It seems flip clocks are coming back in fashion in recent years. These retro clocks are slowly but steadily gaining a loyal following, and there are even forums dedicated to flip clocks where you can find lots of passionate people who swear by them. Flip clocks and digital clocks function similarly in that they both make use of a number display system to show the time, as opposed to analog clocks which uses the traditional clock face with rotating needles. With both flip clocks and digital clocks, the time could be easily read, and you could see the numbers changing by the minutes. So why might you want to make the switch from digital wall clocks to flip wall clocks? Read on for a detailed comparison.
First off, what are the differences between flip clocks and digital clocks?
The main difference between flip clocks and digital clocks lies in how they display time. Digital clocks often make use of electronic LED displays whereas flip clocks display the time with a wheel of printed cards that flips over as time goes by. It could be said flip clocks are a type of digital clock, as they are both electrically powered with batteries. Digital clocks are definitely more electronic looking however with their back lit LED displays.
So why might you want a flip wall clock instead of a digital wall clock?
Style plays a big factor, especially when decorating the home. Even though flip clocks are digitally controlled, they don’t look digital. These clocks are perfect for those going for a retro feel, as their bold contrast can really stand out. The large, sharply contrasted number display also means they are highly visible from all angles and in most lighting conditions. Flip clocks also shares similar mechanisms with the display boards in airports, which adds a nice cosmopolitan flair to your room. Besides, the interesting way the cards flip over can be very mesmerizing to watch. Check out Fartech collection, which displays the date on top of time.
Flip clocks also offer a degree of flexibility over digital clocks.
Most of the flip clocks works remotely, meaning they are battery operated and does not require wired connections to an electrical source. This means you have much more freedom in decorating as being wireless means the clocks can be placed shelves as easily as they can be placed on walls. Digital clocks on the other hand, especially larger wall clocks, are sometimes wired as they require reliable power sources to operate. With digital clocks, once they run out of power, they might need to be reset from the factory setting again as the information stored on the electric board will be lost.
For those of you who value utility as much as style, flip clocks have something to offer on that end as well. Unlike Digital clocks which constantly consumes power to maintain its display, flip clocks use little to no power when the cards are not moving. As most flip clocks use a four-digit HH:MM display system, it means flip clocks will only use a small amount of power every minute. Hence you might be saving on batteries in the long run when you choose flip clocks. Twemco are made according to the best possible industrial standards and makes use of patented technology to bring you high precision clocks which is precise to the second. Once set, our clocks automatically adjust for dates, including varying number of days each month which even accounts for the February 29th of every leap year.
Flip clocks are strikingly fashionable classics that will not go out of date. Their clean mechanism coupled with precise reliability ensures they will remain a cult icon for years to come. Browse through our collection to find your perfect flip wall clock today.
Do you have a flip clock at home or office? Do you have any advice about flip clock and digital clock? Can you tell us which one do you prefer?