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Unique and Unusual Clocks

Updated on November 12, 2014

A Clock Gift Guide

Everyone needs to know the hour, minute or second sometime or other, making clocks a necessity. So why not find a unique or unusual looking timepiece to give as a gift or buy for yourself when there are so many choices available? They can be found to suit any theme or motif in any room in your house, and the interests of many family members or friends on your shopping list.

When you need to shop for a gift, think CLOCKS


Shopping for a Unique Clock

This page compiles a group of unusual and unique Clocks - and websites where they can be found - to save you shopping time. The ones featured here will fit into your space and budget easier than London's BIG BEN pictured here! :-)


In Every Shape and Form

There are clocks for your wall and mantel, for your desk and more. There are alarms and radios that wake you up at the correct time. There are some to fit your home décor, to suit your personality or reflect your favorite hobby. There are some for Sports Fans and lots for kids. They come in analog and digital versions. They come with big numbers and NO numbers! Whatever color or style or feature you want or need, you'll find one that is uniquely YOU!

Uniquely Yours ... Wake up in the Morning to More than Just the Hour!

The Coby digital photo frame displays JPEG photo files and plays MP3 and WMA music files. It has a photo slideshow mode. It is also digital with an alarm, a calendar and displays the current temperature.

Coby DP356RED 3.5-Inch Digital Photo Frame with Alarm Clock, Red
Coby DP356RED 3.5-Inch Digital Photo Frame with Alarm Clock, Red

This would make a perfect gift for a student away at college, a soldier stationed overseas, or the grandparents. A practical clock, plus a digital photo viewer filled with your favorite photo images for that special someone. .


"We're Gonna Rock Around the Clock Tonight!"

Being a teenager in the 1950s, Bill Haley & His Comets sang to us about 'clocks' in a way we'll never forget. Dancing to this tune was a time we loved. Listen to this favorite 'clock' song while you browse through all the clocks on this page.

"Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley

Time: Musically


Songs About Time...

Singers and song writers have given us the time in many ways through song titles. A few are listed below. I'll bet you have some favorites too.

  • "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley
  • "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper.
  • "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce
  • "The Last Time" by the Rolling Stones
  • "Any Time At All" by the Beatles

Hickory, dickory, dock,

The mouse ran up the clock.

The clock struck one,

The mouse ran down,

Hickory, dickory, dock.

Clocks for Kids

Two favorites kids relate to these days -- Star Wars and Legos. My grandson is crazy about both.... and his favorite is Darth Vader!

Decorate your child's room in a fun favorite and help them keep track of time in this delightful way!

LEGO Star Wars 9002113 Darth Vader Kids Minifigure Light Up Alarm Clock | black/gray | plastic | 9.5 inches tall | LCD display | boy girl | official
LEGO Star Wars 9002113 Darth Vader Kids Minifigure Light Up Alarm Clock | black/gray | plastic | 9.5 inches tall | LCD display | boy girl | official

From Darth Vader to a Storm Trooper to R2D2 and more.... Star Wars Lego figures make fun clocks for kids!


Handmade Clocks on Etsy

Created by Clever Crafters

For truly unique, you can't beat 'handmade'. Etsy has some very talented clock-makers. Below are a couple from favorite Shops.

You can also browse throughout Etsy to search for your own unique ideas. Click here to get to Etsy

Milwaukee Brewers Time
Milwaukee Brewers Time | Source

Imotime on Etsy

Unique Handmade Time

For Fun and Funky, check out IMOTIME on Etsy. He is a very creative clockmaker living in Chicago who creates timepieces from items he finds at thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales. He makes them out of recycled items such as license plates, hubcaps, pans, books, cribbage, dartboard, doll, hardhat, helmets, signs, globes...anything and everything. Many of his creations are one-of-a-kind and more unusual than you will find anywhere else. For the unique - for the unusual - for a fun or funky kind of clock - come visit IMOTIME.

*Pictured is a favorite of mine as I love anything to do with 'baseball'.

Owl Wall Clock
Owl Wall Clock | Source

Decoylab on Etsy

A Clever Kansas City Clock-Maker

DECOYLAB is a designer/illustrator in Kansas City, Missouri who makes very unique timepieces using wood and paper.

Pictured here is an Owl Wall Clock, from her collection for the nursery/kids room that are simple, modern and fun! Made of bamboo, laser cut, sanded and treated with tung oil. It does not a make ticking sound, making it very suitable for a baby's nursery.

She also makes unusual ones using attractive images printed on a wood panel. Check out her Cuckoo Clock

Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day.

