When my GW-3000B syncs at night, I get the wrong date.

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    When my GW-3000B syncs at night, I get the wrong date.

    I know how to sync it manually. After doing it manually It changes to the right day of the week, so I'm sure I'm doing it right. But that's not my problem. When it syncs at night the date changes. This morning after automatically syncing the date changed to the 5th instead of the 12th. Being in So. Cal., it's only able to automatically sync once or twice a week.

    I must be doing something wrong. Got any ideas?

    Here's a pic of it on an N80 leather NATO:

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    Re: When my GW-3000B syncs at night, I get the wrong date.

    A little edit:

    I didn't mean I can do a manual sync. I mean adjust everything manually. It's never been able to do a manual sync. It will only do an auto sync at night a couple times a week.

    I was thinking:

    Does this mean I am traveling back in time, one week? Because I wouldn't mind doing the last week over again.

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    Re: When my GW-3000B syncs at night, I get the wrong date.

    Sounds like you had a great week!

    Not that I think this would cause a weeks difference, but good to eliminate one thing. What city do you have set for Home?

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    Re: When my GW-3000B syncs at night, I get the wrong date.

    Quote Originally Posted by MCZK View Post
    Sounds like you had a great week!

    Not that I think this would cause a weeks difference, but good to eliminate one thing. What city do you have set for Home?
    I live near Los Angeles, so I my home city is LAX.

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    Re: When my GW-3000B syncs at night, I get the wrong date.

    Very odd, sounds like it thinks it's a different year than 2013. Has it ever worked correctly.

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    Re: When my GW-3000B syncs at night, I get the wrong date.

    Quote Originally Posted by MCZK View Post
    Very odd, sounds like it thinks it's a different year than 2013. Has it ever worked correctly.
    Its kinda hard for me to tell because I don't wear it much. I'm pretty sure I'm setting the year correctly. I set it to the 1 first, press button c then set it to the three, press button C again and then set it to 10 for October. Does the auto sync just set the time, or does it set everything. Because if it sets everything, it wouldn't matter if I manually set it wrong because the auto sync would correct everything. Or am I wrong?

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    Re: When my GW-3000B syncs at night, I get the wrong date.

    I'm sorry, I don't have one of these so I can't comment on if you are setting the year correctly. The atomic sync does set the date but it does require a strong L3 signal on G-Shocks to do this. There was a thread earlier in the year where it was discussed that the time sync can get through on a lower signal but it doesn't necessarily receive the full sync information. As you are managing to sync only twice a week, maybe the signal is too weak to get a full date sync? I'm hoping a member who has a 3000 series can comment on this. Have you tried setting it to a different Home City to get it to reset then switching it back to LAX and letting it re-sync?

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    Re: When my GW-3000B syncs at night, I get the wrong date.

    One reason could be that the date wheel is 1 day off - Do a manual hands reset as per the manual and see, if this does cure the time travelling.
    And BTW: I do like the Leather Zulu on your GW very much!

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    Re: When my GW-3000B syncs at night, I get the wrong date.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shawnny View Post
    Its kinda hard for me to tell because I don't wear it much. I'm pretty sure I'm setting the year correctly. I set it to the 1 first, press button c then set it to the three, press button C again and then set it to 10 for October. Does the auto sync just set the time, or does it set everything. Because if it sets everything, it wouldn't matter if I manually set it wrong because the auto sync would correct everything. Or am I wrong?
    Time to break out the MANUAL! It does sound to me like the year setting must be off. Nothing else really explains why the date would be off by so much.

    Incidentally, I used to have this exact watch... (nice watch) BUT, like you, I did not wear it much at all, and so when I had to change any settings or use any functions other than the very basic ones, I was always consulting the manual. The all-analog setup is not very user-friendly, IMO. I ended up selling mine.

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    Re: When my GW-3000B syncs at night, I get the wrong date.

    I think the date wheel is not set to the correct home position.
    The "thoigh movement" auto hands adjustment only works for the h m s hands, not for subdials and date wheel.

    So i bet you just have to do the "hands home adjustment" menioned in the manual for the date dial.

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