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  • Panasonic RC-6025

    Clock Name: Panasonic AM/FM Digital Clock Alarm Radio Common Name: The Groundhog Day Flip Clock Brand: Panasonic Model Number: RC-6025 Type: flip clock, alarm, radio Manufacturer: Matsushita Electric Ind. Co., Ltd. Country of Manufature: Japan Year of release: 1976 photo credit You are viewing a entry in the Flip Clock Catalogue - An ongoing effort to provide details about flip clocks gathered from internet sources and personal experience.Your comments at the end of this article can add valuable information to this catalogue. Power Source: AC 120V 60Hz 5W Measures: - enter here - Lighting: - enter here - Colors: white Features: flip digits, decent quality AM/FM reception. Qualities: Plastics relatively sturdy Problems: - Light on digits last no longer than 5 years. - clock face prone to scratching. Restoration Tips: Case will almost always be discolored/yellowed - can be fixed with hydrogen peroxide treatment (more details to follow).. Forum Entries/Other Onsite Info: photo gallery Advertisements:    References: Newpaper clippings above from Newspapers.com. Contributors: Mackey Credits: photo by Mackey NOTES Do you have corrected/updated or more information about this clock? If so please leave a comment below. Your comment will be review and may become a part of this data sheet. You do not need to be a member to comment. However, only Members will receive credit under "Contributors" above. Not a member? Why not join? It's fast, easy and free Join Today! Return to the Flip Clock Catalogue...
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  • The SONY SOLID STATE Portable DIGIMATIC TELEVISION

    The SONY SOLID STATE Portable DIGIMATIC TELEVISION

    Something Unique for your pleasure
    The SONY SOLID STATE Portable DIGIMATIC TELEVISION

    Featuring
    - Loop antenna for UHF, earphone
    - Automatic TV ON/OFF (sleep switch) 14 hour alarm
    - DIGITAL CLOCK
    - Snap IN/OUT Smoke Filter
    - Wood Cabinet

    An Impressive Gift .... and ...
    It can be yours if you shop on Etsy.com

    The Sony Digimatic Television with Digital Clock (Model number TVC-111U) made an appearance as early as 1969 as can be seen from an advertisement from The Los Angeles Times (27 Nov 1969 page 374).

    This fine TV was spotted on Etsy.com by FlipClockFans.com member Ryan W. And due to the kindness of Etsy Shop Owner, DaisyMaude, here you can see images of this unique TV. If you hurry ... the TV could also be yours, as it's reasonably priced at $109.53. (check out the listing)



    An advertisement from 1970 in the Delaware County Daily Times listed the clock for sale for $149.95.
    $149.95 in 1970 had the same buying power as $960.28 in 2017 from dollartimes.com

    The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California) 27 Nov 1969, Thu • Page 374 Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, Pennsylvania) 25 Sep 1970, Fri • Page 11
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  • Jumphour watches - flip clock for the wrist

    Jumphour watches - flip clock for the wrist

    Jumphour watches - the flip clock of digital watches? The 1960s and 70s saw the rise of the "jumphour" watches - watches with normal internal movements but with rotating discs displaying digits instead of hands. The watches were an less expensive alternative to the fancy new-fangled electronic digital watches that were coming into fashion (if you can call those clunky watches fashion). The watches were commonly called "jump hour" due to the quick switching of the hour disc, reminiscent of flip clocks, in my view. One model of jumphour watch was the swiss made, Haverdigit watch which was advertised for $12.95 in the March 4, 1974 issue of TIME magazine. $12.95 would be about $67.67 in 2017 dollars. Text from the advertisement: How you can get a fine digital watch, tell time at a glance, and find deals galore for just $12.95. Let's face it - most often when you look at your watch you don't relly know what time it is, because you get only some approximate impression of the position of the hands. But this cannot happen with Haverdigit. Because Haverdigit gives you direct digital read-out, which means you know exactly and at a glance that it's 1:17, rather than sometime between 1:00 o'clock and 2:00 o'clock. Haverdigit is our exclusive Swiss import. It features silver-toned steel case, tropical strap, a fine Roskopf movement, and a strategically placed jewel - just to keep it running and humming smoothly on and on. And, of course, Haverdigit is an almost laughabl...
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  • The Elementary Flip Clock

    The Elementary Flip Clock

    The Elementary Flip Clock

    Elementary, first airing September 27, 2012, is an American drama series produced by CBS featuring Sherlock Holmes (Johnny Lee Miller) who has left London and now lives in modern day Manhattan. Holmes, who has sworn off intoxicants, now serves as police consultant in New York City with his living companion, Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu). Watson is a former surgeon who gave up practice after losing a patient and who's life work (outside of helping Sherlock solve crimes) revolves around keeping addicts clean and sober. TV Flip Clock Details TV Show: Elementary Season...

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  • The Knowing Flip Clock

    The Knowing Flip Clock

    The Knowing Flip Clock
    As appears in the 2009 Nicholas Cage Movie "Knowing"

    Movie Synopsis: Fifty years after it was buried in a elementary school time capsule, a schoolgirl's number filled sheet of paper, written under the influence of mysterious, whispering beings, finds it way into the hands of Caleb Koestler, the son of M.I.T. professor John Koestler (Nicolas Cage). John comes to realize that the encoded message accurately lists every major disaster with significant deaths, from the past five decades, and predicts three future catastrophes. The most horrific being the end of the world. After the first two of the last three predicted...