~Polish Proverb


Movies, Books & TV Shows with Clock Titles

Clocks and time itself play a major role in life, so it isn't surprising that book authors and producers of movies and television shows base their stories around the passage of time. Some of the most famous movies and books of the past reflect this. See how many you recognize in the list below:

  • 12 O'Clock High
  • Clockwork Orange
  • Rock Around the Clock
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • High Noon
  • 48 Hours

Favorite Hobby

If your 'hobby' is in the field of fiber arts, like me, time spent in your craft room would be fun with a clock that represents your favorite craft, like this one about Knitting! You can also search Amazon for a clock with the design of your favorite hobby!

Time to Vote

Clocks | Source

What's Your Favorite Way to Track the Passage of Time?

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Clocks for Holidays & Seasons and Special Events!

This section will be devoted to a clock that will be Timely for upcoming Holidays, the Seasons of the Year, or Special Events throughout the year.


A Timely Collection

For any occasion or room décor

Whether you like modern or old-fashioned, funny or funky, streamlined, ornate or simple, there is a special CLOCK made just for you and your interests. I hope you have enjoyed browsing the choices I've presented here.

What TIME do you have? TIME to sign my guestbook :-)

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Brite-Ideas, I agree about it 'being best when we don't care about the time at all'...LOL. Isn't that what 'being retired' means? :)

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I have a thing for different clocks as well, the weirder the better, but they're best when we don't care about the time, lol

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I've got a clock in every room, DawnRae. :) I'm retired so don't even need to know what time it is most days, but ever since 2:00 a.m. feedings with my first baby, I've always wanted to know what time it was. It just became a habit. So I enjoy my clocks. :)

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      Dawn 3 years ago from Maryland, USA

      I don't know why, but I love to look at different clocks. And I have none (other than the cell phone, laptop, cable box) in my apartment. I want "just the right one" and then there are way too many to choose from. I can never decide. Fun article.

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Thanks, Mouse. I love that photo alarm clock. It's perfect for a grandparent (like me) or for someone in the military stationed away from home.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      All of the featured clocks are awesome, but I absolutely love that photo alarm clock! I need a few of those to give as Christmas gifts this year.

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      It's pretty, isn't it BuckHawk. And it's handmade, which is what I like best. :)

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      BuckHawkcenter 3 years ago

      Oh, you have me wanting that wood-carved owl clock. How perfect that would be for gorgeous home décor.

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      sierradawn lm 4 years ago

      I love the "Time:Musically" clock! You have lovely selections and ideas here. I love the way you have put it all together with fun "time" stuff!

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Excellent selection of clocks. Some of them are really outstanding.

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      Jen withFlash 4 years ago

      These are some of the most unique clocks that I have seen in a long time! Thanks for sharing!

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      That owl clock is so cute for a nursery or child's room!

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      TheJewelryStore 5 years ago

      These are really neat and unique clocks! Some are really beautiful clocks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fun lens to stop by again, I love all of the clocks you have selected.

      There are so many different kinds, and something for everyone. :)

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      Sunday-Vintage 5 years ago

      LOVE the Lego brick clock! I think my son would too as a huge lego fan! Going to have to put that on his B-Day gift list for sure! Thanks for sharing this great lens :)

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      Richard 5 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      I'm a bit of a clock-aholic, so I really enjoyed finding all these unique and unusual timepieces. The digital photo frame is particularly cool :)

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      bofirebear 5 years ago

      I love old and unusual clocks and have made clocks for Christmas gifts before. Making clocks is fun if you let your imagination go.

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      BuckHawkcenter 5 years ago

      OK, the craft clocks are great! And housework interferes with my craft time, too. But I am in love with that owl clock! Gotta show someone special this page and throw out all the hints!

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      DecoratingEvents 5 years ago

      What a wonderful collection of clocks! I really enjoyed the break with Bill Haley and the Comets too!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Oooooh, It was time for me to check back in! I love that owl clock!!!

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      eccles1 5 years ago

      Good idea !

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      Lol...I like the "My mom makes rocks". That is funny and I must say that I do share your love of clocks. I like the old fashioned variety though.

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      I'm a born clock-watcher . . even on vacation. I love clocks, watches and am fascinated by those time pieces from yesteryear. Thanks for sharing!

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      yayas 6 years ago

      This Christmas, I gave my good hubby-buddy a bicycle built for two with a clock built into the front wheel. Thankfully, this gift was small enough to set on the ledge of our stained-glass window. My good hubby-buddy is difficult to buy for, but when he found this in the store, he really liked it.

      I do hope you will forgive the message that is repeated to others. I was so thrilled an excited that so many people visited an commented on my pages whilst I was unable to keep up an I wanna thank everyone. Unfortunately, I havent figured out how to think an type fast enough to thank everyone for your many good wishes an kind thoughts, without running behind an missing someone.

