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George Nelson Sunburst Clock
George Nelson Sunburst Clock
Authorized original. Produced by Vitra.
Year Designed: 1949
Materials: Wood, metal, German quartz movement
Dimensions: 18.5" diameter
$585.00 - $620.00
99 in stock. All models in stock. Free Shipping. Ships next business day.
  • About This Work
    George Nelson wall clocks, handmade in Poland
    George Nelson wall clocks
    George Nelson wall clocks (shown at relative scale)

    GEORGE NELSON SUNBURST CLOCKS
    Sometimes referred to as a Starburst, the iconic Sunburst Clock and its angular lines is one of the most popular designs in the collection. Choose between 4 editions (Multicolored and Black / Brass are the most popular)

    GEORGE NELSON CLOCKS
    In 1947, the American designer George Nelson was commissioned by Howard Miller to create a collection of clocks. Over the 35 year collaboration, the designers at George Nelson Associates created more than 100 modern time pieces. Although the models shared an absence of numbers, the diversity of their shapes, colors, materials and designs vary greatly. Nelson's archival estate was bequeathed to the Vitra Design Museum in 1986. Vitra began reissuing Nelson Clocks in 1999. There are currently over 20 models (including variants) in production; new pieces are added periodically. Read more about the history of George Nelson Clocks »

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    Always invest in the well-crafted original; it is a lifelong companion that holds both past & future value.

  • Technical Specs
    • GEORGE NELSON SUNBURST CLOCK
    • Handmade in Poland
    • Original George Nelson Clock produced by Vitra
    • Dimensions: 19 in diameter (48.2 cm)
    • Weight: 4 lbs
    • High quality German quartz clock movement
    • 1.5v battery powered (included)
    • Materials: wood, metal
  • Quick Help & Manual
    • Setting the time

      GEORGE NELSON CLOCK UPDATES

      Recommended:
      Get an email reminder during spring and fall time changes how to set your clock.

      Also receive an email reminder during spring and fall time changes how to set your clock.

      Never adjust the time by moving the hands. Use the dial on the back of the clock to set the time.

      setting the time on george nelson wall clocks

    • Replacing the battery

      All wall clocks are powered by a AA 1.5v battery (included). Inserting the battery: Angle the battery in pressing the negative flat side of the battery into the spring, and then push down. If your clock is running slow at any point, try a new battery (we recommend Duracell or Energizer).

      replacing battery on george nelson wall clocks

    • Cleaning

      Gently dust with feather duster or micro fiber cloth. Be careful to not knock item from the wall. Occasionally blow dust from the movement shaft to prevent build up. To clean stains, lightly dampen a microfiber cloth with a very diluted mild, non-abrasive detergent, and promptly dry. Contact us about any stubborn stains or mechanical issues.

    • Extending the life of the movement

      The clock movement is easily replaced (see Hand / Movement Replacement Guide), but with good care, it can last 10-15 years. To extend the movement's life, change the battery once a year (during fall or spring time change is a good idea). Keep dust from building up on the hands and movement. Do not display the clock in a space that gets intense sunlight and/or heat throughout the day. Adjust the hands using the dial or knob on the back of the clock only. It's best to rotate the dial so the hands move in a clockwise direction, but it's ok for them to rotate counter-clockwise (for example, when setting the time back an hour in the fall).

    • Return policy

      We know selecting the 'right' George Nelson clock model can be a difficult decision. Please contact us with any questions before purchasing. We want you to be happy with your purchase and will provide honest insight. Due to the fragile nature of our clocks, we do not accept returns. Please contact us immediately if your clock arrives damaged or is malfunctioning.

    • Warranty & Repairs

      George Nelson clocks produced by Vitra are guaranteed against defects under normal use, for 2 years on parts & labor from the date of purchase. If the replacement part does not fix the issue, a full replacement may be authorized. Normal wear and tear damage or defects are excluded from warranty after 2 years. The movement is covered under the 5 year parts warranty by Clock Forward.

      We stock replacement movements and hands for Vitra produced George Nelson clocks only. Please contact us if you have any problems throughout the life of your clock—whether in or out of warranty.

  • Pre-Sale Questions
    • Are you an authorized Vitra retailer?

      Yes, we work closely with and order directly from all of our makers.

    • How long do the movements last?

      With the proper care, quartz clock movements can last 10-15 years. They are both reliable and inexpensive to replace.

    • Do you sell replacement parts?

      Yes, we stock limited supplies of movements and replacement hands. The mechanism on the wall clocks is inexpensive and easy to replace; desktop clocks require more specialized labor.

    • Why should I not buy a lower priced knock-off?

      The simple answers are build quality and resale value. Quality is difficult to discern from photos, but we know how objects poorly made look after a few years. You can also look up George Nelson clocks produced by Vitra (if you can find them) on secondary markets to see how they either hold their value or appreciate over the years.

    • Where will my item ship from?

      On hand items ship directly from us in NC. Other items that are in stock in the US ship directly from Vitra's fulfillment warehouse in NJ. Custom order items can have lengthy lead times, but are worth the wait since there are lower quantities of these works produced. We will keep you updated on any backorders.

    • Why should I purchase from a small gallery?

      We don't understand why you wouldn't. Instead of reaching a different customer service rep whenever you call, you'll work primarily with the owner at Clock Forward. If you want to share anything about your clock, we really want to hear about it. Once our work is installed in a good home, we want it to stay there—and we'd love for you to purchase more work from us.

George Nelson wall clocks, handmade in Poland
George Nelson wall clocks
George Nelson wall clocks (shown at relative scale)

GEORGE NELSON SUNBURST CLOCKS
Sometimes referred to as a Starburst, the iconic Sunburst Clock and its angular lines is one of the most popular designs in the collection. Choose between 4 editions (Multicolored and Black / Brass are the most popular)

GEORGE NELSON CLOCKS
In 1947, the American designer George Nelson was commissioned by Howard Miller to create a collection of clocks. Over the 35 year collaboration, the designers at George Nelson Associates created more than 100 modern time pieces. Although the models shared an absence of numbers, the diversity of their shapes, colors, materials and designs vary greatly. Nelson's archival estate was bequeathed to the Vitra Design Museum in 1986. Vitra began reissuing Nelson Clocks in 1999. There are currently over 20 models (including variants) in production; new pieces are added periodically. Read more about the history of George Nelson Clocks »

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Always invest in the well-crafted original; it is a lifelong companion that holds both past & future value.