This clock is beautiful to look at but also very well built. It comes in 3 varieties and will last many years. The material is non fade, non rust. The clock is high fiber plastic painted to look like metal. It comes with a plastic casing at the back to house the battery as well as a hidden plastic hook behind that fits perfectly on a nail. The clock is self set up. Just put a battery in and hang it on a nail. It's a very good investment and would also make a nice gift for someone. Get one for your bedroom, your living room, entrance or kitchen.