Atomic clocks can also be set manually and are very accurate. Simply insert the battery, press your time zone, and then press the flap just above the left side of the battery. Hold it down until you get the right time, and then release. Your watch is now an accurate quartz watch until it finds the signal.
The watch will then search for the radio signal. If the signal is strong, the clock will set itself within about three minutes. Under atmospheric conditions, signal reception is generally strongest from midnight to 4 a.m. If there is still no signal after 24 hours, the hands will move, but not to the correct time.
If your watch never syncs with atomic time, there could be several reasons: Be patient. Aligning to the atomic clock can take up to a week. The Radio Controlled Clock (RCC) is a shortwave signal that originates near Fort Collins, Colorado and travels thousands of miles by bouncing off the ionosphere.
Press and hold the “REC” button (D) for 3 seconds. The clock is looking for the atomic signal. The hands of the clock will move to the 12:00 position and the atomic signal will be received within 3-12 minutes. Once the atomic signal is received, the clock will set the correct time.
Press the ZONE / DST button to select PST, MST, CST or EST. 2. Once a time zone is selected, your Atomix watch will start searching for the time signal.
CLOCK WILL BE OFF FOR A FEW MINUTES OR SECONDS
The accuracy of the quartz clock depends on the quality of the quartz crystal. Most are accurate to within one second per day or better, but some may vary by several seconds per day.
If it’s a wall clock, try mounting it on a wall perpendicular to the wall it’s currently on (if it’s on a north or south wall, try it on an east or west wall). Atomic clocks have directional antennas and reception can be improved by rotating the antenna to increase signal strength.