      My heart is full as I begin to write. Your visits, Squid Likes, Angel Blessings, an all visits of note meant so much to me. I am jus overwhelmed with love for everyone who has shared your support as I continue to seek excellence on Squidoo. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for the kindness you have shown. I look forward to getting to know you an learning from you. Thank you for everything!

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      Nathalie Roy 6 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      I love the Roaring Rex Clock! Looks like something my son would be thrilled to have

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      wolfie10 6 years ago

      very nice lens. very enjoyable

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      Very well done. I love how you embraced the theme and made it so much fun!

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      SaintFrantic 6 years ago

      I love that wooden Bear Clock.Thanks for sharing with us

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      adamfrench 6 years ago

      Impressive lens, thumbs up

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      adamfrench 6 years ago

      Impressive lens, thumbs up

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      Tagsforkids 6 years ago

      Some very interesting clocks. I happen to have an unusual one that looks like a bunch of gears, and the largest gear has the numbers, and they actually turn around so that you read the time at the top! I get a lot of comments on it as it is very unusual. Glad I took the "time" to stop by!

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      NevermoreShirts 6 years ago

      Great stuff - I love interesting clocks. :)

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      joannejgg lm 6 years ago

      Like the different ideas

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      love clocks as a passion of mine. Loved the countdown too, need to add that to my lens somewhere. If you like browsing lens, mine has a great educational topic with poll questions for my readers to do.

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      laki2lav 6 years ago

      Those kids clocks look really cool.

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      Paul 6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Great lens on unusual clocks - something I'd collect if I had the money (I have liklng for expensive clocks, sadly)

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      beautiful clock collection. ~blessed~

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      BeyondRoses 6 years ago

      Love clocks! Have some traditional, classic, and with roses on them. I don't collect, but appears that way. Some were gifts from my son, and husband. One is a brass porthole clock, I gave my husband 20 years ago ...

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      I love clocks. There is a different one in every room. Why not tell time fashionably or in an artsy way.

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada husband loves them so we have several in the house. But have not seen some of these ones you placed here.

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      ChrisDay LM 7 years ago

      do you have clockwork dinosaur clocks?

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I think themed clocks are a great way to finish off a room, especially when it comes to a kid's room. You have put together a great collection of unique and unusual clocks, and yes, clocks rock!! So does this lens! *SquidAngel Blessed*

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      Ruth Coffee 7 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      Love the vintage Christmas clock, but as a little girl I would definitely have loved the butterfly clock.

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      Spook LM 7 years ago

      Blimey, I had no idea that there was such a vast range. Intriguing lens. Merry Christmas. Blessed by an Angel.

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      Cynthia Davis 7 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I agree, clock do rock. You've given me some great ideas here for unique presents

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      imolaK 7 years ago

      I love clocks, and I have a lot of them in my house. My favorite clock is this Vintage Christmas Clock.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      You are right - Clocks Rock! If my house was large enough, I'd have a 100! Nice selection, Wednesday. I'm sharing it on Facebook for you.

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      Jimmie Lanley 7 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      I like the peacock clock!

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      Jack 7 years ago

      Great selection of clocks. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      GabrielaFargasch 7 years ago

      It's 4:38PM now........ Lol............... I love the colorful unique clocks!!! Beautiful!!!

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      blue22d 7 years ago

      Well, I am glad I made time for this lens. It has been fun. Thanks.

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Lots of good choices!

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      BuckHawkcenter 7 years ago

      I love your clock collection. So many choices, so little time!

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      javr 7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Quite a few very interesting clocks. Nice!

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      ohcaroline 7 years ago

      I like your selection of clocks. Great job on these.

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      rwoman 7 years ago

      I rarely wear a watch and so like to have clocks in every room!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love clocks, really distinguished ones

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      LarryRossdale 7 years ago

      Great lens! I agree, clocks are a great alternative gift! If anyone is looking for unique clocks to give as a gift to someone, you should check out the selection at They have some great ones at really reasonable prices.

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      Sherry Venegas 7 years ago from La Verne, CA

      This is a lensroll to mine, thanks for the blessing. It is its first. I had just gone over the sentence structure and added a new link to the best site on the Web about Telechrons.

      I want the clock here that costs the most. It has a hidden camera, but it has a nice old looking bezel.

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Boo! That Halloween clocks reminds me that there isn't a lot of time before trick or treaters! Clocks do ROCK. We have them almost everywhere in our home. It's now 4:35p Pacific Time!

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      It is now just past lunch. :) Interesting clocks. ...IMOTIME's store of clocks is interesting too!

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      Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

      I've always loved unique clocks and watches. I have an embroidered clock face in a wooden cabinet that I made in the 70s from a kit, but my favorite is a hand painted cat face clock with a swinging pendulum. My Mickey Mouse watches are also faves.

