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Clocks

Clock Chronoscope

Clock Chronoscope
$87  Buy Comment

This unique clock from ChronoCo tells time in two ways at once. The pointer travels around the dial like a normal hour hand, floating over precise markers, while its back end indicator window displays time in 10 minute increments. Measures 500mm (appx. 19.7″) in diameter, and features a weathered look.

IV-18 VFD Tube Clock

IV-18 VFD Tube Clock
$120  Buy Comment

We’ve seen lots of clocks that use Nixie or other illuminated vacuum tubes. But we really dig this version where the entire time is displayed on a single tube. Pandicon’s IV-18 clock uses a new, old stock VFD tube to emit it’s greenish-blue glow. You can find more IV-18 clocks from other Etsy shops.

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Google Home Mini Alarm Clock

Google Home Mini Alarm Clock
$13  Buy Comment

Add a touch of whimsy to your Google Home Mini speaker with this tabletop stand. It looks like an old school alarm clock, complete with a pair of (non-working) bells on top. It has built-in cord management, and comes in black or white.

Douk Audio Nobsound VFD Clock

Douk Audio Nobsound VFD Clock
$57  Buy Comment

Douk Audio’s unique desk clock uses an old-school vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) to produce a cool greenish glow. It shows the current time using analog-style hands, and has an optional second hand. Made from sturdy CNC molded aluminum, and measures 2.87″ x 2.28″ x 0.87″.

Barisieur Coffeemaker Clock

Barisieur Coffeemaker Clock
$399  Buy Link Comment

Joshua Renouf’s beautiful coffeemaker alarm clock is now a real product. Place coffee grounds or tea leaves on the Barisieur and when its alarm goes off, it will boil water and pour it, waking you further with the aroma. Save 10% in The Awesomer Shop.

Esington Glass 2.0

Esington Glass 2.0
$59+  Pledge Comment

The Esington Glass 2.0 is an hourglass that uses tiny iron spheres to count down to 25 minutes. Unlike other hourglasses, it comes with a magnetic stopper that lets you pause the spheres, so you can take a break or resume work after being interrupted.

Millclock ZIN18 Nixie Tube Clock

Millclock ZIN18 Nixie Tube Clock
~$1075+  Pledge Comment

Instead of sourcing vintage nixie tubes, Millclock made its own tubes for its ZIN18 clock. The handmade tubes are longer, more durable, and are rated to last for 200,000 hours of operation. The clock can be controlled via its touchpad or companion mobile app.

Zelda Triforce Alarm Clock

Zelda Triforce Alarm Clock
$36  Buy Link Comment

“Open your eyes… wake up Link.” Paladone’s officially licensed The Legend of Zelda Triforce alarm clock will help make fans of the series start their day right. It plays part of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past’s theme as its alarm sound.

Wheel of Fortune Clock

Wheel of Fortune Clock
$18  Buy Comment

Fans of daytime game shows will immediately recognize the background of Dragon Vision’s playful wall clock. Inspired by Wheel of Fortune, the 8″ acrylic and printed vinyl clock features prize denominations instead of hours on its dial. Just be sure to avoid 12:30 and 5:30.

Gixie Clock

Gixie Clock

The Gixie Clock is an affordable alternative to authentic nixie tube clocks. Instead of nixie tubes, it uses RGB LED tubes, which last longer and draw less power. Its tubes can also be set to display in a variety of modes and colors.

Out of Time Wall Clock

Out of Time Wall Clock
$69  Buy Comment

light4dark’s wall clock plays with our expectations by moving the dial off-center from the typical circular background. It’s made from powder-coated aluminum and a sheet of clear acrylic to let your wall show through.

Cloudnola Texttime Flip Clock

Cloudnola Texttime Flip Clock
~$334  Buy Comment

The Texttime is one of Cloudnola’s beautiful and minimalist clocks. It’s a flip clock, but instead of using numbers it tells the time using words. The clock has a silent mechanism and uses one AA battery. It’s available in a black or bamboo case.

Kung Fu Clock

Kung Fu Clock
$45  Buy Comment

It’s time to kick some ass with this wall clock from WHENWATCH. The clock features an unspecified martial artist obviously based on Bruce Lee, whose body twists and turns to tell the time. His torso is the hour hand, his right leg tells minutes, and his left leg is seconds.

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Sandsara

Sandsara
~$159+  Pledge Comment

Maura Benitez’s desktop kinetic sculpture was inspired by sand mandala. It has two metal spheres that continuously move over white sand. The inner sphere’s movement can be adjusted to create different patterns, while the outer sphere creates a circle every 12 hours.

Nixt IV-17 VFD Clock

Nixt IV-17 VFD Clock
$138  Buy Link Comment

The Nixt IV-17 VFD Clock is a nixie tube clock with eight tubes and colorful LED footlights. Aside from telling time, it also displays the date and the ambient temperature. You can also set it to display a custom message. Check out Nixt’s other clocks and products here.

