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I cannot reset my R.C. E. WATCH I live in Ashburnham MA

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I cannot reset my R.C. E. HOWARD WATCH I live in Ashburnham MA 01430
I have been told that my watch cannot function because I am "out of range." Is this true?
PS Had new battery installed.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 2 years ago.

Hello. My name is***** can help you with your question.

This does not sound right to me. If by "out of range" you mean out of the range of a signal to synchronize time like NIST, then I would say this cannot be true. Even if it cannot synchronize with a signal, it will operate normally but without the feature of auto correcting for small time inaccuracies. Also, if it has synchronized for you before in the same area then I don't see how this would be possible. There are some places in the United States that did not get a signal very clearly but usually in your daily travels even if you don't have a signal at home, you will come across one that your watch will recognize and use to synchronize. The signals are not very strong but they are of a frequency that propagates well over long distances. It would be nearly impossible for you not to encounter one of the signals at least a few times per week if this is not what you are referring to, please let me know whatever additional detail you can and I'll help you work it out.


Customer: replied 2 years ago.
OK, I am pleased to know that I can synchronize in my area. It sounds like I don,t know how to reset so as to operate normally
(I don,t have a manual). I would appreciate your instructions. The date is working but time is frozen.
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 2 years ago.
Lloyd, there are not manuals for all models, but if you can tell me which model you have, I will see if I can get the manual for you.