"Three small dials"... My guess is that we are talking
a chronometer... (stopwatch)... "ZERO Process".
Not only are the three sub-dials usually settable... but also the sweep second hand.
Trouble: After resetting the watch... the hands go back to the same position...
Solution: You want to "ZERO" your dials... one by one.
These watches typically need to have the stem out to the third position... then press the top "start"
timer button... observe ONE of your dials is moving
. As it approaches the desired number release the button and step it into position with single button pushes.
Go to the bottom "stop"
button... Repeat the process!
Push the stem in to the middle "set
Repeat the process!
Again... press the top "start"
timer button... zero
and finally press the top "stop"
timer button... and zero.
Set the time and date... push that stem back into the home position... and record 35 seconds on your watch... stop and reset...
If everything does not come back exactly to ZERO...
Then that is called an iterative process (do it again).
Fine tune it!
(comment me back if I didn't hit the spot)
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