You know, if you’re like hardcore WKW, you’re a Twemco fan. However the pinnacle of split flap clockmanship has got to be Italy’s Solari de Udine. They invented it back in the 50s and now their clocks and displays are used all over the world, in airports, offices and homes alike.

The really sexy bits is when they change months or days or whatever. Check out the video. The first is a landscape table clock, the Dator 6042 showing the change in seasons and gaining an hour from daylight savings. The second is a Dator 5 wall clock showing the change of months. The last one shows inside the Dator 5, which is a vintage 60s model.

I’m partial to both Dators in black myself.

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