We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
There were quite a few New England clock makers in the 1700's and 1800's. My father had a Daniel Pratt weight driven mantle clock which he would run every now and then. I think it was a 24 hour movement so he only ran it to keep it from having problems. Too much trouble to care for everyday.
I've got two, both from the late 1800's and one of them was my great granddad's farm clock. Aside from striking the hour, it also has a separate alarm mechanism. You set it by turning a separate inner bezel behind the hands, wind up a separate spring, and then it will go off whenever the desired time is next encountered. It strikes a separate (distinctly different) continuous bell until the spring is fully unwound. It will definitely wake you up. Both keep excellent time.
I have a Seth Thomas mantle clock that I found discarded in a trash can when I was ten years old. I took it home and my grandfather lubricated the mechanism. That was 73 years ago and it had probably been in use for fifty or so years before I found it. It still keeps good time and chimes the quarter hours.