Why are these warnings about Analogue Quartz G Shocks in the manual?
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    Why are these warnings about Analogue Quartz G Shocks in the manual?

    Hi, I've noticed some important warnings and admonitions in the manual for analogue quartz G Shocks. Does anyone know why, and what happens if the following warnings are accidentally violated?

    1. Always wait until the second hand is at 12 before pulling out the crown.

    2. Never operate the chronograph with the crown pulled out.

    3. When setting the time, set the time about 4 or 5 minutes ahead, and then turn it back to the correct time.

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    Re: Why are these warnings about Analogue Quartz G Shocks in the manual?

    Quote Originally Posted by dead of night View Post
    . Does anyone know why, and what happens if the following warnings are accidentally violated?

    1. Always wait until the second hand is at 12 before pulling out the crown.

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    2. Never operate the chronograph with the crown pulled out.

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    3. When setting the time, set the time about 4 or 5 minutes ahead, and then turn it back to the correct time.

    You get the idea ...


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    1. Always wait until the second hand is at 12 before pulling out the crown.

    My guess - so you can hack to your reference time easily

    2. Never operate the chronograph with the crown pulled out.

    My guess - it messes it up somehow / it doesn't like it

    3. When setting the time, set the time about 4 or 5 minutes ahead, and then turn it back to the correct time

    My guess - to avoid the inevitable gear backlash
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    Re: Why are these warnings about Analogue Quartz G Shocks in the manual?

    using the chrono pusher while the crown is in setting mode is the way to calibrate/ re-zero the chrono hands, at least with a lot of miyota chrono movements. its in case the chrono hands get out of place, so they can be re zeroed.

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    Re: Why are these warnings about Analogue Quartz G Shocks in the manual?

    Quote Originally Posted by dead of night View Post
    1. Always wait until the second hand is at 12 before pulling out the crown.

    2. Never operate the chronograph with the crown pulled out.

    3. When setting the time, set the time about 4 or 5 minutes ahead, and then turn it back to the correct time.


    It's about some physical rules when it comes to mechanical gearing in a watch movement that you shouldn't violate or you will eventually damage the delicate mechanism.

    These types of precaution are present in all domains because the danger is real, for example :

    - Always wait 1 or 2 minutes until the harddisk in your computer completely stopped before restart the computer again, otherwise you may damage the harddisk's actuator arm or read/write heads on harddisk without protection mechanism.

    - Never set the date on a mechanical watch when the time is between 20h00 and 03h00 or you will damage the date change mechanism, newer movements are safe but you don't always know what kind of movement you are dealing with, so better comply to the rules.
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    Re: Why are these warnings about Analogue Quartz G Shocks in the manual?

    Quote Originally Posted by dead of night View Post
    Hi, I've noticed some important warnings and admonitions in the manual for analogue quartz G Shocks. Does anyone know why, and what happens if the following warnings are accidentally violated?

    1. Always wait until the second hand is at 12 before pulling out the crown.

    2. Never operate the chronograph with the crown pulled out.

    3. When setting the time, set the time about 4 or 5 minutes ahead, and then turn it back to the correct time.
    Just curious, what model is this. Is it the GAC-100?

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    Re: Why are these warnings about Analogue Quartz G Shocks in the manual?

    Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by GShockMe View Post
    Just curious, what model is this. Is it the GAC-100?

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