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Handling instructions for chrono RODANIA

TYPE 18
Function hand Hour hand 24-hours hand Button B Button A Second hand Minute hand TME

CAL L-TM Button C Button M TMR

AL-1 AL-2 CHR

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Mode hand

Mode change-over

The hand on the lower counter always shows which mode is actually on. Always first check this hand, since pressing button M unknowingly during operation may disturb your operation. Push the M-button to switch between the different modes. An overview of the 8 different modes: TME = current time / AL-1 = alarm 1 / AL-2 = alarm 2 / CHR = chronograph / >0< = 0-position check / TMR = timer / L-TM = local time / CAL = calendar.

Before using the chrono

Before use, follow the instructions below to ensure that all watch components are in proper working order. To confirm the Zero-position setting, push the M-button till the hand shows you are on Zero-position. All hands will move to the Zero-position and the 24-hours hand is synchronised with the hour and minute hand. In case all hands are not exactly at 12-hour position, please, follow procedure for ZERO-POSITION SETTING.

Zero-position setting

Push button M to switch to the 0-position check mode. Pull button M out. Press buttons A, B or C to correct the 0-position of each hand. The second hand can be corrected by pressing button A. The date and function hand can be corrected by pressing button B. The date will be corrected by one day each time the function hand has completed 4 rotations. The 12:00 position, immediately after the date has changed to 1, is the 0-position. The hour, minute and 24H hands can be corrected by pressing button C. Correction can be made rapidly by holding down any of the buttons. Please, stop when all hands are exactly at 12-hour position. Push back button M, after having corrected the 0-position of each hand.

Setting of all counters

1. Hand movement demonstration

Be sure to proceed from 0-position mode. Push button A, B or C. The second, minute and hour hand, as well as the upper counter hand will move to the 12-hour position.

Function mode -0-

2. Setting the time

Push button M to switch to the time mode (TME). Pull button M out. Press button B or C to correct the hour, minute and 24H hands in clockwise or counterclockwise direction. Corrections can be made rapidly by holding button B or C down. When setting the time, be careful that AM and PM are set correctly by referring to the 24H hand. Press button A to reset seconds. The second hand will return to the zero seconds position and then start to move. Push back button M into the normal position.

Function mode TME

3. Setting the calendar

Press button M to switch to the calendar mode (CAL). The month can be read directly from the position of the second hand (1 hour position = January, 2 hour position = February, etc.). The date can be read from the right display. Date correction at the end of each month is not required. However, since February is set at 28 days, date correction must be performed in leap years. Pull button M out to adjust the date. Press button A to correct the month number. The second hand will advance by one month each time button A is pressed. Press button B to correct the date. Correction can be made by advancing one day each time button B is pressed. Correction can be made rapidly by holding button A or B down. Since the date and function hands are synchronised, the function hand will turn when correcting the date. If you correct the date to a non-existing date (f.ex. 31 April), the first day of the next month will be shown. Push back button M into the normal position.

Function mode CAL

4. Setting the quick-set alarm (AL-1)

Press button M to switch to the alarm mode AL-1. When the alarm set time is reached, an alarm sounds for 10 seconds. Once the alarm has stopped sounding, the alarm set time is cancelled automatically (alarm OFF). You can stop the alarm sound by pressing any of the buttons A, B or C. To check whether the alarm has been activated, please press button M to switch to the alarm (AL-1) mode. When the second hand is stopped at the ON position (23 seconds position), it indicates that the alarm is set. The hour, minute and 24H hands indicate the alarm set time. When the second hand is moving, it indicates that the alarm has been cancelled (alarm OFF). The hour, minute and 24H hands indicate the time of the TME mode. Rodania Center www.rodania.be info@rodania.be

Function mode AL-1

Setting the Alarm Time: Press button B or C to move the hour, minute and 24H hands to the time at which the alarm is desired to be set. The alarm set time is cancelled by pressing button A when the alarm is ON. You can also test the alarm sound by pressing button A in the AL-1-mode when the alarm is OFF.

5. Setting the daily alarm (AL-2)

Once the alarm is set, the alarm sounds for 15 seconds at the alarm set time, once a day. The alarm sound can be stopped by pressing any of buttons A, B or C. Press button M to switch to the alarm mode AL-2. The second hand will indicate either ON (23 seconds position) or OFF (19 seconds position). In both cases the hour, minute and 24H hands will indicate the alarm set time. To set the alarm time, pull button M out. The second hand will indicate the ON position. Press button B or C to move the hour, minute and 24H hands to the time at which the alarm is desired to be set. Push back button M into the normal position. The alarm will switch between ON and OFF each time button A is pressed with button M pulled out. The alarm sound can be tested by pressing button A in the AL-2-mode when button M is in the normal position.