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      callinsky lm 7 years ago

      I love these clocks. I've always wanted the kitty clock. The one with the tail that moved and the eyes moved back and forth. IMOTIME's is a cool store. These would make a great gift.

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      sheriangell 7 years ago

      A great collection of clocks you have going here!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      These clocks really do rock!

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      grannysage 7 years ago

      Ha-ha, Squiddo made me log in so I guess my comment won't show it was from me. Well it is still a cute lens and I still like the peace symbol. lol

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      grannysage 7 years ago

      I like the Peace symbol clock. Maybe I should start a new hobby, collecting clocks! Nah, I've run out of room for everything anyway. What a cute idea for a lens.

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      Bus Stop Toy Shop 7 years ago

      It was great of you to pop a countdown to a good friend of mine's stag night just up there ;) Seriously though, a great lens - I love the clocks.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Great clocks! Love that teddy bear clock!

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      encouragingwords 7 years ago

      This clock lens will look fabulous featured on It's About Time; thank you!

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      nelabai 7 years ago

      great clock lens! congrats :)

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      Rhonda Albom 8 years ago from New Zealand

      I love the teddy bear clock! I wish I had seen it when Melissa was little. I had stenciled her room in bears that looked just like that.

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      RinchenChodron 8 years ago

      I bet those Elvis clocks sell like hotcakes. I also like the valentines ones. Nice job.

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      Evelyn Saenz 8 years ago from Royalton

      What a variety of clocks!

      Lensrolled to The Mouse Ran Up the Clock

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      Samantha Devereux 8 years ago from Columbia Mo

      Groovy Clocks!

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      I love clocks and have a large collection at my house. You've got a great collection here!

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      Kate Phizackerl1 8 years ago

      Another great lens. Blessed.

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      divacratus 2 8 years ago

      Really enjoyed this lens. A big selection for almost everyone here. Talking about clocks, you really should check out Big Ben's (The London Clock's) tweets on Twitter. They're just hilarious!!!!

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      Seeking Pearls 8 years ago from Pueblo West

      Wonderful selection of clocks. You have a charming variety here.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Super lens!

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      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Clocks do Rock and you have a wonderful selection for everyone. Happy Holidays! :)

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      Wednesday-Elf 8 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @kateloving: Thanks so much for your blessing. What a nice surprise. I know what you mean by 'time gone by' - I spent 5 hours completely wrapped up in my next lens today and couldn't believe it was suddenly time for dinner! So pleased to meet you.

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      Kate Loving Shenk 8 years ago from Lancaster PA

      "Time" is fascinating. Today I bought a watch I like because my usual watch just stopped working. It's nothing fancy, but something about focusing in on time makes it slow down.

      And something about making lenses to make Giant Squid makes time become irrelevant as suddenly 4 hours have gone by and you abruptly come to your senses!!!


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      anonymous 8 years ago

      beautiful collection...

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      Indigo Janson 8 years ago from UK

      Very nice selection - a clock for everyone here.

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      Carolan Ross 8 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      VERY well done and creative clock lens...another clock you might want to find and add that my kids had once...a train alarm clock! and when the alarm went off it makes a train 'chug-chug' sound and "All Aboard!" and a little train would go round and round on a track...very unique and a collectible...I have it on my Brio Train lens ...Brio Trains

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      I like the different clocks! Fun!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Welcome to the South Carolina Group with this wonderful lens.

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      Wednesday-Elf 8 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      [in reply to OhMe] Thanks so much, OhMe. You were my introduction to Squidoo, so your sweet words are very special to me. I loved that Digital Photo Viewer and alarm clock too the minute I saw it. What a wonderful way to share family pictures with a loved one far away.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      You have chosen a lot of great clocks to feature here. My favorite is the Digital Photo Viewer and Alarm Clock. I hope you sell a bunch of clocks for Christmas Gifts. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      Wednesday-Elf 8 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      [in reply to Tipi] Tipi - I feel 'blessed' just having you visit my lens. Thanks so much - I still have so much to learn about creating lenses, so your kind words mean a lot to me.


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      anonymous 8 years ago

      These are really fun clocks that you have displayed. Make a fun place to visit!

      Blessed by a Squid Angel for sure, I really have a good feeling about this lens.

      Best of wishes to you with this and I hope you will prosper Pat!!! ~

      Blessing to you,


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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      great job!

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      vanidiana24 8 years ago

      They're so unique!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      These are awesome! I love the peacock and the sewing machine

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      myraggededge 8 years ago

      Nice lens and very nice clocks!

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      Clocks can be a great gift that are both creative and practical.

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      capriliz lm 8 years ago

      Very cute lens. Wonderful selection of clocks.

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Very unique clock selection.

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      JoyfulPamela2 8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I love the selection of clocks you picked ~ really awesome!