. Portable Fireplace is here to help!

English: Mantel Clock by Benjamin Vulliamy tha...

English: Mantel Clock by Benjamin Vulliamy that is now in Derby Museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A mantel clock effectively anchors an interior space. As the premier focal point of the home, the hearth serves and the entry-point for every home. It creates the first-impression and plays a monumental role in the overall perception of your homes décor.

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What is a Mantel Clock?

First of all, just to make sure we’re all on the same page here, we must define just exactly what a mantel clock (or clock mantel) is. A mantel clock is a small clock that is designed to sit atop a fireplace surround or mantel shelf.

Mantel clocks have been around since the 1750’s, becoming synonymous with aristocratic French families at their peak. These clocks are highly decorative pieces that have been used to highlight subtleties within a home.

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What is Fire Glass and How Does it Work?

Fire glass is composed of small bits of tempered glass that is used in fireplaces and fire pits. The fire and ice combination quickly became a fast growing trend for homeowners and designers since its introduction in the mid 2000’s. Since then, it has been much more common to see fire glass used in fire pits, tabletop fireplaces, and fireplaces.

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