Awesome Clocks

7200-Segment Display

7200-Segment Display

Numeric displays typically have seven segments. Artist and engineer Chris Combs linked together 288 four-digit displays for a total 7200 segments once you factor in the colons. It can be programmed to show large digits or other moving images. It’s on display at VisArts’ Concourse Gallery in Rockville, MD through 10.17.21.

The Wall Fall Clock

The Wall Fall Clock

A young engineer named Burke McGabe got it in his head to build something totally unnecessary but nonetheless entertaining. What looks like an ordinary wall clock is designed to automatically fall off the wall any time he looks at it to check the time. It’s seen better days after all of its crashes.

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Flyte Story Clock

Flyte Story Clock

This unique wooden clock tells time using a hidden LED display behind its face, while a floating metal sphere orbits around its perimeter. In addition to a standard clock mode, it works as a timer or counts down to an important event. RGB or warm white LED backlighting give it an extra pop.

Corsair Table Clock

Corsair Table Clock
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Bulova’s unique and substantial tabletop clock features an adjustable tripod stand that’s reminiscent of a telescope or surveyor’s equipment. It tells time in military 24-hour format, is made from solid hardwood and metal with a glass front, and features a glow-in-the dark face. Measures 11.25″ w x 22 to 29″ h.

Nextube Digital Tube Clock

Nextube Digital Tube Clock

Featuring a backlit LCD/IPS tube display like the EleksTube clock, the Nextube takes things to the next level. In addition to selectable fonts, it has a handsome black walnut base, brass accent rings, and built-in weather, timer, and music visualizer functions. Open-source firmware means you can develop your own apps too.

Wood Spiral Clock

Wood Spiral Clock
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Budapest-based clock maker Ardeola created this clever wall clock that tells the time using a spiral. Each of its birch plywood sections covers a 210º arc with a red hour marker evenly spaced along the spiral. Check out the Ardeola Amazon store for more unique clock designs. Measures 11.5″ in diameter.

Thermochromic Digital Clock

Thermochromic Digital Clock

This fascinating tabletop clock tells the time by changing the temperature. Instructables contributor Twisted & Tinned created the display using thermochromic foil and surface-mounted resistors that heat up liquid crystals. They previously made a temperature and humidity display using a different

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Xbox Alarm Clock

Xbox Alarm Clock
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Gamers will love to wake up and see this alarm clock, inspired by the design of the Xbox wireless controller. Its looks just like the white version of the controller, complete with thumbsticks, a D-pad, ABXY, and shoulder buttons. Just don’t pick it up and expect to play Gears of War with it. Pre-orders start shipping 10.2021.

Ugears Aero Clock

Ugears Aero Clock

This unique wall clock is made up of more than 300 components, which come together to accurately tell time. It features numerous wood gears, and a hot air balloon that rapidly descends at the top of each hour then rises as each minute ticks by. Designed for advanced builders, with an estimated 11-hour build time.

Echo Mickey Mouse Wall Clock

Echo Mickey Mouse Wall Clock
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Everyone could use a Mickey Mouse clock on their wall, and this model has a trick up its sleeves. It pairs with your Amazon Echo device to work as a timer, displaying the countdown of remaining minutes one 60 individual LEDs along its perimeter.

EleksTube IPS Glow Tube LED Clock

EleksTube IPS Glow Tube LED Clock

This clever modern take on vintage digital clocks replaces the Nixie tubes with tiny 16:9 LCD screens inside of glass tubes. The screens can display the time in a multitude of fonts as well as custom image uploads via Windows. The clock offers an intuitive configuration process that shows its settings on its individual screens.

Transparent VFD Tube Clock

Transparent VFD Tube Clock
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This retro-modern table clock from Vintage Tube Clocks incorporates a new old stock IV-18 vacuum fluorescent tube at its center, displaying the time or date in a cool blue-green hue. It’s built into a see-through acrylic enclosure, exposing its circuitry from both front and rear and wrapped in a stainless steel frame.

Cloudnola Texttime Flip Clock

Cloudnola Texttime Flip Clock
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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 runs on two C batteries. It’s available in a black or bamboo case.

