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    Wall clock ideas?

    Hey folks - I'm looking for a nice wall clock for the kitchen. I'd rather not pay a fortune for some nasty tat with a 2 motor and a fancy brand name...so any ideas on something that would satisfy a watch person (i.e. snob)? I'd spend up to 150 say, but cheaper is fine! Just to give an idea, I quite like the idea of an IWC dealer clock or something, but they seem to go for a bit more money than that.

    (Actually, now that I think of it, an IWC dealer clock may well come with a 2 motor. Damn.)

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    Master Lampoc's Avatar
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    It's noisy, weighs a ton and needs winding every few days:



    With matching watch! :)

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    We’ve had one of these Smiths Sectric clocks from Roger Lascelles for a couple of years. They have the rights to produce them and they have a lovely sweep second hand like the electric originals. Only 42 too.




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    Some of the Vitra ones are nice and probably have at least a 5.00 quartz module inside.

    I have the George Nelson asterisk clock and it is compact but looks good and all metal apart from the aforementioned module which does look replaceable.

    I also have a poor quality Hublot "dealer" clock in the garage but wouldn't pay more than 30 or so for one.

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    In my kitchen I have this lovely vintage Seiko

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    These are readily available, I have this in the front room its very quiet.








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    Seiko wooden 60s/70s 30-day wind up wall clock with day and date. Looks like something that should be on the wall of a post office or railway station. Chimes. Really nice. Like this:

    Or Staiger West German 70s/80s quartz wall clock. Austere-looking, German. Mine has a similar dial to this one, but has a plastic wood-effect case (looks nicer than it sounds).

    Sorry, pics of mine are not available right now.

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    I have a Braun Clock. Quartz, silent and a sweeping hand.




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    Mondaine Railway Clock... Just a few pounds over your budget : https://www.swiss-store.co.uk/watche...el-white-p1752

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    Seiko wooden 60s/70s 30-day wind up wall clock with day and date. Looks like something that should be on the wall of a post office or railway station. Chimes. Really nice. Like this:

    Or Staiger West German 70s/80s quartz wall clock. Austere-looking, German. Mine has a similar dial to this one, but has a plastic wood-effect case (looks nicer than it sounds).

    Sorry, pics of mine are not available right now.

    That is very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyE View Post
    Mondaine Railway Clock... Just a few pounds over your budget : https://www.swiss-store.co.uk/watche...el-white-p1752
    I was thinking of this too - lived in Switzerland for a little while so it would have some meaning. Strangely expensive though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barneygumble View Post
    I was thinking of this too - lived in Switzerland for a little while so it would have some meaning. Strangely expensive though!
    The page title says 'Stop2Go' which I THINK means... Its one of the ones that stops the seconds hand... Then plays catch up.

    There's a red bodied one on amazon for 123. Not sure if it's a stop2go though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyE View Post
    The page title says 'Stop2Go' which I THINK means... Its one of the ones that stops the seconds hand... Then plays catch up.

    There's a red bodied one on amazon for 123. Not sure if it's a stop2go though.
    Pretty sure only the dearer 'smart' version does the stop 2 go.
    I have one of those, it has bluetooth and you connect to it with a phone app to set the time. It can be set to either do the classic Mondaine stop at 59 seconds thing or behave like a normal clock. It's a nice clock but a couple of things let it down slightly for me, the hands don't line up brilliantly with the markers in some places and it's not synced with an atomic source - it syncs with your phone only when you connect with the app and otherwise it runs free - quite fast in my case. Very easy to re set though.

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    Vintage Smiths Sectric - characterful, affordable, keep good time and lovely Bakelite!

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