The 6 Best Hourglasses

Updated February 26, 2017 by Vann Vicente

6 Best Hourglasses
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We spent 20 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. For anyone who appreciates the simplicity of an older age, these hourglasses will free you from checking your watch or smartphone constantly, as they act as timers for everything from boiling an egg to doing an exercise routine. Coming in a wide range of designs and filled with different colors of sand and other materials, they make great decorations, too. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best hourglasses on Amazon.

6. Lily's Home SW688

With its classic wooden frame and oak finish, the Lily's Home SW688 makes for a lovely centerpiece. Also, its curved form adds an elegant touch. Unfortunately, the timing is somewhat inaccurate because the sand tends to flow in spurts.
  • strong build quality
  • hand-blown glass
  • black feet detract from the look
Brand Lilyshome
Model SW688
Weight 2.3 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

5. Kikkerland ST05

The Kikkerland ST05 may look simple at first glance, but don't be fooled. Underneath its attractive wooden base is a hidden magnet that helps the iron grains within the globes create fascinating little stalagmites as they fall into the magnetic field.
  • thick and sturdy glass
  • great conversation piece
  • particles tend to stick
Brand Kikkerland
Model ST05
Weight 9.1 ounces
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

4. Borway Clock

Ideal for the bedroom or study table of a young girl, the Borway Clock has heart-shaped bases and pillars filled with either blue or purple shiny crystals. Also, it is packaged in a gift box so that you can give it as a present right away.
  • accurate timing
  • sharp and lively hues
  • dimensions are slightly off
Brand Borway
Model pending
Weight 16 ounces
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

3. SZAT Crystal Timer

If you need to save space, the compact SZAT Crystal Timer stands at just under eight inches tall. The model is filled with striking bright blue sand and has a handsome carved glass frame that will look gorgeous on any desk or table.
  • beautiful packaging
  • great customer service
  • also comes in purple
Brand SZAT
Model pending
Weight 1.7 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

2. PTC Black Dual Dragon

The PTC Black Dual Dragon is the perfect timekeeping ornament for fans of fantasy worlds and myths because of its detailed elements, high level of craftsmanship, and eye-popping red sand. It's great for timing board games, too.
  • reasonably priced
  • smooth and even flow
  • made of firm and tough resin
Brand PTC
Model 8258
Weight 1.8 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

1. Abergele Set

If you want to build healthy habits, the Abergele Set comes with both a thirty-minute and a five-minute unit, intended to help you budget your schedule between work and rest. Also, it includes a manual with tips on improving your time management.
  • stylish color scheme
  • flat base improves stability
  • balanced form factor
Brand Abergel
Model AB-0
Weight 1.3 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

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Last updated on February 26, 2017 by Vann Vicente

Vann Vicente is an undergraduate Economics student and writer who lives somewhere in the Eastern Hemisphere. He spends about half of his time watching films and is still smiling about Moonlight's incredible Best Picture victory.


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