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Old 24.05.2011, 23:45
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Where to buy a traditional alarm clock?

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I need an alarm clock which is more robust than my cell phone as it runs out of battery from time to time. I want a traditional one with simple design. It should be in good quality and cheap (<30CHF), mechanical if possible at my price range, or otherwise electronic. It will be placed on my bedside table or desktop if it is large. I am sure there is some right place to go which I don't know as a newcomer. I found some models in IKEA but was concerned about the quality. Ahh.... I cannot remember if I saw one in Migros, probably not. I am also concerned about the quality of clocks in the supermarket. Any advice? Thanks in advance.
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Old 25.05.2011, 00:05
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Re: Where to buy a traditional alarm clock?

i bought one from media markt. was an electronic jobby with radio control so i never need to set the time. put a battery in it and it's been going every since.

alternatively, just put your phone on the charger everynight (with timer if you want to be energy friendly).
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Old 25.05.2011, 00:07
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Re: Where to buy a traditional alarm clock?

Try searching on http://www.suche.ch/info/wecker. Enter "Wecker" (or "Réveil" if you switch to the French view) in the search criteria on any of the sites you click on.

Migros M-Electronics seems to have quite a few on offer.
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Old 25.05.2011, 07:10
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Re: Where to buy a traditional alarm clock?

Manor - watch dept. have a wind up one with bells on the top - really traditional.
Works well if you remember to wind it up, and can fall asleep in the first place, with the noise of the ticking.
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Re: Where to buy a traditional alarm clock?

Thanks, that's where I last saw that very traditional one
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Hello,

I need an alarm clock which is more robust than my cell phone as it runs out of battery from time to time. I want a traditional one with simple design. It should be in good quality and cheap (<30CHF), mechanical if possible at my price range, or otherwise electronic. It will be placed on my bedside table or desktop if it is large. I am sure there is some right place to go which I don't know as a newcomer. I found some models in IKEA but was concerned about the quality. Ahh.... I cannot remember if I saw one in Migros, probably not. I am also concerned about the quality of clocks in the supermarket. Any advice? Thanks in advance.
This one is very traditional.




However, if you're looking for something that is a tad bit more userfriendly, Migros has actually a mechanical alarm clock with the traditional design (at least the Migros where I live has one).

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However, if you're looking for something that is a tad bit more userfirendly, Migros has actually a mechanical alarm clock with the traditional design (at least the Migros where I live has one).
.... and if you want eggs for breakfast?

Talking of which there used to be a an alarm clock that would also make a cup of tea - don' know if they're still available - Goblin Teasmaid is the name. I believe the former head of the IMF recommends them.
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Re: Where to buy a traditional alarm clock?

we bought a teasmade ( at Trago Mills !! ) for mrs. G's auntie Doris just a few years ago.

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Re: Where to buy a traditional alarm clock?

I got mine from Fust but the www.toppreise.ch website also has many listed.
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Old 25.05.2011, 09:33
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Re: Where to buy a traditional alarm clock?

if you're looking for traditional, then you must check for cuckoo clocks, you can get them in black forest. it would be expensive but its worth the penny you spend
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.... and if you want eggs for breakfast?
Then you would need an additional extension of the barn alarm system known as "chicken"... otherwise the egg thing won't work.

(and I wonder why there are less and less children in western societies...)
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Re: Where to buy a traditional alarm clock?

Hi all, thanks for the info, the French and the rooster
I think I will try my local MM first.
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