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Setting the time

I just bought a Rolex SS Daytona second hand and I don't know how to set the time. Can anyone help?

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  • sagem412 Sep 24, 2007

    New problem: I figured out how to set the time, but now I am stuck on how to set the date. Can anyone help?

  • Dave Deas Dec 26, 2007

    My kids just gave me a Rolex?? but they are in California and I have no idea how to set it

  • Replecant Mar 28, 2008

    I hava a daytona replica. I can set the time, no problem. However what are the three embedded dials for? I thought they were used as a stopwatch. However I'm not sure what they're for or how they are set now.
    Appreciate any help.

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2008

    i still dont know how to set the time

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Well ive just had a similar problem with my rolex datejust oyster perpetual, was quite confusing and unerving at first but i found out online how to do it, with the 'winder' you need to turn it until it is released from its screw, then it will need to be pulled out one click if it is a datejust to change the date then again for to change the time, if you have a dayjust which has the day on also i guess its the same

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I really dont know how to set the time

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It does not have a date domb ass

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There are two positions for the setting crown all the way out is to set time,one click out to set date.To set the date you must first set the time by moving the hands around clockwise until you see the date change(midnight) then continue around to the correct time.Then push crown in on click and set the date

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Stopwatch second hand stops/jams at 57 seconds point jamming the whole works. Watch stops. Keeps excellent time otherwise if stopwatch not used. 2003 ss model. Bought new from rolex.


This may sound obvious but it needs to be repaired by a jeweler/watch repair shop. Although it is possible that the stop watch second hand is out of sync it would usually mean that the stop watch is starting at 3 seconds before 00:00 for 57 stop. If that's the case you should be able to readjust the start/stop position by pulling the crown out to 1st or 2nd position and then pressing the stop watch start stop buttons. One press, one position. Although I am not certain of the exact sequence.
However if you are unsure or it starts at the 00:00 position you need to find a jeweler you can trust to do the work. Check out a few places and ask to see the credentials of the watch repair person then compare and make an informed decision. Don't just use the jeweler at purchase point.
Most times, if it's a simple repair, like readjusting the hands a good jeweler will do it for nothing.

Good luck

May 14, 2010 | Rolex Daytona 116520 Wrist Watch

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Stopwatch second hand stops/jams at 57 seconds point, jamming the whole works. watch stops. keeps excellent time otherwise if stopwatch not used. 2003 SS model. bought new from rolex.


this watch will need a service from a rolex trained repairer wich wont be cheap 700 dollars min or 500uk pounds min..you could try tapping watch in palm of hand to see if a batton or luminous paint has come loose,then all it needs is movement taking out and blown clean inside case.any decent repairer can do this.sometimes the teeth on a wheel can wear in one place hence it always stops in same place.recomend service as best action,you never loose on a rolex...

Mar 26, 2010 | Rolex Daytona 116520 Wrist Watch

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Setting/operating Rolex Daytona


If you bought it at a market it is a fake watch, made in Far East country.
People who can afford to buy Rolex watch will NEVER sell it at a market.
All you can do is to find your nearest watch repair shop and ask at least to restart it. Do not expect even average timekeeping. The function buttons probably will not work as well.
Sell it, if you can and never buy watch at a market again.

Aug 10, 2009 | Rolex Daytona 116520 Wrist Watch

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Does anyone have a manual for a datejust rolex


No, there isn;t any downloadable manuals for Rolex watches, but operation of Rolex Datejust is very simple:
1) when you unscrew the crown, it is in winding position,
2) when you pull out the crown to the first click, it is in date setting position,
3) when you pull the crown further out to the second click, it is in time setting position.
To find the daytime or night time on the watch: pull out crown to the second click and advance watch hands forward till you pass the 12 mark on dial. If the date changes as you pass it - it is the night time (midnight). If the date do not change as you pass it - it is the daytime (noon).
After all settings being done, allways screw the crown back down as it protects the watch from water and moisture.
Never use watch in sauna- it's not designed for that.
Do not forget to rate, please.

Feb 03, 2009 | Rolex Datejust SS

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Like to know more about my rolex daytona?


