The first portable timepieces, pocket sundials were popular in colonial America. Reproduced from an antique, this handsome working instrument is solid etched brass. You can use it to tell time all over the world, from Washington, DC, to Tokyo, from Buenos Aires to Dubai. Simply point it north (with help from the built-in compass) and the brass bird’s shadow will indicate the time. 2" diameter.

3 Stars

from WA on 4/30/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

No instructions

It's okay.

3 Stars

Hatti from GA on 4/28/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

It is exactly as it looks. But when you hold it, you know it is of cheap quality. You get what you pay for, I guess.

Unique piece for my collection

5 Stars

Retired teacher from IN on 4/24/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I have a small collection of clocks and this item was a must-have. It is unique and actually works! However, it is more of a conversation piece.

The Hit of the Evening!

5 Stars

Dr Susan C Stockhammer from CA on 4/11/2014 1:40:00 PM wrote:

The birthday guy loved this little device! And all the other guys there wanted their own.

Perfect gift for a practical husband

5 Stars

Lisa from FL on 4/11/2014 10:11:00 AM wrote:

My husband is hard to buy for, but he does like gadgets and this is an unusual but practical one, and he really likes it. The product is very high quality, has heft and weight, which my husband appreciated.

Gift for my son

5 Stars

Randolph Krotz from IL on 4/9/2014 4:32:00 PM wrote:

My son is a chief petty officer in the Coast Guard for the past nineteen years.( he did 8 yrs. in the marines before that) so I am always looking for anything maritime for gifts for him. I have purchased several itams from your catalog over the years and was pleased not only with the products but also with the way my request was handled.

great idea.

1 Star

sandy from CA on 3/5/2014 8:17:00 PM wrote:

I loved the concept. Unfortunately the compass did not work.

Pocket sundial

5 Stars

Ken retired always looking for gifts for my Grams from AZ on 3/2/2014 10:28:00 PM wrote:

I have submitted this 3 times I think that is enough. I don't see any thing on my recent order. Is it in the works I hope

Pocket sundial

5 Stars

Waiting for my order from AZ on 3/2/2014 10:28:00 PM wrote:

I have submitted this 3 times I think that is enough. I don't see any thing on my recent order. Is it in the works I hope

When it was good, it was very, very good!

4 Stars

BooBoo Magee from CA on 2/18/2014 2:42:00 PM wrote:

The first pocket sundial we received was broken. Don't know whether it broke before or during shipment. The second one is excellent, although it took a bit longer to get it than I expected.

beautiful piece

4 Stars

Deb from CO on 2/11/2014 5:24:00 PM wrote:

I only gave 4 stars, because I would have liked some instructions included for changing time to local ans world time.

Significent.

4 Stars

Sweetiepie from AR on 2/6/2014 6:37:00 PM wrote:

very pretty in looks, but due to bad weather not tried out yet.

CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR MY UNCLE

5 Stars

PQPAT from CO on 2/1/2014 9:44:00 AM wrote:

I thought the sundial was very unique, and thought my uncle would like it for Christmas. The other part of my order that I can't seem to get into (wine rack) was no longer available so I can't give it a review.

EXCELLENT GIFT

4 Stars

COLORADO COLD from CO on 1/28/2014 10:41:00 AM wrote:

I bought it for my uncle who is 86. He would enjoy it.

Have Time Will Travel

5 Stars

Nancy from CA on 1/13/2014 10:54:00 AM wrote:

Solid feeling in your hand. Compact size. Your holding something in your hand from times before. Instructions imprinted on container. Perfect gift for family members with property in Idaho and Oregon.

pocket sundial one of a kind.

5 Stars

from on 1/9/2014 10:53:00 PM wrote:

excellent good

pocket sundial

3 Stars

rhonda from OH on 1/8/2014 5:38:00 PM wrote:

I was disappointed. Some of the images on the back of the sundial were rubbed off. And, I thought there would be instructions with it and there weren't.

Beautiful Item

5 Stars

zofy from TX on 1/8/2014 9:20:00 AM wrote:

Bought for a friend and he loves it.

great gift

4 Stars

karne from VA on 1/6/2014 11:09:00 AM wrote:

Gave this as a Christmas gift to someone who is an outdoorsman--he loved it!

Sundial

5 Stars

from CA on 1/6/2014 10:17:00 AM wrote:

I liked the quality of the sundials. They were gifts for my adult children and they enjoyed them. There was a small problem in shipping which was quickly resolved with a phone call. Thanks

Sundials for my guys

4 Stars

San Diego Mom from CA on 1/3/2014 11:43:00 AM wrote:

I really liked the quality and the product all together and the only reason I didn't give it a rating of 5 was because there were no clear directions on using it.

