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This Seth Thomas Starflower starburst clock with solid teak rays seems to be optically pulsing with atomic energy.

Fabulous design!

Vibrantly designed with 32 solid teak points in two successive rings. Brass toned accents.

"Seth Thomas" factory screened on the dial, along with hour markers and a black starburst behind the bright brass-tone hands.

The clock measures an impressive 27 inches in overall diameter and is in very nice vintage condition. The original battery movement has been replaced with a new quartz movement that runs on one AA battery. The new hands were selected to fit the new movement's somewhat larger center post and to complement the brass color of the clock's dial.


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There is some darkening/toning to the wires that hold the teak rays, though this is cosmetic only and generally found on starburst clocks from the mid-century era. The toning comes from oxidation to the metal and the clear-coat finishes used on it. There also are some expected small rubs, scuffs and nicks to the thick teak rays. All wear is consistent with the clock's vintage status and the gentle care it has received.

The photographs were taken using three 250 watt studio floodlamps (that's bright!) from a distance of 24 to 60 inches. This much lighting shows every freckle. The clock's marks of passing time recede in visual importance when the clock is viewed on the wall in normal room lighting conditions. It just looks great!

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The clock's movement runs almost silently and keeps perfect time. You can hear a tiny noise like ticking if you hold your ear up to the back of the clock when it's switched on. It runs accurately and quietly on one AA battery (included) in a brand-new modern quartz mechanism. A new battery is included.

Just pop it in, set the time to the 1960s and hang. (There's a new aluminum hanger to make sure it hangs straight, though the original hanging aperture is still part of the clock's case.

That's it! You're ready to get out your phone to take and send some pictures.

Then everyone you know can admire your new clock and your good taste.

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Shipping notes:

You need to understand why: Shipping is pricy - I know it is, and I absorb some of the actual cost myself. Here's the deal: A clock this large needs a sizable flat box (think giant size pizza box) to travel safely. Boxes that big are deemed "oversized" by every carrier - and as such, earn a hefty surcharge. They call it "dimensional weight" -- as in, the box eats up more cubic inches on the plane/truck than the weight of the item would suggest. Otherwise, USPS could fit more smaller boxes on the plane/truck/ponycart and get more bang for their fuel buck. ( Fie on you, large flat box! A Tax upon your head!) Sorry.... I get emotional about this.

Good to know: The clock ships with full insurance, and a human signature is required on delivery. That's so the clock isn't dropped off on your front porch or stoop, and soon after scooped up, never to be seen again. The human will undoubtedly think to take such a valuable parcel inside. (You should ask them to do that.)

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Oh, Canada! Canadian shipping may be possible - contact me to discuss how and whether it works for you.

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Starburst Wall Clock by Seth Thomas, Mid-Century Modern Sun Burst design.


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: brass toned metal, quartz movement, battery, teak
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 162 reviews
  • Favorited by: 293 people