If you spend a lot of time outside, you might like to have a large outdoor clock for your residence. The styles available for outdoor use are quite distinctive. There are some floor styles very reminiscent of old turn of the century times. Most of these styles are made of cast iron and are designed to be durable and long lasting. The Saint Lucia, for example, is a double faced style of timepiece that stands on a cast iron base and has a swivel mounted head. The face is on both sides and has easy to read roman numerals.
There are also wall mounted clocks designed for use in the outdoors. You can find Howard Miller or Seth Thomas clocks available for outdoor use. The Seth Thomas small station model hangs from an old fashioned looking wall mount made of aged iron. It is weather resistant so you don’t need to worry at all about it getting wet. You can also choose a replication of a Biltmore Estate clock, painted in blue with a blue sun center. It is designed from wrought iron and has a limestone finish. There are several styles of clocks available that include an outdoor clock thermometer, too, so you can keep a close eye on the temperature as well as the time.
Outdoor clocks are most often designed to operate using double A batteries. This is an advantage because you don’t have to worry about running a wire to an electrical outlet, although there are some kinds which will run off of electricity or even solar power. The price of an outdoor styled timepiece depends on the manufacturer, as well as the size and features it might have. Outdoor clock prices generally range from $40 to $120 or more depending on what features you are looking for, and you can find them at most home furnishing stores or major department stores that carry timepieces.
An outdoor clock that can be mounted outdoors would be good to have if you have an outdoor work area such as a shed or garage that you spend a lot of time in. In all reality, if you spend time outside, you will always find them useful.