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I really like Apple's Clock application: they really put effort into the face of the analog clock, you can make it transparent, and it's a nice replacement for the college student with no wall space. Too bad the face is just too darn big. I use Pocket Watch X ($5 donationware) which gives you all the features of Apple's Clock plus customizeable skins.

Using the skins feature, I placed a reduced version of Apple's clock face on the Pocket Watch X face ... read the rest of the article for the how-to.

  1. Download Pocket Watch X.

  2. Open up the folder so you can see the "Skins" folder within it (you'll be dragging stuff to it in a second).

  3. Open up your Applications folder and right-click or control-click on the Clock application and choose "Show Package Contents."

  4. Open up the "Contents" folder then the "Resources" folder inside that.

  5. Hold down the option key and drag "Clock02.tif" to the "Skins" folder in the Pocket Watch X folder.

  6. Fire up Pocket Watch X. Choose "Preferences" from the Pocket Watch X menu. I suggest these options:

    • Clock radius: whatever

    • Clock transparency: whatever

    • Foreground: white

    • Background: blueish (RGB 41, 41, 134)

    • Drop Shadow checked

    • Always on Top checked

    (In the Preferences, you might have to re-select the Skins directory as well.)

  7. For a nicer looking clock, resize the Clock02.tif to 90 pixels wide & tall. This is easily done if you have ImageMagick installed (it's free). If you do, in the Terminal `cd` to the Skins directory and type:
     % cp Clock02.tif Clock02-small.tif
    % mogrify -scale 90x90 Clock02-small.tif
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