Many people argue which one is better: a new clock or an antique clock. The answer to this question depends on a person, but I know that some of my friends would prefer an antique clock to a new one. The reason grandfather clocks are still so popular after so many years is that it seems that nothing can really replace them. Howard Miller knows about it. Antique clocks have this distinct sound that is so characteristic to older clocks. Some people simply cannot imagine getting rid of their antique clock. As a matter of fact, they even decide to buy an antique clock whenever an opportunity arises to do so.