The Clock Is Ticking…

[Music] they call it a Nixie clock but you probably don’t know what that means at least I didn’t really until this thing arrived I did a quick search and I was like whoa that’s cool it’s like some old-school tech that people are really getting into right now so I’m watching some old like Russian videos about these things be in the original displays for information in these vast machines I was like I could get into that because I like tech and I like the history of it this is a vintage Nixie tube clock from a company called past indicator and as far as I know they are one of the few companies that are actually manufacturing fully functioning versions of these I was not expecting this but I am pleasantly surprised greetings Louis we are a small company from Moscow Russia this clock is a combination of old Soviet Nixie tubes produced in the 70s and 80s the tubes are highly reliable they can function up to 30 years I’m feeling special right now look at those they’re like packing those packing uh littles called there’s a name for those things jack has a little duty packing foam many moons ago anyway whatever whoa-oh those are the Nixie tubes those are the things that are no longer in production you look closely in there you can actually see the metal components that will illuminate to show you the time there’s a couple buttons on the back I assume that’s for setting the time and then a power port this one is finished in such a way that it means it just looks a little more refined sophisticated if you will I adapter oh there’s an adapter in the box Thank You Russia shall we dance power brick plugged in are you ready are you seeing that Jack and what you notice like it’s hard for you to see but if you look closely you can see the illumination as it moves across the available digits creeps forward all the way to six and then come back seven eight nine zero one two three four five six as it creeps up you know what’s crazy about this tech is that you know that it’s a relic you’re looking at it right now you’re enjoying it right now but you know it’s a relic you know it’s time is limited the whole point of tech is to displace itself the next thing comes out gets rid of the old one and we just completely stopped making it appreciating it for what it was but this is I mean kind of like a piece of art this is what people were creating at the time the cutting edge of display advancement so this is like a reminder that you can put on your desk is an indicator a passed indicator like the name you see what I did that it’s pretty cool whoo look at those babies glow a little tech history lesson with Lou so look them up it’s cool tech and it’s a cool thing to put on your desk so you can wrap the past

100 comments

  1. I Failed I Failed I Failed I Failed I Failed I Failed I Failed I Failed I Failed I Failed I Failed I Failed I Failed I Failed I Failed I Failed I Failed I Failed I Failed I Failed

    Only Steins;Gate fans will cry :’)

  2. THE NIXIE TUBES WORLD LINE COUNTER [aka the divergence meter] FROM STIEN'S GATE
    ALSO ACCORDING TO THE VIDEO THE WORLD LINES HAVE SHIFTED A NUMBER OF TIMES

  3. Packing noodles. I dont remember the name either. That clock reminds me of a cooking show they used these in and various other old school features

  4. If you wanna see a truly awesome nixie clock and how they are made. Check out Dalibor Farný
    video. He makes giant nixies and shows you how he does it, fassinating vid.

  5. This video maybe old but I still have faith you'd look at this comment. Please look up the manufacturer known as Neonica and give him the credit he deserves for his 4 tube nixie watch! Very impressive item.

  6. TIMEEEE ISSSS SO SAAAAAAD AND FLEEEEEETING CAAAAN'T BEEEE CONTROLLEEEED LIKE A RIVEEERRRR
    NEVER STOOOOOOPSSSSS

  7. I love this clocks i've seen an atomclock which was with these numbers its looks so amazing i want one of these😍😂

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