If you are in the market for a small wall clock, then consider these reviews of some of the best compact wall clocks currently on the market. Wall clocks can update the look of a room while also offering functionality without taking up vital surface space. Whether you are looking for a silent clock, a singing clock, an alarm clock, or an antique-style clock, there will be something here that works for you.
1. La Crosse Technology, Black WT-8005U-B Atomic Digital Wall Clock
This is a digital wall clock that will take up minimal space on your wall, measuring seven inches tall and nine inches across. It has a thickness of just one inch, so it will not protrude from the wall too much. The digital clock is able to self set the time and date, and it also features an indoor thermometer so that you can always be aware of the temperature in your home with a quick glance. This clock is battery operated and runs on two AA batteries. It has a high gloss finish in black, which will work well with a range of interior designs and color schemes.
Users of this clock are pleased with its simple look and the features displayed on the face. Many users found trouble with the clock’s ability to sync with daylight savings and found that the time was not accurate after this change. Some users also noted that the clock had to be installed on the wall at head height; otherwise, the brightness settings meant the digits could not be read.
- Clean and simple design
- Easy to operate
- Easy to mount on the wall
- Inability to sync well with daylight savings time
- Brightness makes the face difficult to read from some angles
2. Creative Co-op Metal Antiquite De Paris Pocket Watch Wall Clock
This wall clock is designed in the style of an antique French pocket watch. It mounts on the wall, measuring 19 inches across and 25 inches tall. The clock is a little over three inches deep. It is battery operated and requires two AA batteries. The antique style face features large Roman numerals and ornate clock hands. The face also has an aged finish to give it an authentic antique appeal. It is large enough to be able to see the time from across the room, but not so large that it dominates a wall.
Users of this clock love how it looks and note that it looks like a one-off rather than a mass-manufactured piece. Users believe it looks genuinely aged and works perfectly with French style or country style interiors. It is easy to fix to the wall and works as expected. The only complaint among some users was the poor packaging, which resulted in the clock being delivered with broken glass to some people.
- Looks expensive and unique
- Works well
- Poor packaging
3. Creative Co-op Grey Pewter Mantel Birds Clocks
This clock is made from pewter metal and has been finished with gold and gray details to give it a worn, antique look. The clock face itself is round, with two small metal birds perched on top. The base is flat so that the clock can be set upon a mantel or side table. The clock has large numerals on the face so that the time can be easily read, with a glass covering to protect it. The clock runs on battery and requires one AA battery.
Users of this clock believe that it looks genuinely vintage and has been produced to a high quality. It keeps the time well, and the battery is easy to install. Many users noted that the clock has a more blue-gray tint in real life compared with the green-gray hue that can be seen in the photos. Some users were put off by the ticking noise the clock gives off, but many didn’t find this to be a problem.
- Authentic look
- High quality
- Easy to set up
- Loud ticking noise
- Different color to photos
4. Creative Co-Op Metal Rectangle Hanging Clock with Handle Decoration on Top
This industrial looking clock measures just under ten inches across and 16 inches tall. It is battery operated, requiring one AA battery to run. The clock is made from wood, metal, and plastic. The frame of the clock is iron, in a dark charcoal color. The cover of the face is not glass but perspex.
Users of this clock are happy with the way it looks, but many feel it was overpriced for the quality of the item. The face of the clock is a printed card glued to MDF, and when looked at closely, the face looks somewhat pixelated. The cover being perspex instead of glass was also considered a quality issue among some users, as the plastic can scratch easily.
- Looks good
- Works well
- Low quality for the price
- Pixelated face
5. FirsTime & Co. Raised Number Wall Clock
This round clock has an eight-inch diameter and a two-inch depth. It has a raised frame that is made from brown plastic and rubbed with bronze oil to give it an aged metal look. The face of the clock has an off-white color with distressed mottling to give it a vintage appeal. The lens of the clock is glass. It is operated by battery and requires one AA battery.
Users of this clock love how it looks, adding a vintage style to interior decor. Users have found that it keeps time perfectly, though it does have a quiet ticking noise despite being advertised as being silent. Users are happy with the quality and price and note that it was well packaged. Despite being plastic, users believe it looks metal and looks genuinely antique.
