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I have a 42-20 how do I get the second hand to work?
January 7, 2013
KO, if you are talking about the "second hand" that is on the same plane as Hour-hand and the Minute-Hand. The longest, and skinnest of all the Hands. That technically isn't your second hand. Seconds are counted on the top dial , right below 12:00 on your watch backdrop. But all that aside, to answer your question directly about how to get this hand to move. Unscrew the bottom crown (the one next to the 8) itll stop once you unscrew it all the way. Now it will act as a button essentially. This is the button you use to start and stop the chronograph. Your top crown next to the 10, is how you reset the chronograph.
A basic run-down. That "second hand" that i think are talking about is a fancy stop-watch. once you start that hand, it will move around the watch like a normal hand. once it makes a full rotation from 12:00 back to 12:00. (60 seconds) the dial at the bottom right next to the 4. will tick to 1 minute. watch it for 5 minutes or so while your on the train or at work ;) and ull see what i mean.
If the longest and skinniest hand does not point straight to the 12 when its at rest or not being used or counting so to speak. To fix this, pull the main "knob" fully out and then use your bottom button (the one next to the 8) to readjust or realign this hand. Kind of a pain in the neck but whatever.
Lastly, something that maybe not everyone knows. The middle and largest knob gets screwed in to "waterproof" the watch. Its super ackward to do, but push the knob in all the way into the housing and twist teh knob towards yourself and itll catch teh threading and u can tighten it up. same go for the crowns on the smaller buttons. screw them in, so that water doesn't get into the watch. minimizes on these giant knobs sticking out and more focus on the face in my opinion.
I hope this helped for you, and i hope some others learned something they didnt no.
This goes for Nixon 42-20s and 51-30s Chronographs. (not sure on the magnacons, and their other chronos, im sure it similiar)
I have 2 51-30s, and spent a while working for Billabong who use to own Nixon. I use to sell this gnarly watches and probably know a little more than your average owner. But i hope you all learn more about them bc they are pretty cool!!! DogFunk has the best pricing by far on these bad boys!
January 30, 2013
What do you mean get it to work? Do you mean the stop watch function or does your second hand not rotate?
January 8, 2013
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I have a chrono 42-20. I can not figure out how to get the second hand to work...Help?
January 6, 2013
If its chronograph then why does it
By: jared gallo
September 17, 2012
The chronograph is the stopwatch function of the watch. Batteries are needed as a power source for this.
By: Brandon Collett
September 19, 2012
December 24, 2010
Let me start by saying I love the look of this watch and I get a lot of compliments on it, however the quality of the movement is very questionable. I have had this watch for two and a half years and I have sent it back to Nixon 4 times, 3 times because the movement stopped and once to replace the band (rubber wore out). My watch is now currently out of warranty (two years) and the second hand stops and needs to be reset twice every 24 hours. It still keeps time (gains about 10 seconds every 5 days, which is normal for a mechanical watch) but the second hand craps out which is annoying. If you are looking for a nice looking piece and don't care about quality go for it but if you need a watch that functions correctly all the time, save your money.
how do you get the back off to change the battery?
By: Melissa Nance
August 19, 2010
If you look at the backplate, there are 6 square notches. Watch stores carry special tools that fit into these notches so the back can be unscrewed. Take it to a shop.
December 1, 2011
you are gonna need a really small flathead screwdriver. just pop in to a local watch dealer and ask them to do it for you. should be free of charge, with the purchase of a new battery of course.
the only problem I might have is that it is a possibility that the back could get scratched up ever so slightly from prying the flathead in. which i just did to my old Esq......hmmm. crap! lucky nobody sees that side :P
so from what I just found is that the backing looks like it is solid all the way around. there is one small part of the cover that is indented for a small watch repair tool to fit in to pry it off. it is hard to spot and like I just wrote, even harder not to scratch up. professional repair shop for the win!
By: Jesse Owen
August 27, 2010
March 24, 2010
Thats all I have heard since I first pulled this bad boy out of the box and put it on. Some people like fancy expensive cell phones, I happen to be a watch guy. Very comfortable, looks super sweet and its water proof so you dont have to pop it off before hoping in the hot tub, lake ect. The chronograph is a little odd, but I don't really use it... I must admit I was a bit sketched out about putting down that much money but Im very happy with the product.
Another great Nixon score!
does this watch come in the high polished white with the white face like the 51-30?
May 24, 2010
The white used here looks like the exact same as the 51-30.
May 25, 2010
I m looking to buy an nixon chrono 42-20 black or all black.
-Do you have stock on these 2 articles ?
-Do you post it in France ?
-How much is the customs fair (is it included in the shipping price?)
-witch companies is it ? DHL or UPS?
Thanks for your answers.
August 25, 2009
You seek Item #NIX0958 or Item #NIX0961 (PU band). Dogfunk cannot ship Nixon outside the U.S., It will ship UPS. I might suggest sending it to a friend in the states and have them send it to France, then send them some Boulette d'Avesnes.
December 8, 2009