We recommend the use of known brand alkaline batteries, new and in date. Poor quality or previously used batteries may cause your clock to lose time or stop. Please ensure you insert the batteries the correct way around, following the symbols in the battery compartment. Inserting the battery, the wrong way around could cause the battery to overheat and/or leak. Make sure the battery is not pushed underneath the battery terminal, as this could create a short circuit and cause the battery to overheat and/or leak. Make sure batteries are replaced regularly to maintain optimum performance and reduce the risk of battery leakage and corrosion. As a general rule larger clocks with longer heavier hands will use more batteries as they consume more power.
When altering the time on your clock always use the dial on the back of the clock. If your clock is open-faced do not move the hands on the front of the clock as this may damage the mechanism.
Your clock is designed only for domestic and light commercial indoor use, it should not be used in an environment with high humidity such as a conservatory/summer room/greenhouse/shed/swimming pool/bathroom/above cooker or appliance/outdoors.
Or in an environment where there is intense heat or over exposure to sunlight from, but not limited; sun through a window/conservatory/summer room/greenhouse/over a cooker/radiator/fire/wood burner. Intense heat can cause clocks/cases/parts to melt/contract/warp/discolour and can cause clocks to stop or push interference fit hands to come loose. Damage caused by these environments/conditions are obviously not warranted, therefore no exchanges can be made under the warranty, nor can repairs be carried out as the corrosion from some parts have probably already affected and damaged others parts and materials.
How to hang a wall clock
Some of our clocks have a metal hanging rim and some have built-in metal or moulded acrylic brackets. Ensure you use a wall fixing appropriate for the type of wall and type of clock hanging system. Ask a professional builder or tradesman if you are unsure what sort of wall fixing you should use. Make sure your wall is strong enough to hang your clock from and ensure your suitable fixing is anchored securely to the wall. Your fixing must have a suitably large lip on it to prevent your clock from falling off it.
It’s really important your clock remains dry at all times, which includes not exposing it to damp walls, damp rooms and humidity etc. Overly cold and overly hot environments must be avoided, as well as exposing the clock to too much sun. Keep the clock free from dust to ensure the movement remains in good condition. Avoid cleaning your clock with water or cleaning agents or abrasive cloths.
Clean only with a soft dry cloth, do not use water or cleaning agents as they may damage the finish or workings.