Nixie-based tube clocks

By Peter J. Jensen. LLC /

Price: $210


Peter J Jensen Nixie Clock

I found this clock while looking for new content and not only is this one of the few clocks with end view IN-12 / ИH-12 nixies, they also have a great domain name.  I am partial to the 6 tube version but he also sells a 4 digit version as well.  I really like the simple design of the clock.  There is something oddly cool about the upside down "2" that is used for the 5 digit in these tubes.  I think this might be the next one to add to my collection!

While you're there, be sure to check out his IN-14 based clocks as well.

Description from

Be mesmerized as you watch the seconds change on this 6 Tube clock. 

Six IN12 Nixie tubes display either 12 or 24 hour (military) time. Measures 6 1/2 " wide, 3" tall and 1 3/4" deep. Weighs approx. 19 oz.

Fully assembled and ready to use.

Please note that this clock requires U.S./Canada standard wall power (120V AC, 60HZ).



All images and text used with permission and are property of Peter J. Jensen, LLC.

By Atelier graphique Kurth /

Price: $TBD/ Not yet in production


Concrete Nixie Clock


The vintage Z560M Nixie tubes, used in former East-Germany in the mid 20th century as numeric displays, were the inspiration for the design of Daniel Kurth's ( Nixie Concrete clock.

The Luxembourgish designer enclosed the shiny orange Nixie tubes in a reinforced rough concrete body which can optionally be wall mounted. The strength of this design lies in the application of 'retro technology' and its interesting combination of components and materials, where one is easily fooled as to what is old and what is new. All electronic components in this fully functioning prototype are assembled by hand.

Unlike other clocks that make use of Nixie tubes, this one does not read like a traditional display. Kurth experienced that clocks - regardless of their aesthetic value - sometimes form a disturbing factor in one's house, since being constantly reminded of the time can be stressful. By rearranging the display, one can enjoy the playful interaction between the 6 different tubes without realizing straight away what time it is. A short focus will however allow you to use it as a 'normal' clock. The time in the picture reads 10:23:54.

Check out the movies to see the full beauty of Nixie tubes.

The nixie concrete clock is a unique fully functioning prototype.
Daniel Kurth is looking for production possibilities.

Technical specifications

  • 12 / 24 hr mode
  • 160 x 162 x 87 mm
  • 3.3 lbs concrete body
  • 244 cable connections
  • Up to 200.000 hours tube lifespan
  • 12 V AC (comes with 220 V adapter)
  • Eco-saver automatic dimming function
  • Auto Detection of 1Hz, 50Hz or 60Hz clock pulse input mode
  • 6 x Z560M Nixie Tube (unused) running at 180 VDC with multiplexing
  • Dimming via push button
  • Handmade assembly of all electronic components
  • Handmade reinforced concrete body
  • Hand-drilled tube holders
  • Made in Luxembourg
  • Wallmount possible


All photos, videos and descriptions are © Atelier graphique Kurth

By Kev Stenning /

Price: $call / limited production of 10 units


Steampunk Nixie Clock


Nixie Clock Steam Punk Style.
Limited run of 10 only.
6 x IN-18 Nixie Tubes.
All Parts outside the Tube solid Copper and Brass Polished.
Gold Option.
Toughened Glass Tube.
Alarm, Time, Date.
The red stop cocks are the switches for setting the clock.
Hardwood and Brass Case.
+44 0208 533 7972
Agent and Gallery enquiries welcome.


By Enci /

$Not for sale


ENCI Nixie Clock

I first saw this clock come across the NEONIXIE-L message board in mid August.  From the second I saw this clock I knew I had to feature it here.  Most nixie clocks take a definite shape: a brick for a base and side view tubes mounted vertically on top.  Not this one.  End-view tubes are significantly less common and I have never seen a clock that has sixteen tubes (GN4 by ITT).

As much as I like the display portion of this clock, it is worth mentioning the quality of the build.  The aluminum chassis looks like something HP would have made.  The device looks like it belongs in some laboratory; I love it.

Topping off the features is a remote LCD display that also displays the date and time.

I won't take all of Enci's content; you'll have to visit his site for more information.  I am featuring these images and description with his permission and encourage you to go check out his site.  If you like his work, leave him a comment.


ENCI Nixie Clock



Key design features

  • Automatic time set from radio signal. Also works in manual set mode.
  • Accurate RTC, with long life battery backup.
  • Time and Date display, HH:MM:SS and DDMMYYYY
  • Remote display for extended output
  • Various display modes and effects

Rear Panel Controls

  • Time signal receiver interface
  • Remote display interface
  • AC power input – with voltage setting for World-wide use.
  • Mode setting ( more on this later.. )
  • Manual time setting controls.



ENCI Nixie Clock



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