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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,262
    I now find, from the wonderful Internet, that Android phones (particularly Samsung ones, which mine is) do sometimes develop a glitch in their clock.  It's possible to disable the automatic updates and set it manually - but I don't think I'll bother.  I'd rather turn up five minutes early for the bus.   :)
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Talking about phones, my landline ones haven't automatically changed yet. I seem to remember that they took a day or two at the last time change. Not really a problem unless someone leaving an urgent message on the answerphone is time sensitive. 

    And talking about turning up early, I'm always, always at least 10 mins early and have to sit in the car until I'm dead on time. Think I have a problem.
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • FireFire Posts: 18,068
    Uff said:
     I'm always, always at least 10 mins early and have to sit in the car until I'm dead on time.

    I take that as a good sign. Much better that way around.
  • ErgatesErgates Posts: 2,617
    OH detests clocks that are not exactly correct, and has over the years replaced all our household clocks with radio controlled ones. They don’t always have a very good signal, so I’ve found at least two yesterday that he had moved to a windowsill to correct themselves. liriodendron, did you get your weather station / clock from Lidl? We have one that is stuck on continental time, one hour ahead of the UK. It corrected itself yesterday, and is still one hour ahead! OH is also well versed in electronics, but has never been able to sort it. He has, however, printed off a sticky label with ‘one hour fast’ and attached it to the top of the screen!
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,728
    The radio alarm in our bedroom is allegedly radio controlled but runs fast.  Its the second one of the same model we've had and they both did exactly the same.  I assumed the first one was faulty, it obviously was but it's faulty design rather than a one off fault.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,079
    edited October 2022
    I recently wanted to get a new alarm clock - basic analogue, with snooze feature and a light that comes on when you hold a button down and goes off when you let go, not permanently backlit when it's dark, or luminous. Surprisingly hard to find, and most of the online reviews for radio-controlled clocks say that they connect to a signal from Germany so are always on C.E.T. so I didn't want one of those.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Red mapleRed maple Posts: 974
    Our radio alarm clock should adjust automatically, and indeed, does. However, it’s always 10 minutes fast. It’s a Roberts, and the one prior to it was also a Roberts and had the same problem. (I would have chosen a different brand, but as it was a power outage that caused us a whole host of issues, damaging a lot of electrical items including the clock, which the electricity company had to put right, they would only replace like for like, we couldn’t have a different brand).
  • FireFire Posts: 18,068

    JennyJ said:
    I recently wanted to get a new alarm clock - basic analogue*

    Here's a challenge for the hive mind - the best digital alarm clock ever made - sensible, eronomic, practical for the half-a-sleep, obvious, beautiful, clear as day. I have been hunting for years and think a proper digital alarm clock has never been invented.

    None of this flarfing about with 'mode' buttons please. No minisule buttons that you need tweezers to move. Even ones for people with dementia or partial vision seem too complicated to me. I am on the hunt. Please help!

    (*Is an analogue clock not one with a little bell on the top that goes ding-a-ling?)

  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,079
    An analogue clock (to me anyway) is one with a big hand and a little hand (second hand optional).
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,579
    A man goes into the jewellers for a new alarm clock.

    “Analogue?” asks the shop assistant.

    ”No. Just a clock.”
    Rutland, England
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