Going through some old albums, I came across this photograph which showed a digital clock that I hand-crafted circa 1980, and a second one in the process of being built-up.
The first model was made for my own use, while the second model was made as a gift to my GF (now wife) in 1981.
The casings were hand-sawn from pieces of 3mm thick plywood, which was then carefully glued together and finally finished with wood-grain patterned PVC lamination. A piece of brushed aluminium fascia nicely adorned the front in both cases.
At the heart of the clock was an IC from National Semiconductor, while the 7-segment LEDs were from HP. The buzzers were salvaged from some pager rejects in the factory where I was working.
Those were the days when we were brimming with youthful energy, passion and creativity.