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Global Atomic Alarm Clock

Item 690916

Atomic Alarm Clock Offers Worldwide Accuracy

Accurate to the nanosecond, this atomic clock automatically syncs to one of the World Time Clocks in North America, the U.K., continental Europe or Japan, ensuring reliable time when you travel. When you're outside signal range, just set the clock, calendar and alarm manually. Features a unique twist-and-turn base, snooze function, backlight and travel pouch. Uses two CR2450 batteries (included). Plastic. Imported.

Global Atomic Alarm Clock

2 3/4"W x 1 3/4"D x 3 3/4"H. 4.4 oz.
  • Global Atomic Alarm Clock
  • Accurate to the nanosecond
  • Automatically synchs to World Time Clock in North America, UK, continental Europe, or Japan
  • Reliable time when you travel
  • Set clock within signal range
  • Unique twist-and-turn base, snooze function, backlight, and travel pouch
  • Uses two CR2450 batteries, included
  • Plastic
  • Imported
  • 2 3/4"W x 1 3/4"D x 3 3/4"H. 4.4 oz.
Women's Sizes
Men's Sizes
Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-770-3387

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from TravelSmith are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
By FernandezL67
January 08, 2017
"Global Atomic Alarm Clock - I purchased this clock and was excited to use it since we travel around the world and it sync in whatever country we are in. And it does. However, you can not see the display screen unless you literally pick it up and hold it in front of you. I have triedI would not recommend this product."
By NeumanWR
Northern California
November 11, 2016
"Useless as a travel clock - The form factor is terrific. But the alarm is too soft and has no adjustment. I have misplaced the instructions and none are available on the Web! This was a gift and at this point it has no value for travel. Worse is the tiny print on the back and the buI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
November 09, 2016
"We are returning this product. The clock never synchronized with a satellite.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
August 27, 2016
"My complaint about this alarm is that it is completely useless if you have lost the instructions. Mine got stuck on a different time zone about a year ago and after about 10 attempts, I STILL have not figured out how to reset it. The setting design is jusI would not recommend this product."
By pjnusz
Stockton. Ca
August 09, 2016
"Dr - Too complicted to use!!!!Seiko or Howard Miller travel clocks are FAR easier!!!!I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
August 06, 2016
"Handy travel item - Compact and easy to use this product is a nice addition to our travel equipment. Self stand rotates to make the clock more streamlined. Chose red for ease in locating in Dopp kit.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
July 25, 2016
"Best Purchase Ever - NOT - I normally do not write bad reviews BUT this is not worth the money. I bought this clock based on a few reviews and to replace a very old travel clock. First, it was difficult to set up, had to actually read the directions. Second, the alarm is so light iI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
New York, NY
June 14, 2016
"Atomic travel clock - The clock arrived, well packed, beautiful to look at. When I tried to set it up, the print on both the instruction sheet and the labels on the back of the clock were so tiny I couldn't read them, even with my glasses and a magnifier. I had to ask a friendI would not recommend this product."
By sharondean
suburban Chicago
April 29, 2016
"Convenient - I haven't used it yet, but I think it will be a great addition since I am a frequent out-ot-country traveler. Technical support was great as this senior citizen had some trouble getting going.- I recommend this product."
By swifta4
Asheville, NC
April 29, 2016
"Second-time buyer - I have owned this clock for 2 years and have always been pleased with it. This latest purchase will be as a gift to my daughter, and I am sure she will love it as much as I do mine. Great design, travel-worthy clock for night stand. Pleasurably tactile wi- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
New Canaan, CT
February 23, 2016
"great for travel or home - I've been looking for a travel clock that resets itself according to the time zone all over the world, and not just the US and this does that, plus I love the red color -easy to find to turn the alarm off.- I recommend this product."
By JaeIzzy
February 13, 2016
"Not functional - buttons & controls too small - I was hopeful that this would be a good travel clock for me. I liked the slightly larger overall size as opposed to my current travel clock. It just had one major problem, all the controls are on the back of the clock and the buttons and print are so smalI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
December 27, 2015
"can't see the display - You can't read the display unless you're right on top of the clock. Very difficult to set and to use. Not worth the moneyI would not recommend this product."
By wgunster
Middle Tennessee
October 31, 2015
