Geochron World Clock

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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4 comments… add one
  • Sparky February 21, 2010, 3:55 pm

    And don’t ever forget the software analogue GeoClock at

  • John Kes February 22, 2010, 1:30 am

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

  • BaldSpot February 23, 2010, 12:59 am

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

  • Lee Gibson February 28, 2010, 2:29 am

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

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