Remember the time before digital or even mechanical clocks came along, when we tracked the time with two glass bulbs connected by a narrow neck so sand could trickle down from one bulb to another? Yeah, us too. Those were the good old days.
The really cool thing about an hourglass is that it's also symbol of time itself. You see hourglass symbols everywhere: pirate flags, gravestones. It even used to replace your mouse cursor at the worst, most inopportune moments. In some ways, an hourglass is the best sort of time tracker - 1) It can be reused indefinitely. 2) Seeing the last bit of sand fall down creates a sense of urgency. 3) The physicality of the sand falling helps it exist as a representation of the present as being in-between the past and the future. 4) It's fun to watch. Bring back some of that hourglass nostalgia with a sand timer! These particular sand timers are all two minutes in length. Sand timers make neat desk accessories for the office. Use an hourglass sand timer to limit breaks, meetings, or tasks you have to work on. An hourglass sand timer is a timeless office accessory.