Correct way to set a watch?

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    Member Clavius's Avatar
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    Correct way to set a watch?

    When I set my watches, whether quartz or automatic, I try not to move the minute hand to the correct position until the second hand is at (or near) the 12 o clock position. But is what I'm doing even necessary?

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    Member OrangeSport's Avatar
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    Re: Correct way to set a watch?

    Not really. I mean, it can only be a minute away. Some watches seem to prefer being adjusted slightly beyond the marker before zeroing in though.
    Rolex Oyster Perpetual 116000
    1965 Accurist Shockmaster
    1961 Gold Accurist Shockmaster
    Seiko SSC021P1
    Omega Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00

    Meistersinger Perigraph AM1002
    G-Shock GW3000B-1A

    Rolex Submariner 14060M
    Ben Sherman S489.OOBS
    1990 Rotary Gold Case


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    Moderator Emeritus Bradjhomes's Avatar
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    Re: Correct way to set a watch?

    I do the same (or similar). If it hacks then I'll wait until its at 60 before pulling the crown out to set it.
    If it doesn't hack, or it's quartz, then I'll set the minute hand between markers to roughly agree with the seconds.

    You don't need to do this, but it helps with OCD!
    Brad (@bradwatch)
    - appreciating fine affordable watches since 2011

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