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You're paying for the case, not the clock
on November 1, 2012
We wanted a clock for our large mantel, which is in a living room with a lot of cherry-colored wood. This fit the bill, and I have to say, it is quite aesthetically pleasing, and the wood case masks the ticking sound quite well. The wood feels real and solid, though the back of the "movement" is just a round, black, plastic cover.
I say "movement" because the actual guts of the clock are the same cheap AA-operated clocks, mass produced in China (not that there's anything wrong with that), that you can find in a five dollar plastic wall clock from Ikea or Walgreens.
So you should just know that for the price being paid, you are not buying some sort of delicate, hand-crafted, old world piece of good solid technology. You are getting a cheapie mass produced timepiece in a nice looking case.
At the price, I don't think that's all that bad.
By the way, the measurements are 6"x8.25"x2" H/W/D. I haven't seen this info anywhere on Amazon. So don't expect a huge clock.