Gear Clocks

If there’s one thing that’s true about Steampunks, it’s true that we, as a subculture, love to stick gears on just about anything. It makes absolutely no difference whether said gears serve any sort of purpose; the more gears, the better.

An easy transition from gears is to the item in which we usually find them: clocks. Many an antique clock has been destroyed for its innards to be repurposed into fancy Steampunk gear. The Steampunk fascination with gears and other whirligigs found within an antique clocks is one of the main reasons why Clockpunk is often viewed as a subset of Steampunk.

And when the two are recombined, it makes for some excellent Steampunk decorating opportunities. The mainstream is catching on to our obsession for clocks and gears. When I was looking around for a new housewarming piece for my home in Seattle, I found this gear clock:

And this one:

And this one:

Wow. I honestly don’t know what to think of this. That’s a lot of different results for essentially the same thing. On the plus side, buying these would cover a lot of blank wall space with some Steampunk goodness that is pretty much on the mark with respect to the Steampunk aesthetic.

2 comments on “Gear Clocks

  1. I’m about to launch an online boutique, and I actually have a bunch of gear sculptures that I bought at market. I bought them because one said Phoenix in the middle of the gear and it just looked way cool. I personally plan to use it as a something to drape necklaces on; I’m hoping they’ll sell. I didn’t see any clocks, although now that you’ve posted these pictures I may have to find some. Clocks tend to be so sterile and boring.

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