Sorry - typed Kettic but just discovered it is "HETTICH". If a mod could edit the subject I'd appreciate it. I was offered this clock today but have no idea what it is or what I would offer for it (I'm not asking for valuations). The name on the dial is Hettich and the fine print on the back says Germany (I couldn't read the other fine print). The back and base are ceramic/porcelain. I assume it is a transistor clock of sorts (I don't know anything about electronics). It appears to require a large battery but I don't know if it would take a standard D-Cell or a proprietary battery? The battery chamber is two large spring-loaded plates. One side is "flat" while the other has protrusions. My assumption is that the flat side would accept the positive terminal? I don't know if there is a second battery chamber in the base. Any suggestions on battery size/voltage? Any idea of age? What is the likelihood it will run with the right battery? Is it "common as muck" or is it a one-of-a-kind-why-didn't-you-buy-it-you-fool? Thanks for any info.