This is my Infinity Instruments retro wall clock review. In it, I discuss the delivery condition, unpacking, how I set it up, along with its accuracy and whether I liked how the wall clock looked in my room.
I needed a wall clock
I didn’t have a single wall clock in my house. The only way I knew the time was by looking at my oven, my computer, or my smartphone. I didn’t even have an alarm clock. Needless to say, it was time for me to get a wall clock.
I wanted a stylish wall clock
As far as my new wall clock, I wasn’t asking for much. A simple, contemporary, or even a retro look would work best in my newly-painted and newly-tiled living area and office space.
There were hundreds of choices
Little did I know that searching for a nice-looking wall clock could be so overwhelming. There were literally hundreds, and probably thousands of good choices.
I searched mostly online, and had spent hours in my quest. Finally, I settled on the Infinity Instruments retro wall clock.
You’ll get lots of compliments with this retro wall clock
Features of the Infinity Instruments retro wall clock
Round metal frame
The round metal frame is actually made out of metal, and not the cheap plastic frames that many lower-priced wall clocks have.
Wide variety of colors
I chose the white color, but there are other bright retro colors that could match any decor. Besides the white, black is a popular color and also the least expensive.
In addition, there is a bright orange, a rich burgundy, a sage green, and a flash-back yellow. As far as I’m concerned, all the colors are cool and I love them all.
However, I felt the white would work best for me and my neutral taupe walls. Maybe the skills I learned as a graphic designer came in handy in real-life situations.
Convex glass lens
To match the genuine metal frame, there is a convex glass cover. Of course, other lower-priced competing wall clocks usually have a clear plastic lens. I love the clear glass lens cover on this wall clock.
The glass is easy to clean, and adds authenticity to the retro look.
Accurate and quiet quartz movement
The second hand moves smoothly and quietly as it rotates. Best of all, it keeps accurate time.
Weighs 1.2 pounds
Despite having a metal frame and glass lens, this wall clock only weighs 1.2 pounds.
9.5 inch diameter, 3.15 inch depth
This 9.5 inch retro wall clock is a perfect size for kitchens, small bedrooms, and bathrooms. I have it in a larger room, but it’s centered around my television area.
Requires only 1 AA battery
It only needs 1 AA battery to work. I inserted an AA alkaline battery. They’re usually a little less expensive than other brand name batteries, and work really well.
One year warranty
The warranty from Infinity Instruments only covers this wall clock for one year. The Amazon listing incorrectly lists the warranty period as two years.
Just like all warranties, this one excludes misuse, alterations, or unauthorized repairs. In addition, it warns against hanging this wall clock in direct sunlight.
Here in southern Arizona, the direct sunlight could quickly fry any electronic device, even with the air conditioning set at a comfortable level. So, I hanged my wall clock where it will never contact direct sunlight.
My Infinity Instruments retro wall clock was delivered fast, along with a few other items I had ordered. Just like always, the Amazon fulfillment center skimps on protective packing material.
Thankfully, the wall clock had its own cardboard box where it was well-protected from damage. In addition, the clock was secured to a protective cardboard backing support with two screws. That kept the wall clock from being jostled around during shipment.
Condition was perfect
Despite the lack of protective packing material in the larger box, the wall clock arrived in perfect condition. After I looked the wall clock over, I couldn’t find a scratch, nor could I find a dent.
photo by Doug Martin
How to set-up
1. Unscrew disposable backing fasteners
Set-up was easy. First, I unscrewed the two disposable fastening screws that kept the clock in place inside the protective cardboard box.
2. Insert battery
Second, I inserted the AA battery. The battery was a little difficult to slide into place. It was really a tight fit.
At first, I was afraid the the metal clips on the end weren’t in the correct position. However, after I maneuvered the ends of the battery around a little, I was able to slide it snugly into place without any damage.
3. Set the time
Third, I set the time using the knurled red knob that was right next to one end of the battery. For me, the knob was a difficult to maneuver. The knob was thin, and it was very close to the plastic base.
However, once I figured out how to use my fingernails and fingertips, I quickly set the correct time.
4. Hang the clock on the wall
Finally, I was able to hang the clock on the wall. I used a picture frame hook that I already had.
Using a small hammer, I tapped the nail of the small picture frame hook into the drywall. Then, it was easy for me to slide the pre-cut, bell-shaped opening over the hook of my hanger.
Besides using picture hangers, you might use a drywall anchor and a screw. Be sure to leave the screw head out from the drywall so you can hang the clock.
I always keep an inexpensive kit of both the picture hangers and the drywall anchors and screws around the house. That way, when I need to hang anything, including blinds, curtains, pictures, and a retro wall clock, I don’t have to make an extra trip to the hardware store.
How does the wall clock look?
It looks beautiful
The Infinity Instruments retro round metal wall clock looks beautiful! In fact, I love how it looks. Its simple and subtle retro design is perfect for my mid-century home.
The wall clock glistens
I love how the ambient light glistens on the white paint and clear glass cover. It looks so good, in fact, that I’m already picking out other places where I need more retro wall clocks.
Keeps accurate time
Besides the good looks, the most important characteristic of any wall clock is its accuracy. In the case of this Infinity wall clock, I’ve found it keeps extremely accurate time.
Infinity Instruments retro wall clock review
If you’re looking for a wall clock, I recommend you consider the Infinity Instruments retro wall clock. It looks beautiful, and has a unique design that invites compliments and initiates conversations. I love it.
By Doug Martin, Opportunity Muse.
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