Bought a new pocket watch, can't figure out how to set the time.Help?
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    Bought a new pocket watch, can't figure out how to set the time.Help?

    Got the lady friend a pocket watch that I do not know how to set the time for.It did not come with a manual or instructions. Anyone able to help me? Here's the amazon page for it. Amazon.com: Photo Insert Holder Wind up Pocket Watch: Jewelry The second to last picture is not of the watch I have, but the rest are legitimate. Screwing the knob clockwise tightens it, turning it counterclockwise does nothing as far as I know. I cannot remove the bezel either.
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    Re: Bought a new pocket watch, can't figure out how to set the time.Help?

    Pull the crown out?
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    Re: Bought a new pocket watch, can't figure out how to set the time.Help?

    Looks like i may be a screw down crown. Turn it all the way to the left and when you feel it pop out a little then pull it all the way out until you feel it stop and then set the time, you'll need to unscrew it to wind it as well. Rescrewing the crown is the same in reverse.
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    Re: Bought a new pocket watch, can't figure out how to set the time.Help?

    Quote Originally Posted by lysanderxiii View Post
    Pull the crown out?
    Nothing pulls out. I have tried everything that I have been able to find on youtube or r/watches

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    Re: Bought a new pocket watch, can't figure out how to set the time.Help?

    Read the instructions/manual that came with it?
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    Re: Bought a new pocket watch, can't figure out how to set the time.Help?

    Quote Originally Posted by azazel501 View Post
    Nothing pulls out. I have tried everything that I have been able to find on youtube or r/watches
    Pull harder.
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    Re: Bought a new pocket watch, can't figure out how to set the time.Help?

    It's unlikely looking at the image of the watch but I've got an old Ingersoll pocket watch where you have to push the crown in to wind it.

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    Re: Bought a new pocket watch, can't figure out how to set the time.Help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Renny View Post
    It's unlikely looking at the image of the watch but I've got an old Ingersoll pocket watch where you have to push the crown in to wind it.
    He's trying to set the time.

    I say the crown will pull out. Go work out some and come back and try it again.

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    Re: Bought a new pocket watch, can't figure out how to set the time.Help?

    Quote Originally Posted by TixTox View Post
    He's trying to set the time.

    I say the crown will pull out. Go work out some and come back and try it again.
    That's what I meant to say. Typo.

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