MARATHON CL030025 Commercial Grade Jumbo Atomic Wall Clock with 6 Time Zones, Indoor Temperature & Date - Batteries Included by Marathon
- MARATHON CL030025 Commercial Grade Jumbo Atomic Wall Clock with 6 Time Zones, Indoor Temperature & Date - Batteries Included
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JUMBO DISPLAY - LCD display features 4.625-inch digits for easy viewing;SELF-SETTING/ADJUSTING - Using radio frequencies broadcast from NIST's Colorado Atomic Clock;MULTIPLE DISPLAY MODES - 12 or 24 Hour Display Formats with Indoor Temperature Display in Celsius or Fahrenheit;6 TIME ZONES - Choose between AST, CST, EST, MST, NST & PST with option to turn on or off Daylight Savings Time;BATTERIES INCLUDED - 3 C long life batteries included
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My biggest question about this clock was does it have a Wave button to force it to look for a signal, and the picture everyone uses to advertise this clock makes it appear to have a backlight. It does have a Wave button (see my pictures of the backside controls), and it is not backlighted (see my picture of the giant and normal clocks with a $10 bill for scale).
I first bought a smaller clock from Amazon model "La Crosse Technology WS-811561-W atomic digital wall clock with solar-powered sensor" but it was missing Wave buttons for the time and temperature, and the solar-powered thermometer didn't take batteries and was poorly documented in the manual -- it just felt cheap compared to other clocks I've owned. The deal breaker was when I called La Crosse Technology for help minutes after taking it out of the box -- I was left on hold for 30 minutes and then disconnected. I then used Amazon to Return the item and was given a return tag, postage paid.
Next I called Amazon's seller "American Science & Surplus" and got right through to a customer service specialist who answered my questions in less than a minute -- and then I ordered the giant clock from Amazon because I felt good spending the extra dollars for the big model, and after a week now, I highly recommend it -- it is a first rate product sold by a professional business who answers its phones.
I took the time to post this (my first review) because I really use other reviewers' feedback and no one posted any reviews on this product.
Setting the clock on day one, was simple and it synced overnight on the US east coast in a wood frame building. (Just out of spite checked against NIST time and it has been correct to second over the past week). The "atomic" feature is worth the incremental cost to me to have one less office accessory that requires periodic attention to maintain accuracy.
One minor flaw for some businesses, it has switch based time zone settings for continental North America. If you need clocks set for international time zones, you are stuck having to set it manually and turning off the wave setting. This is an annoyance to those of us that have international businesses. The switch is simple to use (plus), but an hour offset feature would have been a great addition.
So far this clock keeps accurate time which I verify with my ipad clock app.
The clock uses batteries, no no need for power cord, and you can move it from place to place with ease.
The clock has a folding stand, so you can use it both as a desk clock and as a wall clock.
In the contiguous USA, it can adjust itself. Put it near a window and press the "Wave" button. It will do in 10 minutes or less. Also, if it is near a window, it will adjust itself every night. Actually, my clock is able to adjust itself even though it is far away from the window.
You also can manually adjust the clock.
1. Like other big digital clocks, this one has buttons for time/date adjustment at the back, but the display is only at front, which makes the manual adjustment inconvenient. But this is only a minor problem, since you don't need to manually adjust them often, or at all.
2. It isn't an alarm clock.
Arg. I guess before you buy an atomic clock， know that it may have these issues. I would go with a regular dial clock next time.