I searched online for several hours trying to find a clock that had a clean, contemporary look; was unobtrusive; and didn't cost a fortune. (I collect modern and contemporary art and didn't want the clock to detract from the art on the surrounding walls; a clock that "blended in," so to speak.) I finally settled on the Haarpavesi Wall Clock. It arrived about two weeks earlier than estimated -- and undamaged -- so that was great! I liked the design until I got it on the wall and discovered that, when viewed from certain angles, the hands (which are a burnished silver-colored metal of some sort) virtually disappear against the white face of the clock due to light reflectivity. Of course, that pretty much negates the purpose of the clock! I also thought that the clock was somewhat overpriced (it's manufactured in Taiwan), even with the first-time Overstock.com purchaser's discount I received. However, this clock was substantially less expensive on Overstock.com than on other websites. Also, the Haarpavesi clock was sold out on other websites, so it's availability on Overstock.com was greatly appreciated. The battery-operated clock mechanism looked just like those that I've seen on much less expensive clocks, so you're paying for the design. Eventually, I may end up replacing this clock with easier-to-see hands and numerals. It's hard to find clocks with an unobtrusive, blonde wood case, so some buyers may not object to sacrificing function for aesthetics.
The Coaster Company Cherry Wood Grandfather Clock accents my home beautifully. I love the fact that it runs by battery. It keeps the precise time and I don't have to continually adjust the pendulum to make sure that the clock has the proper time. The directions that came with the clock made i easy for me to assemble. This timepiece is elegant and I would highly recommend investing in it. You can't go wrong for the price.
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