Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Clock Clock is a Clock from Clocks

Here's an interesting concept. Several analog clocks make up a reading of one large digital timekeeper.

It's from Humans Since 1982. You can download a free font from their site.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Clock

Happy belated Memorial Day. As usual, we at North Coast Imports spent a good part of our holiday thinking up ideas for new kinds of clocks... it's what we do!

This is a special variation on our "ClassicSpace" series (found at with American Stars and Stripes. The "ClassicSpace" series already has a heavy American influence. The natural elements mixed with the machined simplicity definitely fits in an American aesthetic.

The "ClassicSpace" clearly fits an American tradition with its visible wood grain (natural materials) and natural power. A mechanical clock is a perfect example of a machine running on renewable energy. The only power required to run this clock is gravity! There are no batteries, no electricity, no heat... it will even run in the dark.

All of our clocks are packaged in recycled materials!

This clock would fit perfectly in a modern decor... the natural wood slat style easily matches either a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired interior, or a Danish Modern environment, as well as a Mission or Craftsman home... the possibilities are endless, and there are many more styles to chose from.

If you haven't already, take a moment to browse our new line of clocks found at There you can find more examples of re-imagined timepieces for modern tastes.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The New /design Line!

We are very pleased to announce an entirely NEW line of quality timepieces to the North Coast Imports lineup. Visit today to browse many new clocks, designed specifically for the high-style/high-design modern tastes.

Long associated with a very traditional decor, the Black Forest cuckoo clock is undergoing a transformation. Simple and clean lines combine with master craftsmanship to create something for the modern home.

Visit our new site to see colorful new models with a fresh perspective on a clock as a delightful kinetic sculpture that also happens to tell time.

There are also several models called ART CLOCKS which are one-of-a-kind inspirations by Black Forest artists. These special clocks are presented as collectors items and include painterly and artistic creations signed by the artist. There are dozens to choose from.

...and check out these fantastic woodcuts! These special clocks feature an entirely new and creative design with very intricate filigree. Birds and flowers are interwoven into a tapestry of ornamentation.

Even industrial design is included in this broad new range of fine timepieces. Be sure to check out our new additional website, detailing all of these models and more, at

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Cuckoo Bird and Door

Sometimes, excessive jostling can cause a cuckoo bird to become disengaged from its door. The remedy to this problem is a simple fix, though it requires a steady hand and maybe some needle nose pliers or tweezers.

If you are unsure about completing this repair, please stop immediately and seek out a clock professional. If your clock is new and still under warranty, it is best if you find a clock repairman in your area. If this is the only problem, he or she should be able to solve it for you in short order.

Below, you'll see a picture of a bird who has lost contact with the door. Normally, the bird should have a wire going from its "feet" to a staple-shaped wire in the door. This picture is missing that wire:

As you can see, I've drawn (in white) where the wire belongs.  I've circled (in red) where the wire loops around the staple-shaped wire lodged in the door.  With the wires properly in place, the bird is able to push the door open.

Here's a view from above:

Here (pictured below) is a view from behind the cuckoo bird where you can see the connecting wire that has become unattached from the door.  I've circled this push wire in red: