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Introducing another new addition…The "Fantasia" ...a six digit Nixie tube clock made with vintage Russian N.O.S. (New Old Stock) IN-14 Nixie tubes!

Nixie tube clocks blend the spirit, drama and eerie beauty of cold war technology
with modern electronics to create uncommon handcrafted timepieces.

This clock is a typical desk-type clock one might find on a bookshelf in an office. However, this clock is quite unique in that is uses genuine vacuum-tube technology to display the time. The use of vacuum tubes in modern electronic appliances is in some sense a way to connect with the past. This clock mixes a little bit of history with modern electronics to create a design ethos combining both the ultra modern 1960s with current retro trends. A simple, sleek design for the wood enclosure was chosen to reflect the minimalist design cues of the late 1950s to the mid 1970s.

This clock is microcontroller controlled, using the Microchip PIC16F628A chip. The quartz oscillator used is a low-drift temperature-compensated type, giving accurate time for years to come. High voltage is supplied by a high efficiency switching power supply. The nixie tubes are type IN-14 tubes. Nixie tubes, unlike other vacuum tubes, do not have a filament. This has two major impacts on the operational characteristics of the clock. Nixie tubes produce very little heat, and as such, do not require the kind of ventilation that other vacuum tubes need to function. Also, the tubes' operational lifetimes are greatly extended past that of regular vacuum tubes.

This beautiful handmade six digit clock measures 4 inches height; is 3.5 inches wide; 9 inches long. The case is made from solid Oak hardwood (no veneer) with several coats of clear lacquer finish and a black shiny cast acrylic top and bottom. The blue or red LED’s form an interesting effect through the tubes. Under lighting is user selectable ...blue or red from an on board switch. The red is shown in photograph. Four soft bumpers protect the table or desk top. The clock runs on a 12 Vdc adapter (The included adapter is only for North American mains). Other country adapters available on request.

Nixie tube prices have climbed steadily over the years. Since no more will ever be produced the value of these clocks should increase as well over time. Why not buy something that is beautiful, tells time and most likely will appreciate in value over time? The choice is yours!....

Clock features:

12/24 Hour mode
Selectable lead zero suppression
Selectable digit cross-fade
Date display with selectable date format and display frequency
Scrolling date with adjustable speed
Digit cycling with various modes to prevent cathode poisoning
Dimmer control and 24hr timed dim/display off function
Software time correction
Alarm with adjustable snooze and tone
Neon colon indicator at 1 Hz
Supercapacitor backup for up to 1 hour
User selectable under tube LED lighting...blue or red.


User manual
12 Volt DC adapter for North American mains/other countries available

Six Digit Nixie Tube Clock the "Fantasia" FREE SHIPPING in USA


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: nixie tube, vacuum tube, micro controller, resistors, glass, black acrylic plastic, oak wood, IN14
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 132 reviews
  • Favorited by: 9 people