Most famous clocks are those that are displayed at many public places and turn into a part of history. The outdoor wall clocks are those that are displayed at outdoor places or public places. Even as we think of a certain era, the first thing that comes to our mind is the grandfather clocks or the big, quite dusty looking big outdoor clocks. An outdoor clock can also provide chic yet conventional way of showing time in clubs, libraries, offices, movie theatres, and even restaurants. In addition, there are many factors that differentiate clocks from the other wall clocks.
Most outdoor wall clocks are larger in size as compared to the other clock counterparts which are displayed in our houses. The portion of displaying time has to be big enought for more people because they should be capable of viewing it. It can also help to view time from relatively a longer distance. The outdoor clocks need to handle weather and the effects on a bigger scale as compared to the fine old fashioned grandfather and also cuckoo clocks. Outdoor clocks generally do not need much of maintenance aside from some cleaning once in a while; even that is usually to retain its artistic look.
Outdoor wall clocks that have dark colored hands in a plain (generally white colored) tinted background are more admired for the white and black combination. The numbering is typically in English but roman numbering is popular with many buyers as well. Apart from those factors, the basic reason of placing outdoor clocks at public places is always to help visitors or travelers to be in sync with the present time. Outdoor clocks generally vary region to region, just like wall clocks in England are different from those displayed at some public places in United States.
In addition, it is seen that several outdoor wall clocks (generally displayed at a railway station) do not have the hands showing seconds. Displayed at public places, the clocks provide some of the most longing effects on human mind carrying memories of the periods. Many wall clocks move to museums later on for a public display. There are a lot of people who are very interested in collecting antique outdoor clocks (just like outdoor clocks used by well-known personalities in offices or displayed at a railway stations or limited edition wall clocks) who pay record prices for the period of public sales to have a piece of history.