Depending on the maker and type of clock, the cost could be expensive or cheap. However, no matter the budget, it would be important to buy quality. Because the huge clock has become so popular, to meet consumer demand thousands of companies have cropped up to sell a variety of styles and designs. Unfortunately, many of these companies are more interested in making a quick buck instead of selling a quality product. The goal would be finding a large clock made with quality materials and workmanship so you know it would last.
While multiple clock manufacturers are located around the world, a vast number come from China. In fact, regarding import into the United States, currently more than three million clock manufacturers from China are registered. China is known for incredible oversized clock designs but no matter the country of origin, you want to make sure you end up with a quality clock that would provide years of accurate service and little to no maintenance. After determining the style of large clock most interested in, we suggest you spend time researching information online to learn all you can before making a purchase.
As an example, if interested in a grandfather type of oversized wall clock, it would have a pendulum. For a newer clock, the pendulum function would be spring driven whereas for an antique clock the pendulum function would be weight driven. It would be to your advantage to learn the difference between the two so when looking at different antique clocks, you would be able to recognize whether the clock were truly an antique based on the way the pendulum functions.
If you have your heart set on a huge French clock, you may want to rethink this choice. While French clocks are truly the most beautiful made, they are not cheap. In addition, French clocks are extremely difficult to maintain and in fact, very few professional clock makers know how to make proper repairs. For this reason, if you want the look of a French clock but without the expense and hassle, we suggest you look an extra large wall clock made in America, Britain, or Germany in a French design.