First Year Wedding Anniversary Gifts - Clocks
Choosing a clock for those first year wedding anniversary gifts is unusual. A clock is the gift from the
modern anniversary gift list. So if neither cotton nor paper gifts are suitable then a clock is a great choice.
Wrap the gift in paper made from cotton and this would also cover the traditional gifts given for the 1st year
by both the US and British anniversary lists.
We hope the suggestions below will help you...
Especially useful if the couple are going on vacation or are frequent travelers. You can get travel clocks that
show the temperature as well as the time. Useful so that they can tell everyone how hot it was whilst away.
These would also make great first year wedding anniversary gifts for a second honeymoon.
Novelty Clocks For First Year Wedding Anniversary Gifts
There are many novelty clocks on the market that are based on TV shows, toys or films. There are clocks that
have the logo of a sports team. Also available are clocks that speak the time, or that project the time onto a wall
Radio Controlled Clocks
These are particularly suitable for those people who like things perfect. This type of clock will synchronize
itself with a time signal and so it is self correcting.
Possibly as investments as well as first year wedding anniversary gifts. You will need to exercise care when
purchasing a gift such as this. You may need to decide to buy it because they will like it and not necessarily
because it may increase in value. You may want to take professional advice and go to a reputable dealer. The couple
will also want to consider insuring the item if it is of considerable value.
Wall and Kitchen Clocks
A very practical and useful gift. These are available in many styles. Some are styled after ships clocks or
clocks from railway stations. These too are available in radio controlled models.
These make a great centerpiece for a hearth or fireplace. The right clock in the right place can can bring a
room to life and make an interesting talking point as well.
Free Standing Clocks
These are also called Grandfather or Longcase clocks. They are particularly suitable for hallways and larger
rooms. This type of clock may be a major purchase, so you should consider whether it fits with the design and decor
of the couples dwelling.
There are devices that measure the passage of time using candles or water, but clocks are generally mechanically
driven devices for telling the time. It is thought that the first mechanical clocks were used in monasteries to
call the monks to prayer and probably did not have hands. The first public clock that struck the hours was made and
erected in Milan in 1335.
Galileo noticed the time keeping abilities of a pendulum in the 1580s and the Dutch astronomer and physicist
Christiaan Huygens was responsible for them being used in clocks from the mid 1650s onwards.
In 1929 Quartz was first used for timekeeping. A quartz crystal vibrates at 100,000 hertz and its vibrations are
so regular that an accurate, scientific quartz clock can be accurate to within 1 second in 10 years.
Atomic clocks measure the time based on the the frequencies emitted by certain radioactive substances. In 1967
the second was defined as: the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition
between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the cesium-133 atom.
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