Best Sundials: Adding A Graceful Look


Sundials were one of the very first time measuring devices that humanity made, and they have been around for over thousands of years. Though they are not the best time telling devices anymore, but the way they function, the forms they come in and the history attached to them make them a great antique peace for any place you deem fit. So, today, I decided to take a look at some of the best looking sundials that your can buy for yourself or as a gift for you friends and family. So without further ado, lets get right into it

Rome 2518 Daybreak SundialOpens in a new tab.

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  • A great looking antique sundial that you can use in your garden. It is made up of iron and comes with a verdigris finish to complete its look. Moreover, it has a woodcut style sunburst and is made by the Rome industries

The sundial does not come with batteries and has the following dimesnsions: 25.4 x 25.4 x 1.9 centimeters. Last but not the least, it comes at a price of $78.18. Moving on to the ratings of this sundial, it has an overall average rating of 4.5 stars out of a total of 35 reviews, 74% of which are . Some of the reviews go as follows

Joseph Says: Gave 5 Stars

“Almost a accurate at the expensive Swiss watch you wear on your wrist.

+ battery does not run down
+ does not need to be wound
+ works when the power is off- does not over overnight 🙂
– does not work on overcast/cloudy days :)”

James Says: Gave 4 Stars

“This sundial makes hanging out in the yard interesting – using the sun’s position to tell the time over the day. It could use a better coating to prevent rust, so you may wish to paint it right away.”

Sunward Brass Garden Sundial ClockOpens in a new tab.

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  • Another great looking sundial is made up of brass. This sundial works great as a gift and comes with a diameter of 8.5 inches. The brass it is made of is non-rusting so you don’t need to worry about that either
  • This sundial is available as of now at a price of 67.62 United States Dollar on Amazon

This clock has an average rating of 4.3 out of a total of 36 ratings, 75% of which are 5 stars

Maria L Gurittez Says: Gave 5 Stars

“Very nice addition to my garden appears to be well made. Assembly took approximately a minute. Looks very nice”

Scott Says: Gave 3 Stars

“well made but a bit small. about the size of a dinner plate”

GSM Iron Armillary Sundial with Arrow

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  • This is one of the cheapest sundials that you can get for yourself. It comes at a price of 37.95 usd. It is majorly made of iron and weights around 7 pounds. It also has the following dimensions:  14″H x 14″L x 9″W

This sundial has an average rating of 4.3 out of 73 global ratings. Some of the reviews go as follows

KC Says: Gave 4 Stars

“This overall is a nice armillary and looks good, especially from a distance. The stampings are not very defined and some are even unidentifiable if you didn’t already know what they were. However it seems well made and was easy to assemble. Despite it’s shortcomings, I find it a nice addition to my garden.”

Jnny Lynn Says: Gave 5 Stars

“The only thing about the sundial that anyone should know is this: you must point this southward instead of northward in order for it to be functional and tell correct time in the northern hemisphere. If you’re in the southern, you must point this northward. Otherwise the shadow will run in reverse on the numerals all day. It’s backwards… but that doesn’t bother me. I just thought I’d put that out there for others! I love this; it’s beautiful! Great price as well!”

Nancy Says: Gave 3 Stars

“The casting is pretty rough so the astrological signs on the base and floral design on the half round section are blurry. The color is nice and it was easy to assemble. It’s smaller than what I had hoped for, but all in all, it’s an interesting addition to my garden.”

Rome B65 Tree Trunk SundialOpens in a new tab.

  • This sundial is made from cast iron with painted antique finish
  • 16″ overall height
  • Made by Rome Industries

This sundial comes at a price of 92.43 usd as of now. This sundial has an average rating of 4 out of a total of 70 ratings, 54% of which are 5 stars. Some of the reviews go as follows

Margie Says: Gave 5 stars

Heavy weight, good quality. Fast shipping and packaged well.One person found this helpful”

Welch Says: Gave 5 Stars

“Sturdy, pretty and works well with bird bath”

Jeff Tarlton Says: Gave 1 Star

“The threaded stud is not fixed in the base. When I try to start threading the sundial onto it the stud simply backs down into the base. I’ve put red Loctite on the threads, hoping that will allow me to thread the sundial on. Never again will I buy from these people.”

Rome RM2308 Brass SundialOpens in a new tab.

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  • It is made out of a thick brass projecting with a cleaned brass completion and metal gnomon.​ It includes the words “Develop old alongside me, the best is yet to be” on the top of the sundial. The highlight of this piece represents never-ending love. Along these lines, it is a pleasant blessing to give to the people you love. The Rome RM2308 Brass Sundial “Develop Old With Me” isn’t hard to amass looks great at the first glance
  • On the off chance that you need to mount it on a base, you should get one independently. This item would peer great inside or outside of your house and would look pleasant with any stand

It comes at a price of 129.01 usd and has an average rating of 4.6 stars, 76% of which are 5 stars. Some of the reviews go as follows.

Sharon A MacKenzie Says: Gave 4 Stars

“The only reason I did not give this 5 stars is that the packaging when we received both of our orders for this was completely destroyed; other than that, this was bought as a wedding gift for two couples and was a huge hit.

Brad Says: Who also gave 4 Stars

“Looks great and next month we will put it together and on its mount in the gardens. Thank you. BR”

Brass Constellations SundialOpens in a new tab.

A very unique looking sundial that is sure to catch a glance from any and every one. The supplier of this sundial are quite fast and trust worthy, the clock comes at a total length of 12 inches. This sundial is available at a price of 265.61 usd as of now on Amazon. This sundial has an averatge ratig of 4.5 stars out otf a total of 10 ratings. Moreover, alll of the reviews are 4 or 5 star reviews. Soe of the reviews of this sundial go as follows

Peter Says: Gave 5 Stars

Had been looking for a sun dial to replace our worn out one for quite some time.
This item seemed to be exactly what we were looking for, and is.
I thought the anticipated delivery was quite a long time, but when it arrived realized why. The package was EXTREMELY well packaged and arrived more than a week earlier than anticipated. This is a lovely item, and I would recommend the supplier to anyone.

Angela Says: Gave 5 Stars

“This sundial is even better in real life, well worth the money it looks lovely on top of the plinth we purchased”

Hopefully, this article was helpful in providing you some good suggestions for sundils. If you have any clock-related questions, feel free to use the comment section below. And if you want to know why clocks don’t appear in dreams, we have a great article on just that so do give it a click if you are interested “Why don’t clocks appear in dreams? Clocks and dreams!Opens in a new tab.“. Here is also a link about the history of clocks if you want to give that a look “History of timekeeping devicesOpens in a new tab.

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