Somewhere in my body is a timing gene. At any time of the day or night I seem to know, within a minute or two, the exact time. Besides half a dozen timers, I keep three timepieces on my Mac, two of which are used regularly. One is the date and time in the right side of the Menubar. The second is a non-digital face floating clock which displays hour and second hands.
The third is my favorite. It’s the Mechanical Clock 3D and it’s very special, especially if you have an affinity for timepieces. This is what it looks like as the Mac’s Desktop wallpaper.
Mechanical Clock comes with two display colors; one gold, one silver. The 3D-like graphics are remarkably detailed and move with every click of the clock.
It displays the current time (either as an app, or as wallpaper), including the tick-tock sound of a mechanical clock. It also chimes every hour and every half hour.
Preferences are nominal and mostly set it and forget it.
Adjust the tick tock sound volume by using a left to right slider bar. Select the sounds in wallpaper mode from the drop down menu. Mechanical Clock also controls the screen saver mode and won’t prevent your Mac from sleeping.
If your MacBook is connected to an external display, you can choose where to place the clock, and it works on a Mac with a second display, too.
The claim to fame here is the stunning antique clock gears which move to every second, minute, and hour just as a clock from a hundred years ago would move. Very classy. Very inexpensive. On my Mac it gets used more as screensaver than app, but the graphics are worth the price.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a Mac App Store screensaver with more five star reviews.