15 New Twists on Clock Design –

or how I learned to tell time in “ish


 

Think of these as kinetic sculptural timepieces. Now you can enter the world of the sophisticated by telling the time in “ish” – 2:23 now becomes 2:20 ish,  6:05  is now 6 ish, etc. The only exception is the desk clock which tells “normal” time.  Modify most designs to your preference – here’s what you can change:

  • color – may incur an extra charge
  • length of pendulums – generally no charge
  • positions of hands – switch hour with minute, second hand, etc. – no charge
  • position of numbers – no charge

Email your preference before ordering and I’ll let you know if it’s doable and how the cost might change.

Any of the non-pendulum styles can be fitted with a pendulum – email for a quote.

 

 Roundex Contemporary Wall Clock

Roundex Wall Clock

Roundex features an 8″ diameter 1/4″ thick Birch plywood base, stained English Chestnut and finished with marine varnish.

The hour and minute hands mark the 12 and 6 o’clock positions, while the sweep second hand is at 3 o’clock. The 7/8″ hole is 9 o’clock. The modern hands feature green phosphorescent inserts which will produce a limited soft glow after lights are off. The second hand has the glow on end tips.

As Shown:

  • with all hands at max overlap on the 8″ base, 10″w x 11″h
  • depth from wall is 1.25″
  • requires 3 AA batteries – Duracell alkalines included
  • price as shown: $109

Ethereal Clock

Ghost Time Wall Clock

Floating above the clear movements behind clear Plexiglass, the black hands mark time in clear space.

The sweep second hand features phosphorescent green tips which will glow for a time after lights are out. Ethereal is a real conversation piece and time, after all, is relative.The center aligned movements are the reference points for 12 and 6 o’clock (vertical mount), and 3 and 9 o’clock (horizontal mount).  As shown:

  • max dimensions with hands at max spread: 8″ w x 17″ h vertical orientation
  • min dimensions: 4″ x 14″
  • depth from wall: 1.5″, approx.
  • 1/4″ thick Plexiglass
  • uses 3 AA batteries – Duracell alkaline included
  • price as shown: $109

Type 1 Pendulum Wall Clock

Type 1 Pendulum Wall Clock

Features an 8″ diameter 1/4″ natural Birch face with a marine varnish finish and oversized black hands.

The  long satin anodized aluminum shaft has three concentric Birch “bobs” with different shades of stain, finished in marine varnish. The bobs are attached to each other and the shaft with double-faced tape and are reversible – you can remove each piece and finish the reverse, unfinished, side any way you want.

As shown:

  • max dimensions with hands at widest spread – 14″w x 27.5″h
  • requires 3 AA batteries (Duracell alkaline included)
  • you can specify the hand positions, hand color and pendulum length with a note at checkout
  • price as shown: $119

Offset Square Type 1

Offset Square Type 1 Clock

Features an 8″ square 1/4″ natural Birch with a marine varnish, and oversized black hands with photoluminescent inserts which glow for a time after lights are off.

The hour and minute hands mark the 12 and 6 o’clock positions, and the continuous sweep second hand is at 3 o’clock. A raised number 9 completes the layout.As shown:

  • max dimensions with hands at max spread – 10″w x 11″h
  • requires 3 AA batteries (Duracell alkaline included)
  • price as shown: $99

Offset Square Type 2

Offset Square Type 2 Wall Clock

Features an 8″ square 1/4″ natural Birch with a marine varnish, and oversized black hands. The hour and minute hands mark the 11 and 1o’clock positions, and the continuous sweep second hand is at 6 o’clock.

Raised numbers 3,6,9 and 12 complete the layout. As shown:

  • max dimensions with hands at max spread – 12.5″w x 11″h
  • requires 3 AA batteries (Duracell alkaline included)
  • price as shown: $99

Aluminum Type 2

Aluminum Pendulum Clock

All aluminum wall clock with oversized hands sure to add an artistic and functional element to any room. Brushed finish with raised plastic numbers, the movement runs on a single AA battery, included.

Aluminum thickness is 1/4″ for body and pendulum bob, 1/16″ for satin anodized rod.

The wood pendulum bob consists of 2, 3,& 4″ diameter 1/8″ birch with different stain colors.The circles are mounted with double-faced tape, so you can easily separate them and change the orientation.

The reverse sides are unfinished to allow for your personal preferences – paint, different stains, etc.

Your choice of design options:

  • without pendulum – dimensions with hands at max spread: 12.5″w x 12″h x 1.5″d
  • with aluminum pendulum – 15″h
  • with wood pendulum – 15″h
Style

Squares Wall Clock

Squares Wall Clock

All squares are 1/4″ natural Birch with a marine varnish finish. The 5″ center overlaps the two 4″ squares, and the black hands with photoluminescent inserts mark 12 and 6 o’clock. The raised 3 and 9 numbers complete the layout.

