How To Set A Seiko Watch
Need to know how to set a Seiko watch? Since there are numerous different digital Seiko's which all may set differently, we will concentrate upon analog Seiko watches which all set fairly much in the same manner. Seiko recommends not setting their watches between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m., so it is a good idea to follow that rule before starting to set your watch.
To set your Seiko watch:
- Unscrew crown. Some Seiko watches have a screwed down crown. If your watch's crown does not spin freely in a clockwise direction it is a screw down crown and it must be unscrewed before setting the watch. Simply unscrew in a counter-clockwise direction until it pops free. Screwed down crowns are most common on divers watches or watches which are designed to be water resistant and used in the water.
- Preset day and date. If your watch has a date display, either both day and date or simply date, perform this step. If not move on to the next step. Pull the crown out one click and then turn the crown in a clockwise direction, setting either the day or date to the day or date before the current date/day. Turn crown counter clockwise to set the other date display if it has one to the day or date before the current day/date. Example: If you wish to set the watch to Friday 23, set the date display to Thursday 22. Some watches will have an alternate language display for the day, if so you can set it to either and it will stay in that format.
- Set time. Pull crown out one click, this will either be the first click, or second, depending upon if you had a date to set on the watch. Turn the crown to set the time to the desired time. If the watch has a day and or date turn the crown until the date display changes to the correct date, this is midnight and should be consider as such. Now continue on to set the time to the correct time, taking into consideration the a.m. and p.m. The purpose for doing it in this fashion is to insure that the a.m. and p.m. mode is set correctly and the watch will now change date at midnight, instead of at noon.
- Start the watch. Push the crown down to finish setting the time and start the watch back up.
- Screw down crown. If the watch has a screw down crown, push it in gently with a fingertip and screw it back in using a clockwise twist. Go slowly and gently and if you feel pressure stop and back it off and try it again. You do not want to cross thread the crown in the crown tube. If this occurs you will have to have the tube replaced to keep the watch water resistant.
There, you have successfully set your fine Seiko watch, enjoy it.