The look, craftsmanship and timekeeping are fine. It looks nice on the wall in our dining room, which has furniture both fine antique and decent store bought similar styled pieces. The pendulum on ours is working extremely well - I tested it by stopping it, and it wouldn't sit still! Insisted on wiggling and accelerated to normal speed. I guess I'd like the pendulum to make a quiet ticking sound. The reason for four stars is the electronic sound. Other people will subtract more stars, depending on their priorities. The tunes sound horrible - I'm glad they can be turned off! When set to strike the hours, it's barely acceptable. I don't mind it, but my wife hates the poor electronic sound. I hope she'll get used to it, because I actually like it! I guess she has a better ear than I do, after all. The 4 position switch lets you choose one tune or the other, with or without striking, or just striking, or silent. It also has a volume control -a good thing! My preference is striking only. Some complained about not being able to set it without taking it down from the wall. I didn't find this to be a problem. Setting the time while on the wall can be done by turning the minute hand and then the hour hand till the strike agrees. Slightly tricky, not bad. I would recommend it, if you're not determined to have beautiful tone.
Very attractive and eliminates the hassle of changing for daylight savings time as our clock is a bit high up on the wall. The one drawback is that the hour and minute hands could be more substantial or painted black for contrast. It is difficult to see the hour hand at times because it is a bit "slim".
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