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Nice clock and a well thought out design.
on 5 July 2013
This clock arrived very quickly from Babla's Jewellery contained in a sturdy cardboard box within a bubblewrap envelope.
It came with a battery with a shelf life date of mid 2015 and a comprehensive, and clear, set of instructions on an A5 sheet of paper.
The clock itself exudes quality and, although of plastic construction, appears to be strong and nicely finished.
I particularly like the 1.5 volt C size battery supplied as this weights the base of the clock nicely, is easy to source and very easy to replace.
The battery door is hinged so there's no chance of losing it or it falling off and there's just enough room beside the battery to store the instructions if folded up.
Unfortunately the clock was unable to set itself by radio because the NPL radio station in Cumbria is offline for planned maintenance at the moment (4 July 2013) but it was easy to set manually and it should pick up the radio signal automatically when the service resumes tomorrow evening.
The clock is almost silent in operation with a slight tick just about audible when within a couple of inches. It's completely silent when the alarm is set as this disables the second hand.
The light, operated by pressing the large bar on top of the clock, stays on for a few seconds and is just enough to see the clock face clearly without being too bright.
The alarm is easily set by a simple on/off slide switch at the side of the clock case and gives out an ascending beep noise which is rather hard to ignore. There's also a five minute snooze function.
Overall a very nice clock indeed and the fast delivery only served to make this particular online shopping experience one of the best.
EDIT. As soon as the radio signal was restored by the NPL the clock reset itself to the correct time within minutes.