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I just had battery replaced but now I am having trouble opening center stem to change time and date. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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I need to change the date


Changing the date for the FT500WVB watch is easy. Just pull out the stem of the watch to its first stop. Then turn the stem counter clockwise a couple of twists and the displayed date will increment (that is increase) by one day and you will hear a little click. Keep twisting the stem counterclockwise and the date will increase by one each time with a little click. Stop when you reach the correct date and push the stem back in to its fully seated rest position. Note- be careful not to change the date when the watch displays a time between 9pm and 1 am as setting the date in this time range may cause the watch to increment the date at noon rather than midnight.

Note also that if you want to set the time you just pull out the stem to its second stop position and twist the stem to advance the position of the hands of the watch. Then when the time is set, push the stem back in to its lowest rest position. So remember- first stem stop sets the date and second stem stop sets the time. That's it.

Mar 25, 2014 | Casio Forester FT500WV-3BV Wrist Watch

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How can I change the day on the watch (timex model T2E581). I am able to change the date and time ok, but not the day. Thanks for the help.


When you pull the stem out all the way (two clicks) it should set the time. Pulling the stem out one click you noticed sets the date, you turn it one way for the date and in the same postion you turn it the other way for the day. For some reason on some watches the day will stick, if that still happens you will need to turn the hands around and around until you get to the right day, then keeping in mind the 12 hour interval you are in... set the date and time. If the day still does not change then you need to return the watch if its new or send it to timex! Caution: when sending a watch to Timex sometimes they send back a different watch without asking so if its sentimental do NOT send it to Timex!! Hope this helps! have a great day!

Sep 19, 2011 | Timex T2E581 Watch for Men

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I need to change the date on my watch and don't have the instruction manual. Thanks!


mcdevito75 here, Sounds like you have the time set, but the date is a fifferent matter, Here"s what to do, the stem (winder) of your watch has 2 positions, slip a fingernail just under the stem, and gently lift the stem to it;'s first position, this position allows you to change the date without so many cycles of the entire watch, it"s a little tricky but you"ll get used to it. Once you get this first position set the date to 1 day before the date you want, now pull the stem out to set the time of day, go thru 1, 24 hour cycle to set the date you want and time of day. The date is now set and will change on time, approx. Mid nite. Hope this helps.

Aug 03, 2010 | Watches

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How can i change date on my watch


mcdevito75 here, If your Timex has a Stem (winder) do this, Slip a fingernail just under the stem and gently lift the crown just a bit, the stem has 2 positions, it may take practice so be patient, once the crown is in it"s first position you"ll be able to change the DATE, set the date 1 date before the date you want so that the date will change on time at about Midnite. Now with the date 1 date before the date you want, push the crown back in and pull the crown out to set the hands, go thru the 24 hour cycle once till you reach the date you want, set also the time of day and your done. Hope this helps.

Jul 20, 2010 | Timex 27191 Wristwatch

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Fix date n month on wrist watch


mcdevito75 here The stem has 2 positions, we all know the 1 to pull the stem out and set the time, day, date. try this, first go thru the watches 24 hour cycle to get the month you need, now slip a fingernail just under the stem (crown) and gently lift to it"s first position, it may take a few times to get used to, when you have it turn the crown (stem) to change the date easily, change the date to 1 date before the date you want, now go thru the watches 24 hour cycle to get to the date you need. Now the watch is set and will change on time at around mid--nite.

Jul 19, 2010 | Pulsar 5117 Wrist Watch

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How to set dates, etc.


mcdevito75 here, The stem should be 2 position, first pull the stem out to adjust the DAY ot Month, push the stem back in, now slip a fingernail just under the stem anf lift to the stems first position, this should allow you to change the DATE, adjust to 1 day before the DATE you need, now lift the stem to adjust the time, go thru the complete 24 hour cycle to adjust the DATE and time of day. You should have the DAY or Month and correct date and your watch will change the DAY, DATE at the proper time also.

Jul 08, 2010 | Bulova Watch

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I cannot set the calendar for this watch...can anyone help me?


mcdevito75 here, Your watch (Timex) may have a 2 position stem. Push the stem (winder) all the way in, NOW just lift the stem a little to it:s first position, this should allow the date, (number ) to change, change that number to the date before the date you want, NOW pull the stem out to set the hands, rotate the hands to set proper date and time.

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I have an older expedition indiglo timex. Is thereb a shortcut for setting date? Watch has only one stem with only one setting for time


Your watch sounds like a mechanical type (old).

Older watches rely on the hour hand passing 12 to re-set the date.

Wind your watch until the date changes and then turn the hands backwards passed 12 and then forwards again to advance the date again. How far you need to wind it passed 12 (in both directions) is something that you will have to find out by experiment.


Have patience!

May 26, 2010 | Watches

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