Delightful product, I'm tickled pink with it.
The speaking time (& date) function is great, even for good sighted folk like me; it's really very practical, especially when it's dark; or just for fun!. The fact of auto time-keeping from the time signal, self adjustment between summer & winter time, & other functions, including the alarm, makes it a real winner at this, or a much higher price. Nice clear analogue face too.
The only downside I foresee is changing the battery. It sounds like a real hassle; hope it's a long life battery!