THE BEST Clocks

Surf Van Mini Clock

Surf Van Mini Clock

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″.

Art Artifact LED “Nixie” Clock

Art Artifact LED “Nixie” Clock

This retro-modernist alarm clock clearly gets inspiration from vintage Nixie tubes, but it uses LEDs instead. These red LEDs have big two advantages to Nixie: longevity and power consumption. The seven-digit display shows hours and minutes on its larger tubes, and seconds on the smaller ones. Note: Only supports 24-hour time.

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Divoom Timebox Clock

Divoom Timebox Clock

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

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

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

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

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.

Game Boy Alarm Clock

Game Boy Alarm Clock

Nintendo fans, start your day with Paladone’s officially-licensed Nintendo Game Boy alarm clock. It looks just like the classic 8-bit handheld. Use its D-pad and buttons to set the time and alarm, which plays the chiptune theme music from Super Mario Land.

DIY Clock Shelf

DIY Clock Shelf

DIY Machines shows off a really creative design for a wall shelving unit. Not only does it provide 12 illuminated cubbies for items like small plants or collectibles, but its light-up edges double as a colorful digital clock. To build one for yourself, you’ll need a 3D printer, plus the items listed on the project’s YouTube page.

Heritage Racing Speedometer Clocks

Heritage Racing Speedometer Clocks

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 fram. There are dozens of designs to choose from, including the BMW E46 M3, Porsche 911 Turbo, Nissan GT-R, and more.

1947-T Mk1 Time Accumulator

1947-T Mk1 Time Accumulator

This might look like some old industrial equipment, but it’s actually a clock. Ren Kitchener of Limaflo designed this unique timepiece that displays hours and minutes on analog gauges. It’s also got an oscillating “pendulum” gauge. Each one is handbuilt in a solid wood enclosure, with authentic Bakelite and glass gauges.

NIXT IV-17 VFD Clock

NIXT IV-17 VFD Clock

This retro-modern digital clock from NIXT uses old school vacuum fluorescent tubes to display the time, date, and day of week. It comes with eight real VFD tubes, along with colorful LED underlighting. It’s also got GPS-based time sync, alarm, and temperature functions.

Corsair Table Clock

Corsair Table Clock

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.

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time++

time++

Created by Raven Kwok for Shanghai’s TODTOWN, time++ is a computer generative artwork which displays the passage of time in a unique way. Particles appear on its screens representing the current second, and then migrate into position to display the hours and minutes as giant digits. Can we please have this as a screensaver?

Echo Mickey Mouse Wall Clock

Echo Mickey Mouse Wall Clock

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.

Cloudnola Texttime Flip Clock

Cloudnola Texttime Flip Clock

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.

Retro Rocket Wall Clock

Retro Rocket Wall Clock

This cast aluminum wall clock is perfect for anyone who loves space, rockets, or classic sci-fi. The pointy metal rocketship looks like it’s straight out of an H.G. Wells story. It features an analog dial with brass details, and can be hung at any angle thanks to a rotating hanger on the back. It measures 17″ long from tip to tail.

Digital Sundial

Digital Sundial

Mojoptix’s nifty 3D-printed object works like a traditional sundial, casting a shadow as the sun moves overhead, but it displays the time using dot-matrix digits, thanks to some very clever engineering. You can buy a pre-printed version from 3D Expressions on Etsy, or download the STL files on Thingiverse if you’ve got a 3D printer.

Timedrop LED Clock

Timedrop LED Clock

There are lots of different ways to tell time, but if you’re looking for something a little different, check out the Timedrop, a slimline desk/wall clock from Mareike & Felix. It features three stacks of LEDs which represent hours, minutes, and seconds. As the day goes on, each column fills with light, resetting when it reaches the top.

FLUX 1440 Clock

FLUX 1440 Clock

Artist Felix Vorreiter’s unusual timepiece uses a single, long piece of string that feed through a series of pulleys. The rope is marked with dots which align to display the current time. The current clock only has 120 minutes of string, as it would take about 4000ft to cover a full day.

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LED Word Clock

LED Word Clock

Ascetic Design’s unique desk clock uses LED-illuminated acrylic panels to display the current time. It offers 7 display modes, and you can choose from digital, binary, or word style panels in a variety of etched typefaces. The 8-piece set comes with a display stand for the panels.

Frame Clock

Frame Clock

Designed by Nazar ┼×igaher and crafted from laser-cut anodized aluminum, Meyer Objects‘ unique wall clock extends its hour and minute hands into an outer frame, creating an ever-changing piece of wall art with each passing minute of the day. Sadly, it’s also priced like a work of art.

Wheel of Fortune Clock

Wheel of Fortune Clock

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.

Clock Chronoscope

Clock Chronoscope

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

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.

Google Home Mini Alarm Clock

Google Home Mini Alarm Clock

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.

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