Clock Face Designs

Soon analog will be a thing of the past; digital is taking over everything. I feel sorry for a generation of kids who will have no sense of personal achievement in learning “how to tell time.” No trick to it, when digital timepieces just tell you right off.

With everything else rushing headlong into the digital age, the one piece of analog technology I would hope still has a place in our lives is clocks. Grandfather clocks, ornate timepieces, clear-faced watches that let you see all the little gears whirring around inside, the sound of tick, tock, tick, tock. Of course, even battery operated analog clocks don’t say “tick, tock” anymore. What a pity.

However. In a crusade to save analog clocks from extinction, I have begun a collection of clock face designs. When ordered as a mounted print on that wonderfully strong yet light weight board that RB uses to mount them, almost any picture could be a clock. All you have to do is drill a hole in it and add hands and a battery operated clock mechanism, available at almost any craft store. Then, all you’d have to do is stick something on the back to hold it away from the wall … I think those clock battery mechanisms are less than an inch deep … and there you’ve got a unique clock.

Maybe other RB’ers will get on the bandwagon, maybe this idea of creating art as clock faces will catch on, or maybe it won’t. Either way, these designs can all be converted into clocks, and I hope you like them. I’ve had a lot of fun coming up with them so far.

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