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Brass Clocks 101

November 3rd, 2010

Brass Nautical Clock

In addition to collecting model ships and the like, nautical enthusiasts will find many other quality nautical items such as brass clocks. Brass nautical clocks are superb additions to one’s extensive nautical collection, and serve to accentuate the nautical room to a higher degree than most other items. Brass clocks are quality made and are fully functional. In addition, you do not have to be a nautical enthusiast to enjoy the quality of a nice brass clock. They can add class to any area of your home, whether or not there are other nautical items present. In order to make a great purchase on a brass clock you must be informed of what to look for. Therefore, this article will examine quality brass clocks to acquaint you with what to look for in your purchase.

The brass porthole clock is a novelty styled clock that adds atmosphere to any wall that it touches. The brass porthole clock is made from solid brass and is polished to a high shine. Furthermore, this beautiful clock is styled with roman numerals that add class to its already exquisite look. In the front exists a hinge that allows the clock to be opened up. This testifies to its superior quality over other clocks made of less quality materials, such as plastic or low grade woods. The polished finish of the brass porthole clock is so fine that it reflects back images in a quality unlike most clocks, and more like a mirror. Furthermore, the style of a porthole gives authenticity to the nautical themed room that it graces.

If you are looking to find a wall clock that features a more subdued brass look, then the Rosewood wall clock is just the type that you should be interested in. This clock is comprised of a rosewood composition mainly, but with a brass trim that really highlights the elegance of the clock as a whole. It is not too flashy, but is a true piece of classiness that will go well in any interior of your home. Similar to the brass porthole clock, the rosewood wall clock features roman numerals that grace its front plate. Furthermore, this clock also features snazzy brass nameplate located on its backside that reads “Hampton Nautical” – a toast to its all around class. You can even customize the nameplate to read whatever you would like it to, making it an excellent gift to someone that they will treasure forever.

These are just a few of the types of brass clocks that you can find with a little bit of persistence. You should never settle for anything less than true quality, and that will cost you about $40 at least. Not too shabby for a quality wall clock made with the shiniest brass and classiest style.

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Types Of Nautical Clocks

October 1st, 2010

Double Dial Wheel Clock

If you are searching for a nice nautical wall clock to grace that empty space above your nautical collection then you have a lot of searching to do. There are several different types of nautical wall clocks that you can find to fit the bill. In order to choose the one right for you, you will have to know what kinds exist before hastily jumping into a buy.

There are both wall clocks and desk clocks. Depending on your preference and where you plan to put your clock, the style will make all of the difference in the world. Wall clocks are the typically choice, as they are more traditionally used. However, a desk clock can add a touch of style to your work desk that is sure not to be held by anyone else in your office. Both types of nautical clocks have quality builds to them, so it is up to personal preference when deciding which clock to go with.

There are many wall clocks of a low price such as a wood wall clock. This clock is made from genuine brass and is set upon a solid base comprised of rosewood. The faceplate is adorned with roman numerals that add elegance to its already exquisite style. A hinge is located in the back for ease of hanging, as well as a nameplate that is engraved with “Hampton Nautical”.

The Hampton Nautical table top clock is a great choice for those looking for a clock to set on their desk either at home, school or at work. It is comprised from solid brass making it very heavy, giving use to it for holding papers in place. Just like the clock before it, its faceplate is comprised of roman numerals, and the inside features the inscription “Railway Regulator”. Furthermore, a train emblem solidifies this table top clock as a great item for train enthusiasts.

If you are looking for a clock that satisfies your nautical thirst, then the ship wheel clock is a must buy. This particular clock is made from solid shisham hardwood and makes a wonderful addition to your home and/or office. Due to its composition from the quality shisham hardwood, the ship wheel clock is tough to wear down as it serves as excellent protection to the roughest of conditions. The center of the ship wheel is comprised of solid brass with a fully functioning clock as you would expect.

A true novelty item with functionality is the desktop clock with compass. This compass clock is composed of pure brass, as is the compass displayed at the bottom. Featured on this clock are the words “Superior Ship Timekeeper”, with the emblem of a traditional tall ship. This is a great desk clock for the nautical enthusiast interested in navigation of the old days. The compass is actually functional as well, making this item a must have for anyone serious about nautical navigating.

These are just a few of the different types of nautical clocks that you can find. There are many more that will certainly liken to your taste. Now that you know what to expect, you can go off and find a clock that fits your particular style.

