Yes! It is ticking...it works! This is my "new" vintage kitchen clock. Another eBay find! The description read: This is old, it is large and guaranteed to run perfectly. And yes, it needs some paint. But this is a fortuitous listing for someone out there, so don't be afraid to bid. The diameter of this nice wall clock is a full 18 inches so people can see it from a distance. There is no reserve on this clock, and a low opening bid.Needs some paint?? I don't think so...I love it just the way it is!