Mid-Century Clock with World Map

One of the gifts I gave my wife this holiday season was this mid-century world clock. It's a GE world clock, model 8111, and I found it at Room Service when I was out holiday window shopping. The sticker on the bottom says, "Made in U.S.A." and there's a stamp on the back that says, "Case made in Japan." So the clock itself is a little worldly.
The minute I saw it (pun intended) I knew it was perfect for the world-traveling, graphic designer in my life.
Plus, it's in perfect working order. What more could you ask for?

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  1. That's a fantastic gift! Lucky her. :)

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  2. That is one fun and unusual clock! Can't say I've ever seen one before...

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  3. The Vintage ReaderNovember 4, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    I bought one of these at an estate sale yesterday, and I'm trying to figure out if the dots over the cities are supposed to light up or something. Haven't taken the case apart yet, but I'm thinking I will, to see if there's a light bulb.

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    1. I think they're just indicators on the map that don't light up, to show you city locations so you can match them to the time under the clock piece. At least ours don't light up. And they don't look like they would. If you do find something out though, please let me know. Maybe we've just got a dead bulb.

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    2. Nice gift :) I bought one of these just recently and thought from the photos that the dots may light up or something as well, however its just like an empty box inside. the clock component looks pretty cool and the map is nicely printed on a sheet of metal about 4mms with nothing behind it.

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