Re: Location Inquiry For Atomic Watches: Was: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

Joe Giovanelli

Hi, Carolyn,

I don't think the trees will be a problem. If your home is of wood or even brick construction, you will still do well.

I'm in a building with lots of steel. Radio reception is not the best. Even so, I still receive stations west of me quite well.

Even if your watch does not update every day, it will maintain accuracy.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:43
Subject: Re: Location Inquiry For Atomic Watches: Was: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

My windows face east, and we're at the bottom of a hill.
Plus about 30 feet from the east-facing windows are woods -
mighty tall trees making for nice view. So this has been
informative to me. I would think that trying to get an
anatomic watch for me would be a futile investment.

Bye for now,


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:04 AM
Subject: Re: Location Inquiry For Atomic Watches: Was:
[TechTalk] talking wrist watches

Hi, ron,

There are many factors which determine how well your watch
or any watch for that matter, will update.

Most watches try to update at 3 AM when the signal from the
time standard is strongest. This signal does not have the
same strength from day to day. Solar energy and other things
in the atmosphere determine signal strength at any given

The construction of your apartment can make it more
difficult for the signal to get into your own apartment. It
is good when your windows face west, toward Colorado (where
the radio transmissions originate).

My apartment windows face east. Signals will get through but
will be greatly attenuated. Even the best watch radios may
not receive sufficient signal to get the watch to update.
I'm happy if my watch updates once a week.

More could be written about this but I hope this gives you a
good picture of what's taking place.

Joe Giovanelli
----- Original Message -----
From: Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@...>
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:00
Subject: Location Inquiry For Atomic Watches: Was: Re:
[TechTalk] talking wrist watches

Hi Group,

For those who like this 4 alarm atomic talking wrist watch
and who are having success with it's updating automatically,
I would like to know just where you are living. The reason
I ask is because I have had a lot of difficulty getting 3 of
my devices to update living here in the Buffalo, New York
area. Only one device updates consistently. I read
somewhere that people along the east coast of the US have
such issues.

Thanks for any response.

On 4/17/2017 8:15 PM, Mike Thomas wrote:

Here's what I found is almost the size of the band. Are
you familiar with those spice container bottles which you
get at discount stores? They're about 4 inches tall and
many have tops that either turn or flip open. I found the
band stretches just slightly when placing one of those
inside of it. As for the band, I broke one by turning the
watch inside out in the band. I couldn't find a band to fit
it at the discount stores. It seems to be special, so I
don't know if its resizeable or not, but I sort of think
your wrist must be larger than one of those spice bottles.
The watch I was talking about with the second hand having to
stop a second from the number 7, is the atomic watch from
blind mice mart. I wouldn't get that one, as it requires
sighted help for setup. Blind mice mart also sells that 4
alarm deluxe watch that future aids carries, but the
shipping makes it more costly than Future aids. Oh, one
other thing about this atomic watch... It gives you talking
instructions for how to set the time and date and
everything. Pretty nice if you need to manually adjust it
because it couldn't see the radio signal. I worried about
it not seeing the signal, and did the putting it in the west
facing window at night for a while. Then I forgot, and
found it set itself even if I was wearing it at night. It
will keep time to the second for a week or so anyway. Three
pushes on the talk button will tell you if your watch is
synced to the radio signal. You can also turn the watch off
at anytime you want to stop it by pulling out the time set
stem for the conventional watch hands, it saves the battery.
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 7:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

I have rather narrow wrists for a man. Do you think I
would have to get the band adjusted or replaced? No jewelry
stores or walmart would adjust the band on my deluxe watch
and my cousin had to do it and one of the links broke last


----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Thomas
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 5:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

Hi Terry, I use to use the 4-alarm deluxe watch from The
Braille Superstore too. Then they were out of stock on the
things for about 6 months. I took the plunge and ordered
the atomic talking watch they sell as its the few that have
a stainless steel band, although its stretch instead of
bracelet style. I love the damn thing. How great it is to
never have to set it. It has a male voice with a slight
British accent, but is easily understood. I've looked at
others, and one you have to stop the second hand within a
second of 7 or something like that. This one, you just set
either the hands like a conventional watch, or adjust the
digital settings. The watch will move the hands to the
digital time. Then during the next night everything is set
to the U S government standard. Read the instructions on
Future (Braille Superstore) and see what you think.
I couldn't be happier with my purchase. The price is $34.95
as I recall, and free shipping.
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 5:29 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches


Looking to purchase another talking watch...the last one I
got was from the braille superstore or something like that,
worked great, but took me 8 months to find a store to alter
the size of the band and now one of the band pins has come
out and cannot find a replacement.

Can't beat the low prices of the store, but I guess you
get what you pay for (the bands are very delicate).

Looking to purchse a talking watch for under $35.00 with
either a braclet style band or a leather wrist band.

any ideas on where I can get something like this?



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