The 7 Best Grandfather Clocks

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This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Few categories of decor add more gravitas to a room than a grandfather clock. These beautiful timepieces can change the ambiance of your house with their pleasant hourly chimes. Whether you are looking to invest in an heirloom-quality model that can be passed down for generations, or you want a less expensive choice, our selection of has something to meet every budget. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Howard Miller Majestic II

2. Howard Miller Brenner III

3. Howard Miller Roderick III

Editor's Notes

March 03, 2021:

Our previous picks still looked like great choices for this category, but there were some issues with the availability of several options — namely three choices from Howard Miller: the Arendal, Diana and Langston.

As this brand – which describes itself as “the world’s leading clock company,” though we have no data to support that claim – offers an extremely large lineup, it was difficult for us to judge whether the Arendal, Diana and Langston were simply temporarily out of stock, or indefinitely discontinued. Either possibility seemed plausible, so in the interest of playing it safe, we decided to replace said choices with three new options from the same outfit.

The Howard Miller Majestic II was our biggest new addition, measuring 41 inches wide and 88 inches tall. It may be a bit on the large size for some, but for others… the bigger the better, and we think that many of our users will enjoy arranging their priceless trinkets inside its integrated curio cabinet.

The Howard Miller Roderick III is significantly smaller than the Majestic II, at 23 inches wide, but it still captures that classic feel that many are looking for in a grandfather clock. It’s available in three finishes, including gray and linen aesthetics that’ve been wire-brushed to achieve a tastefully distressed, reclaimed-wood lock.

The Howard Miller Brenner III was our smallest new addition, with a compact footprint that measures less than 11 inches by 15 inches. As far as grandfather clocks go, this one certainly looks more modern than most, and it's also available in three finishes. A dimmable LED lamp can illuminate its case at night.

For further time-keeping solutions, you might be interested in perusing our list of outdoor clocks or pilot watches for men.

February 14, 2019:

While most would consider a true grandfather clock to be an expensive, precision time-piece with cable-driven movement, we decided to include a few cheaper battery-operated choices for buyers who can't afford to spend thousands, but would still like to decorate their home with this style of clock. In addition to the classic, squared style we included some more contemporary curved options.

Special Honors

Kauffmann's Handcrafted Clocks This Pennsylvania-based company not only offers a wide selection of clocks from third-party sellers, but also makes custom grandfather and grandmother clocks for interested buyers. It provides free shipping across the United States, offers a two-year warranty on most of its products, and if you're moving you can even enlist its help to transport, setup and maintain your timepiece.

DutchCrafters This outfit offers clocks that are custom made by Amish Artisans using German-made movements and American hardwoods, with options to select some stunning materials like red oak and brown maple. They're built in Ohio, but you can order them from elsewhere if you're alright with a $249 shipping fee.

4. Howard Miller Urban III

5. Coaster Home Furnishings Brown

6. Howard Miller Nicea

7. Coaster Home Furnishings Cherry

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