Atomic Time Clocks

Today, I blog about my G-shock watch. Wait, if you are not yet impressed, you will be.  It is so cool, especially the Atomic Time function. If you are scratching your head, let me explain this special feature. If you want absolute accuracy beyond belief, you will appreciate the way your electronic device syncs up with the Atomic Clock at Fort Collins, Colorado. This is also the location of the WWVB radio station that millions use to synchronize their consumer electronic products. If you have a wall clock or a clock radio, you know what I mean. It also works for various appliances, cameras, irrigation controllers, and high level applications. I love it and couldn’t wait to get my G-shock watch so I could keep perfect time and never have to set it again. I am partial to technology and this is a prime example of something personal you can own and use that exhibits the wonders of electronics.

Atomic Time watches are a few years old ever since the Fort Collins radio station has been broadcasting what is called “a phase modulated time code.” This enhanced the existing AM/pulse-width-modification signal. Thus, watches like mine have taken off in popularity given their superior performance. It gets rather complicated to go into the details, so suffice it to say that the station has several antennas that have been refurbished over the years. An amazing computer ensures automatic tuning. Think of a wondrous set of transmitters making this all happen.

Can anything go wrong? Yes. But it is easily remedied so that there is frequency certainty. It involves removing path delays, usually minor. The system depends on proper receiving and averaging techniques to reduce uncertainty. If you are falling asleep at these details, let’s talk about my great watch. You can find them at all price points, but I went for a top model by Casio, a well-known brand among men who care. Even if you are a landlubber, the watch with its sci-fi dial looks amazing on any wrist. It will turn a nerd into an athlete. You find out a lot more about G-shock watches at The dial has an LED light, countdown timer, and 1/1000-second stopwatch. What more could a guy want?

Water resistance is big with owners of this marvel. It is good to 660 feet. If you indulge in professional marine activity and serious surface water sports, this is the one for you. For your hard-earned money, you get a resin case with mineral dial window, Japanese quartz movement with digital display, flash alert, world time (48 cities), multi-home time, and a ribbed resin wrist band with easy-to-use buckle closure. Something to note: this is not a watch for scuba divers. They have other options.

So much for Atomic Time and my new G-shock watch. Aren’t you thrilled you tuned into my blog today? I will always have something new to tell so come back soon.