Soviet Vacuum Florescent Display (ИВ-17) tubes retro clock


Electronic retro clock with vintage Vacuum Florescent tubes

Made using vintage soviet ИВ-17 tubes

Custom electronics in custom made wooden case

This watch ships out from🇺🇦 Ukraine with tracking number

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Table clock assembled using vintage Soviet IV-17 VFD (vacuum fluorescent display) tubes.

It has 15mm high digits with pleasant blue-green fluorescent glow..

The tubes are 1980s vintage – New Old Stock (NOS) – not used.

The case is made from beech, coated with wood stain, patina and high-quality polyurethane varnish.


– Time format: 12/24 time display;
– Indication: hours, minutes;
– Date in DD/MM format;
– Day of the week;
– Thermometer that displays the temperature in degrees Celsius;
– 4 animation effects when changing indications on the display;
– 3 different fonts;
– 2 levels of brightness of the display (changes automatically depending on the light)
– Easy setup via 3 buttons (PLUS, MINUS, OK);
– Saving of settings during a power outage;
– The clock accepts 110V and 220V in both frequencies, 50Hz and 60Hz;
– Power adapter with EU, UK or US plug is included.





Product Dimensions:

Length: 205 mm (8,1″)
Width: 75 mm (3,0″)
Height: 95 mm (3,7″)

Weight: 400g  (0.88 pounds)

This watch ships out from🇺🇦 Ukraine with tracking number

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A vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) is a display device once commonly used on consumer electronics equipment such as video cassette recorders, car radios, and microwave ovens. LCDs, OLED displays and LED segment displays have now largely replaced VFDs.

A VFD operates on the principle of cathodoluminescence, roughly similar to a cathode ray tube, but operating at much lower voltages. Each tube in a VFD has a phosphor-coated carbon anode that is bombarded by electrons emitted from the cathode filament. In fact, each tube in a VFD is a triode vacuum tube because it also has a mesh control grid.

Unlike liquid crystal displays, a VFD emits a very bright light with high contrast. Besides brightness, VFDs have the advantages of being rugged, inexpensive, and easily configured to display a wide variety of customized messages, and unlike LCDs, VFDs are not limited by the response time of rearranging liquid crystals and are thus able to function normally in cold, even sub-zero, temperatures, making them ideal for outdoor devices in cold climates. Early on, the main disadvantage of such displays was their use of significantly more power (0.2 watts) than a simple LCD. This was considered a significant drawback for battery-operated equipment like calculators, so VFDs ended up being used mainly in equipment powered by an AC supply or heavy-duty rechargeable batteries.