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Retro Clocks

Turn back time to your favourite era with one of our retro wall clocks. A retro clock might not be antique, but it will evoke a powerful memory. This might be a clock reminiscent of the one on the wall of a grandparents’ house, a clock that might chime with a familiar gong, or a retro mantel clock with Roman numerals that you remember as a child.

From the 1950s onwards, all things retro have captured the zeitgeist. And clocks are no different. From 1960s sunburst wall clocks to wind-up Mao Zedong retro alarm clocks, there’s sure to be a timeless piece of social history waiting to tick-tock into your home.

Each retro clock is hand-picked for its charm, provenance and quality. Shun the sameness and choose a retro timepiece to bring some bespoke character to your wall, your fireplace mantel or your bedside table. Get browsing the collection below to unearth your dream retro clock.

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When were retro clocks made?

The retro style covers four decades, including the modern 50s, the postmodern 60s, the bulky, bold and earthy 70s and the art deco inspired 80s. There’s an abundance of quirky furniture and accessories from these years that still look stylish and sleek in the modern day home. But none of these designs were quirkier than the wall clocks that came out of the retro era. Retro wall clocks can add an element of fun, playfulness and nostalgia to your space. They can complement existing styles, such as rustic, contemporary, or modernist, just as well as they can complement a fully retro room. We’ve got everybody’s tastes and preferences covered. Our community of over 1,800 boutique sellers stock a variety of clock colours, from earthy tones of the 70s such as browns and greens, to the bold reds, blues and yellows of the 60s. You can find retro clocks made from striking metals, such as steel, brass and iron, to natural woods, such as pine and oak.

Style your retro clock

Introduce an element of fun to your living room, hallway or kitchen with our selection of retro mantel clocks. Those with smaller budgets can find beautifully crafted timepieces for under £100. While those with a bit more cash can splash out on unique and iconic must-have retro desk clocks from the iconic era. Styling your retro clock is easy to do, as it can comfortably sit within any style or period. These retro clocks have stood the test of time, but they can also stand alone too and be the main attraction. A sunburst retro clock looks great as a stand-alone piece on your walls. You could choose to add a splash of colour next to your monochrome clock, such as a bold art deco poster or an abstract postmodern painting. Discover our full collection of wall art and pair your retro clock with something eye-catching. The styling possibilities are endless.

Add a retro alarm clock to your bedroom

Retro wall clocks look great in any room, but if you don’t want to mount a clock on the wall, then you can always add a bit of retro with an alarm clock. Our collection features plenty of retro alarm clocks so you can rise in your favourite retro era each morning. Don’t stop there. No matter which retro decade you love, you can completely kit out your bedroom with our retro bedside tables, retro lamp shades and retro wardrobes.

Retro is having a moment, so why not get in on the design action? Browse our vast collection. Shop sustainably, and find your dream timepiece today.

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