How to Set a Citizen Skyhawk Eco Drive Watch

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Setting a Citizen Skyhawk Eco-Drive watch is an easy task once you understand the different button functions on the edge of the case. The Citizen Skyhawk is a multifunctional timepiece that converts sunlight into electrical energy through the use of a solar cell, which embedded under the dial. The cell powers the hands, chronograph, functions, timer, alarm and other features. The Skyhawk also features a power save mode, which is an energy conservation feature to keep the watch running in lowlight conditions.

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    Note the 2 and 4 o'clock function buttons and the crown at 3 o'clock on the case edge of the Citizen Skyhawk Eco-Drive. These buttons set all functions of the watch, according to

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    Set the home city digital display function at 9 o'clock by pulling the crown to the first position. Rotate the crown until the mode hand in the subdial at 6 o'clock is aligned with TME. Press the 2 o'clock button until the nearest major city where you live appears. Press the 2 and 4 o'clock buttons at the same time to find the home city in the 3 o'clock digital display window. Once the city is selected, the time is automatically set by the automatic radio reception function.

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    Pull the crown out to the first position to manually set the time. Rotate the crown until the mode hand is aligned with the CAL, TME and RX-S position under the umbrella line. Push the crown flush with the case edge. Point the watch's 9 o'clock side in the direction of the radio transmitter. For example, if you live in Los Angeles, point the watch's 9 o'clock side east towards Ft. Collins, Colo., where the transmitter is located.

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    Hold down the 4 o'clock button for two seconds until the tone sounds and the second hand stops at the RX-S position. The second hand will then move to H, M or L found at the 2 o'clock subdial. Remain holding the watch in the same position. The second hand will move from the H, M or L position with the hour and minute hands to the correct time once the radio reception is completed.

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    Press the 2 o'clock button to start the chronograph's stopwatch. Press the button a second time to stop the timer. Press the 4 o'clock button to reset the timer.

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    Pull the crown all the way out and rotate it clockwise until the correct date is selected. Push the crown flush when finished.

Tips and warnings

  • Stay clear of large buildings and mountains when obtaining a radio transmission to set the time.
  • Treat the crown with care. It can be damaged if abused.

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