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National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock

For Christmas delivery, order by midnight (PST) Sunday 12/14.

Price: $69.00

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Qty: Available, ships separately.



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Using seamless USGS topographic data, we're able to create home decor featuring maps of your most meaningful places. Provide any U.S. address and artisans in New England will create a clock on cork-backed, rustic tumbled marble-that reproduces a map of your location.


The map will show topographical information covering nine square miles including your chosen location, with some main streets and major landmarks. A small compass rose will indicate your chosen location and the address you provide will be featured on the personalized map legend. See the images above for examples of maps featuring both rural and suburban areas. Comes ready to hang, or use our forged-steel easel (sold separately) to display the clock as a desk accessory.


Please note: Personalized items cannot be returned unless damaged or defective. Please check your order carefully; once placed, your order for this item cannot be canceled. Not available for shipment outside of the U.S. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery to the continental U.S. and 4-6 weeks for delivery to Alaska and Hawaii.


One AA battery, not included. 8" square.


What are topographical maps? Topographical maps display land features such as elevation, roads, water, mountains, and some significant landmarks. Town and county names are sometimes shown. Streets are sometimes labeled.


How old are the maps? Our maps were originally drawn as long ago as 1890 and may have been updated many times since. Each map has been updated at least as recently as 2008.


Why isn’t a specific street shown on my map? Cartography is the delicate balance between aesthetics and the need to convey huge amounts of information. The level of detail is dependent on the location and elevation, just as it is with online map services.


Why do you need a postal address? We create a 9-mile-square map with your chosen address just off center. We also type this address in the map legend. Please double-check the spelling! We do catch and fix most errors, but your help is much appreciated.


My map is off by a few miles or many miles! On rare occasions our mapping software does not recognize a location. This is more likely to happen in rural areas—you may have had similar experiences with online mapping services. If we do accidentally handcraft an incorrect map, we will work with you to determine the coordinates (latitude and longitude) of your location and create a new map for you using that data.


Why is my map so busy/so sparse? The charm of this product is that we use real maps, which are unique to every address. A map of New York City (population more than 8 million) will include many streets and alleys. A map of Box Elder, Montana (population just under 800), will be the exact opposite.


Our rustic tiles are carved from large marble blocks, ensuring that no two stones will ever be exactly alike. Then the pieces are tumbled to give them character that can be seen on every surface, edge, and corner. The result is a one-of-a-kind keepsake with more personality that would be possible from a piece of manufactured ceramic. Please see additional images for an example of a tumbled marble tile.


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National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock
 
4.4

(based on 54 reviews)

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    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (7)
  • Conversation piece (3)
  • Personal (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (16), No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    So pleased with this purchase

    Christmas for the person who has everything is always difficult. This is an answer. I loved the elegance and to be able to personalize to fit your individual is wonderful. I would suggest...Read complete review

    Christmas for the person who has everything is always difficult. This is an answer. I loved the elegance and to be able to personalize to fit your individual is wonderful. I would suggest purchasing the offered stand for this item. I am very happy with my choice.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great idea but wait a minute --

    The clock is great looking but did not display the requested street, though it exists on many maps and is bigger, more significant than very small streets shown. A major disappointment. Accompanying print...Read complete review

    The clock is great looking but did not display the requested street, though it exists on many maps and is bigger, more significant than very small streets shown. A major disappointment. Accompanying print completely misrepresents the if and why certain street names may not appear.

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    5.0

    Great Christmas present

    By 1cisco32

    from Brownsburg, IN

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          Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

          Great gift for someone who has everything

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          My Town Map Clock

          By Karen

          from Minneapolis, MN

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                Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

                We live at a lake during the summer and this is a great conversational piece for our guests. Very unique showing where our home is along with dots where other homes are around the lake. Also shows the depth of the lake and other landmarks. Very nicely done.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great quality

                By R

                from Washington State

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

                The quality of the stone and the way the map is screened onto the stone is great. It's a little bigger than it appears in the photo (I should have paid attention to the stated size) and is probably better on a wall than an easel but over all I'm very pleased. I order several different mapped locations.

                 
                5.0

                My Town Clock

                By Karen

                from Minneapolis, MN

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Personal
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

                    Love this personalized clock. We ordered one for ourselves after seeing it at a cousins home. After getting ours, we ordered again for our son. Great gifts for those who live near a lake. Detail is awesome!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    4.0

                    My Town Clock

                    By Susan

                    from Carmel Indiana

                    Pros

                    • Bought It For My Husband
                    • He Took It To His Office
                    • Now Everyone Wants One
                    • Very Clever Gift Idea

                    Cons

                    • Crowded Area View
                    • Not easy to read

                    Best Uses

                    • great gift
                    • Ng Is My Go To For Gifts

                    Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

                    I bought this for my husbands birthday. He loved it! I used his business address in Chicago for the map. Everyone in the office had to check the clock out. Just one AAA battery and with the perfect size it goes anywhere! Only thing I noticed was that the area is very congested so in some areas difficult to read. However that said we still really loved the whole idea. NG is a great gift idea source! I will be ordering more for family and friends. Very reasonable price for a very unique gift. I ordered the stand and it is a perfect fit and sturdy as well!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful, way cool personal gift!

                    By gifter

                    from Michigan

                    Verified Buyer

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                          Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

                          Given as a gift. The recipient loved it.

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                          • Yes
                           
                          5.0

                          Superb!

                          By Nana Sooze

                          from Branchburg, NJ

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                                Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

                                This was a housewarming gift, and the location on the clock is where the couple got engaged. Everything about this gift was perfect, from the quality of the piece to the map location on the face. I think this is a perfect wedding or new home gift.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes
                                 
                                5.0

                                My Town Map Clock

                                By Mad mike

                                from South Carolina

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Very Innovative Product

                                Cons

                                • none

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

                                  This is a very unique product

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Unique Quality Item

                                  By Creative Muse

                                  from Pataskala, OH

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Quality
                                  • Quick delivery
                                  • Unique

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

                                      The map/clock was purchased for a second wedding gift and will be perfect for a couple who have everything they need. The map/clock has several major streets listed; graphics and color are sharply defined; the designated address is indicated with a compass image. Quality image!

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes
                                       
                                      2.0

                                      Disappointing choice

                                      By NanMarie

                                      from Marin County, CA

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Could Have Been Anyplace
                                        • No Defining Characteristi
                                        • Poor Choice Of Map Area
                                        • Very disappointing

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

                                          Though we gave the address of our ranch, the area chosen was way too big, and so showed no defining characteristics which would show our ranch, i.e., Ruby River, Warm Springs Creek, buildings, nearby road.

                                          Would like to return it if possible.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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