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Retirement Gifts

Retirement gifts

Some people say that from a very young age, if you observe little boys behaviour, they either display a great interest in mechanical objects like cars, or in battle orientated weapons like guns and swords.  Personally, we have a sword man in the house in our 8 year old, and this has been the case since he was very little. I wonder what direction he will go in when it is his turn one day to buy Retirement Gifts.

Retirement gifts

Retirement gifts

His grandfather however, was different.  His grandfather, and even possibly his own father, was a cars man.  And that is why later on in life he developed an interest in mechanical objects that can be sold as retirment gifts. This interest went beyond the purchasing of the best and latest cars, whether it was an Anglia or a Mercedes, and developed into family business that manufactured and sold grandfather clocks.  One of the things these objects were sold as, was Retirement Gifts.

The company is still operating today, but now mainly online where we have a selection of amazing retirement gifts. This shift from a shop to an internet business has only delighted our market further, as generally speaking, there is little that car-men like less than walking around Malls fighting off the sensational onslaught of consumerism. Particularly when they are looking for Retirement Gifts. Even if there is possibly something in the Mall that could be sought out as Retirement gifts for men, the man in question doesn’t get to it, as he cannot bear having to wade through seas of other families doing the endless consumer walk, in the hope that he finds the right object in the right corner of the right shop in the right passageway. That is no happy way to look for Retirement Gifts.

It’s much better to sit in the comfort of his own home, and target shoot to the exact website that is going to grab his fancy.  And if he is a cars man as opposed to an assassin, then this clock website is going to be the place that delights him.

Showing an array of fully mechanical clocks from cuckoo clocks to mantelpiece clocks to wall clocks and to grandfather clocks, he will be able to browse through the various designs and mechanism sizes, and find the absolutely ideal clock for his taste and home. These Gifts for men range in prices from R2,795 for an entry level cuckoo clock, through to well over a hundred thousand South African rands for a top of the range fully mechanical tubular bell grandfather clock. All of these are exquisite considerations for anyone wanting to buy a retirement gift.

The mechanical man can ponder his choice, consider the wood type that he would like his clock made up in, and vacillate back and forth between designs until he is sure of what he decides upon.

We usually advise people, when they are considering what hue of wood to choose from, to consider the other furniture in their home where the clock will be placed.  It is tempting, if you already have black wood furniture, to have the clock made up in Black wood as well.  But something to consider in a case like this is that depending on how old your furniture is, newly sawn Black wood is not necessarily going to blend in with older furniture. It can sometimes take years and year for wood to darken to match other items.  So what we suggest is that you choose a contrasting wood type, that will show off the nature and hue of both your existing furniture, as well as that of the clock.

Grandfather Clocks Sale March 2014

Grandfather Clocks Sale March 2014

If you are looking for a grandfather clock and want to get a sense of the full range, then visit our website www.grandfatherclocks.co.za.  If you know that you will never buy anything except the top of the range 9 Tubular Bell mechanism, then stay with me on this page.   The reason for my invitation is that we have, on special this month, a 9 Tubular Bell Grandfather clock, made in Tambotie, for only R95,000 on our Grandfather Clocks Sale March 2014 special.  As you can see from the photo, Tambotie is a hard, rare, African wood type that is known for it’s beautiful marble swirls in the wood.  And we can offer it to you at this amazing price because the clock is showroom stock.

Grandfather Clocks Sale March 2014

Grandfather Clocks Sale March 2014

The 9 Tubular Bells are the top of the range German mechanism – like organ pipes they adorn the back of the cabinet  and one the hour, quarter hour, half and three quarter hours the hammers will strike accordingly and chime the Westminster, Whittington or St.Michael Melody. 

The swan neck of the cabinet is classical in style, as is the enchanting moon face dial on the face of the clock.

Grandfather clocks remain a once in a lifetime purchase for discerning buyers who have almost everything else they need.  It’s the acquisition that promises to slow you down and give you the best out of life, minute by minute, because “clocks like mountains are icons of beauty, witnessing the passage of time”.

It is extremely rare to have this clock available in Tambotie, as the wood has become so rare and scarce that we hardly produce in it anymore. But this month on our Grandfather Clocks Sale March 2014, we are offering it to an enthusiast at a very good price.

If you are a fan and an enthusiast, consider this offer carefully.  Newly made, these clocks sell in other wood types at R120,000 (see our website for more details) www.holtzhausen.com

Retirement gifts

Retirement gifts

I have heard it said that if you observe little boys behaviour from a very young age, they either display a great interest in mechanical objects like cars, or in battle orientated weapons like guns and swords.  Personally, we have a sword man in the house in our 8 year old, and this has been the case since he was very little.  I am wondering now already what his choice will be if it comes to retirement gifts.  Perhaps he will buy something from his own business, the family business of Holtzhausen Clocks.

Retirement gifts

Retirement gifts

His grandfather however, was different.  His grandfather, and even possibly his own father, was a cars man.  And that is why later on in life he developed an interest in mechanical objects that he sold as Retirement Gifts. This interest went beyond the purchasing of the best and latest cars, whether it was an Anglia or a Mercedes, and developed into family business that manufactured and sold grandfather clocks.

