something tells me i could build one for a lot less
@m5 - I love how exact the price is, too. I guess they simply couldn't find a chain cheap enough to bring it in at $1,999
Campy Record chain?
It would be better if it had some chains and cogs to do minutes and seconds and day of the week.
Dates are a little trickier - what would be awesome is some bicycle derallier gears set up to switch between the 28,29,30 and 31 tooth cogs each month as needed.
That is a lot of money for a clock that leaves a lot of room to guess as to what time it really is.
for the days and months you can "simply" add one chain for all days of the year rather than 2 for months and days. That would work around your problem of different days per months.
Oops, forgot that the 365 1/4 day chain would hang down 2 floors from the clock. Have to think about that ;-)