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I just recieved my Movado 800 series watch today and the large chronograph timer hand won't reset to zero (top of dial @ 12 o'clock) when I press the zero button. It resets to 56 minute position. Should I return it or is this normal?

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You do not need to return, as this is re-settable. Pull out crown to the first position (date setting) and then toggle with upper push button. If upper button do not do the job, try the bottom one. When you reach 12, then push the crown back in. Start the chrono, stop it and check if it returns to 12.

Posted on May 18, 2011

  • MNM48 Jul 21, 2011

    I had the same problem - to align the large chronograph timer hand .....go the the 2nd position and then toggle withe upper push button.

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