If you have a G Shock analog and digital watch, the analog and the digital times may not match up.
For those that don’t know, many Casio G Shock watches feature both a digital time display as well as an analog display, a feature which many love.
Of course, you want the analog time and the digital time to be the same, but there are various factors which can cause them to differ.
The digital and analog time might not have been synchronized properly right from the get-go, or something like a strong magnetic field may have caused the difference.
Today we want to take you on a step-by-step tutorial on how to adjust the time on a G Shock analog and digital watch, specifically how to sync them so they are both the same.
How to Adjust Time on a G Shock Analog and Digital
The Specific Model
There are many different G Shock models, so to make thing easier, we are going to use the G Shock 5146 as an example.
The reason we are using this particular model as an example is because it features a standard button and adjustment format which the majority of models follow.
Familiarizing Yourself With the Buttons
Before you can start adjusting the analog and digital time on your G Shock watch, you need to be familiar with the layout of the buttons that you will need to make the adjustments.
To make things easier, we will label the buttons as A, B, C, and D. A is the top left button, B the top right, C the bottom left, and D the bottom right.
Do I Change the Analog Time or the Digital Time?
It is important to note that you should technically not have to change the analog time on your G Shock watch.
When you adjust the digital time, once completed, the analog watch hands should adjust themselves to match the set time on the digital display.
Therefore, we will cover how to change the digital time. However, there are instances where the analog hands may not adjust themselves, sometimes not at all or not properly.
If this happens to be the case for you, will cover how to change the analog time further below.
Changing the Digital Time on the G Shock
To change the digital time on your G Shock watch, you will need to do the following steps.
First, you need to enter the time changing setting. To do this, hold down the A button until you see the screen flashing. You should now see a code of 3 letters flashing. These 3 letters represent the city to which the watch is set to.
You need to find the city which you reside in, and if the city is not included in the list, choose the city closest to yours (as long as it is in the same time zone).
To select the appropriate city, use the B button to cycle upwards or the D button to cycle downwards through the list. Once you have found the appropriate city, press the C button to move onto the next step.
Now you need to select whether or not your city is currently in daylight savings time. If your city is in daylight savings time, press the D button to toggle it on.
The D button will toggle daylight savings time on and off. Choose the appropriate one and then press the C button to get to the next step.
- In this step, you will be able to choose from a 12 hour or 24 hour digital clock display. Use the D button to toggle between the two and select the one which you prefer. Press the C button to get to the next step.
- This step involves setting the actual time, which includes seconds, minutes, and hours. First you will set the seconds. Use the D button to add seconds and the B button to subtract seconds. Once the seconds are set, press the C button. Now it is time to set the hour, and once again, use the D and B buttons to add or subtract hours. Once the hour is set, press C once again, repeat this process for the minutes, and then press C one last time to move onto the next step.
- Now it is time to select the date, so the year, month, and day. Using the same process as for setting the time, use the D and B buttons to select the respective year, month, and day, pressing C each time a selection is made.
- The final step is to set the duration of screen illumination. Using the D button, you can toggle between LT1 (1.5 seconds of illumination) and LT3 (3 seconds of illumination).
- Once everything has been appropriately set, press the A button to exit the settings menu.
Remember that once you have the digital time set, the analog watch hands should automatically adjust themselves to match the digital time. However, if this does not happen, move onto the next section on how to adjust the analog time.
Changing the Analog Time on the G Shock
If the analog time did not automatically adjust itself according to the digital time, a strong impact or a magnetic field may have affected the mechanical side of things.
In order to fix this, you will need to adjust the speed hand so it is pointing towards 9 o’clock, and so that the hour and minute hands are pointing at 12 o’clock. Do the following steps to complete this process.
- Press the D button and hold it for 3 seconds. You should now see the letters “SUB” flashing on the screen.
- Use the D button to move the speed hand in a clockwise direction. Once the speed hand gets to the 9 o’clock position, press the C button.
- Now, using the D button once again, adjust the hour and minute hands until they are pointing at the 12 o’clock position.
- Press the A button to go back into the timekeeping mode. Right when you exit the setting mode, back into the timekeeping mode, the analog hands should automatically adjust themselves to match the digital time.
If you do not have success, repeat these steps again, and if it is still does not work, you will need to seek professional assistance.
Related read: How To Set a Casio G Shock Digital Watch
We hope that we have been able to thoroughly explain how to adjust the time on your digital and analog G Shock watch. If you are still having problems, you may need to seek professional help.