Retro kitchen wall clocks have grown in popularity over the years as many people like the look of a retro kitchen. These often minimalist clocks are renowned for being easy to read with classic large numbers. This theme has gradually spread to other rooms in the home as retro clocks give a more timeless and stylish look.
We’ve rounded up 10 of our best retro wall clocks to match the decor of any room in your home – whether it’s the kitchen, dining room, living room or bedroom.
10. Acctim Parona
The Acctim Parona doesn’t get any more retro than this with its classic style of monotone colours. Featuring a black plastic rim with large bold black numbers and the recognisable red second needle on a white background, it’s easy to read the time however far you are from the clock.
This large retro wall clock is precise right down to the second thanks to its radio controlled movement. As long as the clock is juiced up with a battery, it will regularly check the signal and adjust as required so the time is always correct. With its plastic materials, this makes the clock light which is ideal if your walls are weak.
9. Karlsson Station Classic
Understated with a stylish yet timeless look, the Karlsson Station Classic wall clock will suit any room in the home or office. It looks every bit the station clock with its slim polished silver rim. With its large size of 37.5cm diameter and white face, the black batons for numbers and black needle pointers are very easy to see so there’s no excuse for poor time management!
8. Lascelles Radio Controlled
Looking every part of a retro 1980s clock, the Lascelles Radio Controlled clock proves to be more accurate than an actual 80s clock. Besides its big Arabic numerals with the small black triangles pointing to each number, the radio controlled function will ensure you will always be on time.
There are thin lines to mark the seconds which the seconds hand points to nicely and ticks away faintly so you will barely hear it.
Synchronised with a radio transmitter that’s connected to an atomic clock in Anthorn, Cumbria, this clock will sync and update itself every day even when the clocks go back or forward so you won’t be fooling anyone with your late excuses. There’s a choice of colours to choose from as well, consisting of red, black or polished silver.
7. Acctim Cadiz
You can’t get any more accurate than the Acctim Cadiz wall clock which features marked seconds in 5’s at each number. The seconds needle is even long enough to point precisely to the marked seconds which makes it a breeze to read. Its time is radio-controlled to the UK so you’ll never have to readjust the time to keep it accurate.
The dial is also very neatly designed with its big numbers and thick clock hands that can be seen from across the room. The polished silver casing makes it suitable to complement a contemporary style home as well. It’s one of the best retro wall clocks that has clearly marked seconds for an even more precise way to read the time without having to go modern with a digital wall clock.
6. Lascelles Swiss Station
Made from metal and glass, the Lascelles Swiss Station clock is eye-catchingly funky with its quirky retro design. The dial is clear to read with its black batons on a cream coloured face and bright red hands to offset the classic colours.
Best of all, the seconds hand sweeps around the dial. This means no ’tick, tick, tick’ sound to annoy or disturb you. It’s completely silent!
The design is fantastic and looks similar to some expensive brands but without the price to boot. It’ll make a great retro kitchen wall clock with its clearly marked seconds in batons so you can time your food preparation and cooking easily and in peace.
5. London Clock Company Retro Lime
Designed in a colourful fluorescent green with big black Arabic numerals that takes you back to the vibrant era of the Swinging 60s, the London Clock Company Retro Lime wall clock can be seen from a distance. It’s a large retro wall clock measuring at 50 cm in diameter making it the perfect size for any large room in the home.
Built with metal and glass materials, this wall clock has a beautiful glossy finish that gives it an even more retro look. It’s sturdy but not too heavy so your wall will be able to handle it well. This 60s style wall clock is perfect for a home that’s full of colour.
4. Newgate Mr Davies
The Newgate Mr Davies oozes elegance with a modern retro style. Encased in a warm brown wooden frame, this wall clock is unique with its rectangular design. The stylish black numbers are dotted around the clock in the usual circle so it makes reading the time easy and has marked seconds in batons around the dial face.
Besides displaying the time, this retro wall clock makes a fantastic and luxurious decorative piece to any room. It’s an eye catching clock with a good size of 30 x 35 cm to complement any sized room.
3. Newgate Putney
This type of dial from the Newgate Putney wall clock is an unforgettable face. It was very popular in the golden eras of the 1950s and 1960s and was seen in many homes, shops, hospitals and train stations. The diameter of this large retro wall clock measures 45cm in diameter which makes it instantly readable even if you’re standing outside the room.
The dial is clearly marked with black batons for the numbers and for the seconds and offset on a creamy white face with thick bold lipstick red hands. There is no hand for the seconds but this means the clock is silent so no annoying ticking sound to disturb you. For a wall clock of this size, it’s surprisingly light yet robust which makes it easy to hang up.
2. Newgate Battersby
Newgate does it again with another brilliantly designed retro wall clock. Marked clearly in bold Roman numerals and black batons to indicate the seconds and quarter of the hour, the Newgate Battersby’s dial is simple to read even for the most short sighted person.
It’s a reminiscent of those traditional large train station clocks that were once widely used from the mid 1800s. Although it’s not as big as the antique station clocks, this one is still quite big at 50 cm in diameter and will give any room a classic style.
1. Newgate Brixton
Chunky with mismatched coloured hands, the Newgate Brixton is the perfect example of retro meets modern. The large bold numbers on the dial makes reading the time simple but it’s made easier with the convex glass lens covering the deep scooped case of the clock. This means that light won’t be directly reflected onto the glass so you’ll be able to see time easily in bright lighting.
The unique design of this wall clock will complement any retro or contemporary style home thanks to its deep chrome casing and subtle funky dial.
Like most of the clocks within its own brand, the seconds hand is also silent as it sweeps soundlessly around the dial. With such marvellous aesthetics and quality construction, it’s no surprise that the Brixton by Newgate tops our best retro wall clocks list.