Spent more money.
Spent a LONG time deciding on a clock, had went with a '68 Charger clock (dream car) and immediately was disappointed with the quality and insane reflections, it's basically useless.
Spent hours upon hours looking for some sort of neon clock, didn't like anything, eventually landed on the idea of a backlit clock and decided that would be great. C1 Corvette style for more retro vibes, black/white/red matches my theme. This thing is bright, but sure as hell wasn't cheap at $160:
Looks GREAT from the front but only complaint is that for $160 I'd like to see better quality than crappy tapered black plastic sides...be nice if it was just 90 degree chrome plastic or something, but it's so bright nobody will ever notice. Happy overall despite the price and the fact it just isn't worth $160 in reality.
But ultimately, Friday night ambiance achieved: