Grandfather Clocks


Westminster Chime Grandfather Clock With Gold Collars By AMS

Westminster Chime Grandfather Clock With Gold Coll

$4,280.00

Contemporary Cherrywood Grandfather Clock With Triple Chime By AMS

Contemporary Cherrywood Grandfather Clock With Tri

$7,200.00

Exclusive Triple Chime Grandfather Clock With Inlay By SCHNEIDER

Exclusive Triple Chime Grandfather Clock With Inla

$12,990.00

Exclusive Triple Chime Grandfather Clock With Shelves By SCHNEIDER

Exclusive Triple Chime Grandfather Clock With Shel

$12,490.00

Exclusive Triple Chime Grandfather Clock With Shelves By SCHNEIDER

Exclusive Triple Chime Grandfather Clock With Shel

$9,990.00

Hand Polished Black Precision Floor Clock By HERMLE

Hand Polished Black Precision Floor Clock By HERML

$19,500.00

Walnut Grandfather Clock With Triple Chime And Full Glass Door By AMS

Walnut Grandfather Clock With Triple Chime And Ful

$4,950.00

Walnut Grandfather Clock With Westminster Chime And Full Glass Door By AMS

Walnut Grandfather Clock With Westminster Chime An

$4,500.00

Walnut Grandfather Clock With Westminster Chime And Timber Inlay Door By AMS

Walnut Grandfather Clock With Westminster Chime An

$3,690.00

Walnut Triple Chime Grandfather Clock With Tubular Chime By HERMLE

Walnut Triple Chime Grandfather Clock With Tubular

$7,950.00

Walnut Triple Chime Grandfather Clock With Wood Inlay, Tubular Chime By HERMLE

Walnut Triple Chime Grandfather Clock With Wood In

$9,950.00

Walnut Westminster Chime Grandfather Clock With Gold Collars By HERMLE

Walnut Westminster Chime Grandfather Clock With Go

$3,500.00

Walnut Westminster Chime Grandfather Clock With Moon Phase By HERMLE

Walnut Westminster Chime Grandfather Clock With Mo

$3,500.00

Westminster Chime Grandfather Clock By HERMLE

Westminster Chime Grandfather Clock By HERMLE

$4,500.00

Bim Bam Strike Grandfather Clock By HERMLE

Bim Bam Strike Grandfather Clock By HERMLE

$2,500.00

Contemporary Walnut Grandfather Clock With Triple Chime And Wood Inlay By AMS

Contemporary Walnut Grandfather Clock With Triple

$6,980.00

Solid Carved Oak Grandfather Clock With Shelves By THOMAS EYRING

Solid Carved Oak Grandfather Clock With Shelves By

$11,900.00

Stunning Modern Longcase Clock With Westminster Chime By HERMLE

Stunning Modern Longcase Clock With Westminster Ch

$6,800.00

Tubular Bell Triple Chime Grandfather Clock With Inlay By AMS

Tubular Bell Triple Chime Grandfather Clock With I

$15,500.00

Walnut Grandfather Clock With Westminster Chime And Brass Collars By AMS

Walnut Grandfather Clock With Westminster Chime An

$5,950.00

Walnut Triple Chime Grandfather Clock With Wood Inlay By HERMLE

Walnut Triple Chime Grandfather Clock With Wood In

$9,950.00

Do You Love the Nostalgia That a Grandfather Clock Brings?

 

There is something so nostalgic about a traditional grandfather clock, a timeless piece that has existed for over 400 years, with highly precise time keeping methods that represent old worldly craftsmanship. Tall and free standing on average between 1.8 and 2.4 metres tall, these weight driven pendulum clocks are a true statement piece, a heirloom item that can be passed down through generations and loved just the same over hundreds of years. Whether it be hearing the quarterly hour Westminster chime that would play, again and again, day and night; or simply watching a grandparent set the time on their own grandfather clock, grandfather clocks invoke a special feeling in many people, providing a link to a world long since passed. 

 

Where did the Name ‘Grandfather Clock’ Come From? 

 

The term grandfather clock actually has nothing to do with grandfathers as one would initially think. In fact, the term was based on a song named ‘My Grandfathers Clock’ written by songwriter Henry Wong in 1875, who was inspired by the tale of a grandfather clock in a hotel lobby that stopped to the minute following the death of the clock's owner. Over time both the song and the term grandfather clock gained popularity and eventually the name just stuck.

