This Seiko wall clock is in a well-built, classic broken pediment case with brass highlights , easy to read dial, and attractive banjo-style pendulum. It makes an attractive addition to living room decor. The case color is reddish-brown (the one we got looks slightly darker than the one in the photo here) and is nicely finished. Delivery through Amazon was prompt, and the clock arrived in good condition.
The problem with this clock, though, is that all the controls are on the back of the case and can only be accessed by taking the clock off the wall. If you need to reset the time, it can only be done by turning a small, hard to adjust dial on the back. The clock is not all that heavy, weighing about 15 pounds, but it can be awkward getting it down from the wall and adjusting the time, which has to be done at least twice a year. The glass front cover doesn't open, unlike most wall clocks.
This clock has a choice of Westminster or Whittington chimes, changeable by a switch on the back. There's also a switch that silences the chimes between 11:00 PM and 5:45 AM, according to the information that came with the clock. The silent period is not adjustable to other time periods. If you want to sleep later, you're out of luck. There's also a volume control for the chimes which, like the time adjuster, is a small, hard to turn dial with no scale marks to indicate volume level. As a result, adjusting the volume is a trial and error procedure. We wanted to adjust the volume to a low level, but our initial attempts resulted in either too loud or silent. We gave up on the chimes and are using the clock in silent mode for now, though we may try again another time.
The clock operates with a C-battery, which is included. We've had the clock only a few weeks, so I have no idea of how long the battery will last before needing replacement. So far, the clock has kept very accurate time, as one would expect from a Seiko timepiece.
In summary, the clock is accurate and the case is classically handsome, but adjusting time and especially volume level of the chimes is not easy. But perhaps that's not a problem once one gets the right volume adjustment and doesn't mind taking the clock off the wall to change from standard to daylight time and vice versa, or to change the battery.
|商品尺寸||78.74 x 38.1 x 15.24 cm; 4.3 公斤|