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    • Mchambers
    • By Mchambers 10th Apr 18, 1:55 PM
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    Praise for my Junghans Radio controlled watch
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    • 10th Apr 18, 1:55 PM
    Praise for my Junghans Radio controlled watch 10th Apr 18 at 1:55 PM
    It is over 13 years old. Have to change the battery every 3 years.Battery costs just 5.

    It keeps perfect time to the second.

    Half price when I got it for 50. Changes the time automatically when clocks move forwards or backwards by 1 hour.

    Can't fault it and highly recommend Junghans.
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    • societys child
    • By societys child 10th Apr 18, 2:20 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 2:20 PM
    I got two radio controlled clocks from Lidl about 14 years ago, they use AA batteries so very cheap to change. Actually I can't remember ever changing them.
    They were about 2.99 each I think.

    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 10th Apr 18, 2:26 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 2:26 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 2:26 PM
    My Casio Wave Ceptor does the same thing and only cost me about 25-30.
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021

    I had to put mothballs in my wallet - the moths had learned the PINs to my cards...
    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 10th Apr 18, 3:14 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 3:14 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 3:14 PM
    My Casio Wave Ceptor does the same thing and only cost me about 25-30.
    Originally posted by MothballsWallet
    Mine cost quite a bit more (150 ish I think) but I've had it about 15 years now. It's also solar powered so never needed a battery.
    Last edited by RichardD1970; 10-04-2018 at 6:10 PM. Reason: Tidying up grammar and spelling
    • Mchambers
    • By Mchambers 10th Apr 18, 5:47 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 5:47 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 5:47 PM
    Casio (150) or Junghans (50 radio controlled). Now wich would I go for ? Mmm...Guess what ? Casio loses big time !!
    • takman
    • By takman 10th Apr 18, 6:03 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 6:03 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 6:03 PM
    I've got a Casio G-Shock which is radio controlled. It's also a pretty tough watch and has withstood a lot of impacts , it is water resistant to 20 bar and also recharges itself using a solar panel (so i never have to worry about changing the battery and making sure the seal is placed back correctly). It cost 80 about 8 years ago.

    For me it's the perfect watch as you can wear it in all conditions and it just works without ever needing any adjusting or batteries.
    • Heliflyguy
    • By Heliflyguy 11th Apr 18, 1:58 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 1:58 PM
    Braun BN0087
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    • 11th Apr 18, 1:58 PM
    I wish my experience of RC watches was as positive.

    No local watch repairers type places (avoiding Timpsons) would touch RC watches saying they always go wrong after changing the battery wouldnt even help get the back off so I could replace myself as I do with my other watches.

    Problem with the Braun is the gap to prise the back off is very narrow, looks like a special tool was needed that is a lot thinner than a normal prising tool so I sent back to Braun who judging by the butchered rear case didnt have the correct tool either, it was not a cheap experience either @ 25 but a watch that doesnt work because it needs a new battery is a waste.

    Now the backs carved up when it goes flat next time I will give it a go myself.
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 11th Apr 18, 3:54 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 3:54 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 3:54 PM
    Casio (150) or Junghans (50 radio controlled). Now wich would I go for ? Mmm...Guess what ? Casio loses big time !!
    Originally posted by Mchambers
    Says the (we forumites think) ex-Barclays employee with a grudge against them...

    Obviously you have too much money and pay little tax.
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021

    I had to put mothballs in my wallet - the moths had learned the PINs to my cards...
    • meer53
    • By meer53 11th Apr 18, 5:07 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 5:07 PM
    I love my Rolex
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