Remember the retro flip clocks from the 60s? The precursor to the digital clocks of the 1970s, flip clocks were an analog method of showing the time as a digital representation. As the minutes pass by, a panel with half of a numeral printed on both front and back flips down. The two halves of each digit fit together to form a bold and easy to read number to indicate the minute. The same thing is repeated once an hour to show the hour. It is a very simple mechanical solution from the days before miniaturization created circuits that were small enough to fit on your nightstand.
There is something comforting about the gentle sound of plastic on plastic as the panel flips down. It could be nostalgia or it could be a wish to have a comforting bit of analog in this digital world but in recent years, the flip clock has had a massive resurgence in popularity. There are hundreds of styles and shapes of these retro table clocks available on the market. One of the coolest, most well made, interesting and attractive versions of this retro classic is this Adjustable Auto Flip Clock.
This simple analog digital clock is made of stainless steel and runs on a single D battery that is inserted in the center mounted cylinder. Simply turn the wheel on the side to set the time. The actual mechanism is fully visible although it’s very simple. The readout is the classic retro black and white and is very easy to read even from a distance. It is great for the home, office or anywhere you really want to make an analog statement in this modern digital society.
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