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Chris Craft Dealer Neon Clock On Ebay! Tick Tock…
It’s time to think about how cool this clock is. And could be in your Boathouse, barn, bedroom? Just think about this setting the mood for you and your love. Ya, okay then in the barn with your boat it is. Either way, its bad ass cool, looks like from the sellers notes, he restored an original clock and did the best one can do when faced with old neon and stuff.
WELL DONE and certainly worth the asking price. Neon is not cheap to repair. Love the vintage clock as well.
Look at how far the neon extends past the clock body. Have never seen another like that. Will never survive shipping. I have bought several and they all seem to come from California. None survived shipping.
Thats a great observation Jim. The one in your image looks perfect. Also the type is great and feels the part. I dont doubt the seller did all the right things. All these neon clocks and signs are starting to really bug me. Its a mine field. If you do read between the lines on this listing, The neon was redone, and a different clock was used. So not sure what it is anymore. But with that said, would cost this much to make?
Another issue is the font. And then there is the fact that the clock hands are new. Old hands are solid. I know where there are three old clocks. This ain’t one of them.
Go to EBAY and search “Neon clock body” You will end up with something surprisingly similar. (photo below) And they will make as many as you want.
I had a “Gar-Wood” clock and the only way it got delivered was in the back of a pickup.
Exactly Jim. Aa commercial shipper would crush that thing in a heartbeat. Hell I sent a transmission to Texas for rebuild and it came back missing the shifter top which was on there bolted down From the transmission rebuilder’s shipping pictures sent. You’d have to get a special delivery company and even then as a shipper I’d require proper packing. I still don’t know how it would survive going over some of these rough interstates I’ve been over no matter how you boxed it up.
I feel so dirty now. Going to take a shower.
I love neon!
Matt and Jim, I’m glad you post stuff like this and we can all learn from it. There is so much vintage reproduction stuff out there.
Here is another way to tell if it is old. When it arrives broken and you have it fixed the colors will not match. Look at the Higgins. Where the colors change is where it was repaired.
That clock looks like an Electric Neon Clock. They were made in Cleveland Ohio, in the 40s and 50s. They are also known as Cleveland Clocks. They were used in advertising in a lot of businesses. Good clocks, they had to be because a lot of people depended on them for exact time. You can still find a lot of parts for them Very cool . but I don’t think it is worth the money. Hell I could buy another project boat for that money.
Actually all three old ones I know are Seabury & Company
Here is mine, not neon, plastic, a bit beat up and held together with duct tape but the clock and light work. Had it for over 20 years. NFS.
better to $pend your money on this for slightly less and wont break.
Your killing me Thomas!
just teasing, i’ll be at Sunnyland.