Something New : A Nixie Clock from Dalibor Farny

Aug 11, 2022,15:04 PM

After some chatting with our fellow member and moderator Patrick last year I decided to purchase a nixie clock from Dalibor Farny.  Several members, Patrick included, own these clocks and the feedback has been all positive. 

The clock was delivered in December last year but believe it or not I did not open the box until this week.  Thankfully all was intact and operation, it might have been odd to go back to Dalibor and explain I had an issue but only realized it 8 months after he delivered the clock to me !  Fortunately the packaging is very robust and so all arrived in perfect working order.

I chose the Puri Nixie Clock 4 (4 being the number of tubes).  The 4 shows hours and minutes, and I have set it up to show day and month intermittently.  The 6, which would have 6 tubes, would show seconds and therefore be more dynamic.  In hindsight perhaps the 6 would have been the one to go for.  

Here are a few photos of the clock in place.  Not sure if this is its permanent home as I want to find a way of not seeing the power cord (which can’t be seen in the pictures but is there). 

Thanks to Patrick for the assist on this one.  I will let him add further colour to this post in terms of the product and company (or Dalibor himself), you can also search some prior posts here with good information about these clocks.  

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Small footprint and slim base. Easily works on a desk too.

 By: Jay (Eire) : August 11th, 2022-16:20
I think the 6, with the seconds display, would be more dynamic and maybe because of that be more obvious in whatever room it was placed. This one, in addition to being slim as you noted, lacks that dynamic aspect and so it blends in nicely.

I've always wanted a Nixie Clock

 By: renerod : August 11th, 2022-17:50
But haven't been able to choose which one, so you're helping me a lot! They seem to me so pure in its design, and soothing. Best regards. René

The one Jay got is about perfect but this one is intriguing...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : August 11th, 2022-18:07 ...  


 By: brauner : August 11th, 2022-19:42

It is very cool indeed. Lots of life!

 By: patrick_y : August 12th, 2022-22:29
I would probably not put that one in a bedroom, as there's a lot of life and movement there. And the app allows the clock to shut off when you go to sleep, so you can program it to turn off after 10PM and turn back on at around 6AM. This way it won't dist... 

7 months later you can see mine.

 By: TheMadDruid : April 8th, 2023-00:45
I got it back when I first read Patrick’s post. I don’t have the room for the “4”. ...  

Here's a link to the photos of my 6 tube version...

 By: patrick_y : August 12th, 2022-22:31 And inside that link there's a link to my full review of the 4 tube version.

I think Patrick’s comment on the single tube are worth considering depending on where you want to place this.

 By: Jay (Eire) : August 15th, 2022-14:26
The 4 was much more slim than I’d expected, it would be a an easy fit on most bookshelves.


 By: Jay (Eire) : August 15th, 2022-14:26

What a cool clock in a beautiful home setting!

 By: patrick_y : August 11th, 2022-22:08
A very nice clock on a very nice rift oak wall shelf! I see you've hidden the cabling behind the shelf. I do like the six tube version. But it does take up significantly more space. The base is exponentially larger since it has to preserve the proportions... 

Thanks Patrick, and thanks for the guidance on getting there with this one.

 By: Jay (Eire) : August 15th, 2022-14:30
So where I plan to place this I do have room for the 6 tube. And the seconds indication would likely be a good addition in that space. That said, I’d have nowhere for the 4 tube then so maybe I’m good for now ! I think the only negative right now for me i... 

Choices choices choices!

 By: patrick_y : August 15th, 2022-16:22

Thought about a Nixie clock from time to time...

 By: Ronald Held : August 12th, 2022-18:41
But got a Nixie instead.

Ahh! I see!

 By: patrick_y : August 13th, 2022-20:25

No problem. (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : August 14th, 2022-19:31

The 4 valve was my choice.

 By: intangibles : March 24th, 2023-10:43
The mechanism flushes away oxidation every 10 minutes so it does produce an electronic display worthy of the large Nixie tubes. I thought the 6 valve version with the seconds flashing away would be too distracting. It is an amazing piece of engineering wi... 

I agree on the seconds comment.

 By: Jay (Eire) : April 7th, 2023-13:48
I had the same objection to Journe’s Vagabondage III, the seconds just add noise. Very happy with mine still.

A little better photo of mine.

 By: TheMadDruid : April 8th, 2023-09:59

Was thinking about getting this one too.

 By: Jay (Eire) : April 29th, 2023-15:30
What are your thoughts? A decorative item or something with actual function too?

I like it.

 By: TheMadDruid : April 29th, 2023-19:37
And I do use it to tell time.

Cheers Mahesh.

 By: Jay (Eire) : April 29th, 2023-15:31
All credit to Patrick who flagged these for me and after chatting about his experiences led me to getting this.