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Desk Alarm Clocks
A home office can serve many different purposes. For some, it's where a solid eight hours or more a day “at work” as spent. For others, it's a room used a few nights a week for surfing the Internet, playing games, or catching up on bills. In other homes, the office is more of a showroom than anything, featuring the ancestral marble-top writing desk and a collection of leather bound books. Whatever the purpose of a home office space, one accessory is crucial to maintain the business-like aspect of the room—a proper desk clock.
In choosing a desk clock, think first about what a clock represents—punctuality, a solid day's work, or the opportunities that arrive with each passing moment might be a few of the representations that spring to mind. Naturally, then, you'll want to select a clock that embodies the ideal picture of timekeeping for you. Perhaps you'll want something that chimes the hours, acting as a constant reminder of what has passed and what is to come. Maybe you'd like something less invasive, in which case you might choose a clock that ticks the seconds softly away. For the ultimate in quiet, select a clock with a soundless, but visible, pendulum. You'll also need to take your decorative style into consideration. Is your room filled with rich woods, oriental carpets, and heavy drapes? Seek out a desk clock that embodies the classic aesthetic of your room. If your office is characterized by sleek, modern materials such as stainless steel, Berber carpet, and track lighting, then a clock in a similar pared-down style will be your best bet. And of course, keep in mind how often your office is used and for what purposes. If you're at your desk every day, select timepiece that would also look great in a bookcase or on another shelf in case your desk gets too crowded. If your room is nothing more than a room people pass through and admire, then a more grandiose clock could act as a centerpiece on your desk.
A desk clock, like any other accessory you choose to outfit your work space with, is not simply just a timekeeping device. It should somehow make a statement to others about your personality and work ethic and, more importantly, should serve your purposes as well as a favorite pen or your personal computer. Don't just pick up any old clock from a mass market store and plunk it down on your desk. Spend time selecting a desk clock that will inspire your creativity and drive you towards success and give new meaning to the phrase “time is of the essence.”