Hermle Grandfather Clocks

March 07, 2023 4 min read

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Inspired by design, and retro-influenced decor the grandfather clocks quietly make a comeback, or as some would say that they never left and grandfather clocks are here to stay. Even in the last five years global demand for them increased drastically, we also can confirm by the increased sales at our store. The incomparable beauty and value of these handcrafted pieces can only suggest that they only go up in demand and price in the next few years. 

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Back in the 17th century, the most accurate mechanisms were available mainly in grandfather clocks. Their long pendulum and innovations in its swing were the best way to know the time. At that time chime sequences particularly quarter hour chimes were very popular, as they also played Westminster Quarters Chimes. Hermle Grandfather clocks can play Ave Maria, Whittington Chimes, or St. Michael’s Chimes.

Do you know the story of the Grandfather Clock?

The oldest is back in London, George Hotel. It was called a floor clock and was owned by the two brothers. The clock stopped working after the passing of one of the brothers, subsequently resulting in the death of the other brother. 

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Hermle German Clocks 

Probably one of the most famous and well-known brands offers an absolute "German Made" guarantee. Hermle Mechanische Uhrwerke und Drehteile has nearly a hundred years of experience in the production of large mechanical clocks like table clocks, wall clocks, and also grandfather clocks.  In 1922, Franz Hermle founded the  Hermle Company in Gosheim/Wuerttemberg, Germany. Now in its third generation, Hermle clocks are crafted in the well-honored German tradition, with a dedication to superior quality and detailed craftsmanship. They are the leading manufacturer of the most sought clocks worldwide. 

Hermle Floor Clock 

These days there are two top most prominent brands of grandfather clocks. Howard Miller and Franz Hermle.  Howard Miller is an American Clock Manufacturer located in Michigan. Franz Hermle is a German with close to the 100-year-old tradition of clock making and its clock mechanism is a prime example of true clock-making art. Even though less dominant, and more affordable clocks making their way to the market, nothing compares to deep tradition and exquisite craftsmanship.  


Hermle Night Shut-Off 

Hermle Automatic Night Shut Off is a very desirable feature for any clock owner as it will silence the chime/strike in the evening so you can get some well-uninterrupted sleep.


All Hermle Grandfather clocks come with a Hermle movement. The majority are 8-day  and many have melodies, and Westminster chimes. Triple-chime is a common and popular option in Hermle clocks and many come with that option. 

Antique Feature

Grandfather clocks are called several more names when referring, like tall clocks, longcase clocks, tall-case clocks, or floor clocks. Most of them stand 6-8 feet tall and are beautifully carved, have engraved dials, enameled. Selections of oak, cherry, and walnut look to give the buyers a wide selection to make this distinguished peace part of the home. Antique looks and style are well sought after by designers and art lovers. 

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Hermle clock movement, when do I need a new one?

As time goes by, we realize that no one is immune from it, even well-made products like Hermle Grandfather Clocks. After 25 or 35 years, the pivot holes become unequal adjacent sides instead of round, the holes pinching the pivots, therefore, creating pressure in the gear train. Wear and tear appears on the brass plates. will eventually stop working or chiming. You can take it to a professional and get it cleaned by taking it apart, but the new will last longer and is a much better solution than any repair. 

Are Hermle clocks any good?

There are only a few brands in the world that make clocks like no other. Handcrafted, made from solid hardwood, with burlwood inlays and beveled glass. Maple or alder wood, which is stained and burnished to give a darker finish such as mahogany or walnut, Hermle was started in 1922, by Franz Hermle in Germany.  With over 100 years of experience and now in the third generation, the brand is well respected not only for its impeccable and unique design but also for the movement and chimes. 

Who makes Hermle Clocks?

"Made in Germany" is guaranteed by the brand. The clock company is known as one of the most modern and efficient manufacturers of a mantel clock, and grandfather clocks in the industry. It requires minimum maintenance, available in mechanical and quartz, and is authentic, traditional, and also made from solid wood. There is Hermle North America branch an importer of quality clocks based in Amherst, Virginia.

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Should You Buy Hermle?

You have good taste if are you thinking about buying Hermle. Not only do they come with free shipping here at Omnia, but you can have a cuckoo clock, mantel clock, or grandfather clock with a discount and tax-free. Yes, these clocks will make your space standout with authenticity and epic design. Also, their value will only go up.


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