How to Set the Date on the Citizen Chronograph

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How to Set the Date on the Citizen Chronograph
Setting the date on a Citizen chronograph watch is easy. (expensive swiss watch close up image by Nikolay Okhitin from

Citizen watches are a popular brand for both men and women. They come in a variety of metals, colours and styles to suit your personal preferences. Many opt for a chronograph watch which can tell time in a variety of ways. The chronograph can also act as a stopwatch and tell the date. Setting the date for your chronograph watch is fairly easy.

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    Pull the crown out to rotate the day of the month on the face of your watch. The crown is the small dial on the side of the watch. Typically for a Citizen chronograph watch, the crown pulls out at two different points. To set the date, pull the crown out to the first position.

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    Spin the crown clockwise to set the day of the month. Rotate the crown until you see the number for today. You will not be able to turn rotate the numbers by turning the crown counterclockwise.

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    Push the crown in one time to return it to the normal position. This sets the date so that tomorrow it will rotate to the new day. If you do not push the crown in, the date will not change.

Tips and warnings

  • The date on the watch changes at 12:00 AM.
  • You will need to change the date on the last day of the month for those months containing less than 31 days. The Citizen chronograph watch is only based on a 31-day calendar, so it will need to be readjusted as needed.
  • Do not set the date on your watch when it reflects a time between 9:00 PM and 1:00 AM because the date may not switch over the next day.

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