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Hickory dickory dock, AK just bought a clock!

Friday, January 23, 2015

I don't like wall clocks not because they are not pleasing to the eye. I just don't like knocking nails into walls. So, in my apartment, you will see only desk clocks. The problem with the ones I have is that they are quite small and hard for me to see unless I am quite close to them.

So, I decided that I should get a bigger clock, one that I could tell time with easily from anywhere in the living room.

They are hard to find and the few I saw are all so expensive. Their prices are from $59 to $139. Their faces weren't very big either. They were, maybe, 6cm to 8cm across. OK, maybe, I am used to paying $2.00 for a clock but, to be fair, those were tiny with faces 3cm or so across.

Anyway, I decided to just wait and see if I could find a less expensive one in future. No hurry, I told myself. Well, guess what. My patience was recently rewarded:




I found this in an old and dusty looking watch repair shop which has lots of old watches and clocks. It has a white face which is about 13cm across with black hands and numbers. Price? $29.00. Not bad.

It is actually a working alarm clock too! OK, I know. Duh... Aiyoh, humour me lah. A wall clock wouldn't have that function, right?


Clock looks happy sitting next to my new 40" FHD LED TV.

There is also a story about the TV which I paid very little for a couple of months ago but I will leave that story for another time, maybe.

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6 comments:

justin said...

AK,
Giant Spmarket selling decent $20 wall clock

Justin

AK71 said...

Hi Justin,

Thanks for letting me know but nope, I don't want wall clocks. One of my quirks. ;p

I hardly support mom and pop shops. Felt quite happy I gave some business to this one. :)

owq said...

I've had these kind of clocks before when I was young. The alarms are one of the loudest. It's impossible not to wake up. Haha

Passive Income Builder said...

i just use my s4 as my alarm :P

AK71 said...

Hi owq and PIB,

I bought this clock not because of the alarm function although it could come in handy. I bought it because of the big white face and bold black numbers and hands. It just so happens that it is an alarm clock and the largest one I have ever seen too. ;p

AK71 said...

"Japanese consumer electronics giant Sharp on Tuesday (Feb 3) reversed its fiscal year profit forecast, warning that it would instead lose about US$256 million, largely owing to a slump in its television business." Source:
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/international/sharp-reverses-annual/1633896.html

Oh, dear. I hope it is not because I have been telling family and friends to buy cheap OEM FHD TVs like me.
-.-"

The Chinese OEM TVs are quite good and the prices are amazing. My 40" FHD LED TV effectively cost me about $300 only... ;p

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