MWC Desk Clocks

MWC Desk Clocks
$62  Buy Comment

The Military Watch Company expanded its line of aircraft instrument clocks to include desk clocks. Their limited edition line includes desk clocks inspired by the altimeter instrument, airspeed indicator and cockpit clock. Each clock runs on one AA battery.

DIY Pong Clock

DIY Pong Clock

Instructables member oliverb made an Arduino-powered digital clock that has a fun mode. It can tell the time by playing Pong with itself, updating the score to accurately reflect the time. It can also show the time in large digits or with words. Learn how to make one here.

Cuckoo Blocks

Cuckoo Blocks

Guido Zimmermann’s Cuckoo Blocks are urban twists on the cuckoo clock. The buildings Guido uses for inspiration are those with mixed reputations, such as those that are considered eyesores and a low-cost housing that has been turned into a hip building.

Time Since Launch Clock

Time Since Launch Clock
$150+  Pledge Comment

Mark special occasions with cw&t’s Time Since Launch. It’s an extremely accurate clock that you start only once and can never reset again. It lasts up to 40 years on two replaceable AA batteries. It counts up to 2,738 years, or about 1,000,000 days.

Heritage Racing Speedometer Clocks

Heritage Racing Speedometer Clocks
$34+  Buy Comment

Etsy store Heritage Racing makes desk clocks that look like the speedometer or tachometer of classic cars. The clock face is a high quality glossy print. There are dozens of designs to choose from, including the BMW E46 M3, Porsche 911 Turbo and the Jeep Wrangler.

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HAL 9000 Wall Clock

HAL 9000 Wall Clock
$31  Buy Comment

A simple, yet effective use of HAL 9000’s iconic red eye-light, printed as the face of an analog wall clock. While we wish it had an actual domed cover, the simulated reflections in the image provide an effective illusion of depth. Measures 10.25″ diameter x 2″ deep.

Rick & Morty Screaming Sun Alarm Clock

Rick & Morty Screaming Sun Alarm Clock

One of ThinkGeek’s April Fools jokes. This clock features a very accurate replica of the sun from one of the planets that Rick and the Smiths visited in Rick and Morty. When the alarm goes off, the sun comes up and then screams nonstop for 42 hours.

Game Boy Alarm Clock

Game Boy Alarm Clock
~$35  Buy Comment

Wake up to 8-bit tunes with this officially licensed Nintendo Game Boy alarm clock. It looks and feels just like the real thing, and plays Super Mario Land sounds when the alarm goes off. It’s powered by two AA batteries and has removable feet.

Deal: LaMetric Time

Deal: LaMetric Time
$199  Buy Link Comment

A slick modern take on the digital alarm clock. This Wi-Fi connected timepiece can display time, date, weather, notifications, IoT device statuses, stock quotes, and just about any other data. Use code USA20 for an extra 20% off in The Awesomer Shop (through 2/20/18).

Circa Smart Alarm Clock & Radio

Circa Smart Alarm Clock & Radio
~$210+  Pledge Comment

The Circa alarm clock has an optional sleep sensor that will tell it to wake you up only when you’re in light sleep. It also comes with several soothing ambient noise tracks and a gentle pulsing light mode. You can also use it as a Bluetooth speaker and Internet radio.

ClockClock 24 Black Edition

ClockClock 24 Black Edition
$6300+  Buy Link Comment

A white-on-black version of Humans Since 1982’s segmented analog timepiece which offers the same 24 analog dials, but a bolder and easier to read display. It’s as amazing as ever, though we only wish it were more affordable. Measures 15.75″ h x 35.5″ w x 1.5″ d.

MB&F/L’Epée 1839 Octopod Clock

MB&F/L’Epée 1839 Octopod Clock
$32K  Buy Link Comment

If Doc Ock had a pet, it would be this. This fantastical desk clock was inspired by a mix of octopi, marine timepieces, and The Abyss. It features eight articulated legs and a rotating glass sphere for its body which houses the clock’s movement. Limited to 150 pieces total.

Eta Clock Location Indicator

Eta Clock Location Indicator
$375+  Pledge Comment

They didn’t mention it in their pitch, but DC Creatives’ Eta Clock is clearly a rip-off of the Weasley’s magical place-telling clock. Not that it’s a bad thing, what with the original device being nonexistent and all. The only downer here is the price.

Sandman Doppler Alarm Clock

Sandman Doppler Alarm Clock
$119+  Pledge Comment

Palo Alto Innovation’s Sandman Doppler has stereo speakers, six USB charging ports and is Alexa-enabled. It also has shortcut buttons for your favorite Alexa commands and macros, and an auto-dimming RGB LED display.

Lixie Digital Display

Lixie Digital Display
$38/digit  Buy Link Comment

A slick new take on vintage Nixie tubes. The open-source Lixie display uses LED edge-lit acrylic sheets to display different digits. Unlike Nixies they can be any color, and don’t require high voltage to operate. Designer Connor Nishijima explains how it works.

The City Clock

The City Clock
$100+  Pledge Comment

La Fabrique DIY’s quaint binary clock. The City Clock looks like a model of a traditional Parisian building, but the lights on its windows actually tell the time. You can also get just the clock’s electronics and make your own enclosure.

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