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This article is about the item. For the redstone circuit, see clock circuit.
Clock JE2 BE2.gif
Rarity color





Yes (64)

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]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Clock Ruined portal Chest 1 7.3%
Shipwreck Map chest 1 7.7%
Bedrock Edition
Clock Ruined portal Chest 1 7.3%
Shipwreck Map chest 1 7.7%


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.


Piglins are attracted to clocks and run toward any clock on the ground, and inspect it for 6 to 8 seconds before putting it in their inventory.

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Clockclock item.minecraft.clock

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key


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


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Oooh, shiny!Distract a Piglin using gold.Give a piglin a gold item while it is aggressive toward the player.30GSilver


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID


Oh Shiny
Distract Piglins with goldNetherGive a piglin one of these 22 gold-related items in the #piglin_loved entity tag while not wearing any golden armor. If this advancement is attempted while the player is wearing golden armor but piglin(s) are still aggressive toward them, the advancement does not trigger. Other gold-related items, if any, may be used, but are ignored for this advancement and by the piglin.nether/distract_piglin


Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0?Clock JE1 BE1.gif Added clocks.
Clock JE1 BE1.png Dial.png 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.
1.513w02aClock JE2 BE2.gif Clocks now, instead of combining two textures, use the new animation feature included in texture packs. As a result, it no longer appears blurry.
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.
1.1620w16aClocks now generate in ruined portal chests.
Pocket Edition Alpha
?Clock JE1 BE1.png Added clocks.
Clocks currently have no function or legitimate method of obtaining them.
0.8.0build 2Clocks are now functional and craftable.
Clock JE2 BE2.gif The texture of clocks has 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 been changed, librarian villagers now have 13 chance to sell a clock for 4 emeralds as part of their trades.
1.16.0beta now generate in ruined portal chests.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Clock JE2 BE2.gif Added clocks.
TU69 1.76 Patch 38Clocks can now be found in shipwreck map rooms.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Clock JE2 BE2.gif 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, each frame lasting about 18.75 seconds in real time (375 ticks) (1350 seconds (22 minutes, 30 seconds) in minecraft time).
  • When the time of day changes suddenly, such as after sleeping or when /time is used, the clock dial spins 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 daylight cycle does continue.
  • Despite that redstone is used in its crafting recipe, this item is neither a redstone component nor a redstone power source.