Question about Watches
My Mom gave me my Dad's wrist watch when he passed away in 1995. For the past 13 years I have kept it in the top drawer of my nightstand. Today I took it out and wind it to see if it would still keep time, and by golly the second hand started moving. I am going to put a new band on it and begin wearing it. Mom keeps asking me why I haven't worn it and I always say because it was Daddy's. Now I want to wear it but I don't have any instructions for setting the DAY and DATE. It is the Helbros Invincible day/date model
Can any one help me with this?
I also have one of these watches from my father. I think he got it in 1957. The suggestions mentioned above didn't actually work for me, but here's what did:
1) crown extended, advancing time in a clock-wise manner causes both the day and the date to advance every 24 hours; I used this to set the date (this took many minutes to do);
2) crown extended, regressing time in a counter-clock-wise manner causes only the time and day to regress (not the date).
Once the date was set with the first method, I used the second method to set the day by going backwards.
Hope this helps (and I wish this was a faster way of setting this up!).
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
As an extra tip, to advance the date a little faster, you can turn the stem and rotate the hours past midnight and keep going until you pass 2 AM, then you can wind backwards, going past about 8:30 and you will hear a 'click', then you can go past 12 am again and the date will change. This makes it a little quicker to advance the date several days.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
I have that watch too, and I love it. I never had a manual, but the only way I could set the date was to pull the crown out all the way and advance the time. Each 24 hours (clockwise) will advance the date one day. Turning the time counterclockwise will advance the day. Most day/date watches have two positions when you pull out the stem, first click for day/date, all the way for time. This watch seem to have only one position.
Posted on Jun 24, 2008
Thanks to everyone I have a Helbros 17 Jeweled Invincible I bought in 74 or 75 I've had it all these years with no band in a box. Now it has a band and thanks to you all I can wear it again, or pass it on to my son or grandson.(I quit carrying it due to work at time where magnetism would have ruined it.) Les
Posted on Nov 06, 2014
I recently aquired the same watch. Instead of going mad lets do it the proper way. Pull crown out and push in, yes thats it keep doing this in out motion until u get the desired date. Enjoy your watch its a very nice timepeice. Not worth thousands BUT the sweeping hand is an attention getter.....
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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