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Auriol Radio-Controlled Wall Clock £7.99 at Lidl
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Auriol Radio-Controlled Wall Clock £7.99 at Lidl

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Posted 26th Sep
Credit to @andreocean as listed in his/her Lidl post as well

Time, temperature and humidity at a glance
Automatic time adjustment for winter and summer time
Time can also be adjusted manually
Brushed aluminium frame with glass cover and large, clear dial
Includes battery
Size: Ø25 x D4.5cm
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I've got this clock. Well I say clock but over the last year and a half I've come to think of it as a random number generator. Sometimes it'll run correctly for a bit. Other times it will run precisely one minute too fast. Occasionally it'll save energy by keeping the seconds hand still but keeping correct time with the other hands. At other times it will show a time that doesn't correspond to any earthly time zone. Then again it will sometimes take a short holiday and not bother working at all.

The one I have is MSF marked so it should work. So by all means go ahead and buy one, but I'd recommend getting a better one from amazon, just in case you ever need to know the actual correct time. My other much older one has worked flawlessly for years.
These are a great idea, but having bought two over a few years, they have both been buggy, infact the first one was set to German time so useless in the UK!

The second would decide it needed to reset from time to time, and although watching the hands fly around the face of the clock is fun, the novelty of it soon wore off.

If you do buy one, get it tested in the location you will use it (as some seem to have poor RF performance) and take your chance, and at least the warranty is no quibble.. so you only wasted your time if its duff.
Edited by: "BestGear" 27th Sep
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These are a great idea, but having bought two over a few years, they have both been buggy, infact the first one was set to German time so useless in the UK!

The second would decide it needed to reset from time to time, and although watching the hands fly around the face of the clock is fun, the novelty of it soon wore off.

If you do buy one, get it tested in the location you will use it (as some seem to have poor RF performance) and take your chance, and at least the warranty is no quibble.. so you only wasted your time if its duff.
Edited by: "BestGear" 27th Sep
Honestly wouldn’t bother buying these. They are often set to German time which defeats the object of a radio controlled clock. The manufacturer was quite rude to me as well, explaining German time is the specification of the product rather than attempting to appreciate we don’t use German time in the UK
In contrast, I've had mine for 2 years and have had zero problems - never on German time.
I've got this clock. Well I say clock but over the last year and a half I've come to think of it as a random number generator. Sometimes it'll run correctly for a bit. Other times it will run precisely one minute too fast. Occasionally it'll save energy by keeping the seconds hand still but keeping correct time with the other hands. At other times it will show a time that doesn't correspond to any earthly time zone. Then again it will sometimes take a short holiday and not bother working at all.

The one I have is MSF marked so it should work. So by all means go ahead and buy one, but I'd recommend getting a better one from amazon, just in case you ever need to know the actual correct time. My other much older one has worked flawlessly for years.
Rats, sounds cool...well cooler than your average clock. Tempted still, but not sure my Lidl will have it. Might try if I find it tho
We bought on a few years back and it's been great for us, knowing LIDL they probably have a 2 year guarantee so just keep your receipt and return it if it doesn't work
Does anyone know if this has a sweep second hand or does it tick?
Last years stock = GERMAN time! (ring, CS get a £5 voucher apology) take it back.

Not the first time its happened, recommend you take it out of the box & activate it before you buy it.
Useless. Never works. Just threw it away.
mine had german time aswell (one hour forward), But i took the glass off from the front and put the hour back by exactly one hour and its been perefect ever since. i will get another one now. they are preety good.
Juantootree26/09/2019 23:51

mine had german time aswell (one hour forward), But i took the glass off …mine had german time aswell (one hour forward), But i took the glass off from the front and put the hour back by exactly one hour and its been perefect ever since. i will get another one now. they are preety good.