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Nautical Wall Clocks

August 15th, 2010
Brass Porthole Clock 11"

Brass Porthole Clock 11"

Handcraftedmodelships.com offers the latest and best in nautical items. Here you will find items such as replicas of historically significant ships, and nautical decor items such as wall clocks. Handcrafted Model Ships recognizes the importance of wall decor to the nautical enthusiast’s model ship collection, and offers a great selection of nautical wall clocks for this reason. There are an over abundance of wall decor items available here that are authentically made with quality in mind. The many types of nautical wall clocks include the porthole nautical wall clock and the ship wheel wall clock. We also sell standard wall clocks, each of which is below the standard retail pricing that you have come to expect.

History

Nautical wall clocks have been around for ages. Decorating ones home in nautical decor is a tradition that stems as far back as the beginning of model ship building. Nautical decorating is mostly seen in towns closest to port, but many other people around the globe choose to adorn their house with decorations such as nautical wall clocks.

Importance

The significance of nautical wall clocks is in the design. Handcrafted Model Ships offers nautical wall clocks with nautical designs such as the ship wheel. The ship wheel is an important part of navigational history that is one of the first things to come to mind when thinking of nautical decor. Further, our porthole nautical wall clocks are great additions to model ship rooms to add a sense of seafaring atmosphere. These items bring a certain quality into any room they are hung in.

Authentic Replicas

Handcrafted Model Ships offers the best authentic replicas of nautical wall clocks anywhere on the internet. Our nautical wall clocks are carefully crafted by hand to closely resemble actual workings within real life ships. The authenticity of our nautical wall clocks can be seen in our brass porthole clocks. These clocks are manufactured to appear as close in appearance as possible to an actual porthole. For instance, they even open up just as a porthole would!

Quality

Handcrafted Model Ships is the best in quality when it comes to nautical wall clocks. This is because each item for sale in our wall decor section is crafted carefully from hand by master artisans, and uses only the finest materials in its production. For example, our brass porthole clocks are polished to a mirror like shine to make it as luxurious as possible. Furthermore, our ship wheel nautical wall clocks are made from real Shisham hardwood. This hardwood is a quick warming wood that enables a greater sustaining of quality over the long term. While our products are made by master handicraftsmen with quality materials, we are always mindful of pricing our nautical wall clocks below the standard retail pricing. Therefore, if you are looking to find quality nautical wall clocks for affordable prices, then look no further than Handcrafted Model Ships.

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Home Wall Decor

August 5th, 2010
Brass Porthole Rope Clock 13"

Brass Porthole Rope Clock 13"

Wall decor is an important aspect to any dedicated nautical enthusiast’s model ship room. The wall decor offered at handcraftedmodelships.com is soaked in history, and remains a significant part of the nautical culture today. At Handcrafted Model Ships, you will be able to find an abundance of quality and authentic home wall decor items. Our home wall decor are quality made authentic replicas of portholes and ship wheels. Each home wall decor item is made with quality in mind, and is available for prices lower than retail.

History

Decorating your home with nautical wall decor is not something that started in the modern age. This time honored tradition of paying homage to the great achievements and advancements of the nautical culture dates to as far back as the earliest known ships. Decorating ones house in nautical decor was especially prevalent in towns close to seaports and beaches, where access to such decor items was easy.

Importance

Home wall decor hasn’t changed much. It’s importance still remains the same, especially in the cities located near oceans. Model ship collectors use nautical home wall decor to add a sense of seafaring atmosphere to their model ship rooms. There are several different kinds of home wall decor items that one can find for use in such nautical themed rooms. These items can add an excellent accentuation to certain rooms in your house, and can also be used as full blown themes. Just make sure to decorate in moderation, or run the risk of having your home look like a Long John Silvers!

Authentic Replicas

Here at Handcrafted Model Ships, customers will be able to find wall decor items such as: captain signs, ship wheel clocks, porthole mirrors, and much more. Each of our nautical home wall decor items are manufactured by professionals to be authentic representations of their respective counterparts. This is because we make sure to provide our customers with only the finest works from our master artisans. Finding an authentic replica on other model ship sites that can compete with the ones sold here is not an easy thing to do. Furthermore, our home wall decor items, while quality made, are far less expensive than the average ones on retail.

Quality

Handcrafted Model Ships is one of the foremost leaders of the internet model ship retailing business when it comes to quality. This is because each item for sale in our nautical wall decor section is produced with the finest quality materials. Shisham is employed for our wood based items, and a fingerprint free polished brass or chrome for other items. Even with such quality materials and production, our products are of fitted with the fairest pricing we can possibly our customers. Nowhere else will you be able to find quality home wall decor items for below the standard retail prices.

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