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This is a really nice way of including something practical with something that looks really nice and makes a great design feature, allowing you to tell the time and keep track of the day whilst also decorating your wall and displaying photos that you like, perhaps of people or places that are important to you at the same time.
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This is a really nicely designed product that is both functional and good looking at the same time. It has a nice design, but is also quite sturdy and solid - I have had no problems with it since it was bought as a present. It fixes easily to the wall, and the clock mechanism is simple and effective, and functions as you would expect it to - it's easy to put in the battery, and this hasn't run out in over a year.
The best part about this product of course, is the picture frames which surround the clock -there are twelve, and it's fairly easy to insert photos into the spaces. They are all of a similar size, and you may have to cut down the photos to fit them in here - the only problem could be if they are your originals, but it's very easy to scan photos nowadays, or print them off your computer if they are from a digital camera in the first place.
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I think this makes a lovely present, as it's not just a novelty - it's really practical, but it's also a nice way of keeping family photos, or friends, or favourite places - I think we often have loads of photos, but they're all on the computer or in albums and put away, so this is a nice way of having them on display.
The quality of the product is good, and it seems very well built. The photo frames are a good size, and overall it's of a nice size generally - it's big enough to stand out on your wall, and you can see the photos clearly, and people often ask you about it, or comment on the idea - but it's not too big so that it dominates. You don't need a lot of space, just an averagely sized area of empty wall space is plenty. I think this would be a good product either as a present or just bought for yourself.
When I got married a few years ago I was unsure what to ask for wedding presents, I did not want to ask for money as I find that quite cheeky, we also decided against making a wedding wish list as we were already living together and have our own house and had bought everything we would ever need for our house. We just asked our friends and family to buy us small gifts.
I received the photoframe/clock as a gift from my best friend, it was bought from debenhams and cost £30.00. It can also be bought on amazon for £19.00. www.amazon.co.uk. It is great value for money and would make a great christmas or wedding gift.
The PT Photoframe Clock is made from aluminium and is a nice bright silver shade, The clock is in the centre of the photoframe and is a square shape with silver hands but has no numbers on the clock but I think it looks very modern this way. It has 12 individual photoframe spread out around the clock, it holds 8 photos 4 cm x 4 cm and holds 4 photos slightly larger 4 cm x 6.5 cm. The whole thing looks quite big but once I found a place for it on my livingroom wall it did not look too big at all. The photoframe clock dimensions are height 40 cm (15.75 inches) x width 8 cm (3.15 inches) x length 40 cm (15.75 inches).
I found it easy to cut my photos and slot them into place, I chose to fill the photoframes with photos of my wedding day. I had black and white copys printed and they looked amazing in the photoframe. Coloured photos would also look nice but I have a black and white colour scheme in my livingroom.
I love the photoframe clock, it holds all my most favourite memmorys of my special day and I love walking buy the photos and looking at them. It is very well made and did not feel flimsy compared to some photoframe clocks I have seen in shops. It very contemporary and sleek and would suit any household. Amazon also sell it in black or in multi coloured which is very bright and a bit out their!
It needs a dust from time to time, the clock has never needed its battery's changed yet and the clock keeps time well without loosing any mins. I love photoframe as I enjoy looking at photos and I am very impressed with the gift I received.
I highly recommend this photo frame clock as a wedding present and think its fantastic quality and will be rewarding it 5 dooyoo stars.
This is a large clock containing 12 photo frames, one photo frame takes the place of each of the 12 hour numbers of a standard clock face. There is a silver plastic clock face that has two hands for the minutes & hours. These can easily be moved to the correct time by just moving the minute hand or the hour hand round as necessary.
This clock comes wrapped in a thin material, with polystyrene protecting it from damage inside a cardboard box. The box was white with lots of small coloured blocks on it so the packaging was quite nice. Of course my clock was wrapped up well to prevent any damage and it was opened and placed on the wall with no problems at all.
Well this clock is obviously quite functional. As well as providing you with the time it will also display a lovely array of photographs, 12 in all, of varying sizes. There are 8 frames for 4x4cm photos & 4 frames for 4x6.5cm photos, these can be filled by resizing photographs or by cutting out the correct size from larger photographs you already have. The back of the clock is made of plastic and is simple to remove. There are two hooks on the back of this clock to ensure that the weight is evenly distributed and this helps to ensure that the clock is straight on the wall. The size of this clock is around 40 x 40cm so this is sizable without being over the top. The photo frames are small, but not too small, and I can comfortably see the photographs that I have chosen to display from anywhere else in the room.
Where can I purchase this from & for how much?
