I was excited when I received the clocks, but then disappointed as I installed the batteries. One of the clock's mechanisms which held the battery didn't work. I eventually had to go to our local Michael's store and purchase a replacement since I didn't have time to send them back because I needed them immediately. The same thing happened with a second clock, and then the third one (I bought six) had hands that were wonky, and didn't work. The other three worked fine, but I was disappointed in the ones I had to repair in order to make them work!