How to Set a Citizen Calibre 8700

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How to Set a Citizen Calibre 8700
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The Calibre 8700 collection of Citizen watches is described as "old world inspiration meets new world technology in this tribute to the skill of watchmaking," according to Citizen. Labeled perpetual calendar masterpieces, these watches are a work of art with modern technology yet traditional touches. The Calibre 8700 is a collection of nine watches, each with similar settings and options, such as battery-free functioning. When it comes to setting the time on these watches, the instructions are unanimous.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Take the watch off your wrist. You can leave it on if you choose.

  2. 2

    Locate the crown on the left side of the watch. It is in the form of a tiny knob. Pull it out halfway to what's known as Position 1. Pulling it out all the way is known as Position 2. The second hand, or the hand that shows the seconds, will move quickly to 30 seconds and will stop there.

  3. 3

    Turn the crown to align the mode hand that is located on the bottom part of the watch and set it to time mode, which is labelled as TME.

  4. 4

    Pull the crown out all the way to Position 2, which is the time correction position. The hand indicating seconds will now quickly move and stop at 0 seconds.

  5. 5

    Turn the crown to set the 24-hour hand, the hour hand and the minute hand to the desired time. Turn the crown quickly in order to move the 24-hour hand, hour hand and minute hand continuously. If you turn the crown one click to the right, the 24-hour hand, hour hand and minute hand will set the time forward by just one minute. If you turn the crown one click to the left, those three hands will set the time back by one minute.

  6. 6

    Push the crown back to its original position once desired time is set.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure to set a.m. and p.m. time correctly since the 24-hour hand moves in synchronisation with the hour hand. Move the hands forward by another 12 hours to set the correct a.m. or p.m. time.

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