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Old 06-02-2018, 10:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I picked up a great condition Bellmatic off the bay. I am an avid watch collector, have mostly divers, but have always been a fan for Seikos.


Can someone explain how to set the watch, is it quick set on the day of the week?


How do I set the alarm, change the inner bezel time?


Any advice would be helpful...thanks
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1- crown pull in: wind the alarm
2- crown pull on first position rotates the inner ring to set the alarm. Point the arc of the ring to the desired time.
3- crown pull out on second position set hour. The day is adjusted by passing the hours.

Push upper button to quick set the date, pull out the push button to activate the alarm. When hour passes the choosen alarm time the alarm will sound.
To stop the alarm push back the pusher button.
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Nuts, the alarm bezel doesn't move. Maybe not in such good shape as originally thought.
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Have you tried the two directions, because it moves only in one direction (i think) the ring moves counterclockwise.
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As to the day of the week, it's not quick-set, but you can go back and forth between about 9 PM and about 1:00 am to advance the day, so you don't have to cycle through 24 hours. I only wear mine a few times a year, so it takes some time to get it set properly. But, it's worth the effort.
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Just bought one off eBay myself, a 4006-6011, but still waiting on delivery. How far in advance can you set the alarm function? Is it only within the hour, or can you set it several hours ahead?
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12 hours, its set to the hour markers.
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Do some experimenting to make sure you know when the hour hand will trigger relative to the alarm indicator. Mine triggers about 20 minutes before the bezel arrow says it should. I should probably get that fixed (and get the watch serviced), but I've just gotten used to it over the past 18 years...
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The bellmatic ring and vibrate is a lovely way to start each day I have to say
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Do some experimenting to make sure you know when the hour hand will trigger relative to the alarm indicator. Mine triggers about 20 minutes before the bezel arrow says it should. I should probably get that fixed (and get the watch serviced), but I've just gotten used to it over the past 18 years...

Interesting I have only ever owned the one I have now and it is 100% accurate to alarm when the minute hand reaches the red triangle.


I assume your hands just need to be pulled and reset. Easy stuff.
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Yep, that's probably correct. Mine was re-furbished (by a watchmaker I respect) when I got, it, but I expect that he was distracted when he set the alarm bezel. Nearly two decades ago. No hard feelings - it's not the first one I've heard of that was off-set for whatever reason.
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Interesting I have only ever owned the one I have now and it is 100% accurate to alarm when the minute hand reaches the red triangle.


I assume your hands just need to be pulled and reset. Easy stuff.



Don't adjust the hands - lift and reset the alarm bezel to match them.



I put the hands on to match the date change. I then find out when the alarm goes off - say 11.30. I then put the alarm bezel on. I then set the alarm somewhere else, say 1 o'clock. I then turn the hands until the alarm goes off - hopefully at 1. Done. I then do up the mounts for the alarm bezel. Done
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I put the hands on to match the date change. I then find out when the alarm goes off - say 11.30. I then put the alarm bezel on. I then set the alarm somewhere else, say 1 o'clock. I then turn the hands until the alarm goes off - hopefully at 1. Done. I then do up the mounts for the alarm bezel. Done
That will get you to +- 5 mins only. If you want to get it accurate, you need to adjust the minute hand position, unless you are lucky and the gears happen to be in the right position(not very often).


I never wind a bellmatic backwards because if the hands come to the alarm, they will push the alarm ring backwards and go out of alignment. You might think its fine to wind it backwards as long as the alarm is out the way, but its too easy to forget to check.
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