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24 Most Unique (And Cool) Wall Clocks of All-Time

A clock is so much more than a machine that tells the time; it can be big or small, colorful or plain, unusual or classic, but it should definitely suit the personality of its owner. This list contains some of the most unique wall clocks you could ever hope to own, from a Black Forest extravaganza to a time travel time piece that will blow your mind and make friends and family green with envy!

Light Up Electronic Word Clock

Light Up Electronic Word Clock

If you’re looking for a totally different kind of wall clock, this one will be perfect. Designed to look like a word search, this attractive copper finish square clock features LED lights which highlight certain letters in the grid to show the time in words rather than numbers.

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Black Forest House Cuckoo Wall Clock
Classicly Cool Wall Clock

Black Forest House Cuckoo Wall Clock

If you like traditional homeware, consider putting this delightful Black Forest House clock in your living room. Intricately designed in typical German style, this clock features birdsong, a cuckoo, music, dancers, dogs, and even the most beautiful little moving train, as well as pretty red shuttered windows and adorable fir trees.

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Animal House Cuckoo Wall Clock
Unusually Unique Wall Clock

Animal House Cuckoo Wall Clock

This has got to be the cutest clock ever, and is perfect for animal lovers young and old. Supplied with five different animals, this ‘cuckoo’ clock has interchangeable sounds from nature to chime on the hour, and the animals which are not being used all perch whimsically on the magnetic perch included.

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Orb Spoke Midcentury Modern Starburst Wall Clock

Orb Spoke Midcentury Modern Starburst Wall Clock

Bright and cheerful and the perfect way to add a pop of color to a plain wall, this orb clock makes a lovely change from the standard wall time piece. In a pretty starburst pattern, each of the metal spikes is topped with a vibrantly colored plastic orb for a cute retro look.

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Hermle Ravensburg Clock

Hermle Ravensburg Clock

Strip away the housing from a clock and you are left with the beautiful workings and features of a skeleton version. This Hermle Ravensburg clock hangs on the wall and includes a long chain driven movement, an hourly bell strike, and the beautiful and intricate inner mechanisms on show.

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Wrought Iron Double Sided Wall Clock

Wrought Iron Double Sided Wall Clock

Bring some old fashioned charm and romance into the home with this gorgeous New York Grand Central Terminal wall clock. Supplied with a decorative wrought iron scroll holder, this clock is double sided and it also rotates, so it can be viewed from any angle in the room.

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Death Star Wall Clock

Death Star Wall Clock

No Star Wars fan will ever be late again, because they will never be able to stop looking at this beautiful clock. Handmade from an old vinyl record, this clock features cut out images from the Star Wars movies, and has an orange and red backlight that creates the most amazing effects.

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Thrifted Clock

Thrifted Clock

If you’re looking for a unique wall clock that you can make using minimal equipment and effort, just take a look at this fun tutorial. Using a spare pot lid and an old but working clock, you can create this modern-looking timepiece that would fabulous on the kitchen wall.

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Gears Wall Clock

Gears Wall Clock

If you like the look for the inner workings of a clock, this one is for you. With a diameter of 27”, this substantial clock combines industrial chic with classic lines, and incorporates non-moving gears in the center of the attractive black and white face, with bronze colored hour and minute hands.

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Umbra Stainless Steel Ribbon Wall Clock

Umbra Stainless Steel Ribbon Wall Clock

If you like clean lines and a sleek appearance, this clock will fit your personality perfectly. Available in five stunning colors, this clock is made up of 12 stainless steel ribbons that each represent one number of the clock face, and three contrasting hands that tick silently.

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Sushi Clock

Sushi Clock

Whether you like food in general or Japanese in particular, this clock will make an outstanding addition to your kitchen wall. Made to resemble a plate full of sushi, this clock features realistic replicas of 12 varieties, including sea urchin, salmon, and herring roe, with Japanese characters in place of numbers.

