The Flow of Time

The Time Flows clock is an “interesting” clock because it’s haunting how the hours and minutes trail behind. Problem is, even with the animation (hit the jump), I still have no idea how to read it. Any ideas? Here’s what the designer said; “This clock lets us know the hour and the minute but all the unncessary things.
There is a circle board in the middle. Only the 1/4 part of the whole is colored. The hour and minute hands do not exist. The only thing that turns is the circle board. Through that we can know the time.”

Designer: Byung Min Kim


  • Matt says:

    It’s easy to read, but hard to get an exact time out of it. The leading edge of the sweep tells you how far through the hour you are … it would work the same way a clock without a minute or second hand would.

  • Ray says:

    Great for clocks at the office or school. Keep your workers or students guessing / estimating the time. Makes the last few minutes of work a little less painful when you can’t see every little second pass by.

  • Frederick says:

    Really nice clock. So scaleable. Who needs exact time? Closest 5-10 minutes will do. At worst, can have central digital readout, although that makes the circle redundant.

  • mouse says:

    Perfect for procrastinators!

  • Jimmy C says:

    I think I get it. But I’m the type of guy who needs to know down to the minute what time it is.

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