Yowsers, it's almost as some alien race from the biomechanical future with a firm grasp of the Gregorian calendar and a keen eye for style designed these timeless bad boys. All I can really think about this is that I positively need a Ring Clock in my life.
We had one phone in the house. It looked like this. You had to put your finger in the dial and turn it for each number of the phone number you were dialling. When someone called you, it had a bell ring, that was it, not other options. Was a land line. Was fully wired. No call waiting. No answering machine. But it worked, loud and clear.