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Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: gulfiend!] #355397
Wed Sep 12 2012 01:25 PM
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whats reversed?

With the:
bright white area(no bugs,dirt, crazing after 40 years with bulbs burning away?)

the modern looking font on the PAM CLOCK info area
(a lot of the repro faces have this type font, look at real ones for examples and compare)

the dual logos(why isnt it just Power X graphics? it would have been in the station, no need to identify it as Sinclair)and repros tend to "overdo" it graphics wise to sell the fake product versus the simple original graphics on real items.
Why isnt Sinclair letters red on this one?

I'd bet fake until proven otherwise

Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: marxmobilgas] #355399
Wed Sep 12 2012 01:38 PM
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'reverse' - white letters and Dino on a green field...


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Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: gulfiend!] #355456
Wed Sep 12 2012 05:16 PM
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I agree total FAKE!

Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: Tankar] #355458
Wed Sep 12 2012 05:28 PM
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Seems to me every time I see an ebay add with a guy holding up a sign or a clock with his hand showing just as it is in the RCA clock photo below on the same page as the dino it is always a fake.


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Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: coheley5] #355464
Wed Sep 12 2012 05:43 PM
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FWIW... http://www.americanpickerswarehouse.com/Sinclair-Power-X_p_167.html Same face as on the clock.

The back seems like a new Pam rather than vintage. So all in all I'd say it's a fantasy piece. That being said, I've seen plenty of modern Pams selling at local auctions for high money. ($250-400).

If you're collecting for value pass it, and if you're collecting simply for decorating look elsewhere for a cheaper price.


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Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: carolinaskies] #355569
Thu Sep 13 2012 07:45 AM
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carolinaskies,

I think the body is vintage PAM clock(what do new ones look like?(other than round ones with aluminum light covers)

its an old PAM clock, just probably not originally Sinclair

same story, old PAM clock, totally new face.

Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: marxmobilgas] #355605
Thu Sep 13 2012 12:07 PM
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I just sold a Universal at Dixie, this one seems far too clean a body for vintage. BTW, the same seller had other Pams he has sold... some looked OK, others doubtful. Definitely would prefer seeing them in person.


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Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: carolinaskies] #355608
Thu Sep 13 2012 12:26 PM
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some of these werent used very much, they were in business until 1976 or so
they made a bunch for many companies so it is possible for one to have been made and not used
I would think all of the different angles in the backs of the square PAM bodies would be expensive to replicate, and in the same gold color
I have seen the new round bodies but not new square bodies that look original.

Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: marxmobilgas] #355613
Thu Sep 13 2012 12:59 PM
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It's not the bodies that concern MOST of us.

Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: Dick Bennett] #355636
Thu Sep 13 2012 03:28 PM
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...with all of the Pam clocks that have suffered badly peeling paint, there are plenty of old bodies to go around, and the flat glass is easy enough to create...


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Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: marxmobilgas] #355745
Fri Sep 14 2012 04:03 AM
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They have repop'd/fantasy'd round and square and even double bubble versions. I recently sold a square Nesbitt's repop and inspected some round versions. That's why the back on the OP piece looks suspect to me. But as others are saying, what is the bigger concern is the face, it's apparently pure fantasy and confuses the issue of authenticity.

Originally Posted By: marxmobilgas
some of these werent used very much, they were in business until 1976 or so
they made a bunch for many companies so it is possible for one to have been made and not used
I would think all of the different angles in the backs of the square PAM bodies would be expensive to replicate, and in the same gold color
I have seen the new round bodies but not new square bodies that look original.


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Re: Sinclair Pam Clock [Re: oldpumper] #702189
Tue Jan 09 2018 11:31 AM
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I just bought this Pam Clock . The people who owned it, bought it from the local Sinclair station owner. 40 years ago. I was at the auction when they bought it!! It was hanging and working in the station for years before the station closed. Is this the same clock that this thread is talking about? 5 years ago.

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