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Attractive but limited.
on March 5, 2013
I have not had a grandfather clock in over 15 years so I felt it was long overdue. I liked the picture of this one on the Amazon website so I figured that I would take the plunge. The company shipped it to me in just 4 days. I like the clock but it is lacking many of the charming things that a grandfather clock should have.
-A beautiful dark wood (cherry/walnut) finish.
-Quick assembly (8 screws)
-A real drawer in the base to hold the winding key and owners manual.
-Nice hardware and beveled glass on both doors.
-Attractive albeit lightweight pendulum.
-Hourly gong (singular half hour gong).
-No Westminster chime (how do you have a grandfather clock without this?)
-Moon dial is decorative (not functional)
-Weights are decorative (hang by gold colored string, not functional).
In all, for the price this a decent and attractive clock. If the description was more complete (like mine) I wouldn't have expected it to be a true grandfather clock and would have given it a higher star rating.