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Tales of Time

A colorful spin on the age-old adage--"only time will tell"--this clever clock fits seamlessly into your personal library to stack time on your side. Use it to add punch to an office wall or take a page from its smart design and disguise it among rows of shelved books. Designed by Sjoerd van Heumen. Made in China.

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Item ID
20791
Made from
plastic, metal, mdf
Measurements
8" H x 8" W x 6" D
Notes
1 AA battery required, not included. Dust lightly.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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BOOK CLOCK
 
3.8

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (31)
  • Keeps good time (20)
  • Clear display (19)
  • Reliable (14)

Cons

  • Hard to see display (3)

Best Uses

  • Decoration (20)
  • Gifts (12)
  • Desk (10)
  • Bedroom (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (25), Budget shopper (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (36), Business (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (15), No (13)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (14), Other (11), Child (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (14), Birthday (9), Christmas or hanukkah (4)

Reviewed by 42 customers

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1.0

oops

By 

from new providence, nj

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    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about BOOK CLOCK:

        Gift gone wrong! Do not dust not even with a feather. Hands of clock disengage.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

         
        1.0

        This is made of cardboard!! Dissatisfied

        By 

        from medina, OH

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BOOK CLOCK:

            first of all, I loved all of the other items I ordered and received immediately-very quick shipping! Impressed with that too. BUT... I am extremely disappoionted that I paid $24.00 for a flimsy cut-out and put-together cardboard clock! (Above the actual item it inicates made of "plastic, metal" -nope, not so.)A little bit of dampness will kill this clock I am certain! I would like to get a refund but do not want to pay the shipping (goes by density, ie weight v.s. cube and this one will be too much for me to waste more money to ship back.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            A Stand Out

            By 

            from McKinney, TX

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Clear Display
            • Keeps Good Time
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Delicate Hands

            Best Uses

            • School Library

            Comments about BOOK CLOCK:

            I get compliments on this clock all the time. It really stands out even in an elementary school library. The hands were bent when we first got it, but we were able to bend them the opposite way allowing it to actually keep time with the rotation.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            1.0

            I would not recommend this product

            By 

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Clear Display

            Cons

            • Inaccurate
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

              Comments about BOOK CLOCK:

              Like many of the reviews below (that I have only now read AFTER receiving the product--mea culpa), this product is terribly flimsy. The second hand keeps falling down and has not worked since it arrived.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              1.0

              Not worth it

              By 

              from Kalamazoo

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

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                Cons

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                    Comments about BOOK CLOCK:

                    Thing came all wrinkled and dented. Clock hands are flimsy and it basically hung loose in the cardboard.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By 

                    from Utah

                    About Me Budget Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Clear Display
                    • Keeps Good Time
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • bathroom
                      • Decoration
                      • Gifts

                      Comments about BOOK CLOCK:

                      Decorative, unusual

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Self
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other

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                      3.0

                      Disappointing

                      By 

                      from St. Louis, MO

                      About Me Budget Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about BOOK CLOCK:

                            The clock was well-packaged and looked nice upon arrival. However, I was disappointed with the actual quality of this item. The hands of the clock were rolling around in the bottom of the box instead of being attached. There is quite an indentation in the book cover where the clock is situated, and the books are made of a cardboard type material and is pretty lightweight. I was expecting something more durable for the price that I paid, which I thought was reasonable until I opened it. This is a gift, and I do think I will still give it, but since the quality is not what I was expecting I feel the need to supplement it with something else to make up for it. Seems cheap to give as a single present.

                            Service and delivery comments:

                            Timely delivery. I was pleased with the packaging. I did not use customer service for this order.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes
                            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                            • Other
                            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                            • Christmas or Hanukkah

                            Comment on this review

                             
                            3.0

                            Don't judge a book by its cover

                            By 

                            from Marietta, Ga

                            About Me Midrange Shopper

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design

                            Cons

                            • Unreliable

                            Best Uses

                            • Decoration

                            Comments about BOOK CLOCK:

                            use as decoration in a library, it is decorative, but I am disappointed in the quality, the second had keeps falling off

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                            • Self
                            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                            • Other

                            Comment on this review

                             
                            4.0

                            Cheap, but looks nice.

                            By 

                            from Boulder, CO

                            About Me Midrange Shopper

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about BOOK CLOCK:

                                  Incredibly, cheaply made, but I guess it looks nice once mounted.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                  • Self
                                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                  • Other

                                  Comment on this review

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  A tad disappointed!

                                  By 

                                  from Tucson AZ

                                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Display

                                  Cons

                                  • Thought Would Be Ceramic

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Study Bookshelves

                                  Comments about BOOK CLOCK:

                                  It's cute and colorful. I saw it it the September issue of Family Circle and thought it was ceramic. That was a disappointment, but it has grown on me. It is booklike in the midst of other books in my bookcase and that is fun. Pretty flimsy construction though.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                  • Self
                                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                  • Other

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                                  Q and A

                                  When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                                  106votes, 24 comments

                                  Seneca
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Now THIS is uncommon! Very cute and great price! What is the size?

                                  Ali
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Love it, very clever, and great price!

                                  Lark
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  This clock is so awesome! It's a great price and it's very uncommon.

                                  Nancy

                                  Really great bargain. I love this clock!

                                  Chris
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  It's different. Fun for a book lover. Would be great if made in the USA!

                                  Lydia

                                  Love it! It's a great graduation gift.

                                  Tracey
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Fun. Would really like to see it in other color options.

                                  Elizabeth
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Not something I would use for myself, but it could be really cute in a kid's room... I'm always encouraging young ones to read!!

                                  Bibblie
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Really cute!

                                  sharri
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Oh, I love this. The colors are great and it is very afordable. Want one for my daughter the bookworm ! Cute, Cute, Cute.

                                  Molly
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Love it! Great for an office of kids room!

                                  Emily
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  love!!!

                                  Justin
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Great for a kids room

                                  julie
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  I like! Cute and different.

                                  Laurie
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  I would buy this. I was looking for the perfect clock for my computer desk. This is it.

                                  Elizabeth
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  This is the perfect gift for a bookworm like me. I LOVE IT! Hope to buy it soon!!!!!!!!

                                  Kyleigh
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  cute! it would be nice if different colors were available though

                                  Velma
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  this is so cool i wish i had it when i was still working. i love it.

                                  Stephanie
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Very cute and good price!

                                  Karen
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Very clever.

                                  Alie

                                  Cute and reasonably priced.

                                  adiaha

                                  Makes me smile.

                                  Tina

                                  Very cute.

                                  Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                                  Your Community Moderator here! Thank you all for all of the great feedback on this quirky clock! We love the idea of using this clock in kids' rooms to encourage reading. This clock is 8"H X 8"W X6"D, not too big for a little table or bookshelf, but not too small for an adult's desk, either. A fine way to share your love of books at any age!

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