Function mode AL-2

6. Stopwatch operation (CHR)

Push button M to switch to the CHR mode. The maximum stopwatch range = 60 minutes in 1/20th second intervals. After 60 minutes the chronograph returns to the chronograph reset display and stops. This chronograph is also able to measure split time. In the chronograph mode the hands indicate the current time. Measurement will continue internally even when the watch is switched to a different mode during chronograph measurement. The chronograph is started and stopped by pressing button A. How to read the accumulated elapsed time measurement? Chronograph minutes: read the function hand. Chronograph seconds: read the second hand. Chronograph 1/20 seconds: The function hand will change to the 1/20th second display when button B is pressed during the stop or split display. The value for 1/20th seconds is read at that time. How to use a split time measurement? Pressing button C, during measurement, displays the split time for 10 seconds. The next split time is displayed when button C is pressed again during display of split time. The chronograph is reset by pressing button C when it is stopped. The chronograph is reset by pressing button C when it is stopped (by pressing A).

Function mode CHR

7. Setting the timer

The timer can be set over a range of 1 to 59 minutes in 1-minute increments. In the timer mode, the hour, minute and 24H hands indicate the current time. Timer Setting Procedure. Press button M to switch to the timer mode (TMR). Pull button M out. Press button B or C to set the timer to the desired time. Push back button M into the normal position. Measuring Procedure. The timer is started and stopped by pressing button A. When button A is pressed after the timer is stopped, timer measurement will continue for the time remaining on the timer when it was stopped. Pressing button C when the timer is stopped, returns the timer to the set time. When button C is pressed during timer measurement, the timer returns to the set time and restarts. When measurement of the set time is completed, the watch beeps for 5 seconds indicating that the time is up. After that, the timer will automatically return to the same set time.

Function mode TMR

8. Setting the local time

Press button M to switch to the local time mode (L-TM). The local time function enables the time in a different zone to be set separately from the current time. Pull button M out. Press B or C to correct the time difference. Corrections can be made one hour at a time in the clockwise direction each time button B is pressed and in the counterclockwise direction each time button C is pressed. Local time is set by performing a time different correction in 1-hour units based on the current time (time of the TME mode). The minute and second hands move in co-ordination with the current time. Push back button M into the normal position.

Function mode L-TM

9. All reset function

After the battery has been replaced make sure to perform the All-Reset procedure. The all-reset procedure can be performed in any mode. Pull button M out. Press simultaneously buttons A, B and C during more than 2 seconds. Release the buttons and a confirmation beep will sound as all hands are moving. Return button M to the normal position. After performing the all-reset procedure, always make sure to perform the ZERO-POSITION SETTING procedure before resetting the watch to the correct time.

10. Tachometer - if your watch is provided with a tachometer scale

The tachometer is a feature that measures the speed of a vehicle (for example of a car). The maximum period to be measured is 60 seconds. If the chronograph is started at the beginning of the distance measurement, and stopped after 1 km, you can read the average speed in km/h from the position of the chronograph second hand. F.ex.: If 1 km is covered in 45 seconds, the average speed will be about 80 km/h (this can be read from the scale on the case bezel or dial of your watch).

Precautions

Avoid exposing your watch to direct sunlight or leaving it in a high temperature location for a long period of time. Do not leave it in a cold place either. This may cause damage to the functioning of your watch and shorten the lifetime of the battery. Do not operate the crown when the watch is wet. Avoid strong shocks. This watch supports normal shocks while you sport, but avoid dropping it on the ground. Severe shocks could cause serious damage to the mechanism. Also avoid strong magnetic fields. Keep the watch clean. A watchband will easily become soiled due to dust and perspiration. Even a stainless or gold plated band may begin to corrode if it has not been cleaned for a long time. The links of the bracelet may lose their flexibility, when not cleaned regularly. Wash the metallic watch band with a brush in soapy water. After that, wipe well with a soft cloth having good water absorption properties to eliminate all water. A good advice: Have your battery replaced by a professional watchmaker! He can check the condition of the O-rings and replace them if necessary, in order to keep your watch water resistant even after a battery replacement. Your RODANIA-chronograph is an accurate quality watch. We wish you can enjoy it for a long time! Rodania Center www.rodania.be info@rodania.be