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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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Price: $46.00
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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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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″

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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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Swiss Railway Clock

Precise time keeping is this clock’s claim to fame. Simple bold graphics work like a charm.

Based on railway engineer Hans Hilfiker’s 1940s classic, the Swiss Railway Station Clock is a standard throughout European train stations, with over 3,000 clocks keeping precision time.
The straightforward black and white face with a red second hand is easy to read from a distance. Made by Mondaine with a brushed steel case and German clock movement, the clock was included in the Museum’s Tempo exhibition.

One AA battery is required (not included) for the 10″ clock. Two AA batteries are required for the 15.75″ clock, which can also be run using the included AC adapter.
Small: 10″ diam., $195.00
Large: 15.75″ diam., $395.00

Buy it here.

(Also, forgive me for being a bit Cayce Pollard-esque, but isn’t this so much better?)

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Wall Clock Weather Station

With this weather-focused wall clock, you can forecast rain or shine without the help of a meteorologist. Smart.

* Large easy-to-read wall clock with day and date, hour, minute and second
* Multi-color barometer heralds sunny days or rainy nights
* Wet, dry or misty – the hygrometer measures moisture

13.5 x 2 x 13.5 inches ; 3 pounds

$79.95, Buy it here.

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Solar Clock

No batteries? Yes please.

Like its friend the Sun Jar, this handy solar powered clock is handsome as it is practical and eco-friendly. With a smart and simple solar panel on its front it’s a far cry from the days of those dodgy calculators you had to crouch under a bright light to use. But as well as being functional this little clock has a clean and unfussy design that lets you stand it up whichever way you want. To boot, its solar power means that you’ll never be caught in the twilight zone wondering what the time really is after a night-time power cut.

Adrian Allen
Supplied with two sets of hands (long & short) to give you the options of wall mounted or free standing.

$49.00, Buy it here.

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Hands and Classic Hands Clocks

Floating hands tell the time in either classic or modern styling. Be sure to take note of the dimensions though, they’re pretty big.

The ultimate in simplicity, this clock has been stripped down to its most essential element- its hands. Striking, modern, minimal and functional.

Classic Hands Wall Clock, 27.6″ Diameter, $50.00,
Buy it here.
Hands Aluminum Wall Clock, 17.7″ Diameter, $54.00, Buy it here.

Memoria Clock by pascal tarabay

Out with the old and in with the….er, new, which is a reinterpretation of the old, and that makes it decidedly new. Plus it’ll create a ‘contemporary romantic atmosphere’ and who doesn’t want that?

this table clock is a modern reinterpretation of nineteenth century french fireplace clocks. the unique feature of this clock is how it is supported by its own shadow. memoria is a perfect mix of tradition and innovation in the materials used, production technique, and the contemporary romantic atmosphere it creates. made from laser cut metal. available with a white or black lacquer finish, or stainless steel with a satin gold finish.

11.4 x 11.4 x 13.75

$267.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $267.00
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269 Clock

Utilizing an old school pendulum, this mantle-sized clock keeps the time while remaining nicely minimal in design.

Designer: Yasuki Takamori
Dimensions: 15″H x 9.5″W x 3.25″D

$269.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $269.00
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