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Data value

dec: 347 hex: 15B bin: 101011011

Namespaced ID


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Keep track of the scary time! A craftable watch lets you know when it's safe to emerge from the caves.

The Halloween Update promo poster

Clocks are items that display the current in-game time by displaying the sun and the moon's position relative to the horizon.



Ingredients Crafting recipe
Gold Ingot +
Redstone Dust

Natural generation[edit]

Clocks can be found in 7.7% of shipwreck map chests in stacks of 1.


Expert-level librarian villagers have 13 chance to sell a single clock for 4 emeralds as part of their trades.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Expert-level librarian villagers have a 50% chance to sell a clock for 5 emeralds.‌[Java Edition only]


Clock animation

The clock dial consists of two halves, a day side and a night side. The dial spins clockwise slowly to indicate the time of day, corresponding to the sun or moon's actual position in the sky. The player is able to sleep a few seconds after the clock shows exactly dusk.

The dial can be read from a clock in any of its representations: held in a player's hand, placed in any inventory or crafting grid, in an item frame, and even as a dropped item.

Because there is no day/night cycle in the Nether or the End, clocks do not work properly in these dimensions. Instead, the dial rotates rapidly and randomly, making them useless.


Note: This video doesn't state that Clocks can be found in buried treasure.


Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0? Added clocks.
Unlike most items, the clock combines 2 textures, one being the actual clock, and the other, the dial. The player can change the clock's texture without worrying about breaking the dial, as long as they do not change the transparency.
Java Edition
1.3.112w21aLibrarian villagers now sell clocks for 10–11 emeralds.
1.513w02aThe clock uses one texture and uses the new animation feature included in texture packs.
1.6.113w24aClocks are now broken up into individual textures, instead of combining 2 textures.
1.814w02aLibrarian villagers now sell clocks for 10–12 emeralds.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 347.
18w14aClocks can now be found in shipwreck map rooms.
Pocket Edition Alpha
? Added clocks, with no function or legitimate method of obtaining.
0.8.0build 2Clocks are now functional and craftable.
The texture of clocks has now been changed.
Pocket Edition
1.0.4alpha villagers now sell clocks for 10-12 emeralds.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta can now be found inside map room chests in shipwrecks.
1.11.0beta has now been changed, librarian villagers now have 13 chance to sell a clock for 4 emeralds as part of their trades.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 11.0.1 Added clocks.


Issues relating to "Clock" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • In Java Edition, a clock can be viewed under the item statistics page as long as one obtained a clock at some point. It can also be viewed in recipe book if the recipe for it has been unlocked.
  • In Java Edition, the default resource pack for the clock contains 64 individual frames.
  • When the time of day changes suddenly, such as after sleeping or when /time is used, the clock dial will spin rapidly to catch up.
  • After completing 100 day-and-night cycles in Bedrock Edition, the player is awarded an achievement.
  • Although clocks do not function in the Nether or the End, the actual day-night cycle does continue.
  • Despite that redstone is used in its crafting recipe, this item is neither a redstone component nor a redstone power source.