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  • Making a new orange neon glow flip clock bulb assembly

    Making a new orange neon glow flip clock bulb assembly

    Anyone who has ever opened up one of the older, vintage flip clocks has seen them. The orange neon glow bulbs (or lamps as many call them). Unfortunately, if you're opening up a flip clock to restore or repair it, that "orange" lamp is probably no longer lit, and likely, the bulb is blackened. So, one of the most common questions among flip clock fans is ... "where do I get one of those orange bulbs?"

    Neon Bulb Alternatives?
    As many of you know ... it's not just a matter of getting a bulb. It's understanding what voltage is involved and what resistor is needed. A reply from some of our novice flip clock fans is frequently, "well, then what kind of LED can I just throw in there?"

    Well, unless you're Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day, there'll be no throwing anything in or around flip clocks.

    LED replacements can actually be even more complicated as you will have to get a source of DC current, possibly off the circuit board, or you'll have to insert a converter inside the cabinet. Then, you'll still need to know the proper resistor to use. It ain't easy kid.

    But then again, it's not above your abilities grasshopper. So let's just consider.

    Why not go LED? They last longer. - Maybe they do, and maybe they don't. The idea that LEDs last forever is a fallacy. Besides, why restore a flip clock if you're going to let modern technology invade the scene. Additionally, pulling current off the clock/radio's board often has unforeseen consequences (like making the radio not sound as good). A better choice would be to use the current that was meant to light your clock. So, for the orange neon glow lamps, you'll need a bulb for use with 110-120 volts. That's just straight household current for those in most of North America.

    So, you can cut through that old clear plastic covering, slice through that black tube stuff and maybe soldier in a bulb and get it all back together again. It'll work ... but it'll look like ... well, let's just hope no one opens up that flip clock.

    We Can Rebuilt it...
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  • How to properly pronounce "Solari Udine Cifra 3"

    How to properly pronounce "Solari Udine Cifra 3"

    Collectors of flip clocks world wide may run in to a little difficulty in trying to pronounce the name of the "Holy Grail of Flip Clocks" - the Solari Udine Cifra 3. In an effort to help us out, a native Italian speaker was hired (see below). Honestly, no matter how you say it, the Cifra 3 remains one of the world's most appreciated flip clocks. Take the time to try to pronounce "Solari Udine Cifra 3" then test yourself against the following. How to properly pronounce Solari Undine Cifra 3 The pronunciation is something like: "So-lar-ee Oo-deen-ay Chee-fra Tray" If you don't see the above audio player, the direct link follows: pronunciation of Cifra 3 Flip Clockus Giganticus (ok I made that up)One of the interesting historical facts I uncovered regards the city of Pesariis, in the province of Udine, were the Solari name became established in 1725. Clocks manufactured by the local factory of the Fratelli Solari (Solari Brothers), can be found worldwide in bell towers, town halls and railway stations. Pesariis is known for it's clocks throughout the town - bell tower clocks, water clocks and striking clocks, sun dials, pendulum clocks, and others. Some have taken to call Pesariis the "Village of the clocks." The town boasts what can be called an open-air museum or a walking tour of clocks. Fascinating to me on this tour is the “Orologio a palette giganti”, which translates to "Giant Flip Clock." It's been there for years but this is the first time I've ever heard o...
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  • The Sopranos Flip Clock

    The Sopranos Flip Clock

    Fans of flip clocks in movies and on TV and fans of "The Sopranos" alike often seek what can be called The Sopranos Flip Clock. The Sopranos is a crime saga television series which premiered on HBO on January 10, 1999, and ran until June 10, 2007. Consisting of six seasons with a total of 86 episodes, the series spotlights the fictional Italian American mobster, Anthony "Tony" Soprano (James Gandolfini) in New Jersey. The series features Tony's family members, his rivals, mafia colleagues including Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri, with prominent roles from his wife Carmela (Edie Falco) and protégé Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli). Season 2, Episode 9, "From Where to Eternity" written by Michael Imperioli, directed by Henry J. Bronchte, first aired on March 12, 2000 and is the twenty-second episode of The Sopranos. In this installment, Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri is obsessed with a supernatural message purportedly from hell (as told by Christopher Moltisantifrom af...
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  • The Fringe Flip Clock

    The Fringe Flip Clock

    The mystery has been solved. Those who collect flip clocks that have appeared in the movies or on TV now can put a model number to an obscure TV flip clock that appeared on "Fringe" in 2011. Fringe is a TV series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci that premiered on September 9, 2008, and lasted 5 seasons, concluding on January 18, 2013 after 100 episodes. The series revolves around Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson), and Walter Bishop (John Noble), who are part of the "Fringe Division" of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The trio and their cohorts investigate and seek to find the underlying cause of an endless string of strange to downright disgusting mysterious happenings, which are eventually discovered to be related to a parallel universe. Interestingly, the parallel version of Walter Bishop comes to be known as "Walternate." In episode 15 of season 3 entitled "Subject 13" of Fringe, which aired February 25, 2011, at 30 mins 45 seconds into the show, if you don't blink, you can spot a period flip clock. The episode, "Subject 13" is a flashback to 1985 with scenes set in both the prime and the parallel universe. In this episode "Walternate" in...
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  • How many scenes did the flip clock appear in the Movie Groundhog Day?

    How many scenes did the flip clock appear in the Movie Groundhog Day?

    How many scenes did the flip clock appear in the Movie Groundhog Day? and other factoids.

    Flip clock fans world wide are well acquainted with the famous "Grounghog Day" flip clock. The Panasonic RC-6025. This simple, white, AM-FM radio alarm flip clock was Panasonic's budget clock. This lowest price flip clock now fetches prices from 150 to 300 US dollars on eBay and remains the most sought after clock due to it's prominence in one of the most beloved of Bill Murray's movies,...
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