ISSUE 104  |  Winter Wonderland

10 Easy Pieces: Simple Kitchen Clocks

December 25, 2013 10:00 AM

BY Janet Hall

Is it just us, or is a kitchen not a real kitchen without an easy-to-read classic clock to keep everyone on schedule? Here’s a roundup of kitchen clocks; all with quartz-battery mechanisms.

Above: The Classic Clock was designed by Howard Miller (son of Herman) and measures 12 inches in diameter; $55 at DWR.

Above: The Aluminum Wall Clock measures 9.45 inches in diameter; $48.75 at Muji.

Above: The Max Bill Wall Clock with Numbers, by famed Bauhaus designer Max Bill, is $400 for the small (8.80 inches in diameter) and $450 for the large (12 inches in diameter) at Lumens; photo from Loft Modern.

Above: Embossed Numbers Wall Clock; $59.95 at Crate & Barrel.

Above: The Swiss Railway Clock by Mondaine is available in two sizes. The small (10 inches in diameter) is $195 and the large (15.75 inches in diameter) is $395 at MoMA Store (the small is also available with a red finish).

Above: West Elm Market’s Industrial Ceramic Clock is currently on sale for $39.99.

Above: The simple, well-designed Pugg Wall Clock is $14.99 at Ikea.

Above: The Bi-Color Plywood Clock from Yuichi Nara features a natural wood face with die-cut numbers; $95 at MoMA Store.

Above: Rosendahl Copenhagen’s City Hall Clock was designed in 1955 by Arne Jacobsen and measures 11.4 inches in diameter; $440 at Ameico. Photo from Scandinavia Design.

Above: The Mr. White Wall Clock from Karlsson is made of white ceramic and steel and is available at Amazon for $145. For more white clock inspiration, see Design Sleuth: White Kitchen Clocks.

For more ways to tell time, see more of our favorite wall clocks and sift through an image gallery of Kitchens for more remodeling inspiration.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on December 8, 2010.