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Seiko watch stuck crown

I got a new seiko chronograph watch 3 years ago, never tried to use til today.crown is stuck ? wont move to either 1 or 2 position, cant set time without pulling crown out i know battery is dead but that has nothing to do with crown? any ideas how to fix?

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  • andy Apr 18, 2013

    ya funny jusy water hot than pull crown out p.s got one myself that way funny haa

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    does the fossil chronograph watch crown comes out while setting time

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The crown maybe a screwdown type. Try unscrewing (like jar lid)them pulling out the crown.

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I cannot get my Seiko SNA304 chronograph second hand to reset after battery change. Keeps resetting to the 17 minute position, I have tried to use the manual instructions but with no success, Any help...


Hello,

Seiko watches are a popular accessory for both men and women. The history of Seiko watches goes back to 1881 long time ago, when the company that was to become Seiko began. From the beginning, the method to set a Seiko watch has been designed to be a simple process.

The following are the steps to set a Seiko watch for the time, day and date function, and for setting the chronograph on an analog watch.

Set the Time:

  • THE CROWN
Pull the button on the side of the watch carefully, the crown, out to its most extended position. You will need to unlock the crown if your watch has a locking crown. To unlock, turn the crown counter clockwise. While the crown is pulled out in the setting position, the watch will cease functioning.
  • 12 O'CLOCK POSITION
Turn the crown clockwise to move the hands of the watch past the 12 o'clock position on the dial. The day and date will change to indicate AM setting but will not change for PM setting. It is recommended that you set a Seiko watch in the morning for instant day and date setting; however,this can be done manually.
  • FINISH
To finish setting the time, simply push the crown until it is flush with the side of the watch.

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Coutura Chronograph Watch: set the alarm on a coutura chronograph...


pull the crown out 2 clicks.... set the alarm the same as your current time on your watch..... push the crown in 2 clicks..... than pull the crown out 1 click ..... set the alarm at the desired time with the lower button..... than push the crown in 1 click .... the alarm is ON

or go to this address http://caliber.seikowatches.com/ select the desired language than - alarm chronograph and play the alarm option on your right

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How to use seiko coutura chronograph alarm?


pull the crown out 2 clicks.... set the alarm the same as your current time on your watch..... push the crown in 2 clicks..... than pull the crown out 1 click ..... set the alarm at the desired time with the lower button..... than push the crown in 1 click .... the alarm is ON

or go to this address http://caliber.seikowatches.com/ select the desired language than - alarm chronograph and play the alarm option on your right

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Looking for instructions for a Seiko digital alarm chronograph solar powered back has 8n1913 the 8 could be a B. Thanks


seiko chronograph set the alarm etc pull the crown out 2 clicks.... set the alarm the same as your current time on your watch..... push the crown in 2 clicks..... than pull the crown out 1 click ..... set the alarm at the desired time with the lower button..... than push the crown in 1 click .... the alarm is ON

or go to this address http://caliber.seikowatches.com/ select the desired language than - alarm chronograph and play the alarm option on your right

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How to set alarm on seiko chronograph sports 100


pull the crown out to the first click press the reset chronograph button until the hands on the small alarm dial start to move.set the alarm time press the crown back!

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I have a seiko chronograph sports 150 watch; had the battery changed a few day ago and just noticed that the second hand & stopwatch hands are not 'centered'. is ther a way to reset this ? cheers


As jimmyguru said.
1. Pull the crown to the second position (all the way out)
2. Push and hold the reset button and allow the chronograph hand to rotate near the 12 o'clock position.
3. Release the reset button.
4. Repeatedly push and release the reset button to find tune the hand position until it is right at 12 o'clock.
5. Push the crown back in.

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Seiko premier chronograph constantly stop working


take watch to a jeweler, or pawn shop and have it cleaned and oiled.

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Easy Soultion worked for me. Believe Me I was worried only had the Seiko Sportura for a week now. My second dial for the stopwatch was re-setting to 5 seconds instead of zero. The Solution is
1. pull the Crown all the way out ( In the position you take the crown to set the time , second click ).
2. To set the minute face of stop watch , keep pressing the top button untill it is zero. To set the second needle to zero keep pressing the bottom button untill it reaches zero or where you like it to re-set each time. Depend on you.
3. Once all neddles of stopwatch are at resting postions ( usually zero) secure the crown back to its normal postion. Test your stop watch , hopefully it will go back to zero when you press the reset button. C

Glad to help. ashfaque.r@googlemail.com

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Seiko chronograph alarm


Solution #3 (Posted by Guest on 5 Mar 08) is spot on. Quick and easy method to reset the chrono hands (it was not in my Seiko manual).
Interestingly, this can also be used to set the chrono ahead (or behind--with a little math) for offset timing measurements.

Jan 13, 2008 | Seiko SNA553 Alarm Chronograph

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