I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of this clock. It had been out-of-stock for several months. Unfortunately, the shipper didn't package it well enough to protect the hands on the clock. The big hand was bent and on the outside of the end cardboard and the small hand was bent under. The clock itself doesn't have a closed back. The clock is only 1" thick and I don't feel it's worth the cost. Macy's has some much nicer clocks.