As shown:

  • max dimensions with hands at max spread – 6″w x 15.5″h
  • requires 3 AA batteries (Duracell alkaline included)
  • price as shown: $99

Offset Square Type 2 Pendulum

Offset Type 2 Pendulum Wall Clock

Features an 8″ square 1/4″ natural Birch with a marine varnish, and oversized black hands. The hour and minute hands mark the 11 and 1o’clock positions, and the continuous sweep second hand is at 6 o’clock.

A raised numbers 3,6,9 and 12 complete the layout.The  long satin anodized aluminum shaft has three concentric Birch “bobs” with different shades of stain, finished in marine varnish. The bobs are attached to each other and the shaft with double-faced tape and are reversible – you can remove each piece and finish the reverse, unfinished, side any way you want.

 As shown:

  • max dimensions with hands at max spread – 12.5″w x 30″h
  • requires 3 AA batteries (Duracell alkaline included)
  • price as shown: $119

Type 3 Pendulum Clock

Type 3 Pendulum Clock

All 1/4″ natural Birch with a marine varnish, the 6″ circle overlaps two 4″ squares. The hour hand marks 12 o’clock, the second hand marks 6 with the minute hand at center (or 6 relative to the hour hand). Raised numbers 3 and 9 complete the layout.

The  long satin anodized aluminum shaft has three concentric Birch “bobs” with different shades of stain, finished in marine varnish. The bobs are attached to each other and the shaft with double-faced tape and are reversible – you can remove each piece and finish the reverse, unfinished, side any way you want.

 As shown:

  • max dimensions with hands at max spread – 6.5″w x 30.5″h
  • requires 3 AA batteries (Duracell alkaline included)
  • price as shown: $119

Aluminum Type 1

Type 1 aluminum clocks

All aluminum wall clock with separate second hand movement, sure to add an artistic and functional element to any room. Brushed finish with raised plastic numbers, the hands feature  green photoluminescent inserts which will glow for a time after lights are out.

Movements run on single AA batteries – included. Aluminum thickness is 1/4″ for body and pendulum bob, 1/16″ for satin anodized rod. The wood pendulum bob consists of 2, 3,& 4″ diameter 1/8″ birch with different stain colors.

The circles are mounted with double-faced tape, so you can easily separate them and change the orientation. The reverse sides are unfinished to allow for your personal preferences – paint, different stains, etc.

Your choice of design options:

  • without pendulum – dimensions with hands at max spread: 7″w x 12″h x 1.5″d  – Price $99
  • with aluminum pendulum – 17.5″h – Price $129
  • with wood pendulum – 17.5″h – Price $129
Choose Your Style

Ellipse Wall Clock

Ellipitcal Wall Clock

Birch plywood with multiple coats of amber shellac offers several options as shown. 

  • body is 4.5″ x 14″
  • 6″ x 14.5″ with max hand spread – not pendulum vertical orientation
  • 6″ x 21.5″ vertical with pendulum (2 & 3″ offset birch discs, different stains on satin anodized rod)
  • 14.5″ x 14″ horizontal mounting with pendulum
  • 14.5″ x 6″ horizontal mounting with pendulum
  • numbers or no numbers – same price
  • price: $99+

Without the pendulum, the clock can be mounted either vertically or horizontally. Note that the horizontal mount resembles a car dashboard, which is kind of cool.


 

Pendulum?
Numbers?

Wine Glass Wall Clock

Wine Glass Wall Clock

Birch plywood with multiple coats of amber shellac and real cork for “numbers”.

  • measures 7.5″ x 14″
  • pendulum composed of 2 & 3″ offset birch discs, different stains on satin anodized aluminum rod
  • choose with pendulum of not

 

Style

Heart Shaped Wall Clock

Heart Shaped Wall Clock

Birch plywood with multiple coats of amber shellac.

  • measures 10″ x 10″ without pendulum, 10″ x 14.5″ with
  • pendulum composed of 2 & 3″ offset birch discs, different stains on satin anodized aluminum rod
  • choose with pendulum of not
  • with or without numbers

 

Style
Numbers?

Minimalist Desk Clock

Minimalist Desk Clock

OK, first it’s not a wall clock, and second you can tell the actual time instead of “ish” time. But I kind of liked the idea of a sleek, very minimalist desk top clock so I came up with this design.

Here are the details:

  • crafted from 1/4″ brushed aluminum
  • measures 2″w x 8.5″h x 4″d
  • price: $89

Radical CD Clock

Radical CD Clock

Well, there it is! What more can I say – it’s simple and tells time “ish”.

As shown:

  • max dimension with hands at max spread – 13″
  • requires a single AA battery (Duracell alkaline included)
  • price as shown: $69