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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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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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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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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.

Rick
 

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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.
 

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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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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.
Lenny
 

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....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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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.
Good advice
 

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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.
Sorry to tell you that, but that's the wrong way of doing it. You always have to make sure time is AM before you play with the day/date function. The only way to know, is to move the hands until the day and the date changes, like said by another member. You can then set the day/date and adjust the time safely.

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.
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Yes you can brake something while doing so, and I've seen it. This is the specific reason why the manual tell you not to do it.




I change watch every day and this is something I've always been careful with. When I set the time, I first move the hands until I see the date change. I'm now sure I'm not in the critical date changing sequence. Better safe than sorry.
 
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