Pocket Sundial

5 Stars

David from TX on 1/3/2014 10:25:00 AM wrote:

Acorn is an excellent company to deal with. I ordered the Sundial for my grandson and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it was shipped. The quality is very good as well.

Pocket Sundial

5 Stars

Jillene M. Dorn from WI on 1/3/2014 10:25:00 AM wrote:

Acorn is an excellent company to deal with. I ordered the Sundial for my grandson and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it was shipped. The quality is very good as well.

Pocket Sundial

5 Stars

from PA on 1/3/2014 10:25:00 AM wrote:

Acorn is an excellent company to deal with. I ordered the Sundial for my grandson and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it was shipped. The quality is very good as well.

Pocket Sundial

5 Stars

SB from TX on 1/3/2014 10:25:00 AM wrote:

Acorn is an excellent company to deal with. I ordered the Sundial for my grandson and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it was shipped. The quality is very good as well.

Pocket Sundial

5 Stars

from on 1/3/2014 10:25:00 AM wrote:

Acorn is an excellent company to deal with. I ordered the Sundial for my grandson and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it was shipped. The quality is very good as well.

Young Adult gift

5 Stars

Jennifer from IL on 1/2/2014 5:11:00 PM wrote:

I bought this for my 20 year old collegiate son. He loves to travel and is a history buff. He also likes eclectic yet useful items. This was the perfect combination. He was surprised and genuinely pleased with this. He was especially thrilled with the directions engraved on the back side. Even more "useful"!

Review on Pocket Sundial

4 Stars

Jo Smith from KS on 1/1/2014 1:26:00 PM wrote:

I purchased the Pocket Sundial for my husband for his birthday. He really likes it. However, he endued up receiving two. I am not sure how this happened as I remember putting one in the item number.

cool

5 Stars

Jase from NC on 12/31/2013 4:24:00 PM wrote:

I like that it's brass; very nice looking and a good weight. Fun to learn to use ...pretty cool.

Shock and Awe

5 Stars

Karen Gulley from CA on 12/21/2013 4:22:00 PM wrote:

When I found this item in your catalog, I immediately ordered it on Black Friday. My other half found it in the catalog 2 days before I got it in the mail, so when he got it, he stuttered, sputtered and choked but he loved it when he opened it. Made me look awesome in the eyes of my hubby. Thanks....

excellent workmanship

5 Stars

Sandy C from PA on 12/21/2013 8:16:00 AM wrote:

It is exactly what I expected, well made and so pretty to look at. I haven't been able to test it much as it's winter and we haven't had much sun.

Pocket aundial

5 Stars

Arthur Moon from NC on 11/27/2013 1:29:00 PM wrote:

Interesting product. Nice

Great low tech gift

5 Stars

Thom from FL on 11/26/2013 11:36:00 AM wrote:

My son is always on the computer, so I got him one of these to get him out in the sun. He needed a new watch and I thought what a Christmas gift!

LIKE

5 Stars

vicjoplin from MO on 10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This is excellent made. of heavy weight bought for my son for Christmas so I really didn't try to use it.

He loved it!

4 Stars

Retired and enjoying it. from OR on 10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

It is a solid little thing with everything working! Old school timepiece...great fun!

Pocket Sun Dial very attractive

5 Stars

Susan from TX on 10/5/2013 1:21:00 AM wrote:

I felt that the sun dial looked more expensive than it was. I think the dials will be a fun gift.

Sundial a 4, delivery a 0

4 Stars

Herman from WA on 10/4/2013 3:40:00 PM wrote:

The sundial itself is as described in the catalog. Nicely made of brass, the included (and necessary compass) wanders a little too much to be useful. It seems to be overly sensitive to any ferous material nearby. Since the instructions don't tell you how to adust magnetic for true north, sundial time will be off unlies you know how to find true north. But if you do, the sundial is as accurate as you can expect for a 1.8 inch dial. The delivery experiance was a fiasco. My daughter ordered the sundial early enough for a Christmas 2012 gift. It finally arrived on 8/24. Acorn did send occational updates, but gets a 0 for delivery fulfillment. 8 months doesn't cut it.

was it worth the wait?

5 Stars

from MD on 8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

i bought it so i would never get lost or be late. my only dislike was that the order took so long to fill.

Kind of disappointing

2 Stars

Bostonian from MA on 7/8/2013 10:06:00 PM wrote:

Waited 6 months (really) and it was sort of flimsy. Directions on back did not match the product. Wondered if it was some weird return that was re-sold... disappointed to have waited until June since Christmas.

Pocket Sundial

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Backordered Expected Delivery Date 10/24/2014