How do you set the time on the Fossil JR8852 LED digital watch? There are two buttons and a push-in socket in the bottom left hand corner, but can't work out how to set watch.
This watch is a true icon of the 70's, and served as one of the milstones representing entry into the space age. Setting of this watch is the same as the original from the 70's, and it appears that Fossil must have obtained the original manufacturing equipment to produce this retro watch (which appears to be identical to the original in all respects, aside from the adjustable band). To set the time, press time button on the top right, while keeeping the time button depressed, use a ball point pen (so 70's) to depress the indented set buton on the bottom left. This will take some finger dexterity to accomplish (obviosly the primary concern of the designer was to prevent accidental resetting of the time, and to this one must say; "mission accomplished"). let go of reset button and use the top right hand button to adjust the hour to the correct time in am/pm (as designated by the lighting of either the top or bottom dot of a colon located between the hour and minute numeral). To set minutes repeat the process but after releasing the set button, use the bottom right button to toggle to the correct minute value. Setting of the date is accomplished by depressing the bottom right date button and then depressing the adjust button at the same time, then toggle the top right button to adjust the day, or the bottom right button to adjust the month. Adjusting this watch is a true finger workout, will challenge your finger dexterity, and offers a true insight into the design priorities of the original engineers of this digital time capsule (one of the early fruits of the computer era).
Jun 13, 2009 |