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Walmart Advance watch instructions
Advance AW21318W?, Battery E-CR1616?, made in China is written on the back of the watch I bought from Walmart for about $6 on 5/24/2006.I copied the instructions below from the literature sold with the watch, and attempted to improve the English.
The location of the four buttons on each Advance watch depend on the model, and are referred to as S-1, S-2, S-3 and Light (EL) in the instructions below.
Push of S-1 Button: Show alarm time in Hour and Minute.
Show Month, Date and Day of Week.
The watch is equipped with an electrophlorescent light (EL) backlight "indiglo", which can be activated by pushing the EL button. The LCD will light up for three seconds (or until the button is released).
CONTROL OF WATCHES
Normal Display: Hour, Minute, Second and Day of week.
ALARM CHIME ON/OFF
In normal time: Hold S-1-Button, and Display shows alarm time in Hour and Minute.
Hourly Chime: (works)
While holding S-1 down, press S-3 (mode) button. When all 7 day flags show, the hourly chime is on. When no flags show, the hourly chime is off.
While holding S-1 down, press S-2 button. Alarm icon will display when alarm is on. Alarm icon will disappear when alarm is off. Release S-1 Button and display changes to normal time immediately.
In normal time, push S-3 (mode) Button, chronograph function will be set.
Push S-2 Button, it operates in cumulative counting, up to 1/100 second.
Change to Split Time from chronographic time display is performed by pressing S-1 Button while chronograph is counting. Chronograph keeps counting while split time is displayed. Push S-1 Button again to return to chronograph Time display.
ALARM TIME SETTING:
In normal time, push S-3 (mode) twice to get into Alarm setting mode. Monday flag + Hour digits will flash, which is advanced through depression of S-2 Button. 1 x Push of S-1 Button: Monday flag + Minute digits will flash, which is advanced through depression of S-2 Button.Push of S-3 (mode) Button: Display changes to normal time again.
NORMAL TIME SETTING
In normal time, push S-3 (mode) Button three times, Tuesday flag + second digits will flash. Push S-2 Button and Second will be reset to zero.
S-2 Button (see 12/24 hour clock option below).
will start for setting again. If S-3 (mode) Button is pushed during any time change, Normal Time will resume on display.
12/24 HOURS REVERSAL OPTION
To change from a 12 to 24 hour clock, when changing the Normal Time Setting (see above), hours are displayed in the 12 hour system and then in the 24 hour system. In the 12 hour system, hours are identified by "A" for 24:00 - 12:00 and with "P" for 12:00 - 24:00, whereas in the 24 hour system, all hours are identified with "H".
The alarm beeps when the S-1 and S-2 Buttons are depressed simultaneously.
ALARM SOUND OFF
When the alarm sounds, press the S-1 or S-2 Button to stop the beeps. For some models, pressing the light button stops the beeping also. Alarm functions with a 4 to 5 minute snooze by pressing the S-2 Button.
SOURCE: http://www.nationaljeweler.com/nationaljeweler/headlines/article_display.jsp?vnu _content_id=1001957850Advance Group renamed Geneva Watch Group FEBRUARY 06, 2006 - Long Island City, N.Y. — Watch manufacturer Advance Group has changed its name, logo and Web site to reflect its new identity as Geneva Watch Group.The company hopes the change will help it expand its international outreach, which already involves a presence in 48 countries. "I believe the identity change for Geneva Watch Group will mark a new era of growth for the company," chairman and CEO Mark Lucas said in a statement. "The transition to a more familiar name will also broaden the awareness of our company's impact on the international market."Geneva Watch Group designs, manufactures and distributes watches and clocks, including in-house brand Freestyle, as well as licensed watches for
Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Tommy Bahama, BCBG Max Azria, Betsey Johnson, Mudd and XGames?. The watches vend at department stores, mass-market retailers and specialty shops worldwide. Headquartered in New York, the company has offices in Michigan, California, Hong Kong and China.http://www.advgi.com/ - For Customer Service issues not addressed on this page, please call 1-800-874-0907.