I like the design of many clocks from the 50's, 60's and 70's. I know I'm not alone in this, just google vintage clocks. There are more clocks than a person has time. (See how I worked that in?) Garage sales, thrift sales and estate sales can be good sources. But if you are looking for a specific clock or style, eBay or etsy is a better source. Let's take a look at a some great clocks from this era.
These cute little Braun clocks would fit almost anywhere. I like their modern style and cute little legs!
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This owner has a nice collection of flip clocks - very retro. Keep hoping I'll come across one of these on a thrifting trip, I know they're out there!
How great is this Coral Clock? It's owner purchased it on eBay. It's very space age and in 60's lingo, I dig it!
Sweet GE turquoise clock, this little number would look great on
a nightstand or dresser.
This United Starburst clock was found in the trash and rescued. The new owner took it to a clock repair shop as it was not working. The electric housing was taken out and a battery operated motor was put in for about $20. No cords and a great idea!
This teak starburst clock is simply gorgeous!
Starburst Clocks are kind of like the movie stars of Mid Century clocks, aren't they? This one is a Metamec clock.
Love the design of this Nelson Ball Clock
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This yellow Spartus clock is fresh and retro at the same time. (What, what!) It's owner found it dumped in the trash - score!
The design of this Seth Thomas Clock is timeless (no pun intended, hee hee, oh I slay myself, oh I must stop staying up too late at night) It was purchased at a Goodwill for $3!
Very nice design on this Seth Thomas clock, the Japanese pottery looks great next to it. This just furthers my love of mid century and Japanese design.
Lastly, thought I would share with you an illustration I did as one of my final projects before I graduated last year and got my degree in Graphic Design. Yes, I'm a late bloomer, but I'm here to tell you that you're never too old to go back to school. When I graduated I was 52, best thing I ever did.
As you can see my obsession with vintage clocks is not new. Please ignore the sucky name, I was a little burnt out from working on multiple projects that were due and my brain couldn't handle any more creativity. Let me know if you think of a better one, I would love to hear it!