Sun Dials

A sundial shows the time by displaying the position of a shadow on a (usually) flat surface, which has markings that correspond to the hours.

Sundials can be horizontal, vertical, or in other orientations.

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Pendulum Clocks

A pendulum clock is a clock that uses a pendulum, a swinging weight, as its timekeeping element. The advantage of a pendulum for timekeeping is that it is a harmonic oscillator, meaning it swings back and forth in a precise time interval dependent on its length, and resists swinging at other rates.

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Hourglasses

An hour glass , also known as a sandglass, sand timer, sand watch, sand clock, or egg timer, measures the passage of a few minutes to an hour of time. …Hourglasses»»

Pulsar Clock

A pulsar clock is a clock which depends on counting radio pulses emitted by pulsars. …Pulsar Clock»»

Cool Kitchen Wall Clocks

These wall clocks are printed with an AcryliPrint®HD process to ensure the highest quality display, and beautifully vibrant colors that will stand the test of time. Many can be customized with your name or favorite saying. These wall clocks will be a great addition to any kitchen, and would make a timeless (sic) housewarming or wedding gift. …Cool Kitchen Wall Clocks»»

Symbolic uses of the hourglass

Unlike most other methods of measuring time, the hourglass concretely represents the present as being between the past and the future, and this has made it an enduring symbol of time itself.  …Symbolic uses of the hourglass»»

Origin of the hourglass

It was not until the 14th century that the hourglass was seen commonly. The earliest firm evidence is a depiction of an hour glass in the 1338 fresco Allegory of Good Government by Ambrogio Lorenzetti. …Origin of the hourglass»»

Water clocks

Water clocks, along with sundials, are likely to be the oldest time-measuring instruments, with the only exceptions being the vertical gnomon and the day-counting tally stick. …Water clocks»»

Contemporary cuckoo clock designs

Cuckoo clocks can be inspired by contemporary decorative styles as well. These modern timekeepers are characterized by functional, schematic and minimalist aesthetics. …Contemporary cuckoo clock designs»»

Souvenir cuckoo clocks

The cuckoo clock became successful and world famous after Friedrich Eisenlohr contributed the Bahnhäusle design to the 1850 competition at the Furtwangen Clockmakers School. This style is better known today as a souvenir cuckoo clock. …Souvenir cuckoo clocks»»

History of Cuckoo Clocks

There have been timepieces with an automated bird since antiquity. The first one is credited to the Greek mathematician, Ctesibius of Alexandria (ca.285-222 BC), who in the 2nd century BC used water to sound a whistle and make a model owl move. …History of Cuckoo Clocks»»

Guinness World Records Largest Cuckoo Clocks

Several unusually large cuckoo clocks have been built and installed in different cities of the world with the aim of attracting visitors, as part of publicity of a cuckoo clock shop, or to serve as a landmark for the community and town.

Some have been awarded with the title of “World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock” by the Guinness World Records. …Guinness World Records Largest Cuckoo Clocks»»

What Cuckoo Clock Certification Means

When the Quartz crisis struck, all types of mechanical clocks took a hard blow economically, with sales dwindling of comparatively expensive mechanical clocks. The hand made nature of the cuckoo clock also added to its expense and made it even less attractive in competition with the many factory made, mass-produced Quartz movement cuckoo clocks flooding the market from all over the world. …What Cuckoo Clock Certification Means»»