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Re-set quartz chronograph sweeping second hand

I have 3 quartz chrono watches,all 3 have had new batteries fitted.
All 3 have the same problem.When using the chrono the sweeping second hand does not return to the 12 oclock position.
Please help.
Best regards,
Kenneth.

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Easy Soultion worked for me. Believe Me I was worried only had the Seiko Sportura for a week now. My second dial for the stopwatch was re-setting to 5 seconds instead of zero. The Solution is
1. pull the Crown all the way out ( In the position you take the crown to set the time , second click ).
2. To set the minute face of stop watch , keep pressing the top button untill it is zero. To set the second needle to zero keep pressing the bottom button untill it reaches zero or where you like it to re-set each time. Depend on you.
3. Once all neddles of stopwatch are at resting postions ( usually zero) secure the crown back to its normal postion. Test your stop watch , hopefully it will go back to zero when you press the reset button. C

Glad to help. ashfaque.r@googlemail.com

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Hi Ed,

I have been in the industry for the past 2 years as a watchmaker's assistant. So I'll see if I can help.

The larger second hand you see in this Chronograph model, using it is only available in the Chronograph mode.

How long a battery should last (if I had a dollar for everytime I've heard that one! :)

Well generally a battery should last about 2 years. It all depends on how many functions that watch has, as for a chrono the more you use that function the more the battery power it uses. I have not seen this watch but as it looks to be the 'standard' kind of format of a chronograph, just one battery would surfice.

In regards to 1/10 lap, please take the to a watchmaker as the hands need to be reset, this either can be done manually or can be done by pulling out the crown slightly (please as if you are to forcefull you will pull the crown and stem out) NOT GOOD!. if you pull it out to 'quick date change' where only the date can be changed try pressing one of the pushers and see which sub dial hands move, if that doesn't work try the other pusher.

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