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Geochron World Clock

on February 21, 2010 12:23 pm

I saw one of these gorgeous clocks years ago in a strange, little map store in Greensboro.  Trust me when I tell you the picture doesn’t do it justice.  The Geochron was invented by Jim Kilburg, a mechanical engineer, in the early 1960’s.  Since 1965, Geochron clocks have been handmade in America – the gears are even hand-cut.  The map is printed with state-of-the-art lithography and uses UV light-resistant inks.  Geochron simultaneously shows time around the world, and illuminates the part of the world currently in light.  Prices range from $1645 to $2795, available directly from Geochron.  You can also find a list of authorized resellers at the Geochron site.

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  1. 1
    Sparky says:

    And don’t ever forget the software analogue GeoClock at http://www.geoclock.com

  2. 2
    John Kes says:

    We have one of these at work. It even adjusts for the seasonal inclination of Earth – genious!

  3. 3
    BaldSpot says:

    Cool. I know what to get everyone for Christmas! Just gotta hit that Lotto.

  4. 4
    Lee Gibson says:

    For that price, buy an iMac and run EarthDesk on it.

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