There are many reasons why people love retro wall clocks. I think for me it’s that they represent a simpler time – the 60’s, 70’ early 80’s…as a nation we probably worked harder (physically) but there were none of these worries about rising fuel costs, global warming…you get the idea! For me, and for many other people , the term retro wall clock brings up images of the all American diner. Lots of these now-retro clocks had graphics in the face of popular icons, and some had neon edging.
Do you love the 50s, or 60’s? Maybe you could get a cool retro wall clock featuring elvis, or one of the Ford rods!
Because a lot of this memorabilia is so popular you will be extremely lucky indeed to get your hands on a genuine retro wall clock. Not impossible – but it will cost you. I recently watched a neon clock (apparently out of a milk bar in Arkansas somewhere) go for about $500US on Ebay. Not bad if you have one to sell!
For most people the best option is probably a replica though, because these are pretty cheap and still work perfectly well. Retro wall clocks can be found for sale on Ebay and Amazon just to mention a few, and depending on what you have to spend you can pick up a really cool centre piece for your house or flat. It’s hard to miss something like a neon wall clock, and your visitors are sure to comment on how striking it looks.
Here are a few ideas from some of the retro wall clocks I have seen. All of these were online at shopping places like Bizrate, Amazon or Ebay.
mural clocks featuring Elvis, or Marilyn Monroe
Clocks with cool graphics of Chev and Ford trucks
Neon edged clocks that run off DC power packs
Combinations of the above, including retro designs that have lights on the clock face or even multi colored neons
Where could you put a retro wall clock in your home? Even if you can’t really work them into the décor of your dining room, how about in your shed or basement? Lots of guys I know are working on remodelling their basements and shed into their little personal spaces (man caves!). How cool would that look ,you could set up your own little retro space where you and a buddy can go and have a drink, a chat, watch the game…
Retro wall clocks give any room instant character and are impossible to ignore. Now all you need is a jukebox and with some funky tunes to complete the look!