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Retro Flip Clock – SOLD

11 Dec

Retro Copal flip clock

Retro Copal flip clock

I just love these retro flip clocks – even when they’re a bit worse for wear, like this Copal bedside clock is. It’s missing the clear plastic pane that should protect the face of the clock, an there’s also a small crack along the top of the clock. On top of all of that the plastic’s also a bit discoloured in places, but for all its wear it’s still a very handsome clock (the damage doesn’t really shout out at you), and it’s in perfect working order, which I suppose is pretty important when it comes to keeping time!

Dimensions: 13cm wide x 8cm deep x 6.5cm tall

Price: R140

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Westclox Alarm Clock – SOLD

28 Oct

Westclox alarm clock

Westclox alarm clock

Looking at all the clocks that I’ve bought and sold over the years I’d say that Westclox must have been one of the most popular brands in SA back in the day, and without a doubt one of the most stylish! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a clock by them that I didn’t love, and this little electric alarm clock is no exception! It may have a bit of wear to the casing and the face has a few deep scratches, but I think it’s in decent condition given its age, and most importantly its still keeps excellent time!

A very sweet and great quality clock that will look wonderful on your bedside table.

Dimensions: 14cm tall x 12.5cm wide x 8cm deep (incl. base)

Price: R340

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Westclox Alarm Clock – SOLD

15 Sep

Westclox alarm clock

Westclox alarm clock

Generally speaking I price things based on how much I pay for them, and obviously more or less what I think the market price should be, but now and again I decide on a price in a completely subjective way – based on how much I’d like to keep something! And I’m afraid that’s the case with this lovely Westclox alarm clock – I’d just love to hold onto it! Not only is it in great condition, but it keeps excellent time and has a working alarm clock. Granted it’s probably not as accurate as your iPhone is – if you want to wake up at 06h43, for example, you might be a minute or two out with this alarm, but it’s worth it (your phone isn’t nearly as handsome as this clock is!). The clock case is plastic, so it’s not a particularly fancy clock, but it’s decent enough quality, and it’s drop dead gorgeous, which let’s face it, is the only thing that really counts!

A great little bedside clock that will add some retro style to your bedroom decor.

Note: The clock is battery operated.

Dimensions: 15cm wide x 7cm deep x 11cm tall

Price: R340

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Westclox Electric Wall Clock – SOLD

30 Jun

Retro Westclox electric wall clock

Retro Westclox electric wall clock

I love the style of this retro Westclox wall clock! The red face is so striking and then you have that classic dotted design on the inside of the face – I even love the clock hands (especially the second hand with that dot at the end of it!). As often happens with age, the plastic cover is a bit scratched, but on the whole I’d say that the clock’s in good condition for its years. It does have a cord that will run down the wall to the plug, so if you find the cord offensive then this isn’t the clock for you – I used to have an issue with electric clocks, but once I discovered that these cords can be neatly glued onto the kitchen wall (and even painted), I made peace with the idea.

A very handsome wall clock that will look fabulous in your kitchen or home study.

Dimensions: 21cm long x 18.5cm wide x 6cm deep

Price: R320

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Westclox Traveling Alarm Clock – SOLD

4 May

Westclox traveling alarm clock

Westclox traveling alarm clock

I’ve always loved these little traveling alarm clocks. My grandmother had a red version that she brought with her whenever she visited from England, and which I now have packed away in a special treasure box in my cupboard! As a child I loved the fact that the clock folded away into such neat little box, and as an adult I can appreciate how handsome the clock is open on display.

This little Westclox version is in decent condition given its age, but there is some wear to the metal work as well as some light stains on the satin lining. It’s still a very handsome timepiece though, and in perfect working order – you just have to be a deep enough sleeper to ignore the tick-tock, tick-tock……

Dimensions: Closed the clock measures 7.5cm wide x 8cm long x 3cm deep

Price: R180

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Westclox Alarm Clock – SOLD

4 Mar

Westclox alarm clock

Westclox alarm clock

This vintage Westclox alarm clock has everything going for it – it’s minty green colour, classic convex glass, little art deco feet, and those hands, how great are those hands?! Plus it keeps perfect time! We ran it for a day and a night and it didn’t lose a single minute. Even the alarm function still works! There’s some wear to the paintwork and a stain on the clock face (see pics under ‘more’), but I think that’s to be expected given its age. We’ve also changed the cord which was a bit too short to be practical, but otherwise this little clock is in pretty decent shape.

A wonderful piece of art deco design that will look fabulous sitting on your desk or bedside table.

Dimensions: 12cm tall x 12cm wide x 4.5cm deep

Price: R280

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