Sunday, June 07, 2009

Digital Watch Operation Instructions

This is going to seem kind of weird, but I've posted the operating instructions for my digital watch here. The reason I did this is that I've had this watch for over ten years and never learned how to set the date or time or anything. Every time I've had to change anything (like when I've moved to a different time zone), I've had to dig out the owner's manual and look up the instructions. The manual is on a little strip of paper that came with the watch. The strip of paper is falling apart, and is very easy to misplace. Recently the battery in the watch died (the first time in ten years!), and I had to reset the time, but I couldn't find the manual at first. I finally found it, and now I'm posting it here so if I lose the paper copy again, it will still exist online.

Armitron Instalite

M239(5ATM)

Features

  • Normal time mode displays hour, minutes, seconds, day of week, month, and date
  • Water resistant to 165 feet
  • 12/24 hour (military) time
  • 24 hour alarm
  • Hourly chime
  • Chronograph with lap time to 1/100th of a second
  • US/European calendar
  • Instalite – night vision display

There are four buttons: A= upper left, B = lower left, C = upper right, D = lower right

Selecting features

  1. Normal time mode displays hour, minutes, seconds, and day of week

  1. Press A once. Chronograph mode appears. Press A again to return to normal time mode.

  1. Press and hold D. Alarm time mode appears. Release D to return to normal time mode.

  2. Press and hold C. Month and date appear. Release C to return to normal time mode.

  3. Press B (in any mode) to activate instalite – night vision display feature (electro-luminescent light). Display will remain lit for two seconds.

Setting Time/Calendar

  1. From normal time mode, press and hold A for two seconds. Press A again. Normal time seconds flash. Press D to zero out seconds. NOTE: zeroing out 30 or seconds will automatically add one minute to time.

  2. Press C. Minutes flash. Press D to advance minutes.

  3. Press C again. Hours flash. Press D to advance hours.

  4. Press C Again. Month flashes. Press D to advance month.

  5. Press C again. Date flashes. Press D to advance date.

  6. Press C again. Day of week flashes. Pres D to advance day of week.

  7. Press A to return to normal time mode.

US/European Calendar

  1. Press and hold C. Month and date appear.

  2. While pressing C, press D once to select European (date, month) calendar.

  3. Press D again to return to US (month, date) calendar.

  4. Press C to return to normal time mode.

12/24 Hour (military) Time

  1. Press and hold D. Alarm time mode appears.

  2. While pressing D, press A once to select 24 hour time.

  3. Press A again to return to normal 12 hour format.

  4. Release C to return to normal time mode.

Setting 24 Hour Alarm

  1. From normal time mode, press and hold A for two seconds. Alarm mode appears and hours flash. Press D to advance hours.

  2. Press C once. Alarm minutes flash. Press D to advance minutes.

  3. Press A to return to normal time mode.

Activating/Deactivating Alarm and Hourly Chime

  1. From normal time mode, press and hold D, then press C. The word ‘CHIME’ appears to indicate the hourly chime is now activated.

  2. Press C again. The alarm symbol appears to indicate the 24 hour alarm is now activated and will sound at preset alarm time for 20 seconds or until any button is pressed.

  3. Press C again to deactivate hourly chime.

  4. Press C again to deactivate 24 hour alarm.

  5. Release D to return to normal time mode.

Chronograph

  1. From normal time mode, press A to obtain chronograph mode.

  2. Press C to start chronograph timer.

  3. Press C again to stop timer.

  4. Press D to reset to zero.

Lap Time

  1. To calculate a competitor’s lap time, press C to begin timing.

  2. Press D to freeze competitor’s lap time. Internal stopwatch is still counting.

  3. Press C to freeze competitor’s final time.

  4. Press D to reveal competitor’s final time.

  5. Press D again to reset to zero.

  6. Press A to return to Normal Time Mode.

Instalite – Night Vision Display Feature

Press B to activate light. Display will remain lit for two seconds. NOTE: excessive use of light will shorten battery life.

Battery type: CR2025

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