03
Nov
08

ABK 30 Wall clock


This is an earlier 1982 wall clock (Nr. 4861) by Dietrich Lubs
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Quartz

This is one of the earliest wallclocks (Quartz) that Braun made. The dial follows the simple functional design of Lubs / Rams as in the AB 20 alarm clock of 1975.  The simple clear acrylic adjustment knob is conveniently located on the front of the clock face so one does not have to remove the clock from the wall to change the time.  It is powered by a single AA battery located in the back of the clock and its without a cover, again a functional element following Rams’ philosophy of Form follows Function.

The above picture is of ABW31 (NR.4839, 1981) whereas my ABK 30 (NR. 4861) below is in silver.

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Acquired Oct 2008 (eb:75) from Germany.
The ABW-31 is no longer made but occassionally still available for retail sale, recently seen at the Design Museum in the UK for about £40 (while supplies last).

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