I had purchased a cheap IKEA clock for the bathroom but it never kept time and it’s ticking was really loud, so loud you could hear it at the other end of the house. J hated it and one night around 4:30 a.m., he jumped out of bed, ripped it off the wall, yanked the battery out of it and I haven’t seen it since. It was really okay because I had purchased it for $1.99 to use while I continued to search for the perfect clock. That was over a year ago. In the interim, we had a nail sticking out of the wall just waiting for a new clock to come hang on it. I had narrowed my search down to a few but there was one I found myself coming back to, so when my family exchanged names for Christmas this year, and I was asked for a list, this was the only thing on it.
I found this retro-inspired ball clock on Amazon. It looks exactly how I imagined it would.
It ties-in with my curtain fabric, too. (J picked-out this fabric, by the way. He found it at a fabric store that I had drug him into and brought it over to show me that it would look good in our bathroom. He has the best eye, I swear. The fabric is perfect, too, like he is to me 🙂 )
I’m really pleased with this clock for the aesthetic it provides and the fact that it keeps time very well without the loud ticking. I have to be honest, the overall quality is not that great. Up close, it’s really cheaply made and the balls and clock itself are all plastic, although the spokes are metal. Hanging on the wall, though, it looks very nice and much higher quality than it really is. At $27.51 it’s probably a little overpriced but after having searched (and searched and searched and searched) I determined that the vintage clocks I really like are way out of my budget and some of the newer clocks, while probably a higher quality, are really expensive as well. It’s perfect for my needs but it might not work in all situations. We’ll see how it does for the long term but so far, so good. If that changes, I’ll let you know.
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