Flip Clock Radio
A flip clock radio can bring a vintage look to any bedroom. Flip clocks make just enough noise when they flip each digit to provide the ticking style feedback that is missing from many modern digital alarm clocks, while still keeping an easy to read display. Knowing what to look for in a flip alarm clock can help make any vintage or modern flipping clock purchase easier, knowing that you have made the right decision.
Vintage Flip Clock Radios
Many people looking for the perfect accent piece for a vintage style room end up considering a classic flipping radio alarm clock. These flip clocks were popular in the 1970's, making flipping alarm radios perfect for a wide range of retro styled rooms. Unfortunately, someone who doesn't know what they are looking for may inadvertently end up with a flip radio clock that is partially or completely broken and difficult to repair. When purchasing a vintage flip clock radio that has a flipping display, it is important to check several components before making a purchase. Set the clock to make sure the flipping display doesn't have any pieces are missing or stuck, or check with the clock's seller to make sure they know the clock's condition. If the clock has a light, make sure it still functions and see if the bulb is replaceable when it goes out. Unlike modern LED lights, the light bulb in classic flip alarm clocks can easily go out and need to be replaced. Make sure the radio still works and picks up a signal, and check the clock's cord for any frayed wire or missing cover that may pose an electrical hazard.
Modern Flipping Clock
For a simple alternative to buying a vintage clock, choosing a modern flip clock is a great way to get a vintage style clock without the hassle of dealing with older equipment. Because the classic look is so popular, several modern clock manufacturers are making clock with flip displays that look like retro flip clocks. Flip clocks from modern manufacturers frequently have the same retro look found in classic models.