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British wall clock makers from a prior Loupe edition

Post by TXAG96 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:32 pm

I am in the market for a new wall clock, and I recall reading an edition of the CW Loupe magazine that highlighted various UK makers. There was a small company making whimsical wall clocks that were quartz movements but that had moving scenes in them. Does anyone on the forum recall the name of that company or their website?
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Post by TXAG96 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:20 pm

Fantastic! Thank you!
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Re: British wall clock makers from a prior Loupe edition

Post by TigerChris » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:25 pm

Not fantastic! This thread has just probably cost me 600 quid!
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TigerChris wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:25 pm
Not fantastic! This thread has just probably cost me 600 quid!
I hear you! It’s taken tremendous discipline for me to refrain from buying one.
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Re: British wall clock makers from a prior Loupe edition

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:53 pm

Just needs a few outsize sans-serif numbers around the chapter ring to make a perfect wall clock for any kindergarten. A bit too Crystal Tipps for my taste.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
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...A bit too Crystal Tipps for my taste.
I had to look that up. Spot-on description!
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Re: British wall clock makers from a prior Loupe edition

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:06 pm

Good point Andrew (ref. your edited post). Crystal Tipps & Alistair, a very “of its time” British cartoon for kids in the early ‘70s.

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Re: British wall clock makers from a prior Loupe edition

Post by TigerChris » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:08 pm

Well, I like em so couldn’t give a monkeys :lol: :lol:
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Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:20 pm

Neither could the monkey apparently. Which explains a thing or two about the simian population of the lower Amazon basin.
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Re: British wall clock makers from a prior Loupe edition

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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:06 pm
Good point Andrew (ref. your edited post).
I edited my original post after reading your comment on another thread about scorn and sarcasm in responses. I want to be part of the solution, not the problem!
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Re: British wall clock makers from a prior Loupe edition

Post by StrapMeister » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:22 pm

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Well, I like em so couldn’t give a monkeys :lol: :lol:
...that's only because the frames are painted in Yorkshire.
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Re: British wall clock makers from a prior Loupe edition

Post by TigerChris » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:27 pm

StrapMeister wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:22 pm
TigerChris wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:08 pm
Well, I like em so couldn’t give a monkeys :lol: :lol:
...that's only because the frames are painted in Yorkshire.
:lol:
Busted again! :lol: :lol:
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Re: British wall clock makers from a prior Loupe edition

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:32 pm

jkbarnes wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:21 pm
Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:06 pm
Good point Andrew (ref. your edited post).
I edited my original post after reading your comment on another thread about scorn and sarcasm in responses. I want to be part of the solution, not the problem!
Ah well, there is the difference between gentle irony and full blooded sarcasm.

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