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My Timex T621T keeps adjusting for Daylight Savings Time

The clock has a feature to automatically adjust for Daylight Savings Time. It's programmed to jump forward an hour on the 1st Sunday of April. Since DST dates were changed this year, we had to manually change the time on 3/11/07. Of course, on 4/1, the first Sunday, the clock did it's thing & bumped the time forward. We corrected it manually. Today is the 2nd Sunday of April and it has once again adjusted the time forward one hour. It is still set to the Easter Std Time zone (Z02), so I'm not sure why it would be doing this. We've had the clock for about 16 months and this was not a problem last year with either the start or end of DST. Has anyone seen this happen with their clock, same or similar model? If so, what was your solution? There isn't an option to turn off the DST adjust feature.

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  • dghalsex Oct 26, 2008

    yes, I can't find a way to adjust to the new DST/Standard times for this clock.

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    I have the Timex T313 and have the same problem

  • Edith Bray May 11, 2010

    Don't know the solution but we have the same problem. The darn thing keeps jumping ahead one hour. It is such a hassle to unscrew the top - all the buttons fall off -- and then set - We will never buy a Timex again - Who ever heard of a DST savings setting you cannot turn off?? B Bray

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SOURCE: Turning daylight saving time OFF

Unfortunately, you cannot turn it off.  You'll have to manually set it forward or backward to make up for its settings.  This means having to adjust the time four times a year.  Twice in the spring (once to counter the old DST settings and the other to accomodate the new DST) and twice in the fall.  This is what the manual has to say about DST:

 

Daylight-Saving Time and Leap Year Adjustments

This unit will automatically adjust the clock at the beginning and end of Daylight-Saving Time each year. It will

also adjust the month/day display for leap year automatically.

This unit automatically advances one hour at the start of Daylight-Saving Time on the first Sunday of April, and

moves back one hour at the end of Daylight-Saving Time on the last Sunday of October. If you live in an area

that does not observe Daylight-Saving Time, it will be necessary for you to manually adjust the clock back one

hour at the beginning of Daylight-Saving Time and forward one hour at the end of Daylight-Saving Time.

Posted on Oct 11, 2007

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SOURCE: I am having the same problem.

According to the Timex web site: We apologize but there is no patch available. Consumers must change clocks manually. Due to newly enacted government regulations, effective this year you must change the time manually, since the calendar was programmed to change according to the time DST issued by the government, it will not recognize the change after 2007. Now the time must be changed 4 times. Press & hold the time set button until the time flash, then release it and press the ff >> or << rev buttons.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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