Tick Tock
September 15, 2010 10:55 AM   Subscribe

I'd like to buy a clock for my husband, but I don't have any idea where to start.

My budget is around $1000 but I'm flexible in either direction. He doesn't like super modern looking stuff, so something very traditional or even rustic would be better. He's so much better at giving gift than me, that I would love to surprise him with something great. Thanks!
posted by wrinkle to Shopping (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Get him something antique! I grew up with a Seth Thomas mantle clock that had a wonderful hourly chime (I think you could set it to not chime, too). Looks like they go for under $300 on Ebay... (Bonus: I see the clock my parents had in, like, half of the 1930s films I watch, which I've always thought was super neat).
posted by bubukaba at 11:25 AM on September 15, 2010

It might not be his cup of tea, but I think Roger Wood's Klockwerks clocks are pretty awesome. I was given one by Mrs MM and I love it.
posted by MuffinMan at 11:55 AM on September 15, 2010

Maybe a geek clock would make him happy?

I honestly love anything from this website. I know it's way under budget but maybe you could combine things...
posted by Ignorance at 1:42 PM on September 15, 2010

Chelsea shipstrike clock. The "ting-ting" is either magical and charming to you or it is a nuisance.
posted by jet_silver at 2:39 PM on September 15, 2010

I came in to mention the Chelsea shipstrike. They are beautiful, very traditional and elegant, and look great on a mantel or in a bookcase. They're small, the face is only 4.5" wide and then it has a brass frame of an inch or two, so would not be great for seeing across a long distance or for decorating a wall. They're very heavy, and the body is circular so you might want a wooden "u" shaped holder to set it on (Chelsea sells them and they're pricey). Chelsea also sells barometers and other things of that sort in matching finishes, so if you really want to go to town, you can get a set of clock plus barometer and a wooden "w" shaped holder.
posted by LobsterMitten at 10:05 PM on September 15, 2010

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