Digital Atomic Wall Clock, retail $TBA
Manufactured by SkyScan (
Last updated 04-04-10

Paul Casey (the sysop of the now-defunct Paul's Waka Waka BBS in Seattle WA. USA) was my "bestest" friend on the entire planet. He passed away on 06-16-06 (16 Jun. 2006 if you prefer); I made a memorial website in his honour on 08-19-06 (19 Aug. 2006); now I'm adding web pages about things either he gave me or Waka Waka merchandise that I purchased from his CafePress store to my website.

I've had this for quite a few years now (and Paul had it for many more years before that!), that's why it does not look brand spanken new in the above photograph!!!

This product does not emit light of its own, so the standard review format will not be used and the product will not be assigned a rating.

This is the SkyScan digital atomic wall alarm clock with indoor thermometer and moon phase indicator.
My now-deceased best friend Paul Casey had this clock hanging on the wall in his kitchen/dining room.

It keeps correct time by occasionally linking up with the atomic clock in Fort Collins CO. USA; you never really have to reset the time -- not even after Daylight Saving Time begins or ends.

FWIW: This is model number 86715.
It must be obsolete now, as it was not found on the SkyScan website.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use this clock, install two AA cells (see directly below), and THEN you can go check the time.

Setting this clock is quite easy...actually, you don't have to set it unless you need to know the time & date ***RIGHT AWAY***.

But if you do need to set it, here's how you do it:

Press "SET" once,
press "+" until you see your time zone;
-4 ATL-Atlantic
-5 EST-Eastern
-6 CST-Central
-7 MST-Mountain
-8 PST-Pacific
-9 ALA-Alaska

>Press "SET" once,


>Press "SET" once,

US (United States)
F - MER-Mercredi, French
E - MIE-Miércoles, Spanish

>Press "SET" once,

>>press "+", for correct hour

>Press "SET" once,

>>press "+", for correct minute

>Press "SET" once,


Range 00-20; 10 = 2010

>Press "SET" once,


>Press "SET" once,


>Press "SET" once,

Day of the Week

>Press "SET" once,

12 or 24 hour

>Press "SET" once,

Fahrenheit or Celsius

Press "SET" once again - DONE!!!

The clock should now display "month/day/day of the week/moon phase/Temperature"

NOTE: Moon phase and Seconds will correct on first reception from the atomic clock in Boulder CO. USA.

Press "+" once,

Temperature changes to seconds

Press "+" once,

Temperature returns on right-most panel and seconds replaces day of the week.
Press "+" one last time and you are back to done!!!

This information was lifted from this web page.

This clock does indeed have an alarm, but I have yet to figure out how to set it and arm/disarm it.
If it's sounding, I believe that it can be neutralised by pressing the "ALM" button on the back of the clock.

A keyhole slot on the back allows you to hang this clock quite readily...a thumbtack or a map pin (or "pushpin" as some people call them) is more than sufficient because this clock is not at all heavy.

You may also swing the two plastic legs out from the lower edge of the back of this clock to stand it up on a table, dresser, counter, or other hard, flat surface.

To change the AA cells when necessary, place the clock face-down on a soft surface like a bed, uphostered chair, couch, etc. and look on the back for a battery door near the center (but located below true center). Lift this door off, carry it to a bridge over deep water (the Brooklyn Bridge would be ideal; however, the Juneau-Douglas Bridge would also do in a pinch here), and throw it over the side so that it goes "blub blub blub" all the way to the bottom of Gastineau Channel with all of the bowling balls that were lobbed over that bridge in the 1950s and 1960s...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

You'll see two AA cells in the compartment. Remove them, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert two new AA cells into the compartment, orienting them according to the polarity legend embossed into the bottom of the compartment.

Place the battery door back on, and gently press down on it until it snaps into place.
Aren't you glad that you didn't throw that battery door over the side of the Juneau-Douglas Bridge now?

This is what the Juneau-Douglas Bridge looks like...or what it lookED like anyway before it was replaced in 1976.

And this is what the bridge looks like now.

Hang the clock back where you originally removed it from, and be done with it.

Photograph of this clock's display.

YourTube video allowing you to see the clock running.
Nothing much to see here folks except for a silly clock...o boy, a digital clock!!!

This clip is approximately 16.2984567560 megabytes (16,459,264 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than eighty one minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

Unit was given to me by Paul Casey shortly before I left Seattle in May 2006; he had it prior to that since at least the early-1990s.

Product was made in China.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

    PRODUCT TYPE: Digital atomic wall clock
    No. OF LAMPS: N/A
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; display protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 3x AA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WARRANTY: Unknown/TBA


    Product was not intended to be a light-emitter, so the traditional "star" rating will not be used.

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