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DOES NOT WORK WELL This clock looks nice but has not worked well since it arrived. It requires batteries which I do not like for an outdoor clock. I purchases a 4 pack of new batteries for the clock after it arrived. The clock quit working shortly after I put the battery in it and hung outside. I was going to return the clock but thought that perhaps the battery was bad so I replaced the new battery with another new one. The clock worked for approx. one week before stopping again. I want to return it but am not willing to pack it up as I have already disgarded the original packing material. I now placed a 3rd new battery in the clock in hopes of it working however I have only had the clock for 3 - 4 weeks and I am now on battery #3. Maybe I just got a bad clock and others do not have this problem but I am hugely disappointed. This SHOULD NOT happed. May 2, 2014
Love this clock My husband loves clocks so I bought him this for his birthday 2 months ago for our patio. We live in humid Iowa and it has worked great so far. We had a clock/thermometer from a different company and it got moisture in it right away and stopped working so I am hoping this one will pull through in the long run. I think we will take it down once it gets closer to winter to prevent it from any damage in the cold. August 10, 2014
The ultimate clock I read all the reviews on this clock, and I have to admit I was a bit hesitant to purchase but I took a chance. So far, it is PERFECT. The size, the look -- it's so stately looking. I had searched for an outdoor clock this size/quality, but had zero luck finding anything even remotely close. We are easily able to view it from the farthest point across our pool - it's just gorgeous. I've owned it for approximately one month and am hoping my luck continues. July 31, 2014
Beautiful clock same problem as others I have been looking forever for a well made nice outdoor clock. I finally found this one and read MANY reviews on it. It seems some folks had had problems as the clock just stopped working. I decided to try it as many of the reviews were good. I purchased the clock it came quickly. Sure enough after about 2 weeks it stopped i thought perhaps the battery, changed the battery reset it and the next day same thing. Then i quickly realized it kept stopping at 8:20. Reason being the hands were bent and it was hittign the dials on the other gages. This has been an ongoing issue wit this clock. I made a call the woman i spoke with was excellent to say the least. Offered to 2nd day deliver a replacement to me so i could use the same packaging to return the other. Since then no problems. beautiful clock hope it stays that way! June 9, 2014
Very nice looking, but don't make my mistake Both my wife and I love the look of the Clock. The only problem we/I had was getting the humidity gauge dialed so that it reads correctly. If you buy this item, remember that where you install this item (shading, attached to the house., etc. will impact how the dial performs. I kept trying to match the humidity and temp gauges to what was being displayed on the gauges by my pool. Duh! July 21, 2014
LOVE!!!! Looks even better it person. I just Love everything about it July 28, 2014
Fabulous Addition to Our Outdoor Seating Area Unlike some of my other Frontgate purchases, this clock is everything I hoped it would be. Takes a bit of an effort to calibrate the thermometer and the hygrometer and the temperature clearly isn't accurate if you mount in the sun, but other than that I love this clock! July 23, 2014
Oxford Outdoor Clock & Thermometer This was a gift to my son and his family. They were so pleased with the look and the construction of this outside piece. Hopefully it will withstand outside elements and keep good time and temps. July 21, 2014
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Rust-proof

It says "weather-resistant". What about rust-resistant?
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We appreciate your interest in this item. This clock is made from iron alloy and is weather resistant, including rust.
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Its a copper finish in plastic..Not real copper enclosure. The internal mechanisms are all well protected as well from the elements. Only time will tell I guess...:0)
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so far mine has no rust but check back next year and I can say for sure
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It is sealed pretty well. The only place it could rust would be where the hands come together and/or are connected to the mechanism., and that would only happen over a long period of time. I had many years from a clock similar to this before it got any rust.
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I would assume it to be rust resistant since it appears to be plastic made to look like copper. I don't know how it would hold up if exposed to direct rain, but I think it would be okay on a covered porch like ours.
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It does not rust.. The Copper color just wears out after a year or so. The Facia separates from the unit, and the thermometer, and the hygrometer stopped working after one year.
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No, it is not rust-proof.

This type of material is generally quite susceptible to rusting in damp or humid climates.

Rust will quickly deverlope if this clock is scratched or chipped in any manner.

The inside bottom lip is the first place that you should expect rust to start developing if water can get behind your clock.

Rust can be slowed by annual respraying of a clear coat spray paint such as Rustoleum (either gloss or satin). With annual respraying, the closck should last five or more years.
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Can't access it, but it is definitely not paper - it appears to be hard plastic. We've had ours hanging outside on a semi-covered porch for the past month and it's working great (in spite of all the rain we've been getting)!
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Paper like material- Could be plastic.
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Thank you for your interest in this item. The face of the clock is made of plastic.
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It is not paper. It is a thick plastic.
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I believe it is a thin aluminum
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We used a stainless steel L-shaped screw with an anchor. Worked great!
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After drilling the hole in the masonry we inserted a screw anchor for stability and strength. The clock is very secure and designed to sit on the screw and after pulling down on the clock a bit it locks into place.
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I hung the clock on hardiplank siding and I just used a screw that I found in our toolbox.
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Our outdoor wall is made of stucco, so I used a small drill bit to put a beginning hole in the wall, then hammered in a concrete nail with a head wide enough to fit the holder on the back of the clock. Worked very well.
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We used a masonary screw, no hanger needed.
My husband used a drill to put the screw in the wall.
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masonry screw in an appropriate anchor
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How is the time set?

I currently have an outdoor clock like this that I would like to replace. It has a feature that allows it to "self-set" the time via radio frequency. How is the time set on this clock?
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We appreciate your interest in this item. This clock does not "self-set". It features a knob which allows you to manually set the time.
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It is battery operated with a little wheel you manually rotate to set the clock.
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I have only had it for a few weeks, it is not radio controlled, you manually set it. I have the radio controlled one and it never worked properly.
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Set time with dial on back. Unit with dial has cover so it is protected.
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Manually on the back. It does have an screw on lid to keep out the weather and dust/grime.
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This clock is not a self-set clock, you have to set the time manually.
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Obviously this clock should be able to be used indoor as well as outdoor & have much better longevity indoors. That is what I purchased it for & I hope it is effective indoors.
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We appreciate your interest in this item. This clock is listed as an outdoor clock because it is made to be able to withstand exposure to the elements. Although listed for outdoor use, this item can be used indoors just as well. We apologize for any confusion.
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There is no reason you can't use this indoors. I think it probably goes without specifically saying that if it's durable outdoors it'd be durable indoors.
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It could be because of the large size of the clock. I don't see why it wouldn't be just as great for inside as outside.
I would just make sure you have a good size wall to hang it on so it doesn't overwelm the wall or anything else displayed on the same wall.
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They suggest outdoor in a covered area. Mine is not under cover. No severe weather where I live so not an issue.
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We bought this clock to use indoors. We replaced an indoor/outdoor clock which was also from Frontgate. This clock looks great indoors and it will probably last longer since it is indoors.
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