"Questionable Product - I purchased this clock to replace an older clock. It worked well in the US, automatically setting itself overnight. Took it to Germany and France. It never was able to sync. Took it to England, It took two days to sync and the alarm quit. After pressing tI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Tucson, Arizona.
October 21, 2015
"Clock a little heavy for travels - I bought this clock for travel but it's too heavy.I would not recommend this product."
By Cbruss
Central Ohio
September 09, 2015
"Not good for us - I was looking for a well made easy to use travel alarm. Unfortunately I found Instructions and clock were very difficult to understand. I was unable to set it to correct time. After many frustrating attempts turned it over to my husband. He was able to seI would not recommend this product."
By LoriKovalsky
Thayne, WY
August 31, 2015
"Attractive clock. - Attractive clock. Easy set up and runs good. Instructions are in a tiny print. Had to use a magnifying glass. But at least they were in Engligh. However, to set the alarm, you have to use the buttons on the back. These buttons are very small. You either n- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
August 29, 2015
"VERY HARD TO HEAR ALARM.Needs to have volume adjustment.Instructions on clock are hard to read.The twist stand is a novel idea.Face easy to read.I would not recommend this product."
By bbonet
Martinez, CA
August 05, 2015
"Great Alarm Clock - This was a great purchase, it did everything that it was supposed to do.- I recommend this product."
By frgauss
April 15, 2015
"Outstanding clock - This is my second one. This travel clock has been my Travel partner for years. I had to have another one for my wife. Keeps great time even as it goes through TSA.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
small town america
December 01, 2014
"Returning th is purchase - The clock is very difficult to set up and does not seem to receive a decent signal wehre I live, or where I travel. Setting time, etc - which should be automatic - is virtually impossible for me. I am returning this with annoyance and disappointment.I would not recommend this product."
By astarace
Lincoln, NE
October 15, 2014
"The Best Atomic Alarm Clark - This global alarm clock is unique in its capabilities: it can access time signals in North America, Western Europe, and Japan to provide accurate time-keeping in those areas. Set up is simple and operation is straightforward. I love this clock and use it- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
October 14, 2014
"Buttons on back of clock stick a little bit. Otherwise it's a good purchase!- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
So Orange County, CA
October 13, 2014
"Atomic time not working - Cannot get the time to set to my time zone-it wipes out my settings if I try to activate the atomic feature! Totally frustrated. Right now I am very unhappy with this purchase and would prefer something that manually sets and operates easily.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
October 09, 2014
"Do not purchase this clock. I returned mine! - Very poor quality. Buttons did not work. Sliders did not slide.I would not recommend this product."
By bryant747
July 26, 2014
"Good size and quality. The one poor feature of this clock is that the alarm is not loud - sound is very soft - not enough to wake someone that needs to get to the airport. If you do not plan to use the alarm this clock is for you.- I recommend this product."
By trekpassion
sarasota, florida
December 15, 2013
"great for international travel - I have been to 45 countries and all 7 continents and I intend to take this everywhere I go.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
July 10, 2013
"Love It! - I travel internationally almost every month and I love this clock! It's so convenient, I never have to think about making any time change adjustments. It's small and light, packs easily.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Newbury Park, CA
July 10, 2013
"I saw this beautiful red clock on Travelsmith's website and I bought it immediately, just because of its looks and the amazing red color. After I received the clock, I was even more in love with the color. It took about a day to connect to the right time- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Upstate NY
July 10, 2013
"Received this clock as a gift before my husband and I set off on a trip to Europe. It was perfect as we were easily able to use it for the different time zones we passed through. Found the clock to be most accurate and easy to use as well as easy to read,- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
June 04, 2013
"Global Atomic alarm clock very difficult to start up; settings/tabs, buttons quite small. Item returned, unfortunately. Otherwise very pleased with TravelSmith merchandise.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Chapel Hill, NC
April 10, 2013
"complaint - This is a neat looking clock but it is very hard for me to see the print on the back where you set the various things you want. TOO many options and too many controls and very small print. I want something a lot more basic and user friendly.I would not recommend this product."