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Westclox Wall Clock – SOLD

12 Jan

Side view of Westclox wall clock

Side view of Westclox wall clock

There’s nothing fancy about this retro Westlcox wall clock, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not a fine looking, good quality time piece. The frame of the clock is plastic, as is the clear covering (which is sometimes made from glass), but on the plus side, it’s less likely to break, and you can’t really see that it’s not glass unless you touch it. I love the pale blue case, and the plain font and retro-styled handles make for a very handsome clock. Plus, it has the advantage of being battery operated, so no messy wires running down your wall (often these clock’s have to be plugged in).

Dimensions: 21cm in diameter x 4cm deep

Price: R240

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Electric Wall Clock – SOLD

15 May

Westclox electric clock

Westclox electric clock

This is definitely one of the more basic electric clocks that I’ve come across, but I quite like it’s rather simple design. I particularly like the style of the hands, and the wide plastic case gives it that great retro look! The cover of the clock is made from plastic (as opposed to glass), and has become a bit murky with age, but you’re not likely to notice that when it’s hanging on your kitchen wall.

A plain, but very attractive wall clock that keeps perfect time.

Note: Electric clocks need to be plugged in and have a wire that hang down the wall, but the wire is white so won’t be very noticeable against a white/light coloured wall.

Dimensions: 19cm in diameter x 4cm deep

Price: R160

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Westclox Electric Wall Clock – SOLD

10 Apr

Westclox electric wall clock

Westclox electric wall clock

Despite having a fair bit of wear & tear, this Westclox electric wall clock is one of the coolest clocks that I’ve seen in ages! It probably has something to do with the bright yellow band that runs around the clock face (who doesn’t love yellow?) – although there’s nothing that I don’t like about this clock! The font used for the numbers is so retro, as is the shape of the clock hands. Sadly the chrome is quite badly corroded and would need to be re-done to get it shining nice and bright, but sections of it are still fine, and I don’t think that it will be that noticeable when it’s hanging on a wall.

This is a stupidly handsome clock that would look great in a kitchen or home office.

Note: We kept the clock running over night and it keeps perfect time.

Dimensions: 18cm in diameter

Price: R290

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Westclox Granby Starburst Clock – SOLD

30 Sep

Westclox Granby Starburst clock

Westclox Granby Starburst clock

I think my sister might disown me for selling this clock (she really, really wanted it!), but I’ve literally hunted for years for a starburst clock and this is the very first one that I’ve come across! Their are loads of them for sale overseas, but locally you see very few of them – I swear my heart stopped for a moment or two when I spotted this one! Made by Westclox in the 1960s this Granby Starburst clock would obviously originally have had a different movement, although it would still have been electric, and would have looked quite similar. There’s also some wear to the metal spikes that form the ‘star’, but for its age it’s condition isn’t bad at all – plus, if it were in mint condition, the price tag would be way higher! An original condition Granby clock sells for around $250, with the average price being upwards of $100! An incredibly striking clock that you’re not likely to see again anytime soon!

Note: Unfortunately because of the style of the clock (those crazy sharp spikes!) we won’t be able to post this item, so it’s only for sale to people in Durban.

Dimensions: 65cm in diameter x 5cm high

Price: R460

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Westclox Electric Wall Clock – SOLD

2 Nov

Westclox electric wall clock

Westclox electric wall clock

You’d be forgiven for thinking that this was a contemporary clock – at first glance I did! It wasn’t until I noticed the electrical cable peeking out of the back and the Westclox logo that I realised that this was a retro piece. Westclox were a US clockmaker who at different times had factories in Scotland and Canada. Their Dumbarton factory in Scotland operated between 1948 and the mid-80s, so at a minimum this clock is going on for 25 years, but given the style of the clock, and the fact that it’s electric, I’d guess that it dates to the late 70s. I must be honest, I was never a massive fan of electric clocks and have been known to convert them to quartz (terrible, I know!). It was only when Justin installed one in his kitchen that I saw the appeal. For one you never have to replace the battery (although you do need to re-start the clock if the lights go), they also seem to be more accurate at keeping time than a quartz, and strangely I’ve come to really like the look of the wire hanging down the wall (that’s if it’s hung neatly). That being said the wire on this particular Westclox is designed to come out of the top of the clock, which wouldn’t really work for most homes, but I had a look at it and it seems that you could swivel it fairly easily. The other downside is that there are some minor scratches to the glass, as well as a bit of dust trapped behind the glass. But that’s about it in terms of wear, so it’s not doing too badly for its years! On the plus side it has the most beautiful convex glass, a smooth motion second hand (no tick, tick) and a great metallic clock face. Plus look at the style of that red hand – isn’t it great? I’ve had a look online and this style of electric clock can fetch anything from $20 to $200, with quite a few for sale on either end of the spectrum – I’m not really certain what separates the clocks in terms of price. What I can say though, is that this is a really nice example of an electric clock, and one that would fit in really easily with a contemporary home. Plus it’s from a great clockmaker – I’m yet to find a Westclox clock that I don’t love!

Dimensions: 28cm in diameter x 5cm high

Price: R320

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Westclox Travel Clock – SOLD

20 Mar

Westclox travel alarm clock

Westclox travel alarm clock

I don’t think any of us are going to be taking our travelling alarm clock on holiday with us these days, but what a nifty idea it must have been at the time – so very modern and compact! Nowadays our cell phones come with us wherever we go and never let us forget what time it is, or the ghastly hour we need to wake up. This little Westclox clock may not be that practical anymore (it’s a wind-up), but it’s a darned sight better looking than the contemporary plastic versions you can buy today. I love it’s red case, beviled glass and squat font. Plus it keeps perfect time (if you remember to wind it!).

Dimensions: The case measures 7cm wide x 8cm long x 3cm high

Price: R130

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