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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Step 1. When the second
hand re a ches 12 o ’ clock (the zero or 60th second mark ) , pull the crown
all the way to the “OUT ”position (you will hear two “ cl i ck s ” ) .All hands
Step 2. Turn the crown to move hands FORWARD (clockwise) until you see the date (for date only) or both day and date change.This establishes midnight, t h e b e ginning of the day.
Step 3. For A.M .time, continue to move hands forward until the minute hand is approxim a t e ly 5 minutes beyond the desired minute marker ;then ,gently turn b a ck to the same marke r. For P. M .time , follow the same procedure ,but first a dvance the hands past 12 o’clock .
N O T E : The date will advance automatically at midnight, p rovided that A . M .a n d P. M .h ave been established (Steps 2 and 3).The watch calendar is pro grammed for a 31-day cycle.The refore ,on the fi rst day of any month fo l l owing a month with fewer than 31 day s , the date must be advanced manually (see Step 5).
Step 4. When the time standard by which you are setting your wa t ch ( e.g.,telephone beep) re a ches the 60th second, push the crown all the way to the “ I N ”position . All hands will start instantly.
Step 5. Pull the crown to the “ I N T E R M E D I AT E ”position (one “ cl i ck ” ) . Your watch will continue to tell time. S l ow ly turn crown one way until the correct date a p p e a rs .Then for day/date models, s l ow ly turn crown the other way until the correct day appears .
N O T E : The day is printed in two successive positions on the day indicator: i n English and in Spanish on U. S .m o d e l s ; in English and in Fre n ch on Canadian mode l s It is possible to make use of either position. The display will automatically re m a i n in the language ch o s e n .
The date should never be ch a n ged manu a l ly between 9:00 P. M . and 3:00 A . M .a s this might affect the calendar mechanism and the accuracy of the date. ( Theme chanism will not be damaged if the crown is turned accidentally during this
time peri o d ,howeve r. )
Hope it helped U!
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
If you wind it gently, (do not apply a great force), it will slip in you fingers when it is fully wound.
If it stops frequently, it could be that it needs cleaning. As it is a very old watch, specialist advice might be worth paying for.
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
These watches are self winding (mechanical spring), so need to be worn (or gently oscillated) to wind them up.
The catalogue for this watch says it should run for 72 hours when fully wound.
Depending on when the watch was made, it could be that it needs a clean.
Try wearing it for a few days to see if it keeps going.
Posted on Feb 02, 2010
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Well, you begin with the correct premise. Your watch isn't wound too tight. It just isn't running so you made the 'assumption' it was because it is fully wound. Your actual problem is the watch isn't running and therefore the spring is not running down. It may be not running for many reasons. Suggest you take it to a watchmaker and he/she may be able to help you.
Posted on Mar 14, 2011
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