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Wilkinsons MDF Wall Clock

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Brand: Wilkinsons / Type: Clocks

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      05.02.2014 00:55
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      Lovely design but a few practicality issues

      We recently decided that a wall clock in the living room would be quite useful, and after keeping our eyes peeled whilst out shopping, we ended up coming home with this vintage style clock from Wilkinsons. It cost £25, and requires one AA battery which must be bought separately.

      We were drawn to this clock because of the antique look which fits in with our traditional living room with its bay window and high ceilings. It also suits our deep red and magnolia colour scheme, being brown and cream in colour. The clock is a good size to provide a feature on the wall above our sideboard. I would guess it's around the size of a full length ruler in diameter. This means we can see it easily from anywhere in the living room, and also from the dining room which is adjoined with doors opening into the living room.

      The clock has roman numerals instead of numbers, and although I'm not great with roman numerals, this isn't really a problem as I can tell the time by where the hands are! The only slight annoyance is that sometimes the hands merge into the roman numeral writing, so I can't always tell from a distance which is the little or big hand - a couple of times this has caused a bit of confusion ("Is it really ten past three? What happened to that last hour?!"). I think this isn't helped by the fact the hands are so thin.

      This is a wall clock and is ready for hanging with a little ledge style hole at the back to allow it to sit on a nail or hook. It took us a while to get round to hanging it during which time we just propped it up on the sideboard and it still did the job. It did topple over a couple of times but is quite sturdy so didn't end up with any damage. It does attract a bit of dust but a gentle flick of a duster usually sorts this - you just have to be careful not to move the hands as you're dusting.

      The only downside to the clock is that it does have what seems like quite a loud ticking noise which can be incredibly annoying if the rest of the room is silent. There have been a few nights when I've slept on the sofa with the baby in his moses basket to avoid waking my husband, and I've ended up taking the battery out because the ticking is like a form of torture and seems amplified in the silence. For this reason, I wouldn't recommend this clock for the bedroom.

      Overall, I am pleased with this purchase. It was exactly what we were looking for and is ideal if you like traditional or antique looking household items. Just don't put it in the bedroom or you'll end up throwing it out of the window!!

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