The Celtic Timekeeper Sculptural Dragon Wall Clock
Update: Clock went haywire within 6 months!
On top of initial problems, the clockworks began to malfunction within 6 months. I thought at first that it was losing time and replaced the battery but the ticking is now completely erratic and it's actually fast! I now refer to the time indicated as "dragon time somewhere" as it bears no relation to what the real time is, even if you reset it every hour! The erratic ticking will drive you nuts in a quiet room.
Again, the design of this clock is gorgeous and it's really too bad the clock parts of it are utter junk! You can live with the tinsel-thin hands if you never have to set them but when the clockworks fail, too, it's a dud!
March 18, 2014
Nice addition to a Dragon collection
My son collects dragons and was really excited to get this at Christmas. He was very pleased with the dragon details, and I was pleased it wasn't too heavy to hang on the wall!
February 10, 2014
Very Nice Clock For The Price!!
It's a very nice clock for the price although the clock hands could be made of iron instead of aluminum, they are too easy to bend!! The long hand on mine has been accidentally bent already and luckily I was able to bend it back so be careful with it!!
August 9, 2013
Almost impossible to hang on the wall
Almost everything about this clock is gorgeous except the clock itself.
The worst: It is so difficult to hang that it totally decimates the experience of owning it. There are two keyhole type plaques in the back for nails with wide heads and a narrow shank. This item will break so easily from a fall that you want it secured properly and screws are safer but hard to fit. And it's hard enough to try and get it level, too. Then try getting the holes spaced apart just exactly right--and we're talking 16th of an inch precision here! There is no tolerance for even 1/32nd of an inch error. We tried to be exact and still didn't get it right--ended up making a mess of the wall trying as the black finish comes off when the item rubs the wall and you end up with multiple wrong holes... We finally had to mount the clock on a separate board and then mount the board to the wall in order to finally hang it. It looks terrible.
And the clock mechanism is unbelievable cheap, too. Not mounted straight, either so you can barely get the battery in. And the hands are such flimsy aluminum that they come out of the box bent despite good packaging and will bend if you look at them and probably break right off after one or two accidents thereafter.
The only criticism of the design is that it didn't take into account "clues" to numerals other than 12-3-6-9. Difficult to tell the time from it, really.
Extremely, extremely poor mechanical detail work on this beast. Which is a terrible shame because the artistry deserved much, much better. Wish I hadn't ordered it, though.
July 20, 2013
Think it's great!
The clock works fine and it's very quiet. Actually, I thought it was broken at first when I couldn't hear the clock. I think it would also be dynamite if it were colored instead of all black
July 14, 2013
Think I got a dud
clock does not work, tried new batterys stays at what ever time I set it on
July 14, 2013