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WHAT IS AN ANALOG CLOCK?

While (unfortunately) digital alarm clocks are much more common these days than their analog forefathers, the analog clocks still have a place in the market, and are still used by those who fear power outages, the harm of blue light or unreliability in their digital clock. These are the granddaddy of alarm clocks. Analog alarm clocks date clear back to the 1500s, although they were not patented and put into widespread use until the late 19th century.

 Most analog alarm clocks feature a couple of metal bells at the top, and a small hammer between them, which strikes the bells to produce the sound which wakens the sleeper. Because of the acoustic properties of the alarm, most analog alarm clocks are louder than their digital counterparts, making them ideal for the deep sleeper.

Our clocks though, have a gentle sound alarm so you wake up in a better mood. 

MYTH 1 ON ANALOG CLOCKS: 
"Analog clocks have annoying alarm sounds (metal bells)."

Our analog clocks come with a GENTLE alarm sound to help you wake up with a better mood. And by the way, they don't have any metal bells or small hammer.

WHY SHOULD I REPLACE MY PHONE FOR AN ANALOG CLOCK?

Let's be honest; phones are great during the day but it's bad for your sleeping habits to use your phone as an alarm clock. Most obviously, it’s been well documented that the cool, bright light of a smartphone screen makes it much harder to go to sleep; it stands to reason that if you’re using your phone as an alarm clock you’re much more likely to be using it before bed. But there are also so-called “sleep hygiene” reasons to keep your phone out of your bedroom: the stimulation of flicking through your phone — and of keeping emails from your boss only an arm’s length away all night — is only going to make it harder to relax yourself enough to sleep.

Several studies have shown how sleeping next to our phones affect negatively our sleep. 

NIGHT TIME

MORNING TIME

If you use an analog alarm clock on your bed instead of your smartphone, you sleep better, wake up more relaxed and set the course for a successful start to the day. Let dig more on how to tell time on analog clocks!

MYTH 2 ON ANALOG CLOCKS: 
"Analog clocks make ticking noises."

Our analog clocks are fully SILENT because they use a SWEEP movement.
The movement moves the second hand in a smooth, continuous motion. This continuous motion eliminates the ticking sound traditional clock motors make.

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Minimalist Silent Digital-Free Alarm Clock Black
Minimalist Silent Digital-Free Alarm Clock Black
Minimalist Silent Digital-Free Alarm Clock Black
Minimalist Silent Digital-Free Alarm Clock Black
Minimalist Silent Digital-Free Alarm Clock Black
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HOW DO ANALOG CLOCKS WORK?

Inside the analog alarm clock are a series of gears, powered by battery or wall electricity. These gears move the hands of the clock about, using an oscillating wheel to keep the time consistent. On the alarm clock will be an extra hand, typically shorter than the hour hand of the clock.

Types of alarm clock movements / mechanisms.

There are three types of movement:

1. Quartz – the movement causes the second hand to move (traditionally in individual ticks but no necessarily today). Powered by a battery.

2. Mechanical – the movement will cause the second hand to move in a smooth sweeping motion. The watch requires manual winding to operate.

3. Automatic – kinetic energy from the wearer's wrist is transferred automatically to drive the mechanism inside the watch.

Our alarm-clock are all digital-free, analog, silent (no disturbing ticking sounds) and have a Sweep quartz movement. Thanks to the quartz movement, our clocks are highly accurate at keeping time, too.

Benefits Of Quartz Movement.

- Accurate Time: A quartz mechanism barely veers from the exact time, ensuring superior accuracy.

- Ease Of Use: Quartz watches are battery-powered and do not require human intervention to keep ticking.

- Low Maintenance: The low number of moving parts and the presence of a battery ensure that quartz watches are lower maintenance.

- Affordability: Mechanical and automatic watches require more watchmaking hours and skill and cost goes often above $500.

- Durability: A quartz timepiece has fewer moving parts that may require repairing, making it more durable than a mechanical watch.

WHY AN ANALOG CLOCK IS A BETTER OPTION THAN A DIGITAL CLOCK?
ANALOG VS DIGITAL CLOCK

Here are 4 important reasons how to replace your digital alarm clock for an analog one. 

