Setting date/day on Seiko 5

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    Setting date/day on Seiko 5

    I recently got a second hand Seiko 5 (model 6119-8163). Only problem is that I do not know how to change the day or date without just going through 24 hours.

    So, if anyone could offer some assistance on how to change at least the day that would be very helpful

    thanks
    chollins

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    Re: Setting date/day on Seiko 5

    6119's have a push type quick set. depending on the generation of the movement, IIRC you'll have either date only pr both day and date quicksets. From the neutral position, push the crown in. This should changed the date. If you push harder and deeper, you should activate a second quickset that will change the day of the week (if yours doesn't have this then you'll have to cycle the hours back and forth to set this wheel). Set them both to yesterday and then cycle through the hours until they both advance naturally to today. then cycle the hours to the actual time, taking into consideration PM or AM.

    Do keep in mind that on occasion a dirty mechanism will cause the quickset to jam. This is especially true of the deeper position for the Day wheel. if this happens the wheel might start to turn but not fully change over. This is indicative of your movement needing to be cleaned.

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    Re: Setting date/day on Seiko 5

    The crown only seems to be either in or out and it doesn't want to be pushed in at all...

    I have read of the first two numbers of Seiko serial numbers giving the year and month of manufacture if you know the decade. So I think it might have been made in 1970, not sure if this helps

    chollins

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    Re: Setting date/day on Seiko 5

    Thank you for your help, there was a lot of consolidated dust under the crown, once I cleaned that out I had to press fairly hard the first time but I got the date moving.

    Problem solved

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