I have a Seiko chronograph watch that is about 3 years old. 7T62-OEPO. The minute hand on the stop watch will not return to zero (twelve o'clock position.) About 6 months ago it started only returning to the 1 minute position and recently has been returning to the 4 minute position. At this rate, the problem will correct itself in about 10 years but I am hoping for a quicker resolution. Any ideas?
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The problem is in chronograph module or related gear train. To find what exactly the problem is, special tools and equipment is needed as well as watchmakers knowledge and skill. There may be just an underpowered battery, but according to your explanation, I tend to think that the first causes mentioned by me are the right ones. Visit your nearest watch repair shop and ask to check your watch for any faults. Rate me, please.
DO AMASTER RESET TO YOUR WATCH!PULL FULL OUT THE STEM(CROWN)THEN TURN THE HANDS TO THE RIGHT TIME THEN RESET THE CHRONOGRAPH AND THE ALARM WITH THE TWO BUTTONS(SEE YOUR MANUAL.IF YOU HAVENT TRY TO DOWNLOAD IT FROM ANY SITE OF SEIKO SUPPORT).THEN PUT THE CROWN IN.IF THE PROBLEM REMAINS THE ONLY SOLUTION IS THE SIKO SERVICE!THEY ARE NOT EXPENSIVE AND MAKE GOOD WORK!DONT GIVE THE WATCES EVEN FOR THE BATTERY TO THE MONKEYMAGICIANSGURU JEWELERS THEY ARE WATCH RUINERS!
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.
When you reset the big seconds hand to zero, the hour and the minute hand are not engaged in this function, so, there is no fault with the watch movement. Do as follows: 1) pull out crown and set the hour and minute hands at 6 o'clock (they must be lined perfectly in opposite directions) 2) push the crown in half way back (not completely) 3) push and hold the button at 2 o'clock (set the big seconds hand to zero) and release it when done 4) when big seconds hand is zeroed push the crown back in 5) pull the crown out again and set desired time 6) push the crown back in. If all actions described do not work, you will have to visit your nearest watch repair shop and ask to refit chronograph hand as in this case it is out of balance (not pointed at exact mark).
Try this: pull out crown to the first click, then push and hold button at 2 o'clock. When the hand is adjusted to the desired time, push the crown back in. If thi do not work, do the same using the button at 4 o'clock.
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
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.
for my victorinox, the crown out one position and the reset button (lower chronograph button) changes the minute hand and the top (start/stop button) does the 10th's of a second...crown all the way out and top (start/stop button) does 30 second intervals for the minute counter.