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Setting the day and date

How do you set the day and date on a non-quick set day date?

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Re: Setting the day and date

I am scared of putting to much force turning the crown

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First pull the crown out and move the hands to midnight and continue around until the day is the day before today. next move the hands backwards till the date jumps i.e.,about 8:00 oclock then advance the hands past midnight. You will now see that the date has jumped and the day has stayed the same.Repete this until the day and date are set for the day before,noew move the hands forward to the next day the day date should now be set properly.
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are only necessary if automatic setting by radio broadcast is unsuccessful.
To set time, date, and options:
1) With time and day showing, press and hold SET.
2) City code flashes. Press START/STOP to select city that represents your time zone. See table below
for city codes.
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