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Hands of watch out of synch

There is a fault that I am not able to fix: the minute hand will point to 12, but the hour hand will not point accurately to where it should. How can I fix this?

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  • macinnis86 Sep 18, 2008

    The hour hand of my Seiko Flight Chronograph (older model, no longer in production) does not align with primary hour when minute hand is in 12 O'Clock position. This condition was preceded by periods where primary clock hands did not move, but smaller alarm clock did. Is there any way to align the hour / minute hands with watch without taking it in for repair?

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    Same issue -- the hour-hand is out of alignment, such that one is uncertain as to which hour-marker the hand is pointing. Dealable, but frustrating on an $800 watch.

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My watch just did the same thing. I unscrewd the back off as to change the battery then the pulled up gently on the insides (on the opposite side of the time ajusting knob) just enough to allow a staight pin to slip between the glass then I advanced the adjusting knob while holding back the hour hand untill it was properly aligned.

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