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Collecting and Investing In Rare Clocks

Aug 12, 2008
There are many things one can collect, including coins, stamps, posters, and other memorabilia. Another valid option is clock collecting. Since clocks are made all over the world, and a multitude of them are unique and beautiful, they are sought after as much as traditional collectibles. Although collectible clocks are often not functional anymore, there are a few that remain accurate in telling the time.

Clocks can fit in collections that are not exclusive to just clocks. For example, if one collects sport related items, they might find a football clock to be an appropriate addition to their collection. Of course, collections that are meant for a specific type of item may not be able to have a clock added to it, and that is perfectly okay. If one is creative enough, however, a way can be thought of to make a clock a part of nearly any collection.

Instead of collecting an item that is over saturated, like stamps, why not choose something that is less mainstream, more personalized, and unique. There is also a huge amount of variety in clock collecting, as not only are their different colors and styles, but sizes as well. You can get clocks that are as small as a pile of change, and others that are large enough to touch the ceiling of a room. One could fill a section of their house just with clocks, although being that space is limited for the average consumer, this is not suggested.

Being that all kinds of antiques accrue value over time, clocks can be the perfect investment. Often, especially when you purchase from another country, clocks can be worth much more than their selling price. Even if they are valued correctly, over time, as antiques become rarer, the clocks value will rise gradually.

If you are not an avid clock collector, you could still make a fair amount of profit by investing in clocks, as they are essentially guaranteed to rise in value. On the other hand, if you have some expertise and experience, you can find the most valuable clocks at the lowest prices, and reap higher profits than if you did no prior research. A book written on the subject of clock investment, called Investing in Clocks and Watches, details information about clocks as well as how to invest in them.

For those who are serious about investing in clocks, the figures can become quite large. Some clocks that were made in the 15th to 17th centuries can run from thirty thousand to one hundred thousand dollars. Clocks that were made in later centuries can still be expensive, but not to the extent of the oldest clocks. If you have the money to buy an antique clock, there is still a lot you need to do. As with any large purchase, research needs to be done to make sure the item is authentic and valued properly.

Certain clocks are not only an investment, but a great addition to a home. Clocks are often regarded as working art, in that they serve a purpose and also simply look beautiful. No clock fits this description better than a grandfather clock, which is inherently elegant and majestic. Since grandfather clocks are not as common as they once were, seeing one nowadays is a nice and somewhat awing experience.
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