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A well-cared HOSEKI clock can easily last a life time. Here are some simple pointers in caring for it.

 Quartz movement clocks

1)    If it is a battery operated quartz wall clock movement, always change the battery on an annual basis. Do not wait for the clock to stop entirely. Set aside a fixed date, say every Christmas or New Year’s Day.

2)    Use a low-mid cost zinc-based battery on the quartz clock alarm or wall clock. Give the super heavy duty alkaline batteries a miss as we have it on statistics that the heavy duty alkaline batteries are overdriving the quartz clock movement, causing them to burn out beyond repair.

3)    Unless the clock is meant to be used in a wet environment (example bathroom clocks), do not use the clocks in potentially wet places or places with high humidity. Like most electronics, metallic parts in the clock will rust out in humid conditions as water will condense on cold metal parts. Such repeat condensation will rust the metallic parts in the clock’s quartz movement.

4)     Avoid placing the clock in direct sunlight. Prolong direct exposure to the sun causes even good materials to discolor and lose its natural shine.

 Digital or AC powered clocks

1)    Check the incoming voltage or hertz cycle of your electrical supply. Confirm the compatibility of this incoming supply to your clock’s acceptance (refer manual or description of the clock). For example, a clock made for 220-240V, 50Hz will not work well with a electrical incoming supply of 220-240V, 60Hz.

2)    Do not apply unnecessary pressure on the LCD screen to avoid cracking the LCD screen..

3)    To avoid scratching the cover or lenses, always wipe with a soft clean cloth.

4)    It is alright to use heavy duty alkaline batteries in the digital clocks as opposed to quartz movement clocks.

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