This can be purchased from Amazon.co.uk, among other places with the silver costing £19.99, the black costing £20.36 & the coloured costing £19.99 (August 2011). Mine was purchased as a Christmas present by my sister last year but I believe that the price was about the same at the time as I remember suggesting it to her as a present for me.
This clock is lovely to look at, the silver colour is nice and blends in well with the rest of my decor. This looks wonderful when filled with photographs, particularly black & white ones which go very well.
It is not always possible to work out the exact time on this clock to the minute but then I could look on any number of gadgets to find that if I wanted to & I turned to be quite relaxed about time so I am happy enough to know roughly what time it is.
This clock was fitted on to a plaster board wall, using plaster board fixings, and this has held strong, well and in the exact same place for 8 months now. Our walls are mainly plaster board so I was quite surprised that this held up so well, especially as this clock is quite heavy weighing in at around 1kg.
The only downside I can think of with this clock is the tick is quite loud. This is on our living room wall, which is on the other side of our bedroom wall & when I am sitting in bed, leaning against the headboard & wall I can make out the ticking of this clock if the room is quiet. This is particularly annoying when I am trying to relax and go to sleep as I find myself focusing on the tick tock of the clock. Obviously this could be rectified by moving the clock to another wall but I have already fitted the fixings to hold this in places.
I like the clock, it is simple to use and it is very easy to change the time and change the photographs. I like that the four larger photo frames are for the 12, 3, 6 and 9 hour spaces as I have used special photographs for these places to ensure that they stand out.
I would definitely recommend this clock as it is a cheap way to bring a little something else to any room of your choice and the photographs look very nice, helping to personalise the clock to my own unique tastes.
Present Time Family Time Photo frame Clock
We received this present time family time photo frame clock as a moving in gift earlier last year from a close friend. Anyone that knows me will be aware that I love having photos and artwork on my walls that is personal to me and my family. So when I opened this up I was delighted by the idea that you could customise a wall clock with your own personal photographs, making it whatever you wanted it to be.
This is not a large wall clock, it is quite a nice size for a smaller room rather than a large living space, and ours currently resides in the spare bedroom. This clock runs quite quietly and I think that it makes for quite a nice personal feature in what is still a rather bland room - I plan finishing decorating the rest of the house this summer. I have chosen to fill my clock with a collection of beautiful flower photographs that my mum took, mostly of my wedding flowers. To estimate, I would say that the clock is about 40 cm x 40 cm, making it an easy size to see but something that won't dominate any room.
There is space for 12 individual photo frames, 4 suitable for 4 cm x 6.5 cm prints and 8 that are suitable for 4 cm x 4 cm photo prints. I did need to get some scissors out and cut up the more commonly large photos to get them to fit in properly. Putting the photos in the clock was a rather uneventful process and not really drastically different from adding the majority of photos to any other photo frame.
All the little photo frames are well situated around the clock so that each represent the corresponding number, which makes reading this clock easy enough. However, be warned it is one of those where you are often guessing exactly where the minute hand is, which doesn't bother me but my husband prefers to be able to tell the exact time.
I own this clock in the lovely brushed aluminium silver, which I believe is the most commonly found variation of this clock. However, it is also available all in black or coloured style, the coloured really meaning that each of the photo frames around the clock come in a different colour from pink, to orange to red, etc, it looks very nice and a bit quirkier. So far even after being up on display for quite a few months this clock looks as good as new, but it does take slightly more effort to clean than my other plainer round clock as there are just lots of little nooks and crannies for dust to sneak into.
I have seen this clock available to purchase in quite a few stores as well as online shops. I know that ours was bought from John Lewis for the full recommended retail price of £29.99. However, if you are interested in buying one of these then do shop around for a better price as Amazon currently have them on offer for £17.12 (as of date of review).
This gets a four out of five stars from me, it was a lovely gift and I personally think that these clocks are a great idea. I fully intend to buy one of these (as well as some toys) for my young niece's impending birthday. I would happily recommend these to anyone and in particular I think that these clocks make for a special gift, especially if you take the time to already fill it with lovely memories. I think that the only thing present time could have done better was to also give you the option to buy a larger version of this.
We initially got one of these from Amazon as a gift for someone else for Christmas - my mum and dad in fact. The thing is we liked the look of it when it was hung up in their house so much that we then bought one for ourselves about 6 months later.
I'm not really a clock person, I find loud ticking clocks very annoying as they spoil the peace of a silent room, and I think most wall clocks just sit there on the wall reminding you of how little time there is to get stuff done, and make you feel rushed. My husband however, likes to have a clock around, so this in some ways is a good compromise for us as it's very much a decorative object as well as being a time piece.
