List of clocks
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This is a list of clocks that have attained notability because of their historical importance, accuracy, exceptional artistry, architectural value, or size.
- 1 Africa
- 2 Asia
- 3 Europe
- 4 North America
- 5 Other
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- Jam Gadang, clock tower in the city of Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia
- Cosmo Clock 21, the world's largest clock
- Big Ben, London, is England's most famous clock, and arguably the World's. 'Big Ben' is the name of the bell, rather than the clock itself, but most people associate the name with the clock, which is officially known as the 'Great Westminster Clock'.
- The Eastgate Clock, Chester is one of the most photographed clocks in England outside London.
- The Royal Liver Building Clock, Liverpool is Britain's largest clock face, and the largest electronically driven clocks in the UK.
- Salisbury cathedral clock, Salisbury is a dial-less clock. It is still working and probably the oldest surviving clock mechanism in the world.
- The Shepherd Gate Clock, Greenwich, London, heralded the start of standardized time, in the form of Greenwich Mean Time.
- The Wells Cathedral clock displays a model of the universe in miniature. The mechanism, dated at 1392 and still working, is in London's Science Museum.
- The Corpus Clock, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge is a 2008 public clock of novel design.
- The Strasbourg astronomical clock in the cathedral, completed in 1842, is one of the most complicated mechanical clocks ever made.
- In Esslingen, Germany, at the headquarters of Festo, Professor Hans Scheurenbrand has constructed the Harmonices Mundi, an astronomical clock, a world time clock, and a 74 bell glockenspiel.
- The Alexanderplatz in Berlin contains the World Time clock.
- "Die Pyramide" (German article) a skyscraper in Berlin, has what is claimed as the largest clock in Europe. It is a digital clock, with 10 metre high digits.
- The Rathaus-Glockenspiel (1908), an ornate clock located in Munich's Marienplatz, has almost life-sized moving figures that show scenes from a medieval jousting tournament as well as a performance of the "Schäfflertanz" ("Barrel-makers' dance").
Isle of Man
- The Jubilee clock is a street clock in the Isle of Man capital of Douglas built in 1887 as commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign.
- Raketa Monumental the world's biggest mechanical clock movement, installed in the great atrium of the Detsky mir shop on Lubyanka Square in Moscow.
- Clock of the Long Now, Colorado
- Colgate Clock, New Jersey
- The Dreger Clock, Buena Park, California is an electrically driven and regulated multi-face town clock, created in Long Beach, CA, it spent 50 years at Knott's Berry Farm and is undergoing restoration by the Buena Park Historical Society
- Jessop's Clock, San Diego, California, is a pendulum regulated multi-face town clock commissioned in 1905 by Joseph Jessop, a jewellery store owner in San Diego, California.
- The Ohio Clock is an 1815 clock in the United States Capitol
- The Town Clock of Dubuque, Iowa is in a downtown clock tower, built in 1864.
- The Clock of the Nations, Rochester, New York was located at the Midtown Plaza in the 1960s. It had dioramas of 12 different nations. Every hour on the hour the dioramas opened up and music was played. The clock is now located at the Rochester Airport.
- The Doomsday Clock by Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which symbolizes man's current risk of nuclear war
- Experimental Talking Clock, long thought to be the world's oldest playable sound recording