When selecting a small table clock, buyers should consider the style, use for the clock, any special care considerations and its power source. The style of the clock can be influence both by its design and whether it is digital or analog.
Small table clocks are a good choice to add some depth to a room while also providing practical value, notes BHG.com. The first concern when shopping is likely how the clock looks and possibly whether the clock is digital or not. A digital clock is usually better suited to the bedroom or an office space. These types may also serve double duty as alarm clocks and radios.
Analog clocks are made in a variety of styles, from a minimalist take with no numbers on the face to an antique style that requires daily winding. It is also important to consider the power and care requirements of a potential purchase. Winding clocks slow down and stop working if they are not wound regularly. The mechanism may also be more prone to breaking from wear and tear. If considering an electric clock, make sure that the spot for the clock is be near a wall outlet to plug it in.
Also consider how easy it is to read the time on the clock. Those purchasing one for more decorative purposes may not focus as much on being able to tell the time over an attractive design. However, if the clock is the only timepiece in the room, being able to read the time at a glance is important.