Where to buy a specific clock.
November 30, 2009 4:03 PM   Subscribe

Where can I get a kitchen clock similar to this one. Difficulty: Plug in electric not battery operated.

By similar I mean:
  • relatively plain.
  • 8-10 inches in diameter.
  • Relatively thick as pictured.
  • As previously mentioned it must be plug in electric not battery operated which is the problem with the pictured clock.
  • Up to 40 dollars.
I'd prefer a Canadian source, brick and mortar or online, but I'm willing to pull from the states as long as shipping isn't more than the clock (IE: No FedEX/UPS only shipping options).
posted by Mitheral to Shopping (15 answers total)
 
Try here: http://www.largewallclocks.net/electricwallclocks.html
posted by Old Geezer at 4:10 PM on November 30, 2009


More specifically, here: http://www.largewallclocks.net/14atomicelectricwallclock.aspx
(Just copy and paste into your browser.)
posted by Old Geezer at 4:16 PM on November 30, 2009


That would be acceptable Old Geezer except the valance the clock plug is mounted in isn't that tall.
posted by Mitheral at 4:25 PM on November 30, 2009


What I'm trying to understand, then, is what your limitations are. Is there a maximum diameter? Are there any other limitations such as how far down from the top is the outlet?
posted by Old Geezer at 5:00 PM on November 30, 2009


How about this one?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000LEUFSM/ref=asc_df_B000LEUFSM973701?smid=AS0K3MKEU5H24&tag=nextag-tools-mp01-delta-20&linkCode=asn&creative=380341&creativeASIN=B000LEUFSM

Yes, that's all one URL.
posted by Old Geezer at 5:07 PM on November 30, 2009


Here's a plain, 8" electric Accutrex wall clock. No word on whether this website will ship to Canada. You can try giving them a call.
posted by mhum at 5:09 PM on November 30, 2009


Here's another one!

https://www.schooloutfitters.com/catalog/product_info/pfam_id/PFAM6739/products_id/PRO17380?sc_cid=nextag.com_CHL-67300102
posted by Old Geezer at 5:11 PM on November 30, 2009


A little googling for Infinity clock brings up this listing.
posted by mhum at 5:13 PM on November 30, 2009


mhum I think the Infinitys the same clock as my picture just in a different colour. The problem is it is battery operated. I can't see any indication it isn't on Sears site, did you see an indication it's a plug in unit?

I'm going to try contacting Lawson as the description says they sell the clocks in units of 10 but the check out indicates the per price. The look is a more institutional than I'd prefer so if anyone has any other suggestions I'm open to other options.

Old Geezer writes "What I'm trying to understand, then, is what your limitations are. "

Basically as outlined above. By relatively plain I don't want one with pictures or fancy designs or castings. The clock is to be mounted on a valance about 10" deep so 10" is the upper limit on size. Must be electric. Not more than 40 dollars.
posted by Mitheral at 7:22 PM on November 30, 2009


with some fanagling, you could convert a battery powered clock into a ac: instructables
posted by edman at 8:14 PM on November 30, 2009


This is a long shot, but have you tried a search for vintage Westclox wall mounted clocks on places like ebay? They have the same stylistic feel you're after. For instance, here are a few from a quick and dirty search.
posted by squeak at 8:16 PM on November 30, 2009


Apparently I lost the ability to read questions over Thanksgiving. Now I see that you clearly wrote your specifications in the original text. I'll go back to work on it.
posted by Old Geezer at 10:15 PM on November 30, 2009


Go here:

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/5LG29?cm_mmc=Google%20Base-_-Office%20Equipment-_-Technology-_-5LG29

If this is what you want, click on the "international" tab at the top of the page and follow the instructions for Canada.
posted by Old Geezer at 10:20 PM on November 30, 2009


Any battery operated clock can be converted to plug in. Get an adapter powerpack (wallwart) at with the right voltage (one AA battery = 1.5V). Splice some wires onto the powerpack, note which is + and -, run wires to appropriate terminals on clock. Make sure there is no battery in clock.
posted by defcom1 at 9:13 PM on December 1, 2009


or see edman's post. Thread read fail.
posted by defcom1 at 9:13 PM on December 1, 2009


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