Resetting hands on a Carrera Calibre S?

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    Re: Craftsmenship issues with Carrera Calibre S?

    Thought this would be helpful. I just got a new Calibre S and had a nasty alignment issue (the minute hand was off by about 1/3rd of a marking). I googled and found this page. I then checked the manual. Page 13 describes how to fix the alignment (this is a common issue amongst chronographs). I've fixed mine and it aligns beautifully. After running it through a few rounds of stop/start tests it remains perfectly aligned.

    I hope this is helpful and this looks like a great forum.

    The instructions, in brief, are:

    Set to time mode.

    Hold down A and B buttons for about 2 seconds until you see the chrono reset to zero.

    Now you can set the hour hand manually to zero by hitting A. Hit B to move on to minutes hand (and then set this to zero manually by hitting A). Hit B to move to seconds and repeat if necessary.

    Go back to Time mode again by pushing on the crown.

    This fixed it for me and it now aligns perfectly... Great looking watch too!

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    Re: Craftsmenship issues with Carrera Calibre S?

    By coincidence I just did that myself tonight on my new Formula 1 Calibre S. The minute hand was off by a minute, at least in chrono mode.

    One thing I haven't figured out yet is how to zero the second hand to set it against my atomic watch!

    continued - actually I have, as they say RTFM, the seconds hand resets to zero if the minute hand is adjusted while setting the time.
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    Re: Resetting hands on a Carrera Calibre S?

    yeah its called re-calibrating. I had to do it on a Link Calibre S the other day. Good info to have on here.

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    Re: Resetting hands on a Carrera Calibre S?

    I've found that pulling out the crown in the time mode to check/show the year/month can "move" the minutes hand a tad and put it "off". Pulling out the crown a couple of times generally sets it straight.

    Very clever movement overall, although the day of the week could have been added on one of the counters I'm sure.

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    Re: Resetting hands on a Carrera Calibre S?

    I just had to adjust the seconds on my Link Calibre S. It was off by two seconds when zeroed. Any idea what causes it to be off?

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    Re: Resetting hands on a Carrera Calibre S?

    Quote Originally Posted by PghSR View Post
    I just had to adjust the seconds on my Link Calibre S. It was off by two seconds when zeroed. Any idea what causes it to be off?
    This is quite common in allquartz movements. Not sure how or why it happens but thankfully it's easy to reset.

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    Re: Resetting hands on a Carrera Calibre S?

    Does this work on a regular automatic carrera?

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    Re: Resetting hands on a Carrera Calibre S?

    Nope Quartz Calibre S only.

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    Re: Resetting hands on a Carrera Calibre S?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gooble View Post
    Does this work on a regular automatic carrera?
    This is about the chrono seconds hand not resetting, not the non-auto Carrera.

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    Re: Resetting hands on a Carrera Calibre S?

    i had the seconds hand of by -5 secs and this fixed it, buy i also have the right date hand between the numbers, how can i align the date hands??
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