Watches and Clocks Are Still a Thing

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Watches and Clocks Are Still a Thing

Post by koimaster » November 11th 2021, 11:18am

Yes, Watches and Clocks Are Still a Thing — Here Are 50 of Our Favorite Designs, Sourced on eBay

by Monica Khemsurov

By all reasonable logic, watches and clocks should have gone the way of the fax machine, or the VCR: Who could possibly need them now that we’re all perpetually glued to mobile phones, and scarcely an hour goes by where we aren’t confronted with the time? And yet because our lives aren’t always ruled by logic, particularly when it comes to matters of style and home decor — stiletto heels and decorative bed pillows being prime examples — the popularity of analog timepieces still stubbornly persists. Luxury watch sales are at an all-time high, and designers continue to release new wall and table clocks as if the past 20 years never happened. But you know what? We get it. There’s something really special about the way these objects serve such a primal function while also acting as blank canvases for artistic expression (in a way that fax machines never did). We love coming across amazing watches and clocks when we’re shopping, especially for vintage, so we decided to devote a post today to cataloguing our favorite examples, sourced from one of our favorite shopping platforms, eBay.


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Re: Watches and Clocks Are Still a Thing

Post by bbattle » November 11th 2021, 4:41pm

I remember mantel clocks being everywhere when I was a kid. Desk clocks, often the one under glass with the rotating balls as part of the movement.

And the ubiquitous cuckoo clocks. And for the well-to-do or the aspiring, grandfather clocks in the foyer.

My favorite wall clock has got to be this one:

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Post by AlbertaTime » November 11th 2021, 6:36pm

I have a few clocks, including a few very kind gifts from factories I visited. None are high end, but I like 'em and I'm grateful.

But I really only ever craved one clock. I saw it first in a store in 1968--but didn't have the money.

Never forgot it. When Ebay first came on board, it was one of the first things I looked for.

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