Has the digital age eliminated the need for wall clocks? Not so, I say. Your wall clocks may begin from the notion of decorating, adding a fresh design to a drab wall.
After a fashion, I can report from experience, no matter what the clock looked like originally, eventually you’ll just notice where the hands are located on the dial. I’m of an opinion (one of millions) that wall clocks should have hands and numbers around the wheel. That’s because I learned to tell time on those military, stiff clocks on the walls of my elementary school.
Some of the more-unique clocks I’ve seen are designed for kitchen walls. We seem to take more liberties there than in other rooms. If you’re considering kitchen remodeling, remember that clocks provide complementary accents to the decor.
You’ve hit the big time
The 17” inch diameter of this old school clock from Jewell, Kansas harkens back to those days when your life orbited around the classroom timepiece. This clock, for sale at Etsy, no longer works. But twice in every 24-hour period, it tells precisely the correct time.
Clocks, like other appliances, can sport a unique design and be functional at the same time. I owned a model of this clock for many years until the mechanism would no longer operate the wagging tail and wobbling eyes. And after a while, the novelty wore off and all I saw was a dial and hands. I found this one on eBay, where it was selling for $39.95.
Toxel, a most-excellent design blog, hosted this freakishly unsettling wall clock. After a while, would you even notice that the design has a few bugs in it?
Lost in time
Shades of M.C. Escher! The convex mirror on this clock from Hometone puts you in the center of time, at the middle of the moment or, completely in the NOW!