The company is still operating today, but now mainly online – it is an ideal place to look for Retirement Gifts. This shift from a shop to an internet business has only delighted our market further, as generally speaking, there is little that car-men like more than walking around Malls fighting off the sensational onslaught of consumerism.  Even if there is possibly something in the Mall that could be sought out as appropriate gifts for men, the man in question doesn’t get to it, as he cannot bear having to wade through seas of other families doing the endless consumer walk, in the hope that he finds the right object in the right corner of the right shop in the right passageway.

It’s much better to sit in the comfort of his own home, and target shoot to the exact website that is going to grab his fancy.  And if he is a cars man as opposed to an assassin, then this clock website is going to be the place that delights him.

Showing an array of fully mechanical clocks from cuckoo clocks to mantelpiece clocks to wall clocks and to grandfather clocks, he will be able to browse through the various designs and mechanism sizes, and find the absolutely ideal clock for his taste and home. These Gifts for men range in prices from R3,500 for an entry level cuckoo clock, through to well over a hundred thousand South African rands for a top of the range fully mechanical tubular bell grandfather clock.

The mechanical man can ponder his choice, consider the wood type that he would like his clock made up in, and vacillate back and forth between designs until he is sure of what he decides upon.

We usually advise people, when they are considering what hue of wood to choose from, to consider the other furniture in their home where the clock will be placed.  It is tempting, if you already have black wood furniture, to have the clock made up in Black wood as well.  But something to consider in a case like this is that depending on how old your furniture is, newly sawn Black wood is not necessarily going to blend in with older furniture. It can sometimes take years and year for wood to darken to match other items.  So what we suggest is that you choose a contrasting wood type, that will show off the nature and hue of both your existing furniture, as well as that of the clock.

Retirement gifts Johannesburg

Retirement gifts Johannesburg

It can be hard buying men gifts at the best of times, but when it comes to retirement gifts Johannesburg the challenge is usually greater.  At that stage of life, men, who normally spend larger amounts of money than women do, have usually bought all that they are interested in buying in their lifetime.  They have driven the car they have always wanted to drive and they have bought all the power tools they need.  They have redone their houses with the marble top in the kitchen that their wives have been begging for, and they have gone overseas as often as their pockets have allowed. They are starting to scale down, not up.

That’s why it’s worth considering buying a man a retirement gift that is highly specialised.  Something he would not have thought of for himself up until now, or something that he may have considered, but never dared dream he could own.  Something that he can take with him and keep appreciating, even if he is going to scale down.  And something that his own company does not make.  If someone has worked for a large retailer all his life, the last thing he wants to take home with him as a Retirement gifts Johannesburg is something that he has been working sales pitches or spreadsheets around during his working lifetime.   He needs and wants something that is not mass produced, and something that has not kept him awake at night during tough times.

More than anything, if he is retiring, he needs something that is going to buy him time, from Retirement Gifts Johannesburg.

What I am asking you to consider purchasing, dear reader, as a retirement gift for your CEO, is a grandfather clock. While your CEO may have been pressurised by his growing family to buy a flat screen TV in the past, the idea of purchasing a grandfather clock as a retirement gift is an idea that will clearly be a token of your appreciation for him as a person, and not as the family bank that supplies the needs of the wife and children around him.  In an age where we have the time on every digital appliance we own from our cell phones to our microwaves, there is something appealing about a stately piece of furniture dedicated only to telling the time.  Its very presence slows one down, evokes a life of consideration and encourages reflection and meditation – all activities that are suited to retirement, and that encourage a life of relaxation and ceasing rushing.

In addition to this, whereas up until now he may have been the working partner, lost to the office from 9-5, or even 8-7, he is now going to be taking up more space in the home.  Surely you can encourage him to take up the creative task of interior decorating, by choosing an item of furniture that is being made solely for him?

 If you are in South Africa and you wish to consider this, you need to find a company that combines the precision and perfection of a German mechanism, with the option of encasing the mechanism in one of South Africa’s rare hardwoods.  (It is around these choices that his interior decorating abilities will start to blossom).

So you either choose it all for him, and buy one of Holtzhausen’s ready made clocks, or you give him the choice of wood type and mechanism size and have it custom-made for him. 

Maybe he wants a grandfather or floor clock, maybe he only wants and has space for a wall clock (also known as a grandmother clock). All of these options can be easily researched and investigated on our Website.

retirement gifts Johannesburg

retirement gifts Johannesburg

Ultimate status: Bari Reuge Music Box

Bari Reuge Music Box

Holtzhausen is one of the world’s select suppliers of this ultimate status symbol: The Reuge Bari Music box.

Bari Reuge Music box

Bari Reuge Music box

Bari is limited to 12 editions. Fitted with the 114 note Cartel movement it plays 32 melodies on 8 interchangeable rolls. This movement creates music using the comb and teeth, bells and drums.

The Bari box is made of Burr Vavona with Dragon flies and Waterlily inlays.

This music box is categorised under Reuge Timeless Collection