Where Did the “Clock Spider” Concept Come From?

 Kevin Brown
  Jan 01, 2019

Even the word “spider” gives you creeps right? Well, most of the human population have the same feelings about spiders as you do. Now, clock spider sure sounds bizarre but there is an interesting story behind it. The term “clock spider” became insanely popular when someone posted pics of a giant spider hiding behind the clock on the internet. This person apparently noticed legs of a huge spider poking from out from the side of the clock when he visited relative’s home and despite the fear, he managed to click pictures of this spider. You can realize how spooky it was by looking at the pictures. We see the spider hiding behind the clock and the close-up picture of the spider after the clock has been removed. These scary pictures can make any arachnophobe scream in fear. This social media post started this trend of posting pictures of spiders hiding behind the clocks. This has brought us to this weird realization that the spiders have been hiding behind our clocks since forever but we never noticed them. It is like they have their own species of clock spiders that live only behind the wall clocks. Most of us are afraid of spiders and watching giant spiders is the last thing any human would prefer to do. But with the clock spider trend, people are posting clock spider videos and millions of people are watching it.

Clock Spider

The popularity of Spider Wall Clocks: MB&F’s Arachnophobia clock

Due to the popularity of this trend, many people are showing their interests in spider-shaped wall clocks. There are many spider-shaped clocks in the market at this moment but there is one clock to rule them all and it is MB&F’s Arachnophobia clock. MB&F crafted this unique and spooky clock by collaborating with L’Epée 1839. Arachnophobia is basically a three-dimensional structure in the shape of a spider that can be used as a table clock as well as a wall clock. The spider’s body is in the shape of a black dome with white numerals to represent hours and minutes on it. In the spider head, there is a regulator with oscillating balancing wheel and mainspring barrel that powers the movement. There are eight legs, each 16 inches long, attached to the abdomen using ball and socket joints. The legs can rotate freely so the spider can stand tall as well as lay flat. There is an interesting feature to this beautiful clock, and it is that the front two legs can move forward while other six stays in their position. This magnificent piece of the art is inspired by Maman, a giant spider sculpture created by Louise Bourgeois. Arachnophobia is a limited edition clock that houses 218 components and has a power reserve of 8 days. This amazing clock comes with an incabloc shock prevention system which helps the clock to balance on the walls. The clock is available in two varieties, in black palladium plated brass and 18k yellow gold plated brass.

People are in love with spider clocks

Spiders are becoming a closely associated term with clocks. People are searching for spider clocks at online stores which have led to the invention of bizarre spider clocks. Amidst of all these unique spider wall clocks, there is an invention by a 9-year-old Krystal James, the licker spider alarm clock. This amazing alarm clock exploits our fear for spiders to help us wake up on time. Basically, this licker spider alarm clock hangs over your bed and when it is time to wake up it will come closer and lick you. Now, what will you do to avoid a sloppy and wet lick from a spider? wake up on time right? See? Its brilliant, it works.

With spider clocks there is a hope that the fear humans have about spiders will reduce and we will accept this shy creature living behind our clocks as a part of our everyday lives.

Where Did the “Clock Spider” Concept Come From?

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown is a journalist at his own start-up, born and residing in Seattle, Washington. He has a knack of reading up newspaper articles and coming up with summaries and points of view, hence taking up a profession similar to his interest. Simply covering events and activities is something he can do as good as a professional, but he seems to enjoy writing on events that need viewpoints and suggestions.

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