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Day Clock

Day Clock

If you’re looking for a clock that will tell the time but that looks a little different form the norm, take a peek at this unusual mahogany version. Rather than the hours of the day, this clock is marked with the days of the week, with midnight and midday being depicted on each one.

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Perpetual Calendars

Perpetual Calendars

They’ll never need another calendar again as this wall mounted installation will keep going forever. Available in a small silver or large black version, this perpetual motion calendar uses magnetic balls which can be moved to mark the day and month, and look stunning in any office or home.

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Reclaimed Wood Clock

Reclaimed Wood Clock

You might have seen cute coffee tables made from wooden wire reels, but how about this incredible wall clock? Adding an impressive touch of shabby chic to any home, this clock can be made using a reclaimed reel, paint, a clock mechanism kit, and an electric tool or two.

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Decodyne Math Wall Clock

Decodyne Math Wall Clock

Mathematicians and number crunchers will be thrilled with this clock on their wall. Reminiscent of a school blackboard, this round clock features mathematical equations in place of the regular numbers, and will make a great talking point in the home, or even the classroom.

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DIY Concrete Wall Clock

DIY Concrete Wall Clock

If you find the idea of working with concrete daunting but really love the industrial, urban look, this is the tutorial for you. Using finishing concrete on a wooden circle gives the heavy stone look without all the mess and weight, and can be left with a rough surface or sanded to make it smoother.

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Holographic Wall Clock

Holographic Wall Clock

Using holographic vinyl to make this clock means you will be creating a gift of many colors, depending on the angle it’s viewed from. Incredibly pretty with a touch of unicorn glamor, this clock is deceptively easy to make, and can be created in any shape you like, too.

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Text Time Statement Wall Clock

Text Time Statement Wall Clock

Who needs numbers when you can have words? This unique wall clock is perfect for hanging above a desk, and tells the time in conversational English instead of generic digits. Measuring 23.6″ L x 3.15″ W x 3.15″ H, it’s available in bamboo or a black wood finish.

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Plant Stand Wall Clock

Plant Stand Wall Clock

Add a splash of color to even the plainest of gardens with this cute outdoor clock idea. Creatively turning a wooden plant stand into a vibrant time piece, this DIY will show you just how easy it is to create a rainbow color wheel with one shade for each of the 12 hours.

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Fibonacci Clock

Fibonacci Clock

Inspired by the Fibonacci Sequence, this clock is like nothing you have ever seen before. Handmade from wood, this rectangular clock uses a spiral dial to show the hour, with the single hand showing how many minutes past the hour it is. Suitable for wall hanging or freestanding on a desk or table.

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Moving Fish Tail Wall Clocks

Moving Fish Tail Wall Clocks

Anyone with a love of fish will appreciate having one of these colorful clocks hanging on their wall. Handmade from aluminum, these clocks come in the guise of a koi carp, a trout, or a clown fish, and have tails that gracefully sway backwards and forwards in a pendulum motion.

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Bigfoot Pendulum Wall Clock

Bigfoot Pendulum Wall Clock

Super fun and so unusual, this Big Foot clock will add a mythical feel to telling the time. Made from Baltic birch wood and colored with non-toxic inks, this adorable yeti has a clock face on his hairy chest, and two big feet that swing as the seconds pass.

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DIY Moon Wall Clock

DIY Moon Wall Clock

Space lovers will love this clock because the graphics look so unbelievably real. The moon image is included as a free printable download, so all you need to do is find a cork trivet and a clock kit, and you will be able to create this incredible gift with just a few minutes of your time.

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Vintage Bicycle Wheel Clock

Vintage Bicycle Wheel Clock

Cyclists, steampunkers, and vintage enthusiasts alike will adore having this clever DIY wall clock in their home. Buy or find an old bicycle wheel, and then follow the instructions to create this awesome timepiece using a store-bought clock kit, zip ties, and a few basic tools.

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