Clocks

Raw Wood Wall Clock

It’s sort of rare for wood to be raw, isn’t it? Usually there’s some sort of finish or stain, and maybe that’s why this one looks particularly fresh and new.

Raw Wood Wall Clock made from milled solid maple with leather strap and aluminum hands.
Dimension: 10 in. Diam., 24 in. strap

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Price: $250.00
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Bamboo Soil Clock

You remember doing a potato clock back in school, don’t you? Or at least you remember the idea? Well, using the same sort of principle, this clock creates electricity using wet soil from your own two potted plants, enabling you to have your own tiny electrical generator.

It uses electricity created by a reaction between zinc and copper electrodes, which are buried in the soil (you supply two potted plants). In this case, the wet soil becomes the electrolyte (the conductor) that enables the passage of voltage between the two electrodes. This battery can deliver 1.5 volts, but the earth must be kept moist, so don’t forget to water the plants! Handmade in the Netherlands.

Note: the zinc electrode will be consumed after several years of use. Not recommended for use with herbs or other plants you intend to eat.

$39.95, Buy it here.

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Price: $39.95
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Puzzle Clock

Do you get bored quickly? Maybe this clock will keep your creative juices flowing with its brightly colored removable/interchangeable blocks.

Create your own look: 76 of the 81 blocks are removable.
Hang or use removable stand. Available with white background or black background. Be creative, be unique, be on time.

ABS Plastic, 8″ x 8″, 1 AA battery (not included).

$29.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $29.00
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Manimani Clock

As you might be able to guess, this clock’s shape was inspired from dropping a bunch of antique clock hands on to the floor and tracing the outline.

Designed by Brendan Young.
Each clock comes with a removable back leg to enable wall hanging or table standing.
Laser cut steel.

Available in rusty or black
Small, 31 H x 2.5 D x 18 cm W approx., £57.99
Large, 63 H x 2.5 D x 33 cm W approx., £101.99

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Price: £57.99
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iHome iP41 Rotating Alarm Clock for iPhone or iPod

Yep, this alarm clock will wake you up or put you to sleep with your own tunes plus charge your gadget all the while. You can also watch videos in landscape mode on your iPhone or iPod simply by rotating the iHome clock (though I don’t really know how a video would help you wake up). All this would mean nothing, of course, if it wasn’t nice to look at.

$79.95, Buy it here.

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Price: $79.95
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Galactic LED Clock

Here’s another hard-to-read time telling device to add to the ever expanding list. (I post this as more of a novelty item than a truly useful one.)

The Galactic LED clock looks as if it was taken straight from the bridge of the starship enterprise. The clock in the picture reads 12:34. 1 – 2 -3 – 4 ….clever huh? The clock can be set to change the time display every second, every minute, or every 4 seconds. there are three brightness levels that can be set by the user. The clock uses the latest LED technology, which means that the lights will last indefinitely. The clock is available in black or silver and can be wall mounted or freestanding. It measures 10-1/4″ x 3″ x 1″ deep and operates off of the included AC plug-in adapter.

measures 10-1/4″ x 3″ x 1″ deep

$60.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $60.00
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Unfinished Clock

Seeing as the rectangle version is no longer available, you might want to snap up the round version quick if it’s your sort of thing. (I know I like it, but have waay too many clocks to add any more to my collection.)

This atypical version of a typical clock is designed to be displayed at the edge of a shelf or mantel. Eye-catching, it appears to be only the top half of a clock, but the hands fully rotate. Made of powder-coated steel with aluminum hands. One AA battery included.

Size: Round: 5.25h x 8w x 2.75″d
Rectangle no longer available

$46.00, Buy it here.

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Word Clock

Who needs numbers to tell the time? Certainly not anyone who has this word clock.

The clock consists of two adjacent rolls, contained in a clear acrylic tube. A red mark indicates the line that should be read to tell the time. The left roll spells out five minute increments of time. The right roll contains the numbers one to twelve, spelled out. The gearing is such that as the minutes turn to “twenty-five minutes to,” the hour roll advances.

