The Geneva Cherry Wrought/Wood Mantel Clock is a great antique clock to set on any fireplace mantel. It features a wrought iron case on a solid wood base, and boasts of quartz accuracy. The glass lens covers the dial that comes in a nice faded parchment design. The clock features black Arabic numerals in a nice elegant font, and the metal hour and minute hands feature intricate detailing.
Geneva Cherry Wrought/Wood Mantel Clock Review:
There were less than ten customers who wrote their comments on this antique clock, and the average rating hovered at 3.6 stars. Thankfully none of the reviewers gave it a poor 1.0-star rating, and only one of them gave it a 2.0-star rating.
The buyers generally commended this clock for coming with a lovely casing and for being just the right size for a variety of mantel applications. They also appreciated the price for being just right, and for having a clock face proportion that was considered perfect. At least one user commended it for having made liberal use of wood and iron with very minimal plastic components. Another reviewer shared how she got this clock for her mom, and she loved it. They liked how it came with an antique look, making it a very beautiful addition to the living room. Another buyer shared how she loved this clock and how she got used to the ticking sound quite well, and it never really bothered her.
Indeed, the main complaints that the reviewers had for this clock was that it came with a very loud ticking sound. One user shared how he would put the clock with its back flat against the wall to help diminish the ticking sound. Another user shared how they would turn the volume up on their TV just to drown it out; finally, they put it inside a cabinet with a glass door, and somehow the ticking was still audible! This was a very sad finding because they actually loved the clock for all of its features with the ticking being the only con. Another reviewer described how he tried to minimize the ticking sound by covering the side which had originally been open; interestingly, it reportedly still could not completely eliminate the sound. As such he recommended this clock only for places with much regular noise and not for quiet bedrooms.
From these comments, we seriously take the ticking sound into consideration and would include it in our recommendation. If you are looking for a nice antique clock to set on the mantel over the fireplace, this would be a great deal. The ticking sound may not even be much of a big deal for large living rooms with plenty of white noise on a regular day. We would, however, discourage you from using this clock in a bedroom, as the ticking sound would be far less from welcome at a time you need your beauty rest. With that out of the way, this clock would definitely make a great addition to any home.