When you're outside gardening, you don't necessarily want to reach your dirty hand into your pocket to check the time on your phone or roll up your sleeve to check your watch. It's much easier (and less messy) to simply glance up at an outdoor clock to discover what time it is. Not only are outdoor clocks practical, they can also make great focal pieces in your garden.
Read on to learn more about your choices, as well as our recommendations for the best outdoor clocks available right now. Whether you want to add a formal air to your garden or add a bit of flair to a fun outdoor space, we can help you find your perfect outdoor timepiece.
Outdoor clocks must be made from a weatherproof material that won't rust or degrade when left out in the elements. As such, the majority of outdoor clocks are made of plastic or rust-resistant metal. This includes powder-coated and painted metal, both of which are known to keep rust at bay.
While some people tend to avoid plastic for aesthetic reasons, it's worth noting that plenty of plastic outdoor clocks are cleverly designed to look as though they're made of metal, wood, or stone. Because they tend to be mounted quite high up, you're always looking at them from a distance, so you generally can't tell that they're really made of plastic.
You'll want to be able to read your outdoor clock from the other end of the garden, which is why outdoor clocks tend to be larger than indoor clocks. Though you will find a handful of slightly smaller options, outdoor clocks tend to measure at least 30 centimetres across. It's not unusual to find 41- and 46-centimetre models, and extra-large options can measure as much as 91 centimetres in diameter.
When checking the size of any outdoor clocks you're considering, find out whether the measurement refers to the diameter of the face or the overall diameter, including the frame and any decorative flourishes.
Of course, you already know what the big hand and the little hand are for, but some outdoor clocks have extra dials that show information other than the time. More often than not, one of these dials is a thermometer (to measure the temperature), and the other is a hygrometer (to measure the humidity). These are excellent features on an outdoor clock, as it's like having your very own mini weather report on the face of your clock.
Consider what kind of hour markings you'd prefer on your outdoor clock. Some use standard Arabic numerals with a number at every hour marking. Others only have a 12 at the top of the clock, a 3 at the quarter point, a 6 at the bottom of the clock, and a 9 at the three-quarter point. Some clocks use Roman numerals. Again, these could be placed at every hour point or at every quarter-hour point.
Some outdoor clocks feature no numerals at the hour markings at all; they're simply marked by lines or dots. Indeed, the hour markings on your clock are your choice. Just be sure you feel confident telling the time when you look at them.
Some outdoor clocks are radio-controlled. This doesn't mean that you use a controller to set them. Rather, it means that this type of clock is able to receive ambient radio waves. These radio waves tell the clock when it's time to skip an hour forward or backward due to daylight savings, so you don't need to manually change the time on your clock. This is an especially attractive feature if your outdoor clock is mounted in a hard-to-reach spot.
You can find outdoor clocks with illuminated dials that light up after dark. This allows you to read the time on your outdoor clock even when it's dark outside. We highly recommend a clock with an illuminated dial if you spend lots of time outdoors after the sun has gone down. The only downside to an illuminated dial is that the battery will drain a little faster than a clock without illumination. However, you may find this a small price to pay for the convenience of an illuminated dial.
High-end outdoor clocks tend to be priced between $60 and $100. This includes many metal and extra-large options. However, some extremely large outdoor clocks can cost more than $100.
Don't just choose the cheapest outdoor clock available. If you have the budget, consider a mid-range or high-end model. Extremely cheap options won't stand the test of time (which is ironic for a clock).
Q. What is a station clockA. A station clock is a type of outdoor clock that is mounted on a wall bracket rather than hung directly on a wall. It is so-called because it resembles the old-fashioned clocks of the railway stations of yesteryear. With a classic vintage vibe, these clocks are usually double-faced, so you can read them from either direction.
Q. How long can I expect the batteries to last on my outdoor clockA. Outdoor clocks usually run on standard AA or AAA batteries. Because they use very little power, they can often last for years before needing a battery change. If your clock starts to lose time, it could be a sign that you need to replace the batteries.
Q. Where should I position my outdoor clock to get an accurate reading from the thermometerA. Your clock needs to be placed in a shady area to get an accurate reading of the ambient temperature. An outdoor clock in full sun will give a higher thermometer reading than the true temperature.
We have stunning unique wall clocks that make a perfect addition to any home. These statement-making large wall clocks are made from galvanized metal, have a clock face with either Arabic numbers or Roman numerals and are battery powered. Decorative wall clocks are an excellent way to make a statement in your home and are, of course, a practical choice as well. No matter what style of décor your home features, these are sure to fit right in, thanks to their sleek finishes and undeniable functionality.
Pillar Clocks create a landmark focal point in public spaces, town squares and parks. As a result of the commemorative nature of these timepieces, our pillar clocks are tailored your specifications and requirements.
Clock illumination on our skeleton style pillars clocks is provided so that the clocks are visible throughout the night. The control systems ensure our clocks are friendly to the environment, illuminating the clocks only when needed. Bell chiming is an optional extra that adds the special finishing touch. Variable bell chimes and a night silencing mode helps tailor this project to your specifications.
Details: The Smartro projection clock is a compact and lightweight design which is packaged in a deluxe box that makes it a perfect gift choice or an ideal travel companion.Dual Alarms with Snooze Function: Set two separate alarms for different purposes. Press the top button if you want to sleep for extra five minutes. Press any button except the top button to stop the alarm, the alarm will automatically stay on for next day. The alarm will automatically shut off if left alone for 2 minutes. Project the Time & Temperature : The projected time and indoor /outdoor temperature are easy to see throughout the room. The projected temperature changes from indoor temperature to outdoor temperature automatically. Projected in a soft red color, it is very clear to view but will not disturb your sleeping. Two Choices for Watching the Time: If you would like time projection to be constantly on, then choose the provided power adapter. Simply press the \"-\" button to adjust the brightness of the backlit or turn it off. Use Loop or Rainbow function to set your favorite color for the backlit. If you prefer the backlit LCD screen and time projection to be on for a few seconds, place two AAA batteries in the clock and press the top button.Weather Forecast:The clock can predict the weather, barometric pressure trend and temperature trend for the next 12 hours in advance. 59ce067264