My parents were here last week and they brought me a very special gift. This clock used to be in my parents house my senior year of H.S. When it is wound it will dong on the hour and ding on the half hour. With each ding my friends and I would always sing out. "The Cookies are Done!" because it sounds like a timer. Now my son and I are carrying on that tradition started in my youth! Thank you Daddy for giving me this clock. I absolutely love it!