A 250-Year-Old Clock Claimed A World Record (And Vindicated Its Maker)

Shortly before his death in 1776, eccentric British clock-maker John Harrison claimed to have designed the ‘perfect’ clock, one that would keep time flawlessly. His rivals and peers wrote it off as the boastings of a bitter, 80-year-old failure — but in modern-day light, Harrison has finally been proved right. » 4/20/15 12:19am Yesterday 12:19am

18 Amazing Art Deco Clocks From a Futuristic Past

Among the many material forms of Art Deco—from buildings to furniture to cars—clocks somehow seem to make the best use of the machine-age motifs that make the style so wonderful. Feverish geometric forms, mind-bending symmetry, high-contrast colors, modern and ancient materials combined with ticking mechanics and… » 1/21/13 10:50am 1/21/13 10:50am

Tell the Time While Pretending This Clock is a Solar Eclipse

I don't know about you, but I love solar eclipses. Only problem is, you can't look at them directly—or shouldn't, anyway. There are none of those rules with Cauca's Eclipsion clock though, which mimics solar eclipses with the positioning of the "hands." The clock costs $80, with $18 of shipping on top too. [Cauca via … » 5/05/11 1:40pm 5/05/11 1:40pm