Anker Clock

Museum Monday: more clocks of the world

Last week, to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time, I put together a list of great places to watch the clock for a story on How time flies! Where to see the world’s clocks.

Clock forest at American Clock and Watch Museum

The article featured places such the American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol, Connecticut, which has a ‘clock forest’ (above) filled with dozens of tall cases and wall clocks that strike on the hour.

There wasn’t enough room in the story for all the cool clocks I found, so here are a few more:

St. Peter’s Church (below) in Zurich is the city’s oldest church and has a clock face that’s 28.5 feet; the largest clock face in Europe.

Zurich St. Peter's Church Clocktower

Zurich is also home to Beyer’s Clock and Watch Museum, a collection of more than 500 chronological instruments dating from 1400 B.C. to the present day, everything from sundials, hourglasses and water clocks to a quartz clock accurate to within a thousandth of a second a day and a quartz watch accurate to within a millionth of a second. Here’s a link to a video tour of the Beyer Clock and Watch Museum.

And then there’s Anker Clock, in Vienna, Austria, which was built between 1911 and 1917 and ‘performs’ a twelve-minute animation each day at noon.