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"Of course she will already know, that ingenious clock of hers."
Albus Dumbledore on the Weasley's clock[src]

The Weasley Clock[1] was a clock owned by the Weasley family which individually monitored each of their whereabouts. Located in the living room at The Burrow, the clock had nine golden hands, one for every member of the household.

In place of hours on the clock's face were a series of possible locations, including "home," "school", "work", "travelling", "lost", "hospital", "prison", and "mortal peril", as well as more lighthearted activities like "time to make tea", "time to feed the chickens" and "you're late".


During the Second Wizarding War, all of the hands constantly pointed at "mortal peril". Harry reflected at one point that he liked the clock as, while it was useless if you wanted to know what time it was, it was otherwise very informative.

Behind the scenes

  • In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the Weasley family clock is referred to as a grandfather clock. However, this is likely an error made by J. K. Rowling as shown in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as Mrs Weasley is taken with carrying the clock around with her everywhere she goes in the house. Unless she magically reduced the clock to portable size, it is probable that Rowling made an error in the text of Book 4. Harry further backs this up by noting that the family clock used to hang on the Weasleys' living room wall.
Weasley's clock

The face of the Weasleys' family clock

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