While there is no surefire way to turn back the hands of time, you need not use a boring, old analog or digital clock to measure the passing minutes. These days, most people are more likely to buy an hourglass for ornamental rather than utilitarian reasons, but these anachronistic time-measuring tools still serve their original purpose quite well. Of course, since it's not wise to use an expensive vintage or antique hourglass to time your hard-boiled eggs, there are plenty of small, plastic kitchen-friendly options worth considering for day-to-day tasks. On the other hand, a beautifully ornate 60-minute hourglass makes a perfect meditation companion, allowing you to focus on the grains of sand as they fall to the bottom while simultaneously timing your practice in an unobtrusive manner. After deciding how you plan to use your hourglass, consider the many reliable sellers on eBay offering eye-catching timepieces in all sizes and styles. Rather than leaving footprints in the sands of time, why not hold a sand clock in the palm of your hand?