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I need to set time on my eco-drive stars&strips watch. its been sitting a few years but i put outside and it charged up. but i do not have instructions on how to set time. i pulled pin out and the hands dont move but second hand is fine etc.could you please advise me.

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Go to citizen's website. they have instructions

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