Metal Wall Clocks Trend
If the past is any indication, people will always have the need to tell time. And, keeping this need easy to read and find is an added bonus for many. Well, now, people are using metal wall clocks in their homes as pieces of time-telling art. Don’t be confused, these are not those huge wall tower or tower clock type clocks you see in city squares, just renditions of them. It wouldn’t be possible to fit many of those others through a door, let alone on your wall. The weight alone would bring a wall down.
The trend is to maintain that look and feel of those old wall clocks, but without the bulk. Actually, the trend is in the use of metal itself for the clock, but not necessarily the heavy wrought iron or steel of old. True, these are still very popular styles, but there is also a move towards more contemporary metal elements like brushed aluminum, steel and nickel. While still metal, they have a completely different appeal than those old large wall clocks.
Why Choose Metal Wall Clocks ?
So, what brings someone to choose metal over say the handsome look of some kind of aged wood wall clocks or other antique? To some, antique wall clocks are in fact made of metal. After all, weren’t the first clocks that adorned city walls and even mountainsides made of iron and steel? They sure were. In fact, that original clock was built from metal with just an hour hand. Times have definitely changed. Now, we have not only minute and second hands but atomic clocks that rely on properties of physics to keep as accurate as time as possible. I’m not sure how necessary this is in most aspects of life, but there it is.
If you are looking for more of these antique wall clocks, your searches will probably end up giving you a lot of wood ones. This is because the heirloom nature and portability of wood wall clocks is much greater than metal one. It is simpler to just wrap or box up a wall clock and take it with you, rather than have to carry some big heavy metal thing.
On the other hand, if you are looking for that more contemporary or post-modern metal wall clock like the ones with the sunburst pattern or others, they are definitely available as well. You can search many places online to find the specific look you are after. I would suggest getting a few ideas of what you like first, then your shopping experience will not seem as daunting. Another new trend is to combine both the warmth and comfort of wood, with the energy and contrast that metal adds. This can make for a very interesting piece for your wall.