This Single-Use Clock Records Time for an Insane 2,738 Years

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Time Since Launch by CW&T is a single-use, long-scale launch clock, which is designed to display days, hours, minutes, and seconds since the clock was started. It can mark time for up to 2,738 years.

The idea behind Time Since Launch was that it allows people to celebrate and mark a special moment in their life, like the birth of a child. Time starts when you pull a stainless steel pin out of a borosilicate glass tube; kind of like a grenade.

The clock was inspired by John Glenn, who became the first American astronaut to orbit earth in 1962. The only piece of technology on his body, other than the space suit, was a 12-hour stopwatch, which he used to calculate his position.

For more information on Time Since Launch, check out its Kickstarter, where the project has already raised $14,500 of its $33,250 goal. The Kickstarter expires on June 20.

For which defining life moment would you use this handy little trinket? Let us know in the comments.

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