Clockwatcher HEAVY DUTY Steel Cable Badge Holder

Clockwatcher HEAVY DUTY Steel Cable Badge Holder



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steel cable, aluminum, plastic, base metal, antiqued, steel, antiqued gold, lead free pewter, antiqued brass


Say goodbye to boring badge and keycard holder reels with fraying fabric cords. This durable badge holder reel clips to your belt with a 1-3/8" steel spring clip and features a 1-3/4" diameter antiqued brass clock face decoration, with a swivel-clip and steel cable that will outlast any normal retractable badge holder you've had before.

The heavy-duty braided steel cable is just like those used in industrial applications (albeit smaller than the ones used as tension members in bridges). Including the attached swivel loop and plastic badge holder strap, it extends from 2" in fully retracted mode to 24" fully extended. The steel cable has an outer diameter of 0.04" and is coated with clear vinyl to protect it from the elements and from overuse. Unlike in standard belt clip badge holders, where the string is fabric and the body is plastic, on this heavy duty durable badge holder the (1/2" thick) body is made of black-painted aluminum, and the internal spring is made of steel.

These badge holders withstand extra-nervous fidgeters and fascinated 2-year-olds with ease. Try it out, you won't be sorry!

ATTACHMENT TYPE: (See last photo)

"Hanging spring clip" is a black spring clip at the top of the badge holder, which lets you hang it from a belt loop, lanyard, bag strap, edge of your pocket, or pretty much anywhere with a loop. The spring clip is quite sturdy, and I have found that it holds on all day with no troubles when I clip it to the waistband of my pants if I don't have a belt or belt loops. The back of the hanging spring clip style is shown in Image 3.

"Fixed belt clip" slips over your belt and lets your badge, keys, etc, hang down. Sadly, I am unable to source a reel for this that has both the ultra-durable steel cable and also swivels against your belt.

Keep in mind, this item is made to order and has a 48-hour curing time. It can take me up to 5 days to work through my orders. If you are in a hurry, please let me know!

This or any other badge holder reel can also be made using an alligator clip or hook in place of the standard snap strap on request, or can be made as a double-ended hanging spring clip as a special order item. (See last photo for details.) I can also include a clear plastic ziplock-style badge or key card sleeve for free. If you'd like any alterations to the item as listed, just let me know by clicking "contact seller" on the side of this page.

If you want an extra hanging spring clip as shown in the last picture, you can contact me for a custom listing, or use the add-on listing here:

I also offer gift wrapping and expedited shipping options. Please ask if you cannot find the correct options.

See something you like, but you'd like it different, or you'd like more than one? See something I've sold and want a similar one? Want something completely different that I could make? Go ahead and ask, I do custom orders for accessories. Because of the nature of hand-made items, there may be small variations between the item you buy and the one in the picture.


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313 shop reviews 4 out of 5 stars


Kevin Kieffer Aug 24, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This was even better than I thought it would be! Thank you so much!

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aurorafrausto Jun 11, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Item received über fast! Exactly as described. I love it and receive compliments on it all the time. It is very well made and its weight and additions, like the belt clips, are heavy duty.

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Stacy Wagoner Apr 11, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

New badge reel works great! Had too much weight for a standard reel to cope. The heavy duty steel cable fixed that problem! Extra clip makes it easy to add or remove keys too.

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WarrensDatter May 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Even more beautiful in person than in the photo! I love to touch it too. Crooked Elm shipped it promptly. I asked for a different clasp than delivered and she fixed that right away; awesomeness.

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