Designer: Hans Muller and Hans van Dongen
Materials: Acrylic, plastic.
Dimensions: 24″ x 4″

$229.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $229.00
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Eklipse CD Clock Radio w/ ipod dock

Whoa, at $550, this would be one heck of a nice gift for Father’s Day.

this german designed all-in-one, high-quality cd player, fm/am radio alarm clock with an internal iPod dock lets you switch between your favourite radio station, cd or ipod download. a sleek, sturdy remote control, which mirrors the beauty of this impressive audio system means you never have to leave your chair to do so.

compact design: 210mm x 140 mm x 235 mm (8.26” x 5.31” x 9.25”)

$550.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $550.00
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Jetlag Alarm Clock

No instruction booklet necessary: a standard that every travel alarm clock should adhere to.

designed by sam hecht and his co-patriots at industrial facility in the UK, the jet lag alarm clock is a re-interpretation of the good old travel alarm clock.
a transcontinental project, the jet lag is produced by IDEA international in Japan. the overall idea was to produce a travel alarm clock where an instruction booklet would be unnecessary. the clock features a lock button to prevent settings from changing in flight, display illumination, and a novel combined alarm/snooze/speaker button- so you can direct your swat to where the sound emanates.

dimensions: 2 1/2” x 3 1/2” x 7/8”

$40.00, Buy it here.

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Click Clock

Nothing wrong with this clock*, in fact, everything looks just right.

This simple, easy-to-use alarm clock features large number displays, a backlight, snooze function, and 24-hour setting. When the alarm is set, large numbers display both the current time and the alarm time. The clock’s AM and PM indicators are visually distinct, and a lock on top prevents inadvertent changes in settings.

Made of ABS plastic, glass, and steel; takes two AAA batteries (not included).
Size: 2.25h x 3w x 2″d

$35.00 ($31.50 Members), Buy it here.

*Spoke too soon apparently, it’s backordered until beginning of August. Apologies.

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Price: $35.00
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Water Clock

Hmm. Perhaps this leans more towards the art category than time telling as far as functionality, but either way it’s an interesting idea.

Kouichi Okamoto’s Water Clock tells time with water and magnets. Inside the ceramic base are 2 rotating magnets which attract 2 balls – the red one showing the hours, the white one the minutes.

Will work with any plate, glass, combination thereof or anything that can hold water.

Designer: Kouichi Okamoto
Dimensions: 2″H x 7.85″W x 7.85″D
Materials: Ceramic, Polypropylene, Magnets

$289.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $289.00
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Dry Erase Wall Clock

If you’re the type that benefits from visual cues, this clock might help you map out your day with its space for notes and messages.

Designer: Ricardo Saint-Clair
Comes with one dry erase marker and eraser, which hides in the side of the clock.
Made of sturdy plywood and laminate.
Requires one AA battery (not included).
Size: 16″diam.

$135.00 ($121.50 Members), Buy it here.

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Price: $135.00
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‘Just A Moment’ Clock

This is a different sort of way to tell the time…

By creating a sequence of analog hours, minutes and seconds, the ‘Just a Moment’ clock both allows us to focus on each chronometric subdivision and forces us to reconsider the familiar angular relationships and shapes of a concentric clock’s hands. Wall-mountable.

Requires 3 AA batteries, not included.
15.75″ x 6″
Aluminum.

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No longer available.

Three-Face Wall Clock

Hmm, this reminds me of the Just a Moment Clock in theory. The black discs are nice in that you can position them however you’d like.

The elements of time are broken down into three separate black disks with numbers to indicate hours, minutes, and seconds and can be positioned on the wall as you like. Made in Italy of painted wood. Three AA batteries included.

Designer: Dario Serio, 2008
Size: Hours disk: 1.75d x 7.5″diam; Minutes disk: 1d x 9.5″diam;
Seconds disk: .75d x 11.5″diam.

$295.00 ($265.50 Members), Buy it here.

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Price: $295.00
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