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eBay watch: 1970s Bodet BT659 flip clock


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.

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eBay watch: 1970s Bodet BT630 flip wall clock


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.

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