 


 

Top Tips for Purchasing Your Next Grandfather Clock with the Clock Shop

 

  • Consider the aesthetic you are looking for to suit your chosen space. Would you prefer a traditional grandfather clock that keeps in style with a passage of time that is long since passed; or would you prefer a more contemporary aesthetic to suit the growing modern trend of upscale ambience in modern spaces, offices and workplaces? 
  • Do you want any other modern design features? Once you have opted for either a traditional or simplistic modern design, next you want to decide whether you want a grandfather clock that offers any other modern design features, including a moon phase dial, or silencing options
  • Would you prefer an 8 day, 30 day or once a month wind time? Whilst grandfather clocks were originally designed with two varieties of wound time, including an 8 day or a 30 hour movement, today most grandfather clocks display 8 day mechanisms. Keep in mind that many of the modern styles are extremely precise and only need to be wound once a month. Choose which option best suits your space and lifestyle preferences
  • Decide on what sound preferences you wish for your chosen grandfather clock. Grandfather clocks were designed to chime at every quarter hour, and strike on the full hour, day and night. The original and most widely recognised strike tune is the famous Westminster Quarters tune, however many modern day grandfather clocks also offer the option of additional tunes including Whittington chimes or St Michael’s chimes, as well as the option to silence the clock entirely which can be handy at night time if you are a light sleeper


 

Quality Craftsmanship from Our Trusted German Suppliers

 

Master carvers and clockmakers around the world, and in particular in Germany, still use high quality craftsmanship to produce grandfather clocks that resemble the classic designs of the clocks of bygone eras; whilst other designers are focused on keeping up with the modern pace of today’s society and producing modern designs to suit modern spaces.

 

For a fine selection of high quality grandfather clocks, look no further than the Clock Shop. On offer is a variety of both timeless and modern German made grandfather clocks, from a handful of carefully selected companies that produce products renowned for their high quality craftsmanship. 

 

  • AMS (Andreas Mayer & Sons) - a 6th generation family run company founded in the Black Forest region of Germany in 1841, offering precise and reliable clocks to suit the ever changing demand of modern society
  • Hermle (Hermle Clocks) - a third generation family owned and operated company founded in 1922 in the Swabian Alb region in Germany with a focus on precision
  • Schneider Gehäuse - a fourth generation German family of master cabinet makers in business since 1928, providing extensive and decades long experience and products of the highest quality, powered by tradition and trust
  • Thomas Eyring - Spanning back on a long tradition of 4 generations of wood carving, Thomas Eyring produces a range of items including grandfather clocks with carved ornaments

Benefits of Buying a Grandfather Clock 

There are numerous advantages to buying one of our grandfather clocks in Australia. Here are a few reasons to invest in one today: 

 

  • They become an heirloom: If you are looking for a particular item to pass down to future generations, a grandfather clock makes a perfect choice, as they are already a truly timeless piece, having existed for over 400 years. Our range of grandfather clocks are made to withstand the test of time. As long as they are properly maintained, there is no reason why they should not operate for years to come
  • Variety of options: Our German made grandfather clocks are handcrafted with specific attention to detail, including the colour of the wood, the face of the clock, and chime movement. They come in an assortment of sizes to suit any room in your home 
  • Expression of personal style: The addition of one of our grandfather clocks to your living room or dining room is a classic way to show off your designer preferences. If you are remodelling your home, incorporating a vintage clock or a modern masterpiece into your updated layout brings a fresh touch to the room

 

Why Choose the Clock Shop to Purchase Your Next Grandfather Clock?

 

We aspire to be your go-to company for quality grandfather clocks in Brisbane. When you choose to shop with us, you can always be assured of the following: 

 

  • Custom order options: Our team works hand-in-hand with our chosen manufacturers, which give us the ability to request any modifications directly. Let us know if there is something you would like to change, such as the colour, chain or cable winding preferences, Westminster or Triple Chime movement or other features so we can add these unique details to your order
  • On-site Qualified Clockmaker: If you have problems with your clock, we encourage you to reach out to us immediately. Our Qualified on site Clockmaker is skilled in a range of services to remedy the problem. Regardless of whether your clock is old or new, our trained professionals work diligently to have your clock running in prime condition again in no time


Our small family run business has been standing in the same location since 1993, providing Australia with an option for consistent quality timepieces. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service, striving to create both memorable and unique experiences for customers both in store and online. We import the majority of our products from a number of regions in Germany including the Black Forest, from our trusted suppliers listed above. The grandfather clocks that we carry all have the hallmarks of quality and precision engineering, ensuring longevity that customers have come to expect. Every year, some of our team travel directly to Germany to meet with our chosen manufacturers and trusted suppliers, discussing new models and products with master carvers. We hand select our products individually to guarantee you the highest quality and standard. We are an authorized VdS (Verein – die Schwarzwalduhr) Black Forest Clock Association service and repair shop with an onsite clockmaker to handle any repairs. 

 

Please don’t hesitate to phone us for more information on any of our products or to discuss specific details in person. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you with your selection and provide you with all the information you need to choose the correct product for you.

 

 

Fast Delivery and Happiness Guaranteed

 

Shopping online with the Clock Shop guarantees a purchase that is easy, fast and secure. Your order will be carefully packed and dispatched quickly anywhere within Australia - Your happiness is our guarantee!