2010-06-30

finding a sensible watch . travel clock

6.20: mis.addn/gear/self-winding watch needs a rechargable replacement:
. wind watch but still acts like low;
(waits for 2 seconds before moving sec'hand)?
lithium re chargeable is 4yrs old .

web.gear/clock/runs on cheap batt's:
9:25:
. how do I get time with friendly batt's?
pda?, linux powered pda? okl4 pda exist?;
11:28:
travel alarm clock on AAA battery!


2 AAA 4 x 1.5 x (under 1")

-- very popular . door folds to protect programming buttons .
. this is a recent model from casio:
Pre-Programmed calender until the year 2030

AAA 0.8 x 3 x 3.5 Seiko Get Up and Glow Travel Alarm Clock #QHL004KLH
-- seiko or knockoff is destroyed by a 2ft fall?
try analog QHT005SLH -- many complaints

-- watch history:

historically useful tool:
Watch Case Back Opener Wrench For Waterproof Watches
. Change Battery or Watch Movement You Self .

history of the g-force Unbreakable 10yr lithium batt's
"Triple Ten" concept: A minimum 10 year battery life,
10 bar (100m) water resistance,
and the ability to withstand the shock of a 10m freefall.

-- light stays whenever dark; no calender .
AAA battery. (3 x 2.25 x 0.75 )

--  [7.20: was defunct at time of purchase, but now available]:
2 AAA 3.75 x 2.80 x 0.95 High Sierra Atomic Travel Alarm Clock BK 8050-44BK

--. bad reviews about atomic being worthless .
2AA Seiko Atomic Alarm Clock

--. requires atomic signal; no manual set .
AA Atomic Digital Travel Alarm Clock 3.5x 2.6 x 3.4
AA La Crosse Technology WT-2165U Travel Alarm Clock : 0.9 x 2.6 x 3.6 inches
. reviews .

-- backlit; large but makes white noise
4AA 5.25 x 3 x 0.75"

-- programming controls unguarded
2 AAA 5 x 1.5 x 1.75;
instruction manual has no pictures
but on the site I see 3 buttons
(all that are needed) -- in top places .

see Brookstone?
-- llbean was also recommended but I couldn't find mine .

-- very bright always on?
1 AAA 2" W x 3" L x 0.75" D.

6.29: proj.gear/clock/embedded in cassette radio:
. the sony portable cassette radio has a clock!
I can use that to save on cell batt's
until the new clocks arrive .
. where are the instructions?
try to figure it out:
there's a set of 3 buttons near the clock:
(enter, -, +);
press enter,
(-) incr's minutes, (+) incr's hours,
press enter again after done,
else changes won't stick .