Mr. P and I both share a love of clocks. We decided we wanted to buy a grandfather clock that would become an heirloom and could be passed down to our children. One of my favorite things about this clock is that you can purchase brass rings to put on the weights. On the brass rings we will have important dates and occasions in our family such as births and weddings. So, although this isn't an antique now, one day it will be and I hope will be treasured by future family members.