Timer. Again.

Sorry to bother you, but ... like in 4.3, I'm once again unable to access the stopwatch/timer built into a new Android - this time it's KitKat. I have not installed any new timers/clocks on top of the stock one, yet the usual slide down gesture from the lock screen just leads nowhere - what am I doing wrong (and what are you doing once you've hit the power button to access it ?)