Re: What are the dials? How do you set knobs? Can't move...
The 3 dials are the chronograph for timing an event such as motor racing(a stop watch). The centre know (the crown) has to be unscrewned counter clockwise and then pulled out from the case at, first stage will allow changes to date, second to set the time.
The outside bezel is used as a means of measuring time, eg. 20min, from a random starting point and is often used for 'oxygen' time for diving.
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1Pinch the winding knob on the right side of the watch between your thumb and forefinger.
2 Pull the knob out from the watch slowly until it clicks into the first position.
3Turn the knob to move the hour and minute hand to set the time. Move the knob clockwise to move the settings forward and counterclockwise to move them backwards.
4 Pull the knob out further until it clicks into the second position. In the second position (the one furthest from the face), turn the knob to set the calendar, if your Indiglo has one. Turn the knob clockwise to move the settings forward and counterclockwise to move them backward. Push the knob back in to the watch face when you are done.
How to Set Digital Indigo Watches
1 Press the button on the lower right side of your Indiglo watch to unlock the mode function of the watch.
2 Press the button on the lower left side to move through the modes. Each time you are in a mode, the digital display will flash. For example, when the time display begins to flash, you are in the correct mode to set the time.
3 Change the time (or date) by pressing the button on the upper right side to advance the numbers or the button on the left side to move the numbers down. When you do this, you will be changing the first set of numbers (the hour or month, for instance); to change the minutes, press the button on the right side of the face until the second set of numbers is flashing and begin the process again.
4 Press the button on the lower left side of the watch to save your settings. The button on the upper left side of the watch is not used in this process--it is the switch to turn on your Indiglo light.
If it's the same watch I have, the four dials from right to left are day of week, hours left in the day, date 1-31, and possibly a chronograph (mine makes 2 revolutions/minute). On the case, there are three large knobs on the right and two small flush screw-like objects on left. The large knobs (top to bottom) are month selection, time set, and day of week select. Month and day can be selected by pushing the knob to the desired date. On the left, you will need a fine pen or stylus to press the center. Top to bottom, these two buttons control year and date selection.
Unscrew the crown (the main knob on the center right side of the watch casing), wait until the second hand is at the 12 o'clock position, and pull the crown knob up so that it clicks once.
Press the button below the crown knob repeatedly until the hands of the alarm dial point to the time within the next 12 hours that you want the alarm to ring. Pressing the button once will move the alarm one minute forward. Pressing and holding the button will move the alarm forward quickly.
Pull the crown knob one click further out and turn to adjust the main hands to the correct time, to take into account the time you took to set the alarm.
Push the crown knob two clicks back into its normal position, and screw it into place until it locks.
Set the mode to "CHR" and then pull the knob out all the way until it stops. the word "HR" will appear on the left display. spin the knob and it will move the hour hand. You should get it to eactly sit in the 12 o'clock position. Then you will use the right top button to select "MIN" on the display. Again use the knob to do the same thing. Finally you will select "SEC" and do the same thing. When all 3 hands are exacrly in the 12 o'cllock position, you can then push the knob back in and roll it to the TME function, and the times should be exactly the same. Note that the left small dial is a 24 hour clock, so make sure whn you set the hour hand to 12 o'clock you are at the 12 midnight hour and not the 12 noon hour. In other words the little arrow should be vertically up, and not down. Hope this helps
Many of the Seiko Chronographs have the same setting options (mine is the lightweight "Titanium Sports").
First off, the alarm dial must show the same time as the actual
main dial. If not you must adjust this first.
Pull the knob at number 4 position on the watch face out, until you feel two distinct notches/clicks (around 0.5mm travel) and the alarm will make a shrill buzzing for about 1 second.
Now turn the #4 knob to move the small alarm dial at the #6, to be the same as the actual time displayed on the main face,
and press the #4 knob fully back in. This sets the alarm and the main time to the same ....er....time. You do not need to do this again, unless you adjust for daylight saving times during summer/winter.
Now you can set the alarm chime point.
Pull the #4 knob out again, but just one click. You should hear one ping from the alarm. Now press the button at #8 position. It will move the small alarm hands by 1 minute intervals, and if you keep it held in, the dial spins around quickly. This allows you to adjust the time the alarm will chime.
When you've got the alarm time and it's chime point set, leave the #4 knob at one click out.
If you wish to switch the alarm off simply press the #4 knob back in, and the alarm dial will spin around to the same time as the main dial.To re-enable the alarm pull the #4 out one click again. It's quite simple once you get the hang of it.
Actually I can't solve this. My son bought the same watch on a Carnival Cruise and had the same problem. Upun closer inspection with a magnifying glass, it is obvious that the hands on the day and date dials are fake!! They are just attached in the center to the watch face. The other two push knobs on the watch also do nothing at all. So basically a rip off, but at least it was only $20. At least it keeps time for now. As usual, if it seems to good to be true, it almost always is. Sorry about that, but we are in the same club with you.
Yeah I have the same kind of watch. The three small dials are ornamental and nothing more (this is obvious because their denominations are 60, 60, and 24, instead of something useful like 1-12 month, 1-31 for date, and 7 days of week). The extra two spring buttons are probably the same... nothing but ornamental. You could verify this by taking the back off the watch and seeing for yourself that they probably press nothing at all. Are simply there for maybe some other design where the case is uses,to illuminate the dial or other thing not on the watch. Vivani watches seem to be simple watches that are very ornamental and pretty (i.e., dress watches on the cheap) but completely lacking in features at all.).
the middle dial on the right side of the watch is used to switch from watch settings to alarm settings..
pull the middle dial out to put it in alarm mode.
To set alarm:
-pull the center knob out.
-with it out you can now use the bottom (right) knob to set the alarm.
-pull the bottom right knob out one notch
-turn the knob clockwise or counter clockwise to set the alarm time
-push the knob back in (all the way)
the alarm is now set
if the center (right) knob is pulled out the alarm is ON
if the center (right) knob is pushed in the alarm is OFF
I have owned this watch for about 10 years now and love it.
the past few years the chronograph buttons (on the left side of the
watch) were not working well rendering the chronograph and count down
timer functions unusable.
repairing a chronographs is expensive and watch makers usually charge
several hundred dollars which is not a feasible fee for a watch of this
value so i decided to open it up my self and clean it up and that did
the trick.. its working like new!
There should be 3 knobs on the right side of your watch. Unscrew the middle knob with the crown on it until it pops out. After it springs out, it will be in winding mode. You want to gently pull it out past this point, it will click into place and you will be able to set the time by turning the knob. After time is set just push the middle knob back in and turn clockwise unitl it is tight.
I guess the blue faced SEIKO is a Flightmaster (Model: 7T92- OCFO)and it is a great watch. This is a common problem with most chronographs and this happens due to misalignment with usage.
All you need to do is pull out the locking crown all the way out (2nd Step) as if setting time. and then press and hold the top / left button and at first the milli seconds hand resets. after which you have to press the borrom / right button to move the seconds hand in to place. and then reset the time and lock the crown. You can repeat this for Milli Seconds, Seconds, Minutes & hours hands.
Hope this helps,
Krishna Chaitanya GT.