I’ve been staring at clocks on eBay that are cheap as heck and available “Buy it now.” Here are some of my faves for you guys to stare over.
Helpful Tip For Ugly Old Cords
Many vintage clocks come with those pesky electrical cords that hang down your wall and are an eyesore. We had purchased a tasty Lux starburst clock that came with a brown ugly cord dangling out of it. Some of the time the cords are shot and don’t even work anymore! For instance this $12 clock on ebay that says it’s “just for decoration.” Chances are there’s something wrong with the clock innards, also known as “the movement.”
You can buy battery powered clock movement and swap out that old electric junky stuff. This is what it looks like:
Our starburst clock only came with an hour and minute hand, so my main squeeze Alan noted that we can only replace the clock movement with one that has a matching number of hands. (The one in the photo above has the hour, minute, and seconds hands.)
We bought a cheap Ikea clock for $4.00 that used AA batteries, and had the correct number of hands we needed. We swapped the guts and replaced the hands with our original ones. They fit well enough. The problem we ran into though was that the new clock movement casing didn’t fit into the backside of our Lux starburst clock. Eventually we found a smaller similar clock movement that worked perfectly. So be aware of the size of your clock’s insides, as well as how many hands the clock originally came with.
Read up more on this ehow.com article about changing your clock guts.
As for that Ikea clock, well we spent $4.00 on it and I really liked the wooden frame it came in so I reused the glass and frame for some artsy farsty wall hangings!