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Fully Refurbished Vintage 1975 Panasonic RC-6485 Flip Clock AM/FM Radio and Alarm

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A super clean and refurbished 1975 (April, 1975) vintage AM/FM Panasonic RC-6485 flip clock and alarm/radio.

Similar to the RC-6493 and RC-6551 it not only tells time...but the day and date as well! It arrived dirty, clock motor was dead, radio was working, but couldn't pull many stations and all lamps burned out. Scratchy volume and AM was non-functioning. Judging by the amount of dirt...it seemed like it spent some of its life in a garage on a workbench. There are some scuffs to the faux-wood finish, but nothing too bad.

A faulty transistor was the cause of AM not working and has been replaced. All capacitors replaced, as well.

So, into it I went...

Completely disassembled and cleaned. There are some small scratches and scuffs/nicks on the case. Some of the chrome around the two windows is scratched/pitted.
All switches disassembled and/or cleaned/tested.
Inoperable motor was re-wired, cleaned and oiled using synthetic lubricant. Now working smoothly and quietly. Keeps perfect time.
All digit flaps inspected for smooth movement.
Snooze (Set) and Cancel buttons tested.
Alarm and sleep (countdown) mode function perfectly.
The burned out internal lights were replaced with OEM spec incandescent lights. One for the clock digits/day/date. The tuning window lamp and alarm (Set) indicators have also had their lamps replaced.
Lightly polished the acrylic windows, but some very light small scratches remain. These cannot be removed from the cabinet as they are glued to the inside. Very difficult to clean!
All circuit board traces inspected for corrosion/lifting.
All capacitors, diodes, resistors inspected for leaking, burning or any other type of potential failure. Replaced as needed.
A total of 9 capacitors were replaced as well as 1 transistor which was ultimately causing the radio to have low performance and AM to not work.
The radio was also aligned as it had drifted over the years making the tuning gauge inaccurate on FM.
The radio sounds nice and crisp with no crackling at all when volume is adjusted. The 4 inch speaker on top sounds larger than it is and is crystal clear sounding.
72 hour test of all features.
Operates on 120 volts/60hz, standard US power. Made in Japan.

Hard to find these in such good shape!

Please note that these clocks are 40+ years old and not perfect, but I try to get them as solid as possible before selling them.
A super clean and refurbished 1975 (April, 1975) vintage AM/FM Panasonic RC-6485 flip clock and alarm/radio.

Similar to the RC-6493 and RC-6551 it not only tells time...but the day and date as well! It arrived dirty, clock motor was dead, radio was working, but couldn't pull many stations and all lamps burned out. Scratchy volume and AM was non-functioning. Judging by the amount of dirt...it seemed like it spent some of its life in a garage on a workbench. There are some scuffs to the faux-wood finish, but nothing too bad.

A faulty transistor was the cause of AM not working and has been replaced. All capacitors replaced, as well.

So, into it I went...

Completely disassembled and cleaned. There are some small scratches and scuffs/nicks on the case. Some of the chrome around the two windows is scratched/pitted.
All switches disassembled and/or cleaned/tested.
Inoperable motor was re-wired, cleaned and oiled using synthetic lubricant. Now working smoothly and quietly. Keeps perfect time.
All digit flaps inspected for smooth movement.
Snooze (Set) and Cancel buttons tested.
Alarm and sleep (countdown) mode function perfectly.
The burned out internal lights were replaced with OEM spec incandescent lights. One for the clock digits/day/date. The tuning window lamp and alarm (Set) indicators have also had their lamps replaced.
Lightly polished the acrylic windows, but some very light small scratches remain. These cannot be removed from the cabinet as they are glued to the inside. Very difficult to clean!
All circuit board traces inspected for corrosion/lifting.
All capacitors, diodes, resistors inspected for leaking, burning or any other type of potential failure. Replaced as needed.
A total of 9 capacitors were replaced as well as 1 transistor which was ultimately causing the radio to have low performance and AM to not work.
The radio was also aligned as it had drifted over the years making the tuning gauge inaccurate on FM.
The radio sounds nice and crisp with no crackling at all when volume is adjusted. The 4 inch speaker on top sounds larger than it is and is crystal clear sounding.
72 hour test of all features.
Operates on 120 volts/60hz, standard US power. Made in Japan.

Hard to find these in such good shape!

Please note that these clocks are 40+ years old and not perfect, but I try to get them as solid as possible before selling them.

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FAQs

Yes, but only with a voltage/frequency converter. These clocks have been tested on US power ONLY. You will need to decide if it will run reliably on your country's power grid with a frequency converter. My shop is not responsible for any time irregularities when running the device outside of the US. Thank you!

Fully Refurbished Vintage 1975 Panasonic RC-6485 Flip Clock AM/FM Radio and Alarm

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