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Dakota atomic wrist watch sold by National geographic

Need instructions to set the watch

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  • JAMAICA GUY Mar 29, 2008

    Thank you for this help site... I am having the same question as DUANER who wrote in February 2008.. this is March 2008. I am on Central time in Texas and when the time changed to SPRING FORWARD the second hand began it's travel and stopped one hour off. Since then I have pressed the two buttons on the side of this Dakota Atomic Timepiece but when I can get the second hand to travel once again it chooses it's own place and time to stop. HOW DO I SET THIS LITTLE JEWEL? Please someone answer Duaner and me. Bill in Galveston, Texas

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  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    The Dakota Watch Company website is most unhelpful.

  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    Same problem, just traveled from London to US, when we went the other way we did something that was impressive and made the watch jump the time difference.  Now we've come back and can't move the watch behind the 5 hrs.  Please help,


  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    The intsructions make no sense, don't work, and are full of really poor spelling!

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    my watch didn't advance to daylight saving time, it is an On-time brand, atomic (radio controled) Just a $50 watch but keeps good time otheriwse.

  • bob8240 Mar 10, 2009

    I have a new for christmas radio controlled watch that hasn't changed either. Have tried all I can and there is no help at Dakota by phone either.

  • unclekeithy Mar 11, 2009

    I live in northern New Jersey and my watch had not advanced with Daylight Savings Time. The web-site said to mail it in or go as far away as Moorestown NJ.I can't believe there isn't a store closer to reset my watch in this major metropolitan area 5 miles from NYC. I just received it for Christmas and only started using it on 2/23. Mine is on a fob,not my wrist. Tinman

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Can i buy spare watch links for a dakota atomic timer watch



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S1 is the top button and s2 is the bottem button

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Please find below a few additional troubleshooting instructions that may not have been included with your original instructions. If you require the complete set of instructions, please email your request to If these instructions do not correct the problem, your watch may need to be serviced or exchanged. Please contact the place of purchase to arrange for an exchange according to their return/exchange policy. If this is not possible, we will be happy to service your watch in our repair department. To have your watch repaired, please visit your nearest Dakota Watch store location to have it sent to our repair office free of charge. To view a complete list of locations, please visit If this is not convenient, please mail your watch to the address below, Attention: Customer Service, and include a letter describing the problem. Please include your name, address, phone number, and check or money order for $9.95 return S&H. You will be contacted with an estimate should any non warranty repairs be required. Repairs are completed approximately 4-6 weeks. Should you need any further assistance, please feel free to contact us at

If your watch displays the incorrect language for the day, the incorrect hour for set time zone, or incorrect minute

1. Hold down the S2 button for 3 seconds while the watch is in the normal time keeping mode until the Time Zone City (3 digit city code) starts to blink

2. Once the Time Zone City blinks Press S2 again to enter additional watch settings.

3. Press S2 again to display the day icon. If the setting is in German press S1 to change the setting to English, if the setting is in English press S1 to change the setting to German.

4. Press S2 again to display the hour set mode. In this mode the letter H will be displayed and a number will be blinking on the LCD screen. The watch works in 24 hour mode and the correct number that should be displayed is the actual hour for the set time zone. If this number is not correct, press S1 until the desired time is reached.

5. Press S2 again to enter the minute set mode. In this mode the letter M will be displayed and a number will be blinking on the LCD screen. Press S1 to enter your desired minute.

6. Press S2 again to enter the second re-calibration mode (see explanation below)

7. Press S2 again to exit the day/hour/minute/second set mode. The word WAIT will show on the LCD screen and the watch will reset itself to the desired time.

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Dakota Watch Company

Posted on Aug 05, 2008


The solution sounds good, except for one thing. How do we know which button is S2 and S1?

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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