When it comes to clocks, my interests are SEVERELY limited by the size of my house. Sure, they intrigue me, but they just take up too much space. And one thing my wife is always harping about when I go to buy something large is where I'm going to put it.
So it came as a surprise to me over Thanksgiving when she found this clock at an antique store in Knoxville, TN, and insisted that I buy it. Mind you, the clock is obviously anything BUT antique. It's from the 1960s or 1970s, by my guess, and has that Op Art look that was so popular at that time.
When I disassembled it a long dead moth fell out. As I am not a collector of long dead insects, I discarded the antique insect and proceeded to evaluate the clock. It is of about the same calibre as a Westclox internally, meaning it was build for economy, not luxury.
Still, the design elements of this were so striking I wanted to share it with you in the hopes that perhaps one of you might shed some light on it.. and where I might find the one thing missing from this fabulous timepiece (the winding key, which is probably equivalent to one used in a Baby Ben).
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