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Is it bad to set the time on a watch by turning the hands counter (anti) clockwise? I am thinking of situations such as flying across time zones (east to west) or at Daylight Savings Time, etc. Do the same rules apply for mechanical and quartz? I have recent Omega and Swiss Army mechanicals and a pile of quartz watches.

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Check the maker's suggestions for each mechanical movement. For example, one widespread suggestion or caution is that you should NOT change the time on a v.7750 chronograph between 9 pm and 3 am, because the day/date change mechanism will be engaged for that six hour period and can be damaged, requiring repair.

I've never heard of a problem with a quartz movement, but better to be safe than sorry.
 
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