The design of this is quite modern and contemporary with a small flat silver square where the clock hands are mounted in the middle with four rods out to the surround which is made up of 12 picture spaces - one for each number around the clock. The pictures are pretty much in the right place for each number, but they're not all the same, 12, 3, 6 and 9 are 4x6.5cm oblongs while the frames for the other numbers are slightly smaller 4x4cm squares. It has a nice feeling of symmetry to it and is big enough to be a statement piece on a wall if you want it to be. Incidentally, the pictures are there in place of numbers, so this isn't one that young kids will want to learn the time on. It's not really an issue for us as we don't have kids.
We've placed this on a wall out in our hallway. It's there for two reasons. The first is that its tick is not the quietest in the world and I didn't think I'd like it to be in the lounge when I was meditating as I thought it would be a bit too much. The other reason is that it's a fairly heavy clock, and we wanted to put it on an outside wall rather than a flimsy plasterboard internal wall as we weren't 100% sure we trusted that it wouldn't be too heavy for an inner wall.
It seems to keep time pretty well, so as a clock it fulfils its function perfectly well, and the face and hands are large enough that you can see them clearly from a reasonable distance which is good for where we've placed it. The structure of the clock and frames is good and solid Aluminium (ours has a brushed silver look, but it also comes in a version that's lots of really bright colours which is quite fun looking).
We paid just over £20 for ours and mum's, but I see now that the price is down to £17.12 at the moment so it looks as if this is fairly fluid and goes up and down with the sales that Amazon have regularly.
Overall we're very pleased with it. We like its modern look and feel, the fact that it's more like a piece of art work rather than a clock, and that it is so solid and well made. I think it's likely to be something that will last in our home for many year. (Hey, I just had a thought... if you didn't want photos of friends or family, and wanted to get really funky with it, you could put pictures of clocks in all the frames around the clock - very modern arty lol).
I was thrilled when the Dooyoo team informed me that I was one of the winners in their 10 days of Christmas competition, and was ever so exicted when they told me to expect my surprise prizes in the post!
This prize arrived a few days before Christmas, and I eagerly ripped into the parcel - it was like Father Christmas had come early for me!
I was stunned with this gorgeous photoframe clock, it is exactly the kind of modern but cool item I would have picked myself. I was so happy with it I hadnt even looked at the box properly, and it was my daughter that pointed out the clock, I had initially just thought it was a photo frame!
There is a square clock face in the centre with 4 'wires' coming out the sides, which support 12 small frames. There are 8 square 4 x 4cm frames, and 4, 4 x 6.5cm frames.
After I printed off all my photos in the right sizes, adding them to the frames was simple, the back for each seperate frames is held closed with a couple of little slidy clips that swivel around, pop open the back cover, and there is some cradboard to 'pad' out the frames. Once my photos were in I put the cardboard back behind them to stop them falling back onto the cover and hold them in place.
It was again my daughter that had to point out another obvious to me. I kept looking and wondering wether to replace my old clock in my living room with this one, and wasnt sure as there are no numbers on the clock face so I thought it may be difficult to read the time, especially for the children. Then my daughter showed me that actually, each frame represents a number! The frames are positioned around the clock face just like the 12 numbers on a clock, so once I had spotted this, it was easy to read the time.
I love the brushed aluminium style of this clock, it adds to the modern-ness of it and it looks great on my chimney breast! Its also a lot lighter than it looks, so theres no really heavy weight when hanging it up.
There are lots of ways to hang this clock, on the back there are a variety of holes which you would be able to hang onto hooks in different ways to make it safe on the wall.
The photoclock is also available in black, and also multi coloured, so its designed to look great in any room! I love the funkyness of the coloured one and think Im going to buy one for my daughters bedroom. I had so much fun choosing 12 of my favourite photos to add into the frame and now they have pride of place in the living room in my clock!
These photoclocks are selling for around £20 on Amazon.
Thanks again to the Dooyoo team for my brilliant prize!
I saw a gorgeous multi coloured version of this at a friends house in their new babies nursery and was captivated by how striking it was. It looked so impressive and really expensive. I was really surprised when I got home and saw you could buy these on amazon for a fraction of what I thought they might cost. I also saw that they didn't just come in multi coloured, you could get them in all black and all silver too. The silver one was the cheapest for the large size at £13.49 brand new with free delivery. You could also get them smaller for a cheaper price too.
The item is a square small (roughly about 7cm by 7cm off the top of my head) silver clock face. The clock has two arms, no second hand, and no numbers. It is very plain and minimalist. The back of a face as a dial to adjust and set the time and a space for an AA battery-nice and cheap, a readily available size!
The clock has three metal arms coming out the back of it each has three photo frames attached. They are all different sizes. They are lined up perpendicular with the clock face on one size, but because of their different sizes they do not line up on the outside. This gives a really cook funky effect.
