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1.0 out of 5 stars Clock Randomly stops, February 1, 2012
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This review is from: Elgin 3675E Battery-Operated Analog Alarm Clock (Kitchen)
I really wanted to like this clock - totally silent, great feature set including the very dim auto lighting and brighter manual light, good volume controls, etc.

Unfortunately, the clock just stops for minutes or hours at a time 1 month (literally the day I couldn't return it anymore) after I bought it. $10 wasted since I can't count on it being accurate. Example - it's running now, and I set it yesterday, but it currently says 9:43 at 9:50, the other day, it stopped for 2 hours and restarted, so it's not like there's even a clear pattern. (Yes, it has new batteries.)

Why oh why doesn't anyone make a silent, well-lit, adjustable alarm that's quality? Seriously, I'd pay $50+ for a good one.
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Initial post: Apr 5, 2012 4:03:53 AM PDT
bandazar says:
Assuming you haven't returned it and don't mind tinkering, maybe spray some WD-40 on the motors? The WD-40 might stain the face, so just be careful if you do.

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 9:52:02 AM PST
J. Janssen says:
Believe me, I sympathise with you, but well made products of this type disappeared when high quality Japanese imports were largely replaced by the huge manufacturing entities in China and southern asian countries. No one makes a $50 analog clock anymore. If you live in a big city you might find a specialty store that stocks imports from the EU or domestic market seiko products (most of seiko's export production is now made in china) but they are likely to run well over a $100. Alternatively, your best bet might be to scour the thrift shops and donation stores where clocks and appliances from the past are a common item and can be had for a few dollars.

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 1:53:51 PM PDT
C. Stout says:
I had the exact problem. The clock worked fine for about a month, then gradually slowed down to being totally inaccurate. I changed to new batteries twice. Interestingly the second hand is accurate, but the hour hand is isn't keeping up. It started acting up and losing time just past the warranty. The negative reviews are showing a similar pattern, so there are defect issues even with a higher number of positive comments. I took a chance and ended up with a dud. No more Elgin products for me.
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