Classic Clocks (Not Pomo or Clever in Any Way)

Classic Clocks (Not Pomo or Clever in Any Way)

Lindsey Roberts
Oct 29, 2009

I need a clock to replace a simple Umbra one that broke in the bathroom. It has numbers and a black border and is about seven inches wide. Why is it so hard to find a replacement that's not devoid of numbers, in a "cute" shape, antique-looking or $150? If you want a clock that tells time, check these out.

In our search, we bought one from Target because we were excited about its $3.99 price-tag and style, but we learned our lesson: it was inexpensive because it was cheap. The big hand stuck up a little bit so that the little hand got caught on it every time it went around the clock face. We're hoping one of these options will work out better.

1 Howard Miller, $55 at Design Within Reach

2 Lemnos wall clock, $49, Park Life store, as well as Click! Design that Fits. A bridesmaid gave us this one as a wedding gift, and we love it.

3 10-inch Atomic analog clock, $19.95, by La Crosse. It's atomic, so it will always be the correct time.

4 Advance Clock Co., $6.99 at Amazon

5 Embossed Numbers Wall Clock, $49.95 at Crate & Barrel. Another friend gave us this clock for our wedding, and it hangs in our kitchen, making a very dramatic statement for an object so clean and simple.

6 Aluminum Wall Clock, $48.75, by Muji. Who can beat Muji for simplicity?

7 Howard Miller, $18.17 at CSN

8 Infinity Instruments, $12.99 at CSN

9 PUGG Wall Clock, $19.99 at IKEA

10 Kincaid, $22.99 at Staples

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