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How to reset a chronograph watch back to zero?

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 – and will work for many other brands as well.

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

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Vincent, QC
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Vincent, QC

Thanks!
YOU saved my day with this article!

THANKS AGAIN

ashis
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ashis

I tried this method but did not help.

My problem is

centre hr and min hands are not moving.. bt watch is working

Brandon
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Brandon

I adjusted the date on my Invicta Chronograph and now the big second hand has stopped. the small subdial is working and the watch keeps time but how do I activate the big second hand again?

WDH
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WDH

My problem is that the big second hand was moving when I got the watch and I can’t get it to stop, thus I can’t use it for timing.

Neil
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Neil

I tried the above method but it didn’t fix the problem. The Second Stop hand resets at 12 seconds, the 30 min hand resets at 29 instead of 0. Any other ideas?

martin
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martin

i tried the instructions to fix a sekonda titanium to reset the seconds hand also the mins hand it worked perfect, better than paying 30 quid at a jewelers to do the same thing!
THANKS AGAIN

invicta lover
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invicta lover

Valuable info, thanks!

nick
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nick

I am glad I found this site as I was searching how to do this on my Tourneau watch.
It’s the 2nd time I encounter this, the first time I also needed the battery replaced so I had it taken care of at Tourneau and I didn’t bother to ask how to do this on my own.
Thank you.

PS: Any clue as to what could be the cause of this?

Amorn
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Amorn

Thanks!

Shamsi
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Shamsi

I can not pull out the crown at all, I even tried hard, should I use a knife or something.

Kevin
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Kevin

I have the 4898 Invicata and it has the 8 design with a minute at top and a second at bottom but the hand for the min chronograph gets stuck at 12 and I can press bottom to reset to 0 but cant get it to keep moving I need to reset to 0 point and above instructions don’t work. any ideas

Parham
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Parham

That was so helpful

Thank you

JC
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JC

Great post! Thanks!

Craig
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Craig

Okay… I have an Invicta model 6194. Hour and Minute hands work. Second hand is in the top right sub dial and is working. The Bottom sub dial is the day of the week and is also working. My problem is that the top left sub dial seems to be an “on/of” indicator for the alarm which is activated by the “A” button. Has “on” and “off” at the top of the sub dial. The bottom of that sub dial has the writing “Power reserve” with a kind of scale from 0 to 100% The “A” button normally starts the… Read more »

Miles
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Miles

Great site!! Instructions worked. Thank you.

me
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me

I have a ladies mod 5300 the unit does not zero. the second hand always goes to the #1 position and the dial at the 9 Oclock position always goes to the 17sec position. I have tried the reset proceedure but always the same results. First off the second hand does not go into the mode stated when both buttons are pressed for 2 seconds or even longer . that hand just counts as if just the A button was pressed and the short or the long press does nothing helpful as I can see Have I gone and messed… Read more »

me
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me

thank you

Daniel
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Daniel

Hello, First off, thank you for this article. I’ve tried the steps above but not getting lucky. Basically whenever daylight savings switched I went to change the time. This being my only actual chronograph watch I think I did something to make it get out of whack without knowing what I’m doing :D. I have an Invicta 4578 model. The big second hand is stuck at minute #1 and when the crown is pressed into position zero the 3h 0-60 counter runs but the big second hand is stuck. Upon trying to reset to zero with the directions provided I… Read more »

nathan
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nathan


ashis:

I tried this method but did not help.
My problem is
centre hr and min hands are not moving.. bt watch is working

this is because they only move when you are in timing mode.

Paul
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Paul

How do you change the day of the week on the chrono. dial at the 6:00 position?

Kevin
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Kevin

Hi – I have an Invicta Corduba 4906 and I noticed that the stopwatch is no longer working. It is stuck on/around 20 seconds. When I push button A and then button B it “shakes” a bit like it is trying to reset, but doesn’t move otherwise. Is it possible that I need a battery replacement? Is there anything I else I should try? By the way, it seems to be keeping time and the small seconds hand is working (the bottom part of the figure 8). Thank you in advance for any/all help…

Rod Donovan
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Rod Donovan

The battery is weak. Replace it.

chris
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chris

Worked a dream on my Guy Laroche!
Thank you very much

Chris

Carlos
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Carlos

Thanks, this works also for Nivada Millonaire.

brian
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brian

I have a model 5364 and would like to read the instructions manual. Is it available online anywhere? Thanks

Karan
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Karan

I have a limited edition graham sliverstone Stowe GMT and my minute counter was offset I tried the above thing but it did not help.

Felipe
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Felipe

I have a chronograph reserve. The big second hand is not moving. I’d like to have it move to help keep time… How can I get the big second hand to move??

Scott White
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Scott White

Easy fix that I thought was going to be a defect return. Thanks a bunch. Right on TIME.

George
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George

Thanks. Worked on my Rockwell 747, too.

Christian
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Christian

You Guy now your shit!
Thankzs a bunch guys.

Jay
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Jay

Thank you so much for the advice! It worked perfectly! 🙂

jim
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jim

I have an Invicta Seaspider model 10250 and this correction worked perfectly. Thanks much!

Jan
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Jan

Thank you, fixed my Emporio Armani watch using these steps!

Jose García
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Jose García

Great! works for my Invicta 1326 but slightly different, crown in position 1 instead of 2. Thank You for the info.

Bob
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Bob

Thanks a lot!!! Watch is fine again!!

Bruce
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Bruce

Did not work on my 1882. This is really frustrating one day old watch and its junk. Swiss made turd why did i bother wasting my money. Invicta your watches are Chinese shit!!!!!

Sw8901
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Sw8901

I have a Invicta 1206 and I cant seem to reset the second hand. I have all the other hand syncronized but that one and when i push the crown all the way in it doesnt tell time, just purchased it 2 days ago help

randy
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randy

I have the invicta reserve chronograph when I set the time for normal time keeping and push in the crown my second does not start

David Governile
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David Governile

The 1/10 sec. counter never moves on my 5218. Any help?

Kevin
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Kevin

I have a Invicta 6090 and I cannot get the the big second hand to do anything. When I pull out the crown to the second position it will move but nothing when pushed back in. It keeps time and date just fine.

Renee
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Renee

I have an Invicta 0070, and the A button seems to be stuck in the “pushed in” position. The chronograph is set to zero and the watch keeps time just fine, but the top button is just stuck. Is there anything I can do on my own without having to send it in for repair?

Renee
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Renee

I’ll give that a shot. I can’t actually push the button, its like it was pushed and then stayed in that depressed position.

Renee
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Renee

Fixed it! Thanks!

Geoff Bagg
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Geoff Bagg

This worked. Thank you very much!

D VanEvery
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D VanEvery

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? Thanks

PR Johnson
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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.

Samuel Davis
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Samuel Davis

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)

Kevin M
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Kevin M

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?

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