A grandfather clock is an investment in a quality clock keeping an accurate time and often handed down as an heirloom. Many clocks in the US are bought while overseas because of the quality craftsmanship. The grandfather clock should not have gaps in the corners of the cabinet. Usually made and constructed from fine woods such as: mahogany, cherry, and walnut. When a veneer is used look at the cabinet, check the joints where veneers are matched and make sure they are from piece to piece. Triple chime clocks have a four or eight note melody resonating sound perfected.What kind of clock are you looking for? Alarm clocks come in every imagination of sounds to wake you from a slumbering sleep. There is the country wake-up call by the sun rising rooster. Your alarm can talk to you, scream at you, and jump off the nightstand and bounch around the room. You can wake up to your favorite radio program, or the cops surrounded your home with sirens and lights. What ever gets you going in the morning can be found in a clock.Those that admire the proficient clock, admires the Atomic clock. It uses a frequency standard that is accurate within the National standard. The clock adjusts automatically for daylight savings time. Atomic clocks, considered the most precise 'time-keeper' available and used by US government, the military and NASA. Civil time is synchronized using the leap seconds and based on the rotations of the earth. There a digital clocks, that take your schedule and sets alarms to remind you of dates and appointments. A moblie phone clock has this feature. Even if your digital gadgets are not alarm clocks they can still be used as one. Try a digital travel clock, they are easy to carry.Travel clocks are very handy when you want to depend on your own alarm to wake you. Easy to carry and contain in a bag or small suitcase, the traveling clock can save you missed appointments, fights, and schedules. When we are busy, it is easy to become involved and lose track of time. Many 'feelings' have been hurt by this lost of time. Do not take a chance of hurting the feelings of one important to you; get a reminder like a clock. Working on a computer all day is the fastest way to lose track of time. The desktop clock is a good way to punch in the important dates and reminders. While you work, the warning will pop up and let you know. These are a few of the choices found when considering clocks. Here are a few categories you will find: contemporary, traditional, floor clocks, decorative, outdoor retro digital, atomic, and more.