The daytona you describe that has 24 hours at Daytona on the back is a relatively cheap replica daytona. It probably has a 21J japanese or chinese movement, and will probably not last very long under normal wear. The better ones out there are about $100, but you can get them for much less. The chronos do not function as the genuine daytona. The move and measure something, but who knows what. So, this is a cheap imitation of the rolex daytona, and by no means is the best replica out there. There are better ones available with asian copies of the valjoux 7750 movement. These movements also vary in quality from the cheaper ones that run at 21,600bph, or the more upgraded mov'ts @28800bph. These have the running seconds at 6 position and hours at the 9 position. You can search the web for a dealer that sells these better daytonas. Prices van start at around $190.00 and run up to more than $650.00 for the same watch and mov't. Depends on the dealer.. So, shop with knowledge and ask many questions before you ever purchase. You can get a reliable replica with automatic movement, depending on what model you're looking for... for less than $300. The SS series 116520 you can get a genuine looking replica for $140 to $223. E-mail me personally and I'll tell you how to get information on ordering this Daytona replica.
Regards,
doug

Feb 01, 2009 | Rolex Daytona 116520 Wrist Watch

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Submariner 16610 M Model has 40 seconds faster


I don't know if I can help you out, but I can tell you that even a low quality Daytona, or Submariner copy can be adjusted. My 1992 Daytona copy is at about 10 sec a month fast. I read a **** load about the movement, and did the adjustment myself. Any watch shop that tunes watches can do it.

I don't know what year your Submariner is, but today Rolex is using a new main spring (it is now blue). I would think a replacement spring would be the most you might need, but a good tune-up should do the trick. If it is real, I would think about sending it to Rolex for cleaning and a tune-up ($$$).

Jan 27, 2009 | Rolex Daytona 116520 Wrist Watch

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Rolex daytona


Rolex does not engrave the case back. If it says 24 hours at Daytona, or wording like that, the watch is not real... It's a fake, or as we say more kindly.. It's a replica, and can be bought on any replica watch web site for $30 to $80, for an automatic mov't.,  21J, made in China.
Also, the sub-dials will not function on this watch. A Daytona needs the proper movement to operate the chronograph as it was intended..... To act as a stopwatch.. and measure time... seconds, minutes and hours. This is done by activating pushers at 2 and 4 positions, and the pushers on 21J replicas just don't operate a chron. for the purpose of measuring time. They may move and measure something else, like military time, or the date, but definitely not record seconds, minutes or hours. There are also no manuals on how to operate the Daytona that comes with these replica watches. You should know how this watch functions and how to operate the pushers, and what they do before you should buy and enjoy this type of chronograph watch. It's simple, just take the time to ask people in the know... how the daytona works, what the sub-dials measure and how to use them, etc. In no time you'll understand the operation of this beautifully made watch. Unfortunately, a daytona is out of reach for most of us... That's why seeking out a quality rolex replica for much less money is the way to go if you love this watch... A quality one can look, feel, and function just as good as the authentic Daytona, and you won't have to out out over $10K to get one.
Regards,
Doug
Doug

Jul 18, 2008 | Rolex Daytona 116520 Wrist Watch

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Rolex ad Daytona 1992 replica


The advice given here is accurate to a degree. When wound, a rolex daytona IS running. However, it is the running seconds hand in the small sub-dial that is actually running. In the earlier Daytonas, this sub-dial was at the 9 o'clock position on the dial, (pre-2001 series daytonas). The later daytonas, from 2001 on, use the seconds at 6 position for counting seconds. The main sweeping second hand on the watch dial will NOT start until activated by the pusher at the 2 position. That pusher needs to be unscrewed and then pushed to start the large sweeping second hand. This action, in turn, starts the remaining 2 sub-dials in motion, counting minutes and hours. To stop the chronograph function, you push the pusher @ the 2 position again, to stop the sub-dial hands from counting, and then push the pusher @ the 4 position to re-set the dials to their "straight up position". This stops the chrono's function, until it is needed again, BUT the main running seconds, (at either the 9 or 6 sub-dial position, depending on the year series of the daytona) will continue to run, thus keeping accurate time.  Hope this gives you a better idea of how the timekeeping of the chronograph function on a Daytona works. So, to start your seconds running you need to start the chrono function by pressing the pusher at the 2 position. That will allow you to see the large sweeping second hand I think you're referring to here. Hope this has helped.
Doug

Jan 11, 2008 | Rolex Daytona 116520 Wrist Watch

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Rolex ss daytona


www.rolex.com they should be able to help. Don

Sep 19, 2007 | Rolex Daytona 116520 Wrist Watch

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Rolex Daytona


Bobsmith, Thr Hour wheel (the one that the hour hand is attached)Has jumped a tooth or has one that is broken. This repair MUST be done by a compatant watchmaker. If I can be of service please feel free to contact me. donald@finewatchmaking.com

Jul 25, 2007 | Rolex Daytona 116520 Wrist Watch

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