Q> What material are these hand painted clocks made of?
The hand painted clocks are made using genuine, vintage Bollywood vinyl LP records. These records are either 33 ½ or 45 RPM 12” Long Play vinyls dating back to the 1960s.
Q> How can one tell whether these are actual original, vintage Bollywood vinyl LP records?
We use only 100% genuine, authentic vintage Bollywood vinyl LP records to manufacture our hand painted clocks. Each hand painted clock comes with the original jacket of the vinyl record to validate its authenticity. The jacket features artwork on the front cover and a song list on its back detailing information about singers, music composers, etc. Further, the Bollywood vinyl LP record also features a center label on which the song list is printed.
Q> Can these vintage Bollywood vinyl LP records be played?
Obviously not. Since they have been hand painted and converted into clocks, there is no way to play these vintage Bollywood vinyl LP records on a turntable or a gramophone.
Q> Why take these beautiful vintage Bollywood vinyl LP records and convert them into something else?
Vintage Bollywood vinyl LP records have very little play value, primarily because of scratches and dust that accumulate over several decades they have been around for. Hence, if played on a gramophone or a turntable, they tend to skip. Vintage LP records also pose a risk to the environment as the vinyl material they are made of is non-biodegradable. By converting these redundant Bollywood vinyl LP records into not just beautiful works of art, but actual functional clocks that serve a purpose, Indian Hippy aims to promote the message of ‘recycle and reuse’ with a Bollywood twist!
Q> Will the paint wear off?
Each record is meticulously hand painted using absolutely permanent shades to ensure that the paint never wears off.
Q> How do I install this hand painted Bollywood vinyl LP record clock on my wall?
Our beautiful hand painted clocks come 100% ready for hanging on your wall. Simply open the plastic body compartment at the back, insert a pencil (AA) battery and you are good to go! The plastic body case comes ready with an inbuilt hook to hang the clock.
Q> How are these hand painted clocks packed?
The hand painted Bollywood vinyl LP record clocks are packed in specially designed boxes to ensure safe delivery to your doorstep.
Q> Are there any special instructions on how to take care of these vintage Bollywood vinyl LP record clocks?
The vinyl material of the LP record is UV sensitive and susceptible to heat damage. Exposure to direct sunlight will cause the LP record to warp / contort. Hence, the clock must be installed on a wall away from direct sunlight and heat. Also, since the hands of the clock are exposed, please do not place the clock flat on its face or touch the hands. Doing so may bend the hands and impair the natural motion of the clock.
Q> What if the clock stops working?
Each hand painted Bollywood vinyl LP record clock is thoroughly tested before being dispatched. In the rare case when a clock stops working, we provide a one year replacement guarantee.