How to set an Invicta Chronograph back to zero?

Images from an Invicta instruction manual

Images from an Invicta instruction manual (page 23)

Sometimes a chronograph watch can get out of whack and it forgets how to return the second hand back to zero correctly. Luckily on a quartz watch, it’s a quick fix if you can find the right sequence. Here are the instructions for getting the second hand back to zero on Invicta watches. While we cannot guarantee that this process will work for every Invicta chronograph, it will work for most. Just remember, this isn’t a big deal and it can happen out of the blue.

Images from an Invicta instruction manual (page 26-27)

Images from an Invicta instruction manual (page 26-27)

69 thoughts on “How to set an Invicta Chronograph back to zero?

  1. I just received Invicta model 9224. I have followed your instructions for setting the sub- dials to zero, but am having a problem. I can put the watch in corrective mode and set the bottom center sub dial (seconds) to zero. However I cannot adjust the next sub-dial. When I press push-button B to adjust the next hand, the indicator on the seconds sub-dial turns until I release it. Then it remains in that position on the seconds sub-dial. I can repeat this procedure but it never advances to the next sub-dial. Any advice?


  2. Thanks for the tip and friendly navigation of Invicta’s intimidating manual. My watch was only a month old before the secondhand began pointing at the :55 mark. Funny enough, I also discovered why the 1/10 counter wasn’t ever very useful—it too needed a reset. Much appreciated.

  3. Thank you….this worked like a CHARM!!!! I have 5 INVICTA watches and this seems to happen at least once to each of them. NOW…who can replace the crystal on an model #1834? (I have one in each color)

  4. I have an Invicta 4710 that I got 2 yrs ago and never wore. I changed the battery last night and set it up but its not keeping time. When I push A or B, the center second hand moves but nothing else. the small minute dial is pointing between 10 and 30 and the second dial is stuck on 49. My 6h dial is a date dial. Any ideas on how to get this thing going?

  5. worked like a charm. my invicta dealer sent me here, as i was contemplating returning watch for repair. he linked me here & resolved my problem in seconds. hope others will have similar success. invicta; well not quite, eh?

  6. I recently acquired an Invicta Subaqua Noma 1 with Valjoux 7750 automatic movement, and have a problem with the chrono’s second hand not resetting to zero. Depending on where I reset it from, it usually overshoots and resets to about “57″. I don’t think this can be corrected in the same way as the quartz chronos. Is there another technique for the automatics?

  7. Hi DougM… you are right, the automatic chronograph watches cannot be reset to zero the same way the quartz ones can. For the automatic to be fixed, you should take it to a watchmaker. The watchmaker will have to remove the entire movement from the case and realign the hand from there and push it down to make sure it’s not loose.

  8. tried the seq. outlined above on my Invictia model #6976 and the first sub dial (min) was adjusted OK. When I pushed the “B” I could not adjust the Hour indicator and the same for the Center second hand.
    Is it possible the there is another seq. for my model?
    cons. No. 112803-141309

  9. I have chronograph watches of various brands, including Invicta. I have a Invicta Sub Aqua NOMA III 5511: setting it to zero I opened the protective crown gate, unscrewed the crown (Counter clockwise) until it released. I Pulled the crown out to the complete open position. Had the same problem. I unscrewed the base plugs preventing the chronograph buttons from being pushed. When both buttons may be depressed completely I began. Depressed both chronograph button simultaneously for 2 seconds, then I saw the second hand sweep the face. It stopped not resting at the 12:00 position, so I depressed the top chronograph button until the second hand was aligned with the 12:00 position. It was then that I depressed the bottom chronograph button once and it went to the first subdial, I pressed the bottom button again and it moved to the second subdial. I just repeated the process until it was zeroed out.

  10. I have a Prodiver and my subdials are not like these. My center second runs all the time. It is model 10503. Can the minute hand be set back to zero?

  11. I found that my Subaqua Noma 1Model 15994, you set the crown to position 1, rather than position 2. Then push and hold button A to set the Center Second hand, and Button B to set the Minute Counter.

  12. Just received the Invicta 11553 for Christmas and cannot get it into the chronology corrective mode by holding the a and b buttons together with the crown in either the 1 or 2 position. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  13. Thanks so much. Folks, If the top sequence isn’t working look down at Mike Robinson’s comment. I have an Akula Reserve Swiss Made and Mike Robinson’s instructions worked like a charm…

  14. Hello good day to you

    I have a invicta Venom reserve model 5729. I can’t manage to reset the chronograph to zero position.

    Any idea how manage this

    Thanks a lot in advance for your advise

    Best regards rob goldenbeld

  15. I have a ProDiver model 14082 with an ISA 2321 movement, I can calibrate the 1/10 secandsec hands, but don’t know how to calibrate the min hand Help?

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