I saw this cool clock on one of my favorite web sites today, Apartment Therapy. It is called the Verbarius clock. I'd probably set it to German, but it would be fun if we could get Chinese characters for Tom.
Verbarius is the first clock in the world that tells time the way people do. It has five preloaded languages: English, German, Spanish, French and Russian. You can easily upload any additional language you like—from Latin to Eskimoan—using the USB port.
The clock spells out time differently every minute. It’s either forty-five minutes past four, or fifteen minutes to five, or four forty-five, or a quarter to five.
If you have about $220.00 in spare change, check it out here.