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How to align seconds hand for stopwatch feature?

I recently had the battery replaced and afterwards the alignment of the stopwatch's seconds hand (big seconds hand) is aligned to 25 and not 0. how do i realign the seconds hand back to 0?

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Re: how to align seconds hand for stopwatch feature?

If you pull out the crown to the 2ed postion the push the upper start button that should move the second hand up to zero then push crown in.

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Re: how to align seconds hand for stopwatch feature?

Thank you! I needed to do this myself, worked like a charm!

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