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An Alarm Clock run by Water?

Updated on May 4, 2013

What better Gift for Earth Day? The Eco-Friendly Water Clock that saves Energy and the Environment!

A water clock is one of the most ecological and economical devices on the market today.

It saves money for the consumer because they donât have to buy batteries for it and it also saves the environment because you donât need to dispose of the batteries. Battery disposal can be costly and toxic and harms flora and fauna alike.

Although not something that was invented in recent years, it has been perfected by companies such as Bedol, who manufactures water clocks in many different designs.

With Earth day on the horizon, why not buy a water clock and do you part in preserving our valuable natural resources. The environment and future generations will be glad you did!

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water drop

What is a Water Clock?

A water clock is not a new invention. In fact, the first water clock was known to have been invented in in the 16th Century BC.

The premise of a water clock is that the perpetual motion of the water over time, enables the user to determine the actual time.

One of the first water clocks was the bowl-shaped outflow. Time would elapse as the bowl emptied it's contents. The Romans made a more complicated version that actually had a way to read time. The Roman Engineers were knows as some of the best and it was the Romans who invented fresh water by building the Aqueduct, one of the original 7 wonders of the ancient world. They were not unaware of the power of water.

In more recent years, the water clock has been adapted to modern standards. With one filling of the clock, it will fun for 6 months. Since I live in Arizona, I fill mine more often than that as water seems to evaporate quicker in drier climates.

The Bedol water clocks have a different mechanism. When you fill the clock with water, ions in the water convert to electricity, which powers the clock. They have contained the clocks into really cool looking cases.

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Water Clock

The Blue Drop Bedol Water Clock

Water Powered Clock Drop, Blue
Water Powered Clock Drop, Blue

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I am a fan of Time and Time Pieces

"He's got all the time in the world." David Philby, The Time Machine - 1960

Things I have always loved are clocks, watches and timepieces.

I can't personally wear a watch but I love to hear clocks ticking and all of the designs that have been made. I can't imagine having to look at a cell phone instead of a watch.

I guess my fascination of clocks began when I was small and I saw the movie, "The Time Machine." This was a book written by H.G. Wells and I remember George winding them up in an early scene.

Today, I collect watches and clocks and I have a new love with the water clock. I have one of these and they run perfectly, probably better than a regular clock that uses batteries.

Bedol, the main manufacturer of these, makes them in various colors and designs. All of these are very aesthetic and you will be sure to find a design you like. These clocks have alarms in them and some have other features.

Browse through these cool clocks and I hope you find something that you enjoy. If not, at least you may have learned something.

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Perfectly Timed Music - Time - Pink Floyd

The Bedol "Wink" Water Clock

Would you keep Time in a Bottle? - Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce

The Purple "Squirt" Bedol Water Clock

More Music about Time - The Time Warp - Rocky Horrow Picture Show

Just Tapping my Toes, Waiting for some Fantastic Watery Comments

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      Teri Villars 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @favored: Thank you for the visit and the reminder! You are always so nice to me!

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      This is really neat. I've never heard of a water clock, and I like your water graphics. Time in a bottle is "our" song. We played it at our wedding. Congratulations on the purple star. Time to reset your non-water clock for next year :)

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      waynekat 4 years ago

      that is a very cool clock! Thanks for a great lens

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      gene-0 lm 4 years ago

      I cant believe i never heard of this before thanks!

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      jura 4 years ago

      Water clock it is a great idea but personaly i never see one in my life.

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thanks for showing us these great little gems. What a great invention. Congratulations on your purple star.

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      Teri Villars 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @anonymous: Yes, it is a cool idea and I was happy to share it.

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      Teri Villars 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @mrdata: It didn't make LOTD but thank you for the congrats!

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      Teri Villars 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @topbuilderlist: Absolutely. I don't know how this has not been converted into home electricity by now!

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      topbuilderlist 4 years ago

      If this really works, this could help us more on how to preserve energy.

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      mrdata 4 years ago

      Congrats for your LOTD and Happy Earth Day!

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Cool. I like this idea. And I like the guy tapping his foot in the drop of water too. Not sure what kind of music he is listening or if he is waiting for his wife to get ready to leave the house... ;-)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Considering how much of the earth is water, it makes sense to adapt water for technological use. Pretty darn cool clock! Thanks for sharing!

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      kab 4 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I love it!

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      I had no idea there are clocks that run with water rather than electricity or batteries. I really like this idea of telling time with a water clock!