The main benefit to this clock is it's appearance. It really is cool and striking looking. Its price just emphasises that and makes sure there are no excuses not to treat yourself to one!
The downside is that as the frames are all different sizes, it is really hard to get the right pictures the right size, the right way up. It does take a bit of tweaking and trial and error, but once it's done the effort is over until you want to change the pictures.
You can do some really arty things with these frames-put bright pictures in the black framed clocks, or black and white ones in the multi coloured frames. Whatever you do this will look like a lovely display on your wall.
The Photo frame Clock combination of a decorative display of photo's around a clock. The clock is designed to be hung on the wall. The face of the clock is large so it isn't difficult to tell the time at a distance. If the clock is hung in a large room it may be hard to see the photo's at a distance as they are only small. The Photo's around the clock makes the product unique and individual for the person or people who buy the product and allows people to fill the frames with memories that mean a lot to the individual.
I recently purchased this product as a wedding gift for friends. In each of the sections I placed photographs of different times of importance and of their close family and friends from before the wedding. The latch mechanism on the back of the photo frames made it easy to open and close the frames. It was more difficult to place the right sized photographs into these frames. One of the pictures already in the frames gave the measurements and sizes of photographs the frames held. I cut twelve pictures to the sizes given on this picture. However, these were too small and left a gap in the top of the photo frame. When measuring the previous pictures that I had removed the photographs were larger than the measurements given. After cutting the pictures to the second measures I had taken myself the photographs fit perfectly.
The photo frame clock is lightweight so it is easy to lift and turn when trying to insert the photographs. Also, the clock is designed to hang on a wall so it will be easy to lift when placing it on the wall.
There are 12 different photo frames in the place of the numbers (or lines on some clocks). This may be a problem for people who want to use this product more as a clock than for decoration as it may be difficult to see specific times. However this isn't a problem for the couple who we purchased the product for as they really liked the product and how personal to them the gift was.
The ability to personalise the photo frame clock is the main advantage to this product.
I am soon to hopefully be moving into a new apartment, and I needed a few things ready for when I can move in, and a clock was one of them, as I don't actually own one. My boyfriends Dad has an interesting clock on his kitchen wall, and from seeing it I decided I wanted to have the same one. This clock is the Family Time Photoframe Clock in Silver, made by Present Time.
The title pretty much explains the whole clock. It is a silver clock, with a small photo frame on each hour so you can pop in a photo of what ever or who ever you like. There is a square in the centre of the clock with the hands on it, so you can easily see what time is, and the frames are a good size for photos without making the clock too busy or bulky. It is actually surprisingly light for the size of it, although it is not indeed large, but is somewhat bigger than most general wall clocks you can buy. The clock takes a single AA battery.
It is really easy to put the photos into the frames on this clock, so no need to worry about the hassles or struggles. I bought this clock from Amazon for £17, which I think is a total bargain, especially as you can get free delivery on it too if you chose the super saver option on it. I really like the way this clock looks on the wall, it is not too in your face, but not too plain that you do not notice it.
The clock does not have a very loud tick, so it won't be an annoying noise at all, and it is simple enough to tell the time on the clock. The dimensions are height 40 cm (15.75 inches) x width 8 cm (3.15 inches) x length 40 cm (15.75 inches).
I recommend this clock to everyone, I knwo you can get cheaper, plain clocks, but hey why not combine time telling and nice photos? This is available in black and multi colored too, but they cost more.
My daughter loves this photo frame clock. Someone brought it as a house warming present for us when we moved but it wasn't really right for the rooms we had and the way we wanted to decorate them, so my daughter ended up with it in her room and she adores it.
The main clock part is hopeless for her at the moment as she can't tell the time anyway, but it is the kind of clock that has no numbers on it, so until you are very familiar with telling the time it is a pointless addition for her.
However, the fact that it is joined by a circle of photo's all around it is a continuous source of fun for her. She is constantly changing the photos and we have friends and family in the 12 slots. The frames are not huge with 8 frames for 4cm x 4cm photos and 4 frames for 4cm x 6.5cm photos but this is enough for her.
I looked and found it on Amazon for £22.49 so it won't break the bank but they also had a coloured version which if I had been the one to buy it, I would have chosen for my daughter's room. However as it was apresent she is happy enough with it and once she can tell the time I am sure it will be even more useful.
For me to be honest I think it looks a bit too cheap and nasty to have as a proper clock in any other room, but for a kids room it is perfect. Having said that though it is well made and good quality but the overall effect isn't for me.
Arrange your photos so a different family member or friend is on every hour, a great way to tell the time by looking at your family and friends all day / Holds 12 photos.