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    • Consumerist
    • By Consumerist 12th Oct 18, 12:04 PM
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    Lidl - Radio Controlled clocks are back
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    • 12th Oct 18, 12:04 PM
    Lidl - Radio Controlled clocks are back 12th Oct 18 at 12:04 PM
    These clocks have been in the news before.

    Beware: these clocks are for (most of) Europe only so run one hour fast in the UK.
    Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
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    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 12th Oct 18, 2:57 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 2:57 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 2:57 PM
    Beware: these clocks are for (most of) Europe only so run one hour fast in the UK.
    Originally posted by Consumerist
    Ha Ha
    That's just brilliant! At least no one who uses one over here is likely to be late!
    • societys child
    • By societys child 13th Oct 18, 2:45 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 2:45 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 2:45 PM
    Ive had a cheap Lidl weather station for about 12 months. I tried changing the time settings a number of times but it always reverted to "euro time" . .


    Sooo . . . I looked deeper into the settings and found the correct way to alter it.


    It's fine now, don't know if these clocks are the same

    • Consumerist
    • By Consumerist 13th Oct 18, 7:15 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 7:15 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 7:15 PM
    Ive had a cheap Lidl weather station for about 12 months. I tried changing the time settings a number of times but it always reverted to "euro time" . .
    Sooo . . . I looked deeper into the settings and found the correct way to alter it.
    It's fine now, don't know if these clocks are the same
    Originally posted by societys child
    These clocks are analogue. The only way I can think of is to loop a piece of wire over the hour hand and physically pull the hand back an hour. This would, of course, invalidate the 3-yr guarantee and could possibly damage the movement. I didn't investigate how easy it might be to gain access to the hands.
    Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
    • societys child
    • By societys child 13th Oct 18, 7:22 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 7:22 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 7:22 PM
    These clocks are analogue

    Analogue? What is the world coming to . .

    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 13th Oct 18, 9:48 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 9:48 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 9:48 PM
    These clocks are analogue.
    Originally posted by Consumerist
    Indeed.
    Radio controlled clocks correct themselves via a signal from an atomic clock, but the signal for Central European Time originates from a different location than the signal for GMT.
    • 168hourweek
    • By 168hourweek 18th Oct 18, 4:41 PM
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    • 18th Oct 18, 4:41 PM
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    • 18th Oct 18, 4:41 PM
    Hi
    Moved my hands to the correct UK time
    Worked fine for 3 years now
    • twhitehousescat
    • By twhitehousescat 18th Oct 18, 5:19 PM
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    • 18th Oct 18, 5:19 PM
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    • 18th Oct 18, 5:19 PM
    Hi
    Moved my hands to the correct UK time
    Worked fine for 3 years now
    Originally posted by 168hourweek
    reads correct , twice a day
    Time pretending I was asleep whilst under his desk , has given me insight to this sordid world
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