With a delivery date of sometime in April of 2015, this extra-analog clock unfortunately isn't going to arrive in time to be the perfect Christmas gift for the mad scientist on your list. But for those with patience and a soft spot for vintage machinery, the AWK-105 Analog Voltmeter Clock seems like it could be worth waiting for this Kickstarter to reach its funding goal.

Engineered with a pair of analog readouts instead of a digital LCD display or even a traditional round clock face, the AWK-105 is still reasonably simple to decipher. The readout on the left indicates the current hour, while the readout on the right handles minutes. Both needles also automatically reset and jump back every 60 minutes or 12 hours, so the most interaction required is occasionally swapping in a new AA battery.

The folks at Awkward Engineer Creations are hoping to raise just $5,000 through Kickstarter to bring the AWK-105 to life, and since the company has successfully realized other creations, there doesn't seem to be much risk here—except maybe impatience. A donation of just $60 will eventually put one of the clocks on your desk, but if you'd rather hold off until these are rolling off the assembly line they'll probably sell for closer to $80 post-Kickstarter. [Kickstarter]

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