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June 22nd, 2004, 08:21 AM
does anyone have any ideas for a home made CHEAP pace clock?

June 22nd, 2004, 09:45 AM
Go to Wal-Mar, Target, etc and buy a $9.99 digital watch with an oversized face. Put it at the end of the land with one strap under a kickboard - instant pace clock for cheap.

June 22nd, 2004, 10:13 AM
1. Find pace clock.
2. Take pace clock.*
3. You now have a pace clock.

Total cost $0.00.

* Not responsible for any fines and/or jail time

June 22nd, 2004, 11:14 AM
This one isn't the cheapest but it's totally waterproof and works really well on deck


June 22nd, 2004, 11:31 AM
Buy a clock movement with a continuous sweep second feature, a hand, a piece of plywood and paint for the face and off you go! It seems like the only tough part would be finding a movement that would support such a big second hand.

jim clemmons
June 22nd, 2004, 12:08 PM
I bought a 10 inch diameter wall clock out of a catalog (for less then 10 bucks), had a friend (machinist) hollow out a slot (not too deep) in a small block of PVC so the clock fit in the slot snugly and wouldn't fall over, took off the hour hand and placed it at the end of my lane in a community pool. You may need a little silicone caulking if you find it getting too wet.

It worked great until I decided I couldn't swim alone and had to find a program.

Wayne Music
June 22nd, 2004, 02:32 PM
Yes, I make the 6" X 6" Pacer clock that you may see on the Kastaway Swim Wear website. The cost through me is $25.00. Let me know if interested.

Wayne Music, Ph.D.

June 22nd, 2004, 09:20 PM
im not living in the USA so shipping would cost too much... :)

June 23rd, 2004, 12:24 AM
I did something similar to Jim, except I put the clock in a Rubbermaid salad bowl (secured with silicone to the bottom) with a lid. It stays dry, even in the rain. Works great!

June 23rd, 2004, 04:11 PM
docwhorocks......total cost $0000 maybe in money but prison time goes up when court!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lol....as for cheap pace clock...get pool establishment to purchase...total cost to you ....$000000...ours bought speedo one long time back...i still prefer my stopwatch...when i beat a record i want to know!!!!