Is it silent, or loud tick tock?
radium26/09/2019 19:21

I've got this clock. Well I say clock but over the last year and a half …I've got this clock. Well I say clock but over the last year and a half I've come to think of it as a random number generator. Sometimes it'll run correctly for a bit. Other times it will run precisely one minute too fast. Occasionally it'll save energy by keeping the seconds hand still but keeping correct time with the other hands. At other times it will show a time that doesn't correspond to any earthly time zone. Then again it will sometimes take a short holiday and not bother working at all. The one I have is MSF marked so it should work. So by all means go ahead and buy one, but I'd recommend getting a better one from amazon, just in case you ever need to know the actual correct time. My other much older one has worked flawlessly for years.


It's time Jim but not as we know it....
blimy , thought they would have sorted the German time problem by now .

Have a couple of their clocks bought a few years ago with German time , there were complaints then.

I disconnected the aerial inside and set the clock manually.
Ozzie27/09/2019 08:27

blimy , thought they would have sorted the German time problem by now …blimy , thought they would have sorted the German time problem by now .Have a couple of their clocks bought a few years ago with German time , there were complaints then.I disconnected the aerial inside and set the clock manually.


Doesn't that kind of defeat the point of buying a radio-cotrolled clock?
Here's a better one. Keeps good time and works in England. More expensive but better. Gone up in price though since I paid £14.99

If you buy an RC clock make sure it can receive the MFS - 60 signal from Anthorn, Cumria.

There are two transmitters that cover Europe, one (MSF-60) located in Anthorn, Cumbria and one (DCF-77) located in Mainflingen, Germany. Both transmitters cover a radius of approx 1500km from the base station, this can be affected to some extent by terrain and prevailing atmospheric conditions.

Some clocks receiving the DCF-77 signal from Europe have button to force it to English time.

Ebay Sutton Large Round White Wall Mounted 30cm Radio Controlled Clock (Auto Updates)

This Radio controlled clock can only be used in the UK and Ireland.
Radio controlled clocks will only operate in buildings where the UK time code signal can penetrate. Metal clad buildings or those with re-enforced concrete are unlikely to be suitable for this product.

Features:

For UK & Ireland only
Energy efficient movement for long battery life
Automatically updates in Spring and Autumn to allow for Daylight Saving Time
Suitable for most home or office locations with the exception of metal clad and re-enforced concrete buildings
Radio Controlled function sets the time precisley
Key slot wall mounting
Near silent operation
Large clear numbers and hands

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Edited by: "AllOK" 27th Sep
Keep hold of your receipts as they are likely to become faulty after few months (from experience!)
radium26/09/2019 19:21

I've got this clock. Well I say clock but over the last year and a half …I've got this clock. Well I say clock but over the last year and a half I've come to think of it as a random number generator. Sometimes it'll run correctly for a bit. Other times it will run precisely one minute too fast. Occasionally it'll save energy by keeping the seconds hand still but keeping correct time with the other hands. At other times it will show a time that doesn't correspond to any earthly time zone. Then again it will sometimes take a short holiday and not bother working at all. The one I have is MSF marked so it should work. So by all means go ahead and buy one, but I'd recommend getting a better one from amazon, just in case you ever need to know the actual correct time. My other much older one has worked flawlessly for years.


My work bought 30 of the type, they was 30£ and I have since replaced most of them, they would show the wrong time I would then set to manual but many would wait till a certain time then decide to find the atomic time again absolitly useless, apparently they don't work well near other tech which is like everywhere basically haha
I have just bought one of these (I thought it was reduced to £3 - £4 but found I have been charged £7.99). As with the other comments it isn't working so far but this npl.co.uk/res…ime is helpful. Given that it has a metal rim I suspect if you put it on a wall with foil lined plasterboard that it will not work. I have mine in the window until it sets itself. The clock mechanism inside the back has MSF so it is set up for the UK not Europe. Periodically the signal from Cumbria is switched off for maintenance. Checking the above web site shows it is currently off for an hour. Result!! Did not reset itself but after pressing reset button time now reads precisely. So if you want to set one up suggest you check the signal is working, put clock in window facing Cumbria on 2nd floor if possible with back to window so it can receive signal. The link above gives useful tips too.
Edited by: "Fullerene" 11th Oct
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