Question about Rolex Daytona 116520 Wrist Watch
After I set my watch, the second hand does not start moving. Can you help me?
The advice given here is accurate to a degree. When wound, a rolex daytona IS running. However, it is the running seconds hand in the small sub-dial that is actually running. In the earlier Daytonas, this sub-dial was at the 9 o'clock position on the dial, (pre-2001 series daytonas). The later daytonas, from 2001 on, use the seconds at 6 position for counting seconds. The main sweeping second hand on the watch dial will NOT start until activated by the pusher at the 2 position. That pusher needs to be unscrewed and then pushed to start the large sweeping second hand. This action, in turn, starts the remaining 2 sub-dials in motion, counting minutes and hours. To stop the chronograph function, you push the pusher @ the 2 position again, to stop the sub-dial hands from counting, and then push the pusher @ the 4 position to re-set the dials to their "straight up position". This stops the chrono's function, until it is needed again, BUT the main running seconds, (at either the 9 or 6 sub-dial position, depending on the year series of the daytona) will continue to run, thus keeping accurate time.
Hope this gives you a better idea of how the timekeeping of the chronograph function on a Daytona works.
So, to start your seconds running you need to start the chrono function by pressing the pusher at the 2 position. That will allow you to see the large sweeping second hand I think you're referring to here.
Hope this has helped.
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
I have rolex daytona viner 1992 18 k i vill becallen ju me ok
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
The large sweep second hand should NOT move - it only counts seconds when you use the stopwatch functions. The running seconds for the TOD (time of day) function are read on the left subdial. At least this is the way a real Rolex works - you could be on your own w/ a replica
Posted on Feb 21, 2008
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