|Retro star clock from Chaney|
|Light-up GMC truck clock by Collectable Sign and Clock|
Time has a way of slipping away from us - styles change, even in timepieces, as metal replaced wood and stone, bakelite replaced metal, plastic replaced bakelite - mechanical replaced the sundial, digital replaced analogue and so on.
Yet many people still prefer the friendly face of an analogue clock...for one thing the moving hands crawling across divided spaces gives us a tangible view of the passage of time. For another, there is more opportunity for stylistic elements.
|Eames era 50s starburst clock from Knoll Nelson|
Starburst clocks, suggestive of sun dials were very popular in the Art Deco period and again in the 1950s and came in space age metals or bright colours to compliment the modern ranch house kitchens of the era. Also very popular were plain, round clocks faces in light green or black frames.
|Classic kitchen wall clock from Infinity Instruments|
|Gas Pump wall clock by Atlantic|
The only reason for time is so everything doesn't happen at once~ Albert Einstein
Retro charm can be captured in novelty clocks - find an iconic piece of popular culture in a clock designed as mid century gas pump or a 1930s style black Kit-Kat clock.
Or check out the The Atomic Wall Clock
|Kit-Kat wall clock by the California Clock Company|
|Red Rivet alarm clock by 3B Scientific|
Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough. ~ George Bernard Shaw
Nothing says mid-twentieth century more than a retro robot. The first toy robot, Liliput was created in the 1930s/40s by a Japanese toy company called KT but it wasn't until the 1950s that robot toys were reproduced in the thousands, becoming, in the process, an emblem of the atomic age.
These very cool robot clocks combine function and nostalgia into one desirable object for retro fans.
|Tokyo Bay robot alarm clock|