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eBay watch: 1960s Cifra 3 flip clock by Gino Valle


It's a design classic and as I type, a Cifra 3 flip clock by Gino Valle is on eBay for £1.

The clock was first designed back in 1965 and its familiarity today is testament to its impact over the laast 45 years. The one here is in an unusual yellow colour, but otherwise has the distinctive flip numbers and bulbous face.

You might need to get it rewired for your country, but on the plus side, condition seems very good. Just £1 – bargain of the day…unless the bids come in.

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eBay watch: Gino Valle-designed Solari Udine Cifra 6 1960s flip clock


An iconic and influential design – yet this Solari Cifra 6 flip clock is currently on offer on eBay for just 99 pence.

The clock was designed in 1965 by Gino Valle, one of a series of similar clocks, this being the largest in that series. In terms of features, it's good for going on your wall or on a table (stand included), with mains power keeping those silkscreen printed digits ticking over. There's also a cream and white plastic case, plus a clear acrylic front.

It's not a perfect example – there are a few signs of age and missing a couple of screws (which are easily replaced). But that shouldn't put you off too much – this is a sought-after design and at retail, they tend to sell for fairly high prices.

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