|Product Type: Analog||Shape: Round|
|Style: Office/Business||Distressed: No|
|Number Type: Arabic/Standard||Numbered Clock: Yes|
|Operating Mechanism: Quartz movement/Crystal|
Questions & Answers
Howard Miller Home or Office Alton Quartz 14" Wall Clock
Fine from a distance
VA shopper from Herndon, VA– Verified Buyer
If you don't look too closely, the clock looks good, really good. When you do look closely, or touch it, you'll see it is a lightweight black plastic ring with a paper face covered with a clear plexi shell. No points for quality workmanship on this one. But it comes with clear, easy directions to set it, so far keeps time accurately, and is on trend.
Anonymous from Kentucky
It's a fine wall clock! It did take a little while to read the instructions with it being in small print. So if it could come with a booklet in larger print it'd be more helpful for my eyes.
Doreen from Port Angeles, WA– Verified Buyer
Classic, but tricky to set
partyliz from Brooklyn, NY– Verified Buyer
The clock has a daylight savings feature, so while this may end up being handy in the long run, it's hard to set the first time. The hands have to run around the clock automatically, but then the time is off by a little by the time it's in place[...]
Big Easy to Ready Clock for Workouts
Sue from Colorado Springs– Verified Buyer
I was looking for a big easy to read clock with a sweep hand, like the kind they use in a swimming pool, to keep track of your laps. I have a home gym and use a Spinner bike. I need a clock to keep track of my 30 second intervals. My husband and I both wear glasses, but don't when we work out, so we needed something BIG so we could see it. I looked everywhere, you would not believe how hard it is to find a clock like this. This clock is perfect. It even has built in Daylight Savings setting, and changed itself when it was time to do so. It is the perfect fit in my gym, looks sleek and mid-century. I'm very pleased with it.
Even then, Howard Miller understood the need to create products that would be steeped in quality and value. He expected nothing less than the best. And it was only under those strict conditions that he allowed his name to grace every clock manufactured at their sprawling facility in Zeeland, Michigan.
Howard Miller was schooled in the fine art of clockmaking by his father, Herman, in the Black Forest region of Germany. Howard developed into a visionary whose keen sense of innovation spawned a tradition of excellence that has been uncompromised through three generations.
While the early years focused on the manufacture of chiming wall and mantel clocks, Howard Miller also produced trend-setting avant garde clocks that stand today in collectors' galleries. During World War II, Howard Miller joined forces with the Ford Motor Co. to produce anti-aircraft covers. In the 1960s, the company turned its attention to grandfather clocks, eventually earning the company the title of "World's Largest Grandfather Clock Manufacturer."
In 1989, Howard Miller began creating collectors cabinets with the same attention to detail and craftsmanship inherent in their clockmaking. Fashioned from glass and hardwoods, the cabinets are ideal for displaying heirlooms, plates, glassware and other collectibles.
As part of the company's continuing effort to bring customers only the best in handcrafted products, Howard Miller recently acquired three companies: The Hekman Furniture Company produces a strong cadre of carefully sculpted hardwood pieces that range from 18th and 19th Century reproductions, to contemporary products featuring fine metals and exotic woods. The Woodmark Company makes fine upholstered pieces. And the exquisite movement in many clocks we offer is made by Old World craftsmen employed by the Kieninger Company of Germany.
The legacy left by Howard C. Miller isn't an easy one to emulate. But it's the only way we know of doing business. Incomparable workmanship. Unsurpassed quality. A quest for perfection.