2008Okay, some of my clocks thrill me and some of them I'm just really happy with. This one thrills me. While most of my clocks are stark and contrasty as far as seeing the time from a distance, not all of them are and that is fine by me. On a gray day such as today, this isn't going to pop out at you but the crypticness of the tiny writing and the roughness of the used blade (courtesy of my constant using this last year) will pull you in and make you think you are seeing something incredibly important. The mimicking of the silver stamping causes an internal pounding of pleasant repetition. While not as visible in the photographs, the hands have been sanded and sliced with a rough sandpaper, creating the appearance of having been put through their own power tool experience. This is a piece of time ladies and gentlemen. A hologram of art hovers as I have used that blade many many times on a plethora of pieces of steel which are now embedded in other clocks or mixed media pieces.