How to Reset a Citizen Eco-Drive

Written by nick davis
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A Citizen Eco-Drive is a type of watch that uses light energy to power its internal mechanism. The watch contains a energy cell that stores light and converts it into power. The watch is manufactured by the Citizen Watch Corp. The Citizen Eco-Drive watch does not contain a traditional battery, and you don't have to replace the energy cell. The watch does require light, and if you place the watch in a drawer or other dark location for an extended period of time, the watch will stop working and you will have to reset it.

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Things you need

  • Artificial or natural light source

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  1. 1

    Place your Citizen Eco-Drive watch face up under a artificial or natural light source---lamp, overhead lighting, outside or other light source. Do not place the watch under a halogen lamp--the heat from this type of lamp can damage your watch.

  2. 2

    Charge the watch for 3 1/2 hours. To speed up the charging time, pull out the watch's crown (located on the side of the watch).

  3. 3

    Pull out the watch's crown, if you didn't do it in Step 2, to the time-setting position.

  4. 4

    Wait for 30 seconds.

  5. 5

    Push the crown back into your Citizen Eco-Drive watch. If your watch has a screw-down crown, tighten the crown gently against the watch body. You have now reset your Citizen Eco-Drive watch.

  6. 6

    Pull the crown out to the time-setting position to set the correct time on the watch.

Tips and warnings

  • Place your Citizen Eco-Drive watch under a light source each time you take off the watch so the energy cell can charge.

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