1- The harm of blue light

Analog alarm clocks are digital-free and don't have any blue light coming from the dial so that you fall asleep faster, sleep deeper and wake up in a better mood. 

2- EMF radiation

Most of us are used to the conveniences of modern life. But few of us are aware of the possible health risks presented by the gadgets that make our world work.

It turns out that our cellphones, Wi-Fi routers, computers, and other digital appliances send out a stream of invisible energy waves that some experts are concerned about. Should we be concerned?

According to the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), EMFs are “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” The IARC believes that some studies show a possible link between EMFs and cancer in people.

A review of more than two dozen studies on low-frequency EMFs suggests these energy fields may cause various neurological and psychiatric problems in people.

This study Trusted Source found a link between EMF exposure and changes in human nerve function throughout the body, affecting things like sleep and mood. Other effects are tiredness and fatigue, lack of concentration, headaches, restlessness and anxiety and depression.

In fact, the cell phone radiation effects on health are worse than that from tobacco. What about if my smartphone is in Airplane mode? Unfortunately, your cell phone still emits radiation even in the flight mode. This is mostly because majority of the functions are still available in this mode as well.

3- Fear to fallen asleep in case of power outages.

Our analog clocks work with a battery (no cable) so you don't have to worry about falling asleep in case of power outages. Also, you can carry and use it anywhere. 

Check out our analog clock collection

3- Fear to fallen asleep in case of power outages.

Our analog clocks work with a battery (no cable) so you don't have to worry about falling asleep in case of power outages. Also, you can carry and use it anywhere. 

Check out our analog clock collection

4- No annoying lights (or ticking noise)

Digital alarm clocks feature lights that often bother and affect negatively your sleep. The best option is a digital-free (analog) clock with a night light button that is easily reachable so that you use it only when needed. 

WHY OUR ALARM CLOCKS  (being Quartz movement) ARE FULLY SILENT?

History and evolution of time keeping technology is fascinating. Sweeping second hand movements are mesmerizing to look at and have always been associated with mechanical watches. It would seem unnatural for a Quartz watch to have a sweeping hand.

However, this challenge, did intrigue many watch makers in 70s. Especially engineers at Seiko where it introduced the first Quartz watch in late 60s. The result is a series of finely crafted masterpieces that combine Quartz technology with the smooth passage of time - denoted by a sweeping second hand.

So, although traditionally Quartz movement (the movement causes the second hand to move in individual ticks and it's powered by a battery) had always a step movement (ticking noise), today Quartz mechanism can be silent.

- Step movement – the movement causes the second hand to move in individual ticks.

- Sweep movement - the movement moves the second hand in a smooth, continuous motion. This continuous motion eliminates the ticking sound traditional clock motors make.

All our clocks uses Sweep Quartz movement which makes our clocks fully silent, sleep-friendly as well as affordable, accurate, durable and easy to use (The best of both worlds). 

MYTH 3 ON ANALOG CLOCKS: 
"Analog clocks are not cool and they all look the same." 

Our analog clock collection come in 2 styles (traditional or minimalist) and a total of 7 different designs. 

Our Handmade Analog Clock Collection

100 % Silent

No ticking noise for greater sleep and rest (Sweep Movement).

Exquisite Craftsmanship

Delicate and smooth craft made with love.

EMF Radiation Safe

We got rid of any digital technology. Welcome back to the analog world.

No VOCs

Water-based paint and Volatile Organic Compounds free. 

Silent alarm clock

Night Light Button

No annoying lights or glowing hands. Light up the dial to see the time only when you need to.

Snooze Function

If you like sleeping a bit longer, you can mute the alarm and sleep for another 5 minutes.

Gentle & Pleasant Alarm Tone

No jarring effect. Beeps like a traditional alarm clock but has a very gentle and calm sound so you wake up refreshed and in a good mood.

Real Wood, Compact and Stable

Made of REAL wood from Europe, this clock has a low center of gravity and it's designed to be placed anywhere. Say NO to plastic. 

MYTH 4 ON ANALOG CLOCKS: 
"Analog clocks are not sustainably-made and mostly made of steel and plastic." 

Our analog clocks are mainly made of real wood and don't use any Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC).

HOW DO YOU READ AN ANALOG CLOCK?

