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 – and will work for many other brands as well. Shop our collection of Invicta watches here Join the Discussion Did these instructions work for you? Let us know if this worked for you or not, and the model of your watch on Facebook here. Click Here to Comment 92 Responses « Older Comments dodge July 12, 2013 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? Reply DougM July 23, 2013 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? Reply admin July 24, 2013 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. Reply Lyle August 9, 2013 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 Reply Kenneth August 13, 2013 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. Reply Ian August 26, 2013 Many thanks, just worked on my TW Steel watch Reply Bob September 28, 2013 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? Reply Mike Robinson December 25, 2013 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. Reply Brian December 26, 2013 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. Reply Ed Osworth February 11, 2014 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… Reply Mojin February 23, 2014 This statement agrees with the model Invicta 0074 Scuba Pro Diver Master of the Oceans’ thank you Reply Rob goldenbeld March 4, 2014 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 Reply Art Weigel March 16, 2014 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? Reply naeim May 1, 2014 tnx very much very use full Reply scooby May 29, 2014 Thanks,I have three Invicta watches that the subdials weren’t right.The instructions worked perfectly.It was amazingly easy.Thanks again for saving the day. Reply Rick Duhrkopf July 28, 2014 I just purchased an Invicta 9224 on a cruise ship. I am home and when I try to reset the time, I cannot pull the crown out. Also, neither the A nor the B buttons seem to be capable of being depressed. Reply Louis October 4, 2014 I just purchased an Invicta 10011 Russian Diver Watch and my second hand isn’t working but the small second hand IS working and so is the rest of the watch. it also has a little button you can push in right next to the wind up knob but it doesn’t seem to do anything anybody have any advice order of the second hand not even supposed to work? Reply admin October 4, 2014 Hi Louis, does your watch look like this one? http://keepthetime.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=811 If so, this model has a small seconds hand at 6:00, but the central hand is not a seconds hand or chronograph, it is a GMT hand for keeping track of the time in a 2nd time zone, or 24 hour time. Hope this helps! Reply kendall bowman November 1, 2014 “I found this information on setting my watch totally useless” Reply jackra88itslim December 2, 2014 I have a model 0072 the second hand always runs and now won’t move at all. It sits at the 45 second mark. Everything else works. Help please…….. this is annoying Reply John Stevens December 6, 2014 Brilliant, worked first time on my invicta 0074 many thanks Reply John C January 5, 2015 Thanks! Worked perfectly on my Ferrari watch. Reply Omar February 5, 2015 Thanks for the help! It fixed my problem. Reply Bill April 11, 2017 I have an Invicta Pro Diver 11282 that I purchased from a charity. The watch is in new condition and I replaced the battery. I found that the minute and hour hands did not advance nor did the day and date. I found this instruction and followed it to see if the watch had found its way into the a timer function. The second hands reset and now it is indeed stuck in a count down timer mode with the second hands. Any help? Reply Yarino April 21, 2017 Hi can somebody please tell me how to set the time on a 0477? Thank you Reply Joe Raber May 24, 2017 I have an Invicta S1 it only has one push button and that’s above the stem I can get the second hand to come around and stop the top but I can’t get the large second hand to start there is only one smaller window with a second hand and then there’s a another window with the the date how do I get to large second-hand to start Reply Pete June 15, 2017 Found this from Reddit, worked like a charm thank you https://www.reddit.com/r/Watches/comments/6h7prv/seiko_sndc33_chronograph_hand_not_centered/ Reply Michael Kelly August 18, 2017 The chrono hand on my 5030D is off by about 1/2 second. Using the adjustment procedure, you can only advance the hand a full second. Therefore, I can’t get the chrono hand perfectly aligned. It can only be 1/2 second slow or 1/2 second fast from true zero.. Would this be an expensive repair if I have to take it to a watch repairman? Reply Gruen August 19, 2017 Sounds like you need to have the chrono second hand removed and then put back on centered. It’s not a big deal and shouldn’t be expensive, but it depends on where you go and if they feel like working on it. I’d say just let it go. Reply Thomaz September 13, 2017 Great post! Worked! Have nice day ! 🙂 Reply Ed November 21, 2017 hello. I have tried many times to reset the chronograph on my Invicta pro diver model no. 15082. It always seem to zero out on the 1 o’clock position. The minute counter is set at the 59 minute mark. can you advise on this? Reply KeepTheTime Admin November 22, 2017 Hi Ed, your Invicta Pro Diver has the caliber VD53. You will want to refer to this page for the instructions on resetting the chronograph second hand to 12:00. Please report back and let everyone know how it went! http://calibercorner.com/hattori-caliber-vd53/ Reply Hattori SII Caliber VD53B Watch Movement | CaliberCorner.com November 22, 2017 […] If these don’t work, it’s likely that your watch does not have the VD53, so try these instructions to reset your chronograph hand. […] Reply Hattori Caliber VD53 Watch Movement | CaliberCorner.com November 22, 2017 […] If these don’t work, it’s likely that your watch does not have the VD53, so try these instructions to reset your chronograph hand. […] Reply Hank O. December 21, 2017 Worked on 3 out of 3 of my watches thanks! Reply « Older Comments Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.