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Hi all,

I'm a proud owner of a Tissot PRC 200 (steel bracelet, blue dial); this being my first Swiss watch I've purchased. I acquired it a week ago - after perusing over and playing with the chronograph functions, the 1/10 second counter no longer resets into position. Despite resetting the watch, it still refuses to fix into place. Functionally, it doesn't particularly bother me, but aesthetically it would be nice to have it fixed since this is the first reputable (Swiss made) watch I've acquired for my possession.

While I don't particularly like the idea of having it opened and "tampered" with so soon after purchasing it, I guess my only option is to send it back (I purchased it in mainland Australia from Melbourne - I'm from Tasmania) to my AD, and have them or a Tissot service centre deal with the problem? I have 24 months left on the warrantly, so perhaps I could wait and potentially get it reset if, say, my battery dies within this time (killing two birds with one stone, so to speak).

Anyway, I appreciate your replies and I look forward to posting here regularly in the future. This is merely an introduction, if anything.

Cheers,

JR ;-)
 

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You can zero each of the hands on the chronograph dials individually. Here's how:

1) Make sure the chronograph is stopped.

2) Reset the chronograph with the pusher at 4 o'clock. If any of the hands aren't at their "zero" position they'll need to be adjusted.

3) Pull out the winding crown to the first position (date setting position).

4) Push the plunger at the 2 o'clock position. This will advance one of the chrono hands a step at a time. Stop it when the hand is at zero.

5) Push the plunger at the 4 o'clock position. This will adjust another of the chrono dials.

6) Pull the crown out to the second position (time setting position) and use the 2 or 4 o'clock plunger to adjust the final chrono dial.

One of the 4 possible crown/plunger combinations doesn't adjust anything. I don't have a chrono with me at the moment so I'm not sure which crown/plunger combination is the non-functional one. Anyhow, I hope this helps.
 

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Thanks a lot for that info, Lee. :-!

I know I wasn't the person who asked the question, but I had the same thing happen on one of my Tissot quartz chronos. I wasn't aware you could realign the hands manually yourself using the crown/pusher combos. Good to know.
 

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You can zero each of the hands on the chronograph dials individually. Here's how:

1) Make sure the chronograph is stopped.

2) Reset the chronograph with the pusher at 4 o'clock. If any of the hands aren't at their "zero" position they'll need to be adjusted.

3) Pull out the winding crown to the first position (date setting position).

4) Push the plunger at the 2 o'clock position. This will advance one of the chrono hands a step at a time. Stop it when the hand is at zero.

5) Push the plunger at the 4 o'clock position. This will adjust another of the chrono dials.

6) Pull the crown out to the second position (time setting position) and use the 2 or 4 o'clock plunger to adjust the final chrono dial.

One of the 4 possible crown/plunger combinations doesn't adjust anything. I don't have a chrono with me at the moment so I'm not sure which crown/plunger combination is the non-functional one. Anyhow, I hope this helps.
Does this only apply to quartz watches? In other words, can the same procedures be done on an automatic? I didn't know about this either. Thanks for the info.
 

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I've only done it with quartz chronos, so I don't know if autos can be adjusted in the same manner.
 

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Does this only apply to quartz watches? In other words, can the same procedures be done on an automatic? I didn't know about this either. Thanks for the info.
I don't believe this works on my PRC 200 auto chrono, though if someone has some suggestions, let us know. My minutes / hours hands are _just_ slightly to the left of the top marker, so I'll probably have to tolerate until a service a few years from now...

Cheers,
Bryan
 

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I don't believe this works on my PRC 200 auto chrono, though if someone has some suggestions, let us know. My minutes / hours hands are _just_ slightly to the left of the top marker, so I'll probably have to tolerate until a service a few years from now...

Cheers,
Bryan
In my experience this sync fix only works with quartz. Certainly any G10 variation straightens out this way.

Sean
 

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You can zero each of the hands on the chronograph dials individually. Here's how:

1) Make sure the chronograph is stopped.

2) Reset the chronograph with the pusher at 4 o'clock. If any of the hands aren't at their "zero" position they'll need to be adjusted.

3) Pull out the winding crown to the first position (date setting position).

4) Push the plunger at the 2 o'clock position. This will advance one of the chrono hands a step at a time. Stop it when the hand is at zero.

5) Push the plunger at the 4 o'clock position. This will adjust another of the chrono dials.

6) Pull the crown out to the second position (time setting position) and use the 2 or 4 o'clock plunger to adjust the final chrono dial.

One of the 4 possible crown/plunger combinations doesn't adjust anything. I don't have a chrono with me at the moment so I'm not sure which crown/plunger combination is the non-functional one. Anyhow, I hope this helps.
I was in the exact same position as the OP. Just bought my first "quality" watch a few days ago and noticed today that the 1/10 hand was not "zero'd." I was quite frustrated at first, but I am glad that I searched the forums. Thanks!
 

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I was in the exact same position as the OP. Just bought my first "quality" watch a few days ago and noticed today that the 1/10 hand was not "zero'd." I was quite frustrated at first, but I am glad that I searched the forums. Thanks!
Yeah, we are all able to seek help on technical issues, identifications on Vintages, discontinued models, models waiting in the pipeline etc ...
b-) Great forum, cheers :-!
 

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I really want to thank the folks who contributed the fix for the misaligned hands. I have a blue PRC 200 that i love but it got misaligned, likely by me, and it was frustrating me enough that i had greatly reduced my wearing of the watch. I found this fix, it worked perfectly and now it is back on my wrist a whole lot more.

Thanks again.
 

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You can zero each of the hands on the chronograph dials individually. Here's how:

1) Make sure the chronograph is stopped.

2) Reset the chronograph with the pusher at 4 o'clock. If any of the hands aren't at their "zero" position they'll need to be adjusted.

3) Pull out the winding crown to the first position (date setting position).

4) Push the plunger at the 2 o'clock position. This will advance one of the chrono hands a step at a time. Stop it when the hand is at zero.

5) Push the plunger at the 4 o'clock position. This will adjust another of the chrono dials.

6) Pull the crown out to the second position (time setting position) and use the 2 or 4 o'clock plunger to adjust the final chrono dial.

One of the 4 possible crown/plunger combinations doesn't adjust anything. I don't have a chrono with me at the moment so I'm not sure which crown/plunger combination is the non-functional one. Anyhow, I hope this helps.
Thank you for this. It's been annoying me for awhile on my prc200 to the point that I haven't worn it in awhile.
 

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You can zero each of the hands on the chronograph dials individually. Here's how:

1) Make sure the chronograph is stopped.

2) Reset the chronograph with the pusher at 4 o'clock. If any of the hands aren't at their "zero" position they'll need to be adjusted.

3) Pull out the winding crown to the first position (date setting position).

4) Push the plunger at the 2 o'clock position. This will advance one of the chrono hands a step at a time. Stop it when the hand is at zero.

5) Push the plunger at the 4 o'clock position. This will adjust another of the chrono dials.

6) Pull the crown out to the second position (time setting position) and use the 2 or 4 o'clock plunger to adjust the final chrono dial.

One of the 4 possible crown/plunger combinations doesn't adjust anything. I don't have a chrono with me at the moment so I'm not sure which crown/plunger combination is the non-functional one. Anyhow, I hope this helps.
Hi there, thank for you for this information. I bought my Tissot Chronograph over a year ago and always thought there was something wrong with it, I never managed to get back to the shop to ask.
I've just found this post and the information you have provided has fixed everything. Thank you very much.
 
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