Well the ‘Vigoro‘ mechanical water timer was no good and fell apart after a couple of days, so we’re trying the ‘Nelson’. The Nelson doesn’t have the same kind of glued joint as the Vigoro, instead, it has a metal shim to hold the attachment fitting. So at least it’s not going to break apart the same way but maybe it’ll find some other way to fall apart. We’ll see. If you find it broken, please take a brief look at it and then let us know what happened.