- Authentic vintage look
- Reasonable price
- Good quality
- Slight ticking noise
6. 8.5 Inch Simply High-end Plastic Decorative Wall Clock
This round clock has a glass lens, a plastic back cover, and a plastic frame. It is water-resistant that makes it suitable for use on boats or in bathrooms and kitchens. The clock is operated by one AA battery and has a quartz movement for precise timekeeping. It comes in a range of colors and weighs a little over 15 ounces.
Users of this clock rate it highly, noting that it keeps time well, looks expensive and is easy to read. Users were also thrilled to find that it was truly water-resistant as described. One problem found by some users was that the real-life color of the clock did not accurately match the color shown in the photos. Some users also experienced missing screws, which points to a quality control issue with the manufacturing and packing.
- Numerous color options
- Precise timekeeping
- Missing screws
- Color inaccuracy
7. FirsTime & Co. Barstow Wall Clock
This is a compact wall clock measuring eight inches across. The frame is made from metal but rubbed with a bronze oil to give it an aged metal effect. The face has a classic style that will work well alongside traditional interior decor. It is battery operated, with quartz movement and metal hands.
Users of this clock were happy with the look of it and even happier to find that it was a completely silent clock with no ticking noise at all. Some users were surprised with how small the clock looked in real life, while others were pleased with how compact it was and fit well into small spaces.
- No ticking noise
- Compact size
- Smaller than expected
8. Mark Feldstein & Associates Original Singing Bird Wall/Desk Clock
The face of this clock features twelve different pictures of North American birds in place of numbers, for example, the blue jay, the house finch, and the white-throated sparrow. When the time reaches the hour, the clock plays a sound of the corresponding bird singing. The clock face is round, measuring eight inches across, and has a muted green plastic case. It is battery operated, requiring three AA batteries. The packaging also features additional information about the birds, including habitat and migration facts. When the room is dark, the bird song noises will automatically switch off thanks to a light sensor, preventing the clock from causing night-time disturbances.
This clock is very popular among bird lovers, who note that the bird song gets louder when the room is brighter, and gradually gets quieter as the room darkens. Some people found the bird song to be very lifelike, but many felt they sounded shrill and too high pitched. The clock was found to keep time well and be of a compact size. Some users were disappointed to discover that the clock had a slightly yellow face.
- Effective light sensor
- Precise timekeeping
- Computer-generated bird song not authentic
- Face more yellow than neutral
9. White Shell Water Resistant Clock
This compact clock measures 6.5 inches across, with a thickness of just one inch. It can be mounted on a wall but also has a built-in stand, making it versatile in terms of display options. The frame is plastic, along with the lens of the clock. It has a simple face that is easy to read, with black metal hands and a red second hand.
Users of this clock like the style and look of the clock and note that it keeps time well. Many users felt the clock was overpriced, as it is all constructed from plastic and looks much lower quality in real life compared to the photos. Users also appreciated that this clock is water-resistant and therefore ideal for use in bathrooms.
- Versatile display methods
- Easy to read
- Expensive for the quality
- Plastic construction
10. JUSTUP Silent Wall Clock, 8 in Non-Ticking Wood Wall Clock
This square clock is just under eight inches across and eight inches tall, with a slimline profile of a little over an inch. It is made from wood with a natural finish and face numbers engraved into the wood. The quartz movement of the hands is sweeping, which prevents it from giving off any ticking noise and is completely silent. It is battery powered, requiring one AA battery.
Users of this clock note that it keeps time accurately, looks great and is totally soundless. Some users found that the numbers did not stand out well from the background of the clock’s face, making it difficult to read the time in low light. Some users also felt that the small size of the clock made it tricky to see the time. Users found that it was an ideal clock for bedrooms because of the compact size and the lack of a ticking noise.
- Natural aesthetic
- Hard to read in low light
11. Adalene Wall Clocks Battery Operated Non Ticking Rustic Clock
This antique-style clock has a plastic lens and a plastic frame that is bronze oil rubbed to give it an aged aesthetic. The clock has ornate details that give it a traditional look. It is completely silent with no ticking sound at all. It is battery operated and requires one AA battery.
Users of this clock are very impressed with the gliding motion of the hands that give this clock the impression that it is much more expensive than it really is. Users also note that it is completely silent as described. Users also note that the clock is lightweight, hangs in a perfectly balanced way, has plenty of character, and works exactly as it should.
- Looks expensive