Remember when you could acquire a channel on your car radio simply by turning a knob. Do you miss that analog simplicity? If so, this may be the watering timer of your dreams. You set the frequency (number of hours or days between cycles) by a simple physical dial, and you set the volume (duration of the cycle in minutes - 1 to 60) with another dial. A fully manual setting is also an option. No touch screens. No digital readouts. It's intuitive with no system complexity. We think it is terrific. Italian made.