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Setting Date for Seiko Calendar Watch

Updated on November 3, 2009

 Seiko Calendar watches are technologically advanced, they keep the time, date, day, month, and year.  Which can be very convenient. But also really hard to change the rare battery once it dies out on you and even harder set.   Seiko asks you to send it in and will charge you over $100 to change the battery.  Here are instructions on how to change the battery and save a few bucks and some brain cells.

  1. Find the battery, they normally go for about $15-$25 online, even up to $55 at a retail store.
  2. Open the back of the watch.
  3. With the crystal facing down, position the crown away from you. 
  4. Push the crown all the way in.
  5. Short these symbols in consecutive order by pressing the gold dot next to it.

    0 (zero)
    Y (year)
    M (month)
    D (day)
  6. Pull the crown all the way out.
  7. With metal tweezers, touch the gold dot next to the "0" to set the date to "1"
  8. Flip the watch over to make sure the date went to "1"
  9. With the tweezers, touch the gold dot next to the "Y"
    If it's a leap year, set the date to "1"
    If its one year after the leap year, set the date to "2"
    If its two years after the leap year, set the date to "3"
    If its three years after the leap year, set the date to "4"
  10. Now that you've set the year, its time to set the month.
    Touch the gold dot with the tweezer near the "M"
    If its January, set the date to "1"
    February, "2"
    March "3"
    April "4" and so on...
  11. Then for the Date, touch the gold dot with the tweezer near the "D"
    Make sure its on the right date.  If its the 15th just leave it at "15"
  12. Lastly touch the gold dot near the "0" again to set the date to "1"
    If the calendar shows "1" Press the crown in and it should return to the current date.
    If it doesn't show "1", start over and read these instruction more carefully.

Good luck and enjoy your watch!


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    • additc profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Sorry guys, I called Seiko about those watches and they wanted me to send it in. They wouldn't tell me how much it would cost for them to "fix" it either.

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      john kahl 

      7 years ago

      I just got a seiko V743-8A20 watch and cannot get the date set, any suggestions.

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      8 years ago

      Hi everyone,I was wondering if anyone out there could

      date this Seiko automatic?

      Movement 7009-876A

      Serial# 1D4127

      So far no Luck with date search.


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