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tide clock

by Alan Winick
Handmade
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  • the story

Catch the Wave

Time and tide may wait for no one, but these playful tide clocks help you to keep an eye on both. From designer Alan Winick, these seaworthy, framed clocks display two, rounded faces.

The first is a tide clock, which tracks the ocean's twelve-hour cycle from high tide to low tide and back. The second window gives a charming visual representation of the changing water levels, with an illustration from watercolorist Greg Stones. As the tide goes out, the level of water in the picture drops as well, revealing more of the seaside image underneath.

This unique piece is the perfect complement for any coastal home—or for the landlocked soul who dreams of the sea! Handmade in Westport, Connecticut.

  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
24202
Made from
plexi-glass, polystyrene plastic, latex paint, clock mechanism
Measurements
11" H x 6.5" W
Notes
Care: wipe clean with a dry cloth.
Takes one AA battery. To set clock, you will need to know the time of high tide for the place you would like this to represent. Instructions included.
  • the maker

Alan Winick

With a background in marine biology, philosophy, and a bit of engineering thrown in, Alan Winick interests as an inventor span a wide range of disciplines. His inventions include a baby toy, a rescue device for racing sailboats, and a one-man submarine, among others. He believes that everyone is an inventor, and has at one time or another thought of ways to make or do something in a better way. What distinguishes himself from others is the willingness, the insanity if you will, to try and actualize the idea.

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TIDE CLOCK
 
4.5

(based on 2 reviews)

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5.0

Just what I was looking for!

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from durham, nc

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Clear Display
  • Educational Toolyoung

Cons

  • Does Not Give Time Of Day

Best Uses

  • Central Living Areas
  • Gifts

Comments about TIDE CLOCK:

I love the bright blue frame on this item. We purchased it to hang in our beach house that we rent during the summer. I think the guests will love it and I think my grandkids will love seeing the sandcastle emerge. It is easy to start up with just a few details about tide times needed.

Service and delivery comments:

This product arrived within a week without incident and packaged well enough to keep it from being damaged.

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4.0

Fun and useful!

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from Hilton Head SC

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Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decoration
    • Gifts

    Comments about TIDE CLOCK:

    Really fun design and seems solid. Reliability over time remains to be seen!

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

    161votes, 12 comments

    Emily - UncommonGoods

    Whether you're the ultimate beach bum or dreaming of moving straight to the coast, this beautiful Tide Clock is a perfect piece to add into your house. Do you think it's time for this item to dock into your home?

    Kristina
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    this belongs in costal gift shops along surfing hot spots.

    Heidi
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    I wouldn't purchase, as I am nowhere near the beach.

    Betsy H
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Very limited customer base. Should be sold to tourists in beach gift shops.

    judy
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Not my thing. Great for coast gift shops, but can't see them being a hot item.

    Linda
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    The style limits it to coastal areas.

    Maureen
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Gosh, our friends with beach homes would love this !

    Sue
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Excellent! Tides are very hard to calculate!

    Nautilus
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Attractive and functional, and you don't have to live near a beach to appreciate these.

    Karen
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Sure, there are other tide clocks, and a somewhat limited market. But the visual representation is a nice addition, and to those who have had to track the tides... very helpful and visually appealing.

    Melody
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I want this!

    Shawn
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I think this is really creative with the sand castle and being in Oregon, this would be a great seller. Yes, the reviewers below are correct it would sell to the right buyers - but it will sell!

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