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Slide 1: To set your GMT-Master II, we will use all the mechanics shown.
Slide 2: Here are all the winding crown positions.
- Position 0: Fully Closed
- Position 1: Manual Wind
- Position 2: Set the Hour & Date
- Position 3: Set the Minute & 2nd time zone with the 24-Hour Hand
Slide 3: Unscrew the crown by rotating counterclockwise, where it will naturally pop out into position 1.
Slide 4: We find it easiest to set the GMT by starting out in Position 3. Gently pull the crown all the way and the second hand will stop moving.
Slide 5: Both the minute and 24-hour hand will move and the date will advance as you pass over midnight.
Slide 6: Use the 24-hour bezel to set the second time zone first. In this case, I will be setting it at 1600, or 4 pm in 12-hour time. You can now set the minute.
Slide 7: Now push the crown into position 2. Here you can quick-set the date by moving the hour hand.
Slide 8: Pushing the crown back into position 1, wind the crown 20 rotations to give the movement a manual charge.
Slide 9: This is something you will need to do whenever you set the time or at least once a month for maintenance.
Slide 10: Push the crown towards the case as you rotate it clockwise to close to ensure waterproofness.
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