I bought one of these as a present for my mother, as she collects watches, and I am an artist. Unfortunately, it seems the most accurate word in the product description is "cheap" - this "tear resistant paper-like material" is very flimsy and easy to tear (in fact, there were several tears in it already when I removed it from it's significantly higher-quality packaging. ) The watch mechanism fits poorly within the watch body and has exposed contacts when you remove it - and it seems to flash randomly between the current time (4:26 as I type this) and an entirely random unconnected time (11:21, as I write this. ) There are no controls to change the time or prevent this happening.
Very disappointing indeed.
David - 19th December 2011
Firebox says: Hi David, we're really sorry about the problems you've experienced with your Paper Watch. It sounds like you may have received a faulty one so please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we should be able to help!