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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day To Night Rotating Wall Clock
Those who love scenery will enjoy clock watching with this Day to Night Rotating Clock. The frame, hands, and landscape are all white, but the background is colored in beautiful shades of blue and purple as it changes from day to night sky images, complete with the sun, moon, and stars.
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.
Time Travel Wall Clock
Create the illusion of time travel with this mind bending time travel clock. Available in three sizes, this clock is printed in monochrome black and white, and features a spiral pattern that looks almost like you can fall into the portal and revisit times past.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stained Glass Wall Clock
You can choose between four different diameters for this incredible clock, which will add a beautiful splash of color to any wall. Handmade from stained glass, this nature-inspired wall clock depicts all four seasons in the colors it uses, and features copper foil detailing and a silent mechanism.
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.
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.
Tail Wagging Dog Breed Clock
Keep your four legged friend in full view at all times with this sweet and unique wall clock. Made from wood, this doggy-shaped timepiece is painted black to provide the silhouette of your favorite breed, and comes with white hands and the cutest tail that wags with every second.
Garden Gears Clock
It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re enjoying being out in the garden, but with this clock it will never happen again. Made from 16 gauge steel and shaded with latex paint, this attractive wall clock uses industrial chic to add personality to the garden with gears and cut-out numbers.
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.
Mirror Butterfly Wall Clock
Butterflies are one of nature’s gifts, and this stunning mirror clock makes full use of their magic. Made from Lucite to give a mirrored effect, this clock comes with butterfly shaped cut-outs on the right hand side, and corresponding separate butterflies that look as if they’re flying away.
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.
Personalized Gold LP Wall Clock
This is a wonderful way to commemorate a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary, or just a life well lived. Made from a recycled aluminized vinyl record, this clock’s label can be customized with a title and sub title, and five songs that represent those standout moments in life.
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.
Whatever your favorite genre, you can have it immortalized with one of these retro vinyl wall clocks. Made using a real, genuine album disc, this clock comes in one of four genres – rock, jazz, soul, and ‘80s – and is fitted with a working clock mechanism and the numbers 3, 6, 9, and 12.
Grid Wall Clock
If geometric patterns are your thing, this orange and gray clock will make a fab décor idea. Made from sustainably produced Radiata Pine plywood and printed with non-fading pigment ink, this colorful clock also features a silent mechanism, so there’s no bothersome ticking to worry about.
Resin & Olive Wood Wall
Absolutely stunning and a wonderful time piece for anyone who enjoys wood, this olive wood and resin clock will grace any wall. Handmade using a wood slice and pink epoxy resin, the clock measures 25 cm in diameter, and features no numbers on the face, only hands.
Personalized Vintage Amp Clock
Musicians will find a special place on their wall for this amazing clock, as it’s designed to resemble a vintage amp. Made from solid sugar pine and Baltic birch wood, this clock also features antique brass markers to represent the hours, and can be personalized with a name at the top.
Custom Map Tide Clock
They say time and tide waits for no man, but both are waiting for you with this stunning Custom Map Tide Clock. Simply enter your favorite waterway and location, and you will receive a beautiful marble clock that tells the time according to high and low tides, complete with a cast iron stand.
Personalized Map Clock
This unique map wall clock is a fabulous way to remind yourself of a special place. Just supply details such as city, state, and postcode and you will receive a rustic marble clock with 9 square miles featured, along with personalized details including a title and address on the front.
10 Unique Homemade Wall Clocks
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.
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.
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.
Hexagon Marble Wall Clock
The ideal addition to any geometrically-themed home, this marble wall clock utilizes the shape of a hexagon to tell the time without any numbers being needed. Inexpensive and sleek, this clock needs just marble shelf liner, board, and a clock mechanism that can be bought new, or taken from an old working clock.
Cork Trivet Wall Clock
If color blocking is something you love, this tutorial will show you how to make three cork trivet clocks using acrylic paints and painter’s tape. The beauty of this DIY gift idea is that you can make each one in a different color scheme, and then give them to three different people as unique and thoughtful gifts.
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.
DIY Colorblock Wall Clock
The really great thing about homemade gifts is that you can make them to suit any personality and any home color scheme, and this DIY guide is a perfect example of that. You can choose to use wood stain and one color as in this example, or use two or more colors to either blend in or stand out.
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.
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.
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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