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How to reset a quartz Chrono

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HWG

This is a copy and paste from McNairs old section, but I thought it should be reposted in a more visible spot. (especially because I just recenly needed this tutorial) :)

 

Some of you may encounter a chrono on a quartz that when stopped, and reset, does not go to the "12" or off position. This could be because a hand has moved on it's stem, or a multitude of other reasons.

 

Today I had this very problem on a watch I was working on for a fellow member here. So, what to do?

 

It's quite simple actually:

 

Step 1: pull crown to the "quickset" position, some may need to be unscrewed or simply pulled depending upon your application.

 

Step 2: press the "start" button for the chrono, likely, nothing wil happen.

 

Step 3: press the "stop"button of the chrono (9 out of 10 watches have this button at the 2 o'clock position, your application may vary say, if you have a Graham and there is a lever that acts as the "start/stop" button.

 

Step 4: press the start/stop button as many times as it takes to put the large hand at 12. This could be as little as one, or as many as 59 times, since the hand will jump in 1 sec intervals.

 

Step 5: once the hand is at 12, press the RESET button. Nothing will happen visually, but this will "program" that position as "home" once reset during normal use.

 

Step 6: press the crown in and test your chrono. If you have a screw down crown, I suggest screwing it in, as we want the watch to function as it should, and often times a screw down crown on a QUARTZ mvmnt will not be fully "in" unless screwed tight

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RichardMiami

Dave

 

Thanks for reposting... I have looked for this a few times. Now it is BOOKMARKED... doh...

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Balad1

Look for this myself, thanks HWG.

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<RJ>

Very useful sometimes! Wish it was as easy as this on autos :death:

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cvp3

Yup, I had to look this up as well.

 

invicta-reset-chronograph-2.jpg

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YoungGPS

Thanks! :D

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gt rider

What is the «quickset positions»? After unscrewing my crown there seem to be 3 positions. 1= nothing 2=date change 3=time change.

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graham47

Fuck me H, just tried it on my 13year old Seiko sports and it reset the 30 minute timer back to zero!!

 

I love this site!!!

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gt rider

Nevermind I got it. I had to pull it out to the timeset position and follow the second set of instructions posted. Thanks guys!

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LightGeek

Holy crap, that's three gen quartz chronos fixed! Love this forum. This thread lead me to search, which lead me to this video (doing the same thing):

 

SEIKO CHRONOGRAPH 7T92: Stopwatch Hand Position - YouTube

 

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nr510

This just sorted out my Omega Speedmaster from Toro! Thanks for the help.

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H3X4GON

Beautiful! Just solved my problem!

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sgtguk

Just sorted one of mine out too, saved me lots of searching.............Thank you :suck:

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eilandes

Great info. Finally got rid of the annoying offset.

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ringobingo

Brilliant advice. I have a gen Victorinox quartz chrono that I love, and one day the chrono resting position started being one second past 12 o clock for reasons that are beyond me. Your advice has it back to perfect.

 

Thanks!

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qqqwww

Great

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mark8111

^^^^^. Unbelievable^^^^, thinking maybe English is not his 1st languag. Watching with interest.

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Verve

Yup, I had to look this up as well.

 

invicta-reset-chronograph-2.jpg

 

Thank you - love this site ... fixes are all here ... just adjusted the second hand the Michael Kors chrono that was advanced by 3 seconds .. wohoo

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black263

Yup, I had to look this up as well.

 

invicta-reset-chronograph-2.jpg

 

Thank you - love this site ... fixes are all here ... just adjusted the second hand the Michael Kors chrono that was advanced by 3 seconds .. wohoo

Wouldn't have bothered. It may have added the only bit of interest to the dial.

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Verve

Yup, I had to look this up as well.

 

invicta-reset-chronograph-2.jpg

 

Thank you - love this site ... fixes are all here ... just adjusted the second hand the Michael Kors chrono that was advanced by 3 seconds .. wohoo

Wouldn't have bothered. It may have added the only bit of interest to the dial.

 

I like this aligned :)

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black263

Yup, I had to look this up as well.

 

invicta-reset-chronograph-2.jpg

 

Thank you - love this site ... fixes are all here ... just adjusted the second hand the Michael Kors chrono that was advanced by 3 seconds .. wohoo

Wouldn't have bothered. It may have added the only bit of interest to the dial.

 

I like this aligned :)

Mark 4:5

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meisterlampe

Great , i had this problem with my Festina Tour Chrono, now it works and looks great. Thx for this mate !

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