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Sternreiter Double Bell Mechanical Wind Alarm Clock - Silver
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- All metal construction with a 2-jewelled movement
- Spring wound mechanical brass movement, made in Europe. Mechanism features solid brass plates, brass gears, and steel shafts and pivots
- Glow in the dark hour markers and hands and Easy-to-read Arabic numerals
- Soft ticking noise. This clock is not for the light sleeper who requires complete silence. Loud alarm bells
- 4 x 6 x 2 inches
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All metal construction with a 2-jewelled movement Spring wound mechanical brass movement, made in Europe Mechanism features solid brass plates, brass gears, and steel shafts and pivots Soft ticking noise. This clock is not for the light sleeper who requires complete silence. Loud alarm bells Offset seconds and alarm dials Easy-to-read Arabic numerals Glow in the dark hour markers and hands 4 x 6 x 2 inches
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That was my review of this clock a year ago, and I will leave it in it's entirety to let you see where I have gone with this clock. I originally rated this as a 5 star clock and am now downgrading to a 2 star clock. After about 2 months of nightly use the the feet that prop it up in front started to loosen. I didn't think much about it and merely tightened them back up. After constantly fighting this about twice a week for a month, and effectively stripping the little threads by hand tightening the legs I called the manufacturer. I was glad my wife had saved the original packaging, because they won't accept it for repairs any other way, so I paid to ship it to the manufacturer and waited about 1.5 weeks. I got it back and the clock showed up in the mail. I took it out of the packaging and THE FEET WERE LOOSE!! I damn near threw it away at that point. Instead I went to the hardware store and bought some loctite blue to apply to the threads on the feet. I kept them upright the whole time so if there was excess loctite it wouldn't make its way into the mechanism of the clock and reassemble the feet. Voila the feet stayed on no matter how many times I picked it up to wind it.
Sad to say that is not the end of my saga. After that I started using my clock again, but it wouldn't keep time. It would be fast or slow, and I couldn't get it set. I spent several weeks adjusting it miniscule amounts trying to get it to keep time. It would run slow and then jump to like 10 minutes fast. I'd back it off and it would run slow again. I seemed to keep missing the sweet spot. I remembered it took a few tries to set it the first time and kept at it. After 2 months of fiddling I gave up (roughly 7-8 months after purchase). I tossed it in the corner and didn't think about it again. 10 months after I bought it I decided to get a hold of the manufacturer and send it back. After 5 days of back and forth e-mails of explaining, no, I"m not retarded and do understand how to adjust my clock I got them to let me ship it back again. I shipped it there, they shipped it back and it does seem to keep time now, that is when it doesn't just randomly stop. About once a week I will wind it at night, clock goes off in teh morning, and then when I get home from work it is stopped. I pick it up to check it out and it starts working again like nothing was wrong. I am still within warranty and could ship it back, but I don't want to spend any more money on this damn thing ($11 each time I had to ship it to them). I think I'll track down a more reliable (ie expensive) mechanical alarm clock and go from there.
I would rate this a one star product based on my annoyance level increasing over time, but the manufacturer was willing to look it over and let me ship it back to them, and that is worth something. Even though they didn't ultimately fix it being willing to work on it was worth something to me.
The Good: Seems very sturdy. Should last for a long time. Loud.
The Bad: Hard to adjust the alarm time precisly because it's on a separate very small dial. You have to experiment to get just the time you want. Separate winding keys for alarm and clock mechanism. Must remember to wind both. Winding keys are smallish and have sharp edges.
The Other: The alarm on/off lever is an external arm that restrains the striker. Turning it off takes getting used to. It's harder to turn off than the button on the back of the Baby Ben. Could be useful to people who need a little more encouragement to get up.
April 2012 Update: And... it's broken already. I've never dropped this clock or mistreated it in any way but unless I listen to it as I wind it up, as often as not it will simply stop working. If I shake it, it starts up again. Several times it has failed to wake me up and when I look at the clock, it had stopped at the time I wound it the previous night. Don't assume it's working unless you verify it's actually ticking.
Why can anyone make a decent wind-up alarm clock?
There are several different wind-up alarm clocks like this on the market, but the competitors all seem to be cheaply made with plastic gears, and they quit working after a year or so. This is a nice-looking clock, which I hoped would last longer. It costs about 4x as much as the competitors, but if it had a long life, that would be fine.
Alas, as several other reviews have noted, the mechanism is low quality and doesn't last any longer than the cheaper clocks. So it's not only a disposable alarm clock, but an expensive one too. Fail.
1. The main-spring full power reservation is around 40 hours. I wind the winding key around 9 rounds from empty to be fully wound. The instruction said the clock has safety catches preventing springs from breaking when a user wind them too much. It is usually not good to wind a mechanical clock until it is fully wound because it may spoil the elasticity of the spring. Despite the safety catches, I think we should not wind the winding key until it comes to stop to prolong the longevity of the springs.
2. The full duration of alarm is around 13.5 second. I wind the alarm winding key around 5 rounds from empty to be fully wound. And I think we should not also wind the alarm key until it comes to stop.
3. The tick-tok sound is pretty loud but not too loud. The sound likes light metal beating.
4. [correction] I need 4 days to adjust the precision of the clock: ~24 hours after the clock is fully wound, I can adjust the precision to be around 15 second per day with respect to my iPhone. After that the precision come to be around 1 minute per day. A mechanical clock usually has less accuracy than a quartz clock. However, the clock can be adjusted a little bit faster or slower than the internet time.
5. [correction] If we remove the clock key and alarm key, we can open the back lid in a similar way to open a biscuit tin box. It is clever designed and is German style mechanical alarm clock. It is convenient for clock maintenance.
P.S. I have corrected some points because of my former misunderstanding.
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