If you want a clock with real impact, this extra large Bodet BT630 flip wall clock could be the ideal purchase.
Not one of the classic Cifra flip clocks by Gino Valle, but this Bodet BT659 flip clock out of France is from a similar era – and looks every bit as stylish.
Unlike a lot of these types of clock that appear on eBay, this 1970s design is an independent clock rather than a 'slave' clock. In other words, it just works without needing as master unit or additional parts. That's a big plus point. Just three batteries and you are away. According to the seller, this makes it 'very, very rare' and as such, a sought-after piece.
Aside from that, the clock is 'in used but very good above-average condition' with 'only marginal signs of wear'. Of course, it's in working condition too. A few bids already in, but right now, the bidding is still at £21.
This kind of thing is being remade with a modern twist, but you can't beat an original – like the Bodet BT630 flip wall clock.
A French wall clock from the 1970s, it's reminiscent of the Gino Valle 1960s clocks, offering up a brown case, large flip numbers for the time and an automated date function too. But there's a large 'but'…
The clock was a 'slave' to a 'master' clock, not designed to work alone. However, you can buy a part on eBay to get it to work alone. Which is probably why it's only selling for £1.20 right now. But if you get it and get it working alone, it could prove a very shrewd investment.