Have you suspected that your Citizen Eco Drive watch is malfunctioning or its arms are in incorrect positions? Are you stuck on what you should do to get it functioning? Worry no more; this article takes you through a step by step process on how to get your watch functioning normally by carrying out an all reset and 0-position procedure.

Charge the Watch First

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In some cases, your watch is malfunctioning simply because it needs recharging. Run times and charge rates vary from one model to another. Most Eco Drive Watches have a power-saving function that may make the watch to malfunction.

It is therefore advisable to charge the watch first before resetting it. Most people make a mistake of keeping their Citizen Eco Drive Watches in closets, and therefore sunlight cannot reach them. While in a closet, the battery drains, and this makes it to malfunction. Leave the watch in direct sunlight for 8 to 12 hours to charge before resetting. After charging the watch, follow these procedures to reset it.

  • Pull the crown out one click to position 1 and ensure the mode is set to the chronograph mode (CHR).
  • Pull the crown out to the second click to put the watch in its 0-position correction mode. This makes the date and time the arms to move to their corresponding positions stored in memory and then stop.
  • Press the upper right and lower right buttons concurrently and release. The watch then releases a confirmation sound followed by a movement of the chronograph of the hour hand, minute hand, and the second hand to move to indicate that all-reset procedure is successful.
  • Press the upper right button then release it. The minute hand makes a slight movement indicating it, and the dates are active for 0-positioning.
  • Rotate the crown and set the date of the month to 31. Ensure you rotate the crown quickly to engage the rapid advance function. Rotate the crown one click to halt the rapid advance function.
  • Continue rotating the crown slowly until it shows 1 in the middle of the date window, and the minute hand is indicating 12:00.
  • Push the crown in 2 clicks’ to the closed position beside the case. This step fulfills the 0-positioning procedure. You can now move to the next step of setting time and calendar.

Setting Time

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  • Pull out the crown one click then rotate clockwise to ensure the mode hand is pointing to the time position.
  • Pull out the crown second click to the time setting position, and this moves the second hand to the 12:00 position.
  • Rotate the crown to change the positions of the 24-hour, hour and minute hands. Rotating the crown clockwise moves the chronograph arms forward. Rotating the crown rapidly makes the hands move continuously until the crown is rotated again.
  • Set the time to the right AM/PM with reference to the 24-hour hand. PM time is when the 24-hour hand stays between 12 and 24 while AM is when the hand is between 24 and 12.
  • Push the crown 2 clicks to the closed position to complete the time setting procedure.
  • Setting Calendar
  • Pull out the crown on click.
  • Rotate the crown clockwise until the mode hand points to the Calendar mode.
  • Pull the crown out one more click to the calendar setting position. This makes the function hand move to show the leap year set in memory. Rotate the crown to set the exact leap year position.
  • ‘LY’ shows that the calendar year is a leap year
  • ‘+1’ shows one year after a leap year
  • ‘+2’ shows two years after a leap year
  • ‘+3’ shows three years after a leap year
  • Press the upper right button and then release it. The function hand shifts and point to the month stored in memory. Rotate the crown clockwise to the correct month.
  • Press the upper right button then release it. The function arm shifts and point to the SUN position to show that the date can be set. If you rotate the crown clockwise, the function arm moves around 4 times and move the date by a day. By rotating the crown anti-clockwise, you move the date backward by one day. This action must be repeated until the correct date is set.
  • Press the upper right button and release it. The function arm points to the day of the week stored in the memory. Rotating the crown clockwise four times moves the day of the week forward while anticlockwise rotation moves the day of the week backward. Rotate the crown until the correct day of the week is set.
  • Push the crown in 2 clicks to the closed position beside the case. This step finalizes the setting of the calendar.

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