second hand doesn't reset at 12oclock

  1. am77

    am77 Jan 4, 2016

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    hi
    I got a carrera calibre 17 for Christmas
    I've worn it a couple of time and have noticed
    that the red second hand is not aligned to 12 o'clock
    Marker
    I can start and stop the the chronograph and and when I go to reset the hand goes to 1 second past 12
    is there anything I can do to correct this or does it need to go back to the shop?
    Thanks
     
  2. imagwai

    imagwai Jan 4, 2016

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    It's an easy adjustment for a watchmaker, but not something you can easily attempt yourself (plus it would invalidate any warranty if you did). I think a trip back the shop is required I'm afraid.
     
  3. am77

    am77 Jan 4, 2016

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    ok thanks
    back to the shop it is then
     
  4. elliotjones

    elliotjones May 12, 2016

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    it's easy to fix yourself! Unscrew the crown all the way and pull out until it reaches the stop position. Then hold both buttons down until the second hand does a full rotation around the clock face. Now yu can use the top button to adjust it forward a second and the bottom button to adjust it back. Mine sometimes doesn't respond but if you keep trying it will work and you can reset it without sending it off to get it fixed... hope this helps
     
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  5. imagwai

    imagwai May 12, 2016

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    Isn't this only for quartz watches?
     
  6. elliotjones

    elliotjones May 12, 2016

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    that's plausible! Apologies I'd assume it would be a universal fix!
     
  7. imagwai

    imagwai May 12, 2016

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    It's not. And why are you digging out topics like this and posting this advice on various forums anyway? I've just seen you've put the exact same answer, word for word on a topic in the Tag Heuer forum on Watchuseek in relation to a question posted in 2009! Both signed off with your website address link. :whipped:
     
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  8. elliotjones

    elliotjones May 12, 2016

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    wow - sorry! I've spent weeks trying to fix the problem myself and finding no answers so I wanted to share it once I'd fixed it, which I did exactly 3 minutes before posting the replies - makes sense in my head to post it in as succinct a way as possible! Sorry if I offended!
    Not sure what your little yellow men are doing but they don't look happy. As I said, apologies - just trying to help! (cheer up, by the way, it's only a watch!) :)
     
  9. imagwai

    imagwai May 12, 2016

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    Well I'm sorry too if you were only trying to be helpful, but to me it looked suspiciously like you were registering on lots of forums to promote your web address. You say you spent weeks trying to fix it but that advice is pretty plentiful on most watch forums - I'd say the issue crops up with someone new asking this same thing every few weeks. If I type "align chronograph hand" into Google then I get 120,000 results, most with similar advice to yours, and the top result is a video on YouTube showing you how to do it. (The caption to that video says "this is applicable to quartz chronograph watches only"!)
     
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  10. Balou2u

    Balou2u Sep 17, 2017

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    Awesome....it worked!! You saved me the cost of going to a shop for the fix...as I've had to in the past. Thank you!!
     
  11. Balou2u

    Balou2u Sep 17, 2017

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    Easy cowboy!! I did as ElliotJones suggested and it worked perfectly. Maybe you should hold your water the next time you feel the need to admonish someone.
     
  12. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Sep 17, 2017

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    Well i had the same problem with my monaco before. But instead of the second hand it was the minute subdial. It always reset back to 1. Not 0.

    I brought it back to the shop and they said i need to bring it to Tag's service center.

    A week later it was fixed.

    I did not know what they did in there. And i am unsure if the whole pushing button thing is in the manual book.

    Anyway good to know there's alternative.
     
  13. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 18, 2017

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    I'm guessing your watch is quartz, not mechanical? This won't work for mechanical watches like the one in the original post - that was my point.
     
  14. automobilia42

    automobilia42 Sep 18, 2017

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    Exactly as Imagwai says, this will only work on the quartz chronograph, if you have a mechanical chronograph the easiest way to do it is in my opinion taking out the movement and pull off the large second hand and push it back on the correct position. This would require special tools and a water-resistant test afterwards so better to bring it back to the AD or repair centre.
     
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