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Gustav Becker Dessau Melody Wall Clock

Gustav Becker Dessau Melody ClockModel: GVB1004

List Price: 139.00

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I like the simple classic feel of the design of this musical clock, designed by the venerable German clockmaker, Gustav Becker. The elegant clock face features curling art deco numerals and a spade-shaped hour hand. Sweeping quartz movement replaces the usual jerking movement of the second hand. The three dimensional design features medieval towers and models of musical instruments framed with art deco lines and a cherry wood finished frame.

On each hour, the towers light up and the instruments rotate to one of six contemporary tunes:

  • Memory
  • Stardust
  • My Heart Will Go On
  • When You Wish Upon a Star
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Long and Winding Road

I would have thought that some classic sounds would have been appropriate, but the selections are all of the pop variety. The volume control is a nice touch, so you don’t have to worry about the tunes becoming a distraction. It also automatically goes mute when you turn the lights off.

This is a fairly large clock, measuring nearly 19 inches high, so it would work best in a sitting room or hallway, rather than an office or bedroom. It takes 3 D-cells.

Seiko Melodies in Motion Animated Musical Wall Clock

Seiko Animated Musical ClockModel No. QXM228BRH

List Price $325.00

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This popular wall clock combines elegance and playfulness, making it a perfect for the whole family.

The face depicts a fairyland scene with castles and horn players marking the hours. Metallic accents are combined with colorful crystals. The frame is a rich brown wood burl pattern, accented with brass.

On the hour, the face separates and a revolving led light show begins, accompanied by one of six classic tunes:

  • Amazing Grace, by John Newton
  • The Jupiter Suite by Gustav Holst
  • Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade by Modest Mussorgsky
  • Dance of the Reed Pipes, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Waltz of the Flowers, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Salut d’Amour, by Edward Elgar

Additional features include a demo button (if you can’t wait) and a light sensor which shuts off the performance at night, making it bedroom-friendly.

This is one of several melody wall clocks designed by Seiko. I like the compact, yet elaborate design offered by this model, which measures about 16.5 square inches. The designers were also selective in choosing a handful of tunes with universal appeal, which are rendered in high fidelity sound.

Needless to say, this timepiece needs a fair amount of power, supplied by four D and one AA batteries, which are included.

Nearly 1000 Clocks Chiming at Once! Turn up the Volume

www.champsclock.com Presents: Move through nearly 1000 chiming clocks. Starts with just a few begining to chime then builds to a climax of chiming never before heard, Anywhere, Anytime. Champ’s Clock Shop Douglasville, Ga 770-942-2128

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