Sync Time Watch Instructions
Analog Atomic Watch
Our innovated timepieces incorporate a miniature antenna and advanced receiver technology to intercept the U.S. government’s time signal, broadcast from the WWVB radio station in Ft. Collins, CO. by the National Institute of Standards and Technology – NIST (www.NIST.gov).
Your watch automatically sets itself and precisely synchronizes with the NIST time signal each day. Our technology also performs internal checks to calibrate the quartz oscillator and maintains extraordinary accuracy, even when the signal is not received every day. This feature ensures continued accuracy and synchronization even when traveling outside North America. These watches will always be more precise than ordinary quartz watches.
Time: Your watch shows hours, minutes, and seconds. Your watch comes set to Pacific Time; if you live in a different time zone, you will have to reset the watch to your applicable time zone.
Date: To show the date, push the crown briefly and release it. You will see the second hand move quickly, briefly halt at the 12 o’clock or 6 o’clock position, and then stop at the current date position. If your watch does not have a dedicated date scale 1 to 31 just take the seconds scale. The second hand remains in this position until the actual time has caught up.
Setting the Time Zone
NOTE: You can only adjust the hour hand
forward, not backward. So if you need to adjust x hours back you would
need to turn 12 – x times clockwise.
Reception Check: Your watch will automatically search for a signal at 1:00am local time every day. However, if you want to ensure that your watch has received the signal, do the following: press the crown once and release quickly. If the second hand pauses at the 12 before going to the date, the signal has been received. If the second hand pauses at the 6, this indicates that the last reception attempt was not successful. For a better chance of catching the signal, place your watch in a window, preferably facing towards Colorado, and leave it overnight. The watch does not need a successful reception every day in order to stay accurate to the second.
Your watch is a very delicate and precise instrument.
Although uncommon, sometimes hard knocks or vibrations can cause the hands
to move irregularly, and therefore display the incorrect time, although
the internal clock is keeping accurate time. You may notice this if your
date is incorrect, or if when checking for a successful reception and
the second hand does not pause at exactly the 12 or 6. The 12 o’clock
reference point has changed and the watch needs to be re-calibrated.
A: If second and minute hands stop at
exactly 12 o’clock: