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Large solar talking atomic watch, black leather strap

Product code: CW178
£69.00 (inc VAT) £57.50 (ex VAT)

The ex VAT price will apply to blind or partially sighted people, or someone buying on their behalf.

Availability: Out of stock

This solar powered watch announces the time and date with radio-controlled accuracy. The 40mm chrome coloured watch face is complemented by a smooth black leather strap. Simply recharge the battery using sunlight, an electric light or a solar watch charger (not supplied).

A self-charging watch which announces the time, day and date in a clear, natural English male voice. The battery can be recharged by sunlight or artificial light. Includes an alarm and optional hourly announcement. Can be set to receive either the time signals for UK, Germany, America or Japan; the time can be set manually if you are outside of these regions.


  • Black leather strap; minimum wrist size: 130mm, maximum wrist size: 180mm.
  • Face measures 40mm in diameter.
  • Solar powered; natural or artificial light.
  • Radio-controlled; automatically adjusts the time when clocks change.
  • Two raised buttons; top announces the time; bottom announces the date.
  • Two recessed buttons for setting the time manually outside of the radio-controlled time signals.
  • Alarm and optional hourly announcement.

Caring for your solar powered watch:

  • It's important not to let you solar watch battery run down completely because this affects the watch’s ability to recharge effectively.
  • To activate the watch, press and hold the button in the two o'clock position for approximately five seconds. The hands will spin to match the internal timekeeping and will stop once they have reached the correct time. This may take up to seven minutes if the last time set is just before the 10 o'clock position.

Important information:

  • This watch is not water-resistant.
  • Some sighted assistance may be required to activate the watch before first use and to calibrate the watch hands after changing the battery.
  • RNIB does not guarantee batteries or watch straps.
  • If returning as unsuitable, products must be returned in as new condition within 14 days, with original undamaged packaging to be accepted.

Downloadable product instructions:


Standard delivery times

For items we keep in stock at our warehouse, we make every effort to deliver your order within five working days. However if you've not received your goods within seven working days please contact our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 who will be able to help you.

Covid-19 measures: our warehouse and special order suppliers are still operating and dispatching orders at this time. However, please be aware that Royal Mail and couriers are under increased pressure and their delivery timescales may be extended. Your order may take a few extra days to reach you.

Special orders

We work with partners to deliver products on our behalf. We will pass on your contact information to be able to deliver the product effectively. Whilst delivery is usually within seven days, it may take up to six weeks.  

Articles for the Blind scheme

Most of our products and some publications in large print (16 point and above) can be sent by freepost under Royal Mail's "Articles for the Blind" scheme.

However, the Articles for the Blind scheme offers no guarantees of delivery or insurance for valuable items. Therefore we have to use alternative delivery methods, such as courier and Royal Mail services, for higher value orders.

Delivery charges

Where a product incurs a delivery charge this is highlighted in the product details and will be added to your order at checkout.

Dispatch note

When we send your products, the package will include a "dispatch note" with details of the contents. It is really important to check this against the actual contents of the package and alert us immediately (within seven working days of receiving the order) about any discrepancies.


If you find this product is unsuitable for your needs, or is faulty, then follow our returns instructions to ensure we deal with your enquiry efficiently.  Some products cannot be returned.  More information can be found in product description where applicable. 

Special order products are non-returnable unless faulty. We kindly ask our customers to ensure that any faulty products being returned are packaged securely for stable transit, or the warranty may be voided. Where possible, please use the original packaging. These include specially ordered items that are not part of our standard range. This also includes personalised items, including computer packages, as well as special order canes, walking sticks and more.

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