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Arizona Copper Patina Clocks

Arizona Copper Patina Clocks
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The Arizona Copper Company makes these unique wall and tabletop clocks with dramatic patina finishes. The nature of the process means each clock is one-of-a-kind. They come in a variety of sizes in both square and round designs. Our favorite style is the high-contrast look of the dark turquoise pattern.

Heritage Racing Speedometer Clocks

Heritage Racing Speedometer Clocks
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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, set into a glass and wood frame. There are dozens of designs to choose from, including the BMW E46 M3, Porsche 911 Turbo, Nissan GT-R, and more.

Jaguar x Bremont Watches + Rally Clock

Jaguar x Bremont Watches + Rally Clock
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British watchmaker Bremont and British carmaker Jaguar have released a limited-edition boxed set: a bezel chronograph and Bremont’s first rally clock to salute the 60th anniversary of the timeless Jaguar E-Type sports car. The 120 sets include a wristwatch in green or grey—the colors of the two E-types that debuted in 1961.

Retio Radio Speaker

Retio Radio Speaker

This clock radio is a beautiful tribute to retro technology. It combines a clock, an AM/FM radio, and a high-quality Bluetooth speaker in one. Each handmade radio is built with warmly-glowing vintage nixie tubes to display the time and an American black walnut enclosure with a 360 brass bezel and knurled knobs.

Amazon Smart Cuckoo Clock

Amazon Smart Cuckoo Clock

The Smart Cuckoo Clock is one of the Day1 Editions Amazon will build if it garners enough pre-orders. The stylish wall clock has an analog face, a swinging pendulum, and a mechanical cuckoo, along with digital chimes and alarms. It also has an LED timer that can be controlled with a nearby Amazon Echo device.

Flipping Out Flip Clock

Flipping Out Flip Clock
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Cloudnola’s modern take on mechanical flip clocks has large, easy-to-read digits, and can either be wall-mounted or placed on a tabletop. It has a sturdy metal frame, and its flip panels are made from PVC. It measures 14.96″ w x 5.51″ h and runs on a single D battery (not included).

Gotek Wireless Charging Music Station

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This convenient tabletop device combines a Bluetooth speaker, an alarm clock, and FM radio, and a Qi-wireless charging station in one. It has a large LED display, and can play music for up to 8 hours on battery power too. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.

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Surf Van Mini Clock

Surf Van Mini Clock
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Keep the beach close to your heart every day with this groovy miniature surf van from Tokyo Bay. It’s decorated in sunny shades of yellow and beige and wears a pair of surfboards on its roof. Features a Japanese Miyota quartz movement at its center, set into a stainless steel body. Measures 4″ x 2.5″ x 1.5″.

Divoom Timebox Clock

Divoom Timebox Clock
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This bedside alarm clock uses a matrix of 121 RGB LEDs to display the time. It also works as a Bluetooth speaker, and can display colorful images and animations you program via a smartphone app. Available in white or black plastic, or wood. They also make a mini version.

Echo Dot Clock Deal

Echo Dot Clock Deal
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Sign up for 2 months of Amazon Music Unlimited ($19.98 total), and get a 3rd-gen Echo Dot Clock (a $59.99 value) for just $9.99. The smart speaker provides access to Alexa voice commands, music playback, and can display the time, outdoor temperature, or timers. (Limited time offer, subscription auto-renews)

NovelLife RGB “Nixie” Clock

NovelLife RGB “Nixie” Clock
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Like the Gixie Clock, this tabletop digital clock uses RGB LEDs and sheets of laser-etched acrylic to simulate the look of an old Nixie tube clock, but with multiple colors. It offers a variety of color modes, supports 12/24 hour time formats, and has an alarm function. Requires a Windows PC or Mac for programming.

Stainless Flip Clock

Stainless Flip Clock
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This retro-style electromechanical flip clock comes housed in a handsome and substantial stainless steel enclosure. It runs on two “C” batteries (not included), so you can use it on a tabletop, or wall mount it without running wires.

Aviation Wall Clock/Thermometer

Aviation Wall Clock/Thermometer
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Aviation buffs will dig Trintec’s wall piece, which combines an analog clock and thermometer, both designed to look like analog cockpit gauges. Choose from vintage or modern styles,in altimiter, gyro, horizon, and VOR variants. Measures 15″h x 7.5″w x 2″d, and the clock runs on a single “AA” battery.

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