Seiko QXE011JLH Ultimate Alarm Clock Review

The Seiko QXE011JLH is one of the most functional, easy to use clocks we have seen. It is easy to understand why Seiko deems this as “The Ultimate Alarm Clock”. The dial is large with heavy black numerals which is very easy to read. There are only three controls on the outside of the clock for ease of operations. On the bottom right of the dial, there is a grey, easy to turn wheel to set your alarm time. On the right side, there is a large switch to turn your alarm on or off and a “tap down” snooze alarm bar on the top for an extra five minutes of sleep. The clock is powered by 3 AA batteries which last over a year at a time.

Unique Features:
Alarm On /Off Indicator -When the alarm is turned on with the switch on the right-hand side, the dial will glow “green” when touching the bar on top of the clock giving the user a quick indication to make sure the alarm was set. If you press the bar on top and the dial glows “amber”, this indicates the alarm was not set. Seiko QXE011JLH Ultimate Alarm Clock Review

Night Time Illumination – This alarm clock has a light sensor in the bottom left-hand corner of the front which reads the amount of light in the room. When the light reaches a low level, a very dim LED will come on an offer just enough light to see the dial after your eyes have adjusted to a dark room. You may turn off this feature with a switch in the battery compartment of the clock if you do not wish to have any continuous light in the room at night, but if you touch the top, the amber or green light will illuminate indicating the alarm being on or off and offer enough light at the touch to check the time.

No Ticking! – The movement inside uses the Seiko “Quiet Sweep” design, so the second-hand moves in a continuous motion to eliminate in ticking.

The Seiko QXE011JLH has a retail price of 60.00, but can be found at some Seiko clock merchants online for about 45.00. Seiko also offers a sister clock with the same features and general look called the Seiko QXE011ALH in a lighter color.

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  1. Grandfather Clocks
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    Best Analog Clock on the Market
    This is a great analog clock, probably the best on the market. There’s no ticking noise and the different lights really do the trick to help you determine if you turned on the alarm or not. My only complaint with this clock is that the initial alarm is too loud. I’m a light sleeper so I like it when my alarm is effectively silent and gradually builds in volume. To help dampen the alarm, I stuffed the case with a boatload of padding which brought things to a reasonable level. If you’re looking for a no frills, good looking, and reliable clock, the Seiko Bedside Alarm Clock is for you.

  2. Grandfather Clocks
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    Easy to use
    The small, soft light showing whether the alarm is on is a very nice convenience that I didn’t know I wanted but now would not want to be without. Buttons easy to use when you’re sleepy. My last alarm clock was very complicated, with a lot of buttons to press and hold for settings, so I really appreciate the simplicity of this one. It’s quiet (but the alarm is definitely not quiet). Finally, on top of all these great features it looks good too. I would definitely buy it again, and highly recommend it.
    David R. Birmingham MI