Just to confirm, if you click the wrench icon, you confirm the location is correct? If you click the arrow (larger) icon, does the gadget change display, or still backwards? Have you tried closing the gadget, then reopening it? If none of this is relevant, you might try turning the windows gadget platform off, then back on. Windows Features - Turn On or Off
Scroll down to Windows gadget platform, untick, reboot, and go back and tick it.
Beyond that, confirm correct computer time, and format, location, and locale settings Region and Language - Change