An analog clock is a timekeeping device with numbers around the edge with hands that rotate around to indicate the time. 

To tell time on an analog clock, you look at where the hands are pointing. The short hand tells you the hour, the long hand tells you the minute of the current hour. If there is a third thinnest hand, it indicates the seconds of the current minute and it's in continuous motion. 

THE 3 KEY RULE TO READ ANALOG CLOCKS

1- A clock is divided into 12 sections. On top of the clock, you will see a "12." To the right of the "12," you will see a "1." If you follow the numbers, going right or "clockwise," they will move from "1" to "12."
The numbers marking each sections are the hours. The sections between numbers are divided into 5-minute segments (total of 60 minutes). Sometimes, there are tiny lines running along the clock dividing these segments. There is no AM / PM differentiation. 

2- Short hand for hours, Long hand for minutes. 

3- If the short (hour) hand is between two numbers (eg 3 and 4), you always take the first number (3).  

Below there is an exact replica of the dial of our analog clocks. The first thing you have to understand is that you have 12 big numbers = 12 hours and 5 minutes each (60minutes in total).
The smaller marks in the dial will help you tell minutes when the minute hand is between numbers or larger marks. 

HOW TO SET UP THE TIME AND ALARM IN ANALOG CLOCKS?

Step 1: Look for the Control knobs

Look for the respective knobs on the rear side of the clock. Hold the clock face down and you'll find knobs or keys for both, setting the time and setting the alarm. There are usually three knobs in all: one for the hour hand, one for the minute hand and the third for setting the alarm. 

Step 2: Set the Correct Time

Turn back the clock. Find the time knob and rotate it to set the time. What you truly control is the hour hand as the minutes hand moves along and the seconds hand moves in a continuous motion. 

Step 3: Set the Alarm

You'll find that there are 4 small dots or markings between the subsequent numbers on the clock, each representing an interval of 12 minutes. Pull the alarm knob and turn it to set the alarm hand to the exact time.

PRACTICE TELLING TIME IN ANALOG CLOCKS

Let's get back to work! Focus on the clock image and try to read the dial and hands before you check the solution. Trust us, it's not that hard!

Solution

Time: 10:37
Hour hand is between 10 and 11 so we read 10.
Minute hand is between 7(35)  and 8 (40).

Alarm: 12:00
Alarm hand is right on 12. Remember the alarm only looks at the alarm hand which is only one. 

Solution

Time: 10:37
Hour hand is between 10 and 11 so we read 10.
Minute hand is between 7(35)  and 8 (40).

Alarm: 12:00
Alarm hand is right on 12. Remember the alarm only looks at the alarm hand which is only one. 

Solution

Time: 1:20
Hour hand is right pass 1 so we read 1.
Minute hand is exactly on 4 = 20 minutes.

Alarm: 10:30
Alarm hand is between 10 and 11, exactly in between.  Remember the alarm only looks at the alarm hand which is only one. 

Solution

Time: 1:20
Hour hand is right pass 1 so we read 1.
Minute hand is exactly on 4 = 20 minutes.

Alarm: 10:30
Alarm hand is between 10 and 11, exactly in between.  Remember the alarm only looks at the alarm hand which is only one. 

Solution

This example is harder because our minimalist clocks don't have numbers nor any marks between the big dots (1-12)

Time: 10:10
Hour hand is right pass 10 so we read 10.
Minute hand is exactly on 2 = 10 minutes. Remember every dot (same as numbers on numbered dials) is 5 min.

Alarm: 10:30
Alarm hand is between 10 and 11, exactly in between.  Remember the alarm only looks at the alarm hand which is only one. 

Solution

This example is harder because our minimalist clocks don't have numbers nor any marks between the big dots (1-12)

Time: 10:10
Hour hand is right pass 10 so we read 10.
Minute hand is exactly on 2 = 10 minutes. Remember every dot (same as numbers on numbered dials) is 5 min.

Alarm: 10:30
Alarm hand is between 10 and 11, exactly in between.  Remember the alarm only looks at the alarm hand which is only one. 

MYTH 5 ON ANALOG CLOCKS: 
"Analog clocks are hard to set an alarm accurately." 

Our analog clocks come with alarm function and you can set it for any time you like including any hour and minute (e.g. 07:32).

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