Rare and unusual Vintage Clocks

On our site you will find rare and unusual vintage clocks dating back to the early 20th Century. Serious and whimsical. We’re adding more every month. A vintage clock is a perfect gift for the person who has everything…except time.

You’ll be happy to know all our vintage clocks have been repaired and refurbished. They all run like new and they are guaranteed for one year. Specially priced.

However, before you browse our clocks, we’ve provided you with links to the major vintage clock makers/brands. Hence, If you want to go directly to the clock collection, scroll down the page. You’ll find 56 clocks to choose from.

About Vintage Clock Brands

If you’re new to vintage clocks or would like to learn more about the vintage brands, we’ve included links to the most well-known and and finest clockmakers. See below.

Telechron/General Electric

“Telechron is the name of a U.S. company that manufactured electric clocks between 1912 and 1992. “Telechron” is derived from the Greek words tele, meaning “far off,” and chronos, “time,” thus referring to the transmission of time over long distances. Founded by Henry Ellis Warren, Telechron introduced the synchronous electric clock, which keeps time by the oscillations of the alternating current electricity that powers it from the electric power grid. Telechron had its heyday between 1925 and 1955, when it sold millions of electric clocks to American consumers.

As early as 1917, General Electric acquired a strong interest in Telechron, realizing the economic potential of Warren’s invention. When Warren retired in 1943, General Electric gradually absorbed Telechron into its operations. The clocks labeled “Telechron” on the dial, as well as those labeled “General Electric” were both made in the Ashland, Massachusetts factory. GE clocks had their own case, dial and hand designs, as well as model names and numbers, but the internal workings of both brands of clock were always the same Telechron type of movement…more…”

Hammond

“The Hammond Clock Company was founded in 1928 to produce and market clocks that were equipped with Hammond’s new motor. The Hammond clock factory manufactured more than 100 different clock models, some simple and cheap, others made from expensive materials such as marble and onyx.[4] Hammond employed well-paid toolmakers who created sophisticated tools to stamp out the various components of his clocks, which could then be assembled in a belt operation by unskilled laborers.[5] In addition, Hammond licensed his invention to other clock makers such as Waterbury, Sessions, and Ingraham. more…”

Lexan

“Lexan is part of GE, General Electric. In 1953, Dr. Fox invented Lexan, a transparent plastic used in manufacturing compact discs, baby bottles and construction materials. These materials are used in many clocks, including GE clocks. Virtually all of the clocks we offer that are clear or “plastic” are actually Lexan. Extremely strong, virtually unbreakable materials.”

LUX

We don’t have many Lux clocks, but the company’s history is interesting. The company had its origins in the Lux Clock Manufacturing Company, founded in 1914 by Paul Lux. Lux Clock produced clocks until 1941, at which time they made war related products.

Clock production resumed after the war, and in 1954 a plant was established in Lebanon, Tennessee. By 1959 a Lux Time Ltd. facility was built in Ontario, Canada. In June 1961, the Robertshaw-Fulton Controls Company, a leading manufacturer of thermostats and controls, bought out the Lux Clock Manufacturing Company.[1]more…

Bulova

Bulova is a New York based corporation making watches and clocks. It was founded and incorporated as the J. Bulova Company in 1875 by Joseph Bulova (1851-1936), an immigrant from Bohemia. It was reincorporated under the name Bulova Watch Company in 1923, and became part of the Loews Corporation in 1979…more…

See our blog about the history of clocks.

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