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    Newb with first watch problem

    Hi, I've just received my first ever watch, a seiko skx007.

    I'm struggling to set the day date. I managed to follow the instructions up until I was asked to turn the crown anti-clockwise till the correct day appears next to the date. I turned the crown anti-clockwise as asked but it kept staying on pun rather than changing to another day, what have I done wrong and can someone please help?

    P.S sorry for being a newb, but I guess everyones got to start somewhere

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    Re: Newb with first watch problem

    Did you pull the crown out to the first "click"?

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    Re: Newb with first watch problem

    Quote Originally Posted by 21234rick View Post
    Did you pull the crown out to the first "click"?
    Yes I now have it on the previous day and date, thanks. What does it now mean about not changing it between 9pm & 4am

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    Re: Newb with first watch problem

    To change the date, you need to be sure if the time is am or pm. The way I always do it is set the date to the day before, then spin the hands until they go past mid night and the date changes to the correct number. Then set the time.

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    Re: Newb with first watch problem

    Thanks, I think I've done it, it seems around 10 seconds slower than my laptop but I presume my watch needs wearing in

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    Re: Newb with first watch problem

    Great! I am glad I could help. I seem to take a lot from this forum but rarely get the chance to give.

    Enjoy you watch. Nice choice by the way.

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    Re: Newb with first watch problem

    Quote Originally Posted by SullivaN View Post
    Yes I now have it on the previous day and date, thanks. What does it now mean about not changing it between 9pm & 4am
    It's a common instruction in user manuals of mechanical watches that you should not attempt to change the date between some times around midnight. This is because the mechanism then engages the date and day rings to push them forward. Your manual input might interfere with this process or will not work at all. I don't think you can break anything by trying, but you just won't succeed to set the new date while the internal mechanism just gets ready to go one step ahead, too.

    Since you can't be sure when the hands of your watch show midnight or noon while the watch isn't running, it's best to set the time to something outside the 9-4 bracket when you set the day and date. Once the watch is set and running, you can easily adjust the date (e.g. for skipping the 31st) at any time during the day, even right at noon, because you know you won't interfere with the mechanics then.
    Last edited by ffritz; May 13th, 2014 at 14:08.

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    Re: Newb with first watch problem

    Quote Originally Posted by SullivaN View Post
    Thanks, I think I've done it, it seems around 10 seconds slower than my laptop but I presume my watch needs wearing in

    Is that 10 seconds slow over a 24 hour period? If so, that is acceptable for most automatic watches.
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    Re: Newb with first watch problem

    The safest most fool-proof method I've found is as follows:
    - only do it before NOON
    - pull the crown all the way out to the time setting function
    - advance the time untill the date changes, this way you know the watch is indicating AM time
    - set the time
    - push the crown in to the day/date position
    - set the day and date
    - push the crown in and screw it down
    You're good to go.
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    Re: Newb with first watch problem

    Quote Originally Posted by ffritz View Post
    ....I don't think you can break anything by trying....
    Actually, you can.

    As suggested, it's best to first advance the time to 6:00. In order to ensure proper am/pm (absent an am/pm indicator), I then advance the date to the day before current, then advance the hands to change the date then set the correct time.
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