# I am an instrument, but you do not play me

I'm learning to make more complex riddles, but until then I enjoy these.

(Title too)

I hold something of which many desire more.

I can use water, the stars and even sand.

What am I?

I think you are

An instrument for telling time

(Title) I am an instrument, but you do not play me


An instrument for telling time

I hold something of which many desire more.


Most people wish they had more time. An hourglass, in particular, metaphorically holds time ("the sands of time")

I can use water, the stars and even sand.


There are water clocks, star clocks, and of course hourglasses.

I have been made and remade more times than most know.


Lots of different types of clocks have been made and improved upon over history. (And most clocks have to be rewound or reset frequently.)

• Yup, thought of clock initially but generally that works haha. Nice... This one wasn't as hard I guess... Or you're just really good at these – n_plum Feb 25 '17 at 20:25