My husband has a thing for old clock and watch parts, so, by proxy, I also think they're neat. Clocks don't always have to be functional; small antique clocks displayed together quickly morph into an impromptu mantle vignette.
There's not a whole lot of time-telling happening with these vintage clock faces, but grouped on the wall, they become an artistic point of interest that implies a storied past.
Modifying a tree trunk slice is a fantastic idea for a clock, and this one adds a nice dose of texture and nature to a calm, clean bathroom.
The orange clock on the left side of this image no doubt keeps accurate time, but the abstract numerals gives it a modernist, Vignelli feel.
I inherited the most amazing 1960s olive green starburst Syroco clock from my grandmother. It's pictured in my former home office (a nook in the living room). It makes a very satisfying ticking noise, which always reinforced the fact that I was hard at work and kept me focused. Plus, I was able to utilize a high ceiling with something that not only looked great but functioned well.
Make a plain clock special by hanging it in an unexpected spot and placing it in an ornate vintage picture frame. I like the idea of putting a clock in an entry hall; it greets you as you come in and sends you off when you leave.
This slightly oversized clock completes the composition of this bedroom wallscape.
Mid-century modern enthusiasts know you can't go wrong with a classic Nelson Ball clock.