Twemco flip clocks review; they are the real deal
A clock can be a boring item, but Twemco has been making design classics since 1956. So nothing retro or vintage about it, it’s the original flipclock. Who doesn’t love the airport or railway station flipping digits, an invention mainly manufactured on large scale by the Italian company Solari Udine, but since 1956 Twemco manufactures their variations for the home and office. And because I am in love, I am now official reseller in The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, and Belgium.
Of course I am prejudiced, so an objective review could be difficult. But that’s really not the case, I had my eyes on Twemco for a long time because of the design and finish. I have several at home and I really admire the industrial sober looks, the clean cut lines, which seem to be drawn with only straight lines and circles. The font could have been a little better, but then again real beauty can only be found in the imperfections. Something that’s perfect is quickly boring, because it doesn’t hurt anywhere ;)
So what is also important to judge the quality of these clocks? The plastics used are high grade and the acrylic glass is superbly finished. The German quartz clock mechanism works like… uh… clockwork. My three Twemco’s are still not out of sync with my iMac and they are running for months now.
Only negative remarks could be with the alarm clocks. A flipclock next to your bed is not for everyone because on the hour you hear a light ‘click’ (but some people don’t mind, some of us like a constant ticking sound also). And these alarmclock have no internal lighting, so you really have to turn on your light if you want to see the time at night.
The Twemco collection come in a variety of models:
- with or without perpetual calendar,
- combined with or without large dial (with sweeping seconds hand),
- in sizes ranging from small to extra large (12 cm up to 70 cm),
- different languages,
- with or without alarm,
- standing or wallmounted,
- some are radio controlled and
- there is a cool variety of retro colors.
So there is always a Twemco for everyone’s taste. Be it in your kitchen, on the job, in the studio or in your loft (you’ve got a loft don’t you?), this is one really one of the coolest functional items around :)
Available now at my webshop called EDESIGN®, so they can be found here on Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, and Marktplaats.nl
Tip! A really cool free Mac OSX screensaver with a flipclock full screen can be found here; it’s called Fliqlo and works perfectly.
Posted on Sunday, August 11th 2013