Digital Atomic Wall/Desk Clock with Thermometer from Walgreens

I am a bit OCD when it comes to time. I always have clocks around me. I especially like atomic clocks that synchronize with in Boulder, Colorado.

Back in 2003, our local Walgreens ran a special on atomic clocks for about $20.00 each. At that time atomic clocks were not as easy to find as they are now (just research them on and see how many come up). I ended up buying two of these clocks – Model #701070 Item #C17D1775.

About every two years I have to replace the two AA batteries in these clocks. I did not have the owner’s manual handy (it’s more like an owner’s instruction  sheet), so I tried to find it on the web. No luck. After looking around in my stuff, I ended up finding one of my two original copies of the instructions tucked away in a box in a cabinet. Thank goodness!

So, in an effort to “pay it forward” if anyone needs the instructions for these great clocks…click on this link to download the four page document.

I have since purchased several other atomic clocks…but you always remember your first…right?

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  1. Lorraine says:

    Hello Beau:
    I bought exactly the same clock at Walgreens many years, it was a Black Friday special offer.
    I still have the clock in my living room but it stopped changing the time automatically since I moved in to this new area 2 years ago. I tried to leave it outside facing South and followed all the recommendations on the manual, but nothing worked. So, I have to set it manually twice a year when the day time changes. I also bought a smaller version from the same company. Both of them have the same problem. I do not blame the clocks since I believe that the problem is in the area where I live. My portable radio has issues also.
    I have the manual for both of my clocks but I downloaded yours because it is a lot easier to read on my computer. The printing on the original sheet is so small that I always have to use a magnifier to read it.
    I keep the manufacturer instructions for as long as I have the product. I have seen many times online, that someone is looking for a manual that I have but since I do not have a blog or a web page, I do not know how to help.
    It was very nice of you to publish the instructions online. Thank you so much!

  2. Robert says:

    Hello Beau! Many thanks for the manual. I also bought this clock years ago at Walgreens and it has worked great. Recently, I changed the battery and I guess it reset the device and I could not figure out how to change the time zone from PST to EST, so after a while, it would update to the wrong time. The manual helped me fix that.

  3. Jenny says:

    Beau, i’ve had this atomic clock for years and years, but I lost the manual long ago. I have not been able to set the time correctly or change the time zone for months. I couldn’t throw it away because it was a challenge. But it came close. I just now found your manual and fixed it. Thank you so much!!!

  4. Lisa says:

    It’s currently January 2024, and I want to tell you that this post from 2013 helped so much today! My elderly dad has this same atomic clock, and I needed instructions for it to help reset it…but I couldn’t find them anywhere! Not until I found your post anyway. So thank you for being willing to share your .pdf of the instructions!

  5. Dolfin says:

    Thank you for posting the instructions! I found one of these in a thrift store 20+ years ago, and after all that time and a move halfway across the country, we still have not unpacked everything and I can’t find the instructions to change the time zone to Central!

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