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Hello all, well this past Saturday, I pulled the trigger on a basic Atomic G Shock, liked the idea of Updating from the Atomic Clock and it also has moon and tide, GW7900B1

I have watched many help vids on You Tube, but so far no luck at all on connecting for the auto updates on time, kinda the main reason I purchased it.

Live in Las Vegas, tried it after midnight, no luck. It starts, shows a 3 on connection strength, but then does nothing, resets after a while, and the indicator that shows it worked shows that it did not.

So I guess my question is, does this Atomic Clock update feature really work for most people or is it a BS feature ? Am I maybe missing a step ?

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Mine usually work at or around midnight - and I’m WAY east of you in Indiana.

I have found, however, that the watches really need to be left alone when syncing. So all of mine are sitting in place at night and have the backs facing west. Given your location I wonder how you’ve aimed it, so to speak. Aim the back at Ft Collins?
 

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I live near Denver, only about 60 miles from Ft. Collins, but my GW-5000 syncs almost every night.

I don't fiddle with it at all, and if it DOESN'T sync for some reason, I don't do anything at all except wait for it to do it on it's own later.
 

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Hello all, well this past Saturday, I pulled the trigger on a basic Atomic G Shock, liked the idea of Updating from the Atomic Clock and it also has moon and tide, GW7900B1

I have watched many help vids on You Tube, but so far no luck at all on connecting for the auto updates on time, kinda the main reason I purchased it.

Live in Las Vegas, tried it after midnight, no luck. It starts, shows a 3 on connection strength, but then does nothing, resets after a while, and the indicator that shows it worked shows that it did not.

So I guess my question is, does this Atomic Clock update feature really work for most people or is it a BS feature ? Am I maybe missing a step ?

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I live in Northern California, further away from atomic tower than Vegas. Auto synced >95% of time for the past 5 years. Never a success on manual sync though :)
 

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MB6 works automatically most of time for me in So Cal. On Sunday morning, when we changed to DST, all of my radio-controlled watches synced automatically.
 

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I live in northern Virginia near Washington DC. I have three atomic clock syncing watches, a Casio G, a Casio Pathfinder and a Citizen pilot’s watch. All generally sync each night without fail. Every now and then one will miss a sync but it’s rare.

I do help things along by storing them near a western second floor window and I store them with the sensors pointed west also.


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Sync works like a charm every night as long as I wear it to sleep--I think your body acts as a giant antenna to improve reception if it's on your wrist in the middle of the night.

Manual sync only works for me if I am using the Clockwave app. Using the Clockwave app is an excellent way to re-synch all your G shocks that didn't synch up yet for DST changes (not a paid endorsement).
 

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I find that wearing my MB6 G-Shocks helps with an auto receive being successful in the middle of the night. And this is way farther away than y’all in the States (Australian who does get auto sync with the Japanese towers at least once a week).


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I find that wearing my MB6 G-Shocks helps with an auto receive being successful in the middle of the night. And this is way farther away than y’all in the States (Australian who does get auto sync with the Japanese towers at least once a week).


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im always blown away when i hear you say this! |>

i might have to give it a try one day, even tho adjusting it manually is far quicker than setting it to tyo time and hoping lol
 

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im always blown away when i hear you say this! |>

i might have to give it a try one day, even tho adjusting it manually is far quicker than setting it to tyo time and hoping lol
Only time when this doesn’t happen is if the weather conditions are not conducive to the JJY signal being able to bounce off the atmosphere down here to Brisbane. My GW-5600WA is the most successful at auto-syncing; my GW-9400-3 is the least.

All three MB6 watches I have are always set to TYO timezone with DST on so that I’m always at UTC+10. Only one that isn’t set up that way is my GW-B5600.


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My 9400 syncs every night automatically, usually about 1am (UK time).

Interestingly enough though, last night was the first time it has never synced, assume maybe because we are having bad winds in the UK at the moment, so manually done it this morning and it done it straight away.
 

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All 3 of my solar/atomics sync no problem and they are under the bed in my watch box. Must be lucky where I am in the UK as never failed yet in 3 years and always at 1.02am
 

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I (X Traindriver Art) live S E of Ft Collins, Co (distance is 1,000 miles +)
I own 11 Casios. 9 are either MB6 or Waveceptor Atomic.
My 9 synch between midnight and 5. 5:00 AM synch is strongest.

Gifted a son in Finland a MB6 and it didn't synch. EMailed Sta Mgr in
Germany. He explained son's G was calibrated to recieve a 60.0 kc synch
German sta synchs at 75.0 kc.

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All 3 of my solar/atomics sync no problem and they are under the bed in my watch box. Must be lucky where I am in the UK as never failed yet in 3 years and always at 1.02am
So do mine, but today for some uknown reason my GW-9400 synced at 12:02 am. That's the first time it does that. Any thoughts?

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Only time when this doesn’t happen is if the weather conditions are not conducive to the JJY signal being able to bounce off the atmosphere down here to Brisbane. My GW-5600WA is the most successful at auto-syncing; my GW-9400-3 is the least.

All three MB6 watches I have are always set to TYO timezone with DST on so that I’m always at UTC+10. Only one that isn’t set up that way is my GW-B5600.


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i have quite a few mb6 models so i think i might find a northern window and give it a try! :-!
 

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All my atomic Gs sync well from over 1400 miles away from the transmitter after midnight each night.

Radio waves travel much farther at night. Keep the watch away from cell phones, computer and other electronics.

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My 9400 syncs every night automatically, usually about 1am (UK time).

Interestingly enough though, last night was the first time it has never synced, assume maybe because we are having bad winds in the UK at the moment, so manually done it this morning and it done it straight away.
Just realised why, I had my Baro reading left on (face palm).
 

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I live on the east coast of Florida and as others have pointed out my atomics sync most reliably when I'm wearing it while asleep. The ones sitting on the dresser are hit or miss. Maybe I have iron rich blood.

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