How to Set the Time on a Small Desk Clock

Many small desk clocks are basically a watch movement set inside a frame or base. To change the time, one has to remove the clock movement from the housing and set it much like they would a wristwatch. In this article we are going to give examples of how to remove the movements for setting the time.

In Seiko’s instructions below, they give a few recommendations including a pencil from behind if there is an opening for one, Popsicle stick (wood or plastic so not to scratch the clock) to wedge it out or suction cup to pull it out. In most cases if you can get a finger nail between the movement case in the base, it should slide out easily. Please note Seiko does not provide a pencil, stick or suction cup to remove the clock movements.

The following pictures also show in detail how the clock movement is set into the base of the clock:

Now, once the clock movement is out of the base, you will see that it has a rubber ring around which secures it in place. Remove the rubber ring so that you can access the crown for setting the time.

Once that is removed, you can access the crown to set the time like a regular wristwatch as pictured below:

Once the time is set, replace the rubber ring onto the movement and gently put it back into the base.

If you have found it difficult to remove the movement and set the time, we highly recommend asking someone who feels comfortable doing it or taking it to a local jeweler to set the time. Many of these movements will also require a jeweler to replace the battery unless otherwise noted.

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding this type of clock or placing an order please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Department between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time at 1-800-572-8263.

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