Yves Saint Laurent Chronometer?

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    Yves Saint Laurent Chronometer?

    I've inherited an YSL alarm chronometer watch. It is fully analog, and has 4 buttons (but no winding crown). It looks just like this one: Yves Saint Laurent Paris YSL Chronograph Japan Quartz Mov'T Men's Wrist Watch | eBay except that mine has a stainless/gold clasp-type bracelet.

    The back of the watch is marked "MOV'T JAPAN" and has the identifier: 6870-H1193 Y 760686

    Of course, I don't have any instructions for it. I have determined that the lower-right button seems to advance the hand in the lower sub-dial, and if clicked right, the watch "takes off" and various hands and date change, but it sems to resume at the previously-set date/time.

    Does anyone have any idea hot to set it and use it? Is it any good? Is it battery-powered, or perpetual?

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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent Chronometer?

    It is not a chronometer but a chronograph. It is not mechanical, it is quartz.
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent Chronometer?

    Thanks for the correction and info. Now... How do I learn how to set and operate it? Is there anywhere where I can get instructions?Thanks in advance!

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    How to Operate Chronograph Watch

    I've inherited an YSL alarm chronograph watch. It is fully analog, and has 4 buttons (but no winding crown). It looks just like this one: Yves Saint Laurent Paris YSL Chronograph Japan Quartz Mov'T Men's Wrist Watch | eBay except that mine has a stainless/gold clasp-type bracelet.

    The back of the watch is marked "MOV'T JAPAN" and has the identifier: 6870-H1193 Y 760686

    Of course, I don't have any instructions for it. I have determined that the lower-right button seems to advance the hand in the lower sub-dial, and if clicked appropriately, the watch "takes off" and various hands and date change, but it seems to resume at the previously-set date/time.

    Does anyone have any idea hot to set it and use it? Is it any good?

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    Re: How to Operate Chronograph Watch

    Two threads merged. Please do not flood the fora. One thread should do the trick.

    Is it any good?
    Depends on your needs, preferences and definition. I would say no, it is not good - but this is just me. Not a collector's item.
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    Re: How to Operate Chronograph Watch

    All OK; I'll try to behave. Now to the more immediate point; How can I obtain instructions to set and operate it?

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    Two threads merged. Please do not flood the fora. One thread should do the trick.
    Depends on your needs, preferences and definition. I would say no, it is not good - but this is just me. Not a collector's item.

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    Re: How to Operate Chronograph Watch

    Trial and error. Or find out what movement is in and download a manual.
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent Chronometer?

    If the power cell needs replacement, pay to have a good watch service person do it and id the movement for you.

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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent Chronometer?

    It appears to be running now, so while I will eventually need a new cell... right now, I need to be able to set and operate it. Perhaps there is a resource that can help me determine which movement is inside the case?

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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent Chronometer?

    A websearch of that number by itself and for Seiko, Citizen, and Miyota return nada.
    Perhaps a pic of it?

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