Casio 1890-1 Watch User Manual

Module No. 1890
GETTING ACQUAINTED
Congratulations upon your selection of this CASIO watch. To get the most out
of your purchase, be sure to carefully read this User’s Guide and keep it on
hand for later reference when necessary.
About this User’s Guide
• Button operations are indicated using the
letters shown in the illustration.
• Each section of this User’s Guide provides
you with the information you need to perform
operations in each mode. Further details
and technical information can be found in
B
the “REFERENCE” section.
Bearing bezel
Sensor
NE
SW
N
W
NW
A
P
• The measurement functions built into this watch are not intended for
taking measurements that require professional or industrial precision.
Values produced by this watch should be considered as reasonable
representations only.
• When engaging in mountain climbing or other activities in which losing
your way can create a dangerous or life-threatening situation, always be
sure to use a second compass to confirm direction readings.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no responsibility for any loss,
or any claims by third parties that may arise through the use of this
watch.
E
S
SE
D
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C
Graphic area
GENERAL GUIDE
Press D to change from mode to mode. Each mode is explained on the following pages.
Timekeeping Mode
Navigation Mode
World Time Mode
A
▼
▼
Press D.
B
P
P
P
C
P
D
C
▲
▼
Countdown Alarm Mode
Stopwatch Mode
Auto light switch on indicator
A
B
D
A
P
BACKLIGHT
P
▼
▼
P
Alarm Mode
The backlight uses an EL (electro-luminescent) panel that causes the entire display to
glow for easy reading in the dark. The watch’s
auto light switch automatically turns on the
backlight when you angle the watch towards
your face.
• The auto light switch must be turned on
(indicated by the auto light switch on
indicator) for it to operate.
Moving the watch to a position that is parallel to the ground and then tilting
it towards you more than 40 degrees causes the backlight to light.
Parallel to
ground
More
than
40°
C
Turning on the Backlight manually
In any mode (except for the World Time Mode), press B to illuminate the
display for about two seconds.
• The above operation turns on the backlight regardless of the current auto
light switch setting.
About the Auto Light Switch
Turning on the auto light switch causes the backlight to turn on for about two
seconds, whenever you position your wrist as described below in any mode.
• See “Backlight Precautions” for other important information about using the
backlight.
Warning!
• Never try to read your watch when mountain climbing or hiking in
areas that are dark or in areas with poor footing. Doing so is
dangerous and can result in serious personal injury.
• Never try to read your watch when running where there is danger of
accidents, especially in locations where there might be vehicular or
pedestrian traffic. Doing so is dangerous and can result in serious
personal injury.
• Never try to read your watch when riding on a bicycle or when
operating a motorcycle or any other motor vehicle. Doing so is
dangerous and can result in a traffic accident and serious personal
injury.
• When you are wearing the watch, make sure that its auto light switch
is turned off before riding on a bicycle or operating a motorcycle or
any other motor vehicle. Sudden and unintended operation of the auto
light switch can create a distraction, which can result in a traffic
accident and serious personal injury.
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To turn the auto light switch on and off
B
P
D
W
W
SW
S
Notes
• To take a temperature reading only, simply press C in the Timekeeping
Mode. This also performs a direction reading, but the pointers and direction
value will not be accurate if the watch is not oriented correctly.
• The direction value shows the direction that the 12 o’clock position of the
watch is pointing as an angle value. See “Direction Values” for details.
• After you take a direction and temperature reading in the Timekeeping
Mode, temperature readings continue to be performed every two minutes.
• See “Temperature and Direction Reading Precautions” and “Digital
Compass Precautions” for other important information about taking
direction and temperature readings.
Calibrating the Temperature Reading
The temperature sensor of this watch is calibrated at the factory before
shipment and further adjustment is normally not required. If you notice
significant error in the temperature readings produced by this watch, you can
adjust it to correct the error.
Important!
Incorrectly calibrating the temperature reading of this watch can result in
incorrect readings. Carefully read the following before doing anything.
• Compare the readings produced by the watch with those of another reliable,
accurate thermometer.
• If adjustment is required, remove the watch from your wrist and wait for 20
or 30 minutes to give the temperature of the watch time to stabilize.
To calibrate the temperature reading
Setting the Current Time
A
S
1. In the Timekeeping Mode, hold down A
until the seconds digits start to flash on the
display.
2. Press C to set the seconds count to 00
B
when the time signal you are calibrating to
P
sounds.
• Pressing C while the seconds count is in
D
the range of 30 to 59 resets the seconds to
00 and adds 1 to the minutes. If the
C
seconds count is in the range of 00 to 29,
Month – Day
the minutes count is unchanged.
PM indicator
3. Press A to return to the current time
display.
A
SE
Use the following procedure to calibrate the
seconds count on a time signal from a radio,
TV, or other source.
C
E
Seconds
Day of week
P
1. In the Timekeeping Mode, hold down A
until the seconds digits start to flash on the
display.
• The seconds digits are flashing because
they are selected.
2. Press D to move the flashing in the
sequence shown below to select other
digits and settings.
A
B
P
C
D
C
C
Seconds
Hour
Day
Minutes
Month
12/24-Hour
Format
Year
3. While hour, minutes, year, month, or day is selected (flashing), press C to
increase the setting or B to decrease it.
• When the 12/24-hour setting is selected, use C to toggle between 12-hour
(12H) and 24-hour (24H) timekeeping.
4. After the time and date are set the way you want them, press A to return
to the current time screen.
Notes
• The year can be set in the range of 1995 to 2039.
• The day of the week is automatically displayed in accordance with the
month and day setting.
• The watch’s built-in full automatic calendar automatically make allowances
for different month lengths and leap years. Once you set the date, there
should be no reason to change it except after the replacement of the
watch’s batteries.
Taking a Direction and Temperature Reading
1. In the Timekeeping Mode, place the watch
on a flat surface or (if you are wearing the
watch), make sure that your wrist is
horizontal (in relation to the horizon).
Magnetic north pointer
Direction value
A
B
P
C
D
C
Temperature
E
Calibrating the Seconds Count
NE
Use the Timekeeping Mode to set the current time and date, to take direction
and temperature readings, to select the temperature unit of measurement,
and to calibrate the temperature sensor.
NN
TIMEKEEPING MODE
Hour : Minutes
3. Next, you can adjust the rotary direction
bezel so that the “N” or “L” mark is aligned
with the magnetic north pointer. This aligns
all of the markings on the bezel with their
applicable directions.
• After you are finished taking direction
readings, press D to return to the current
time and date screen.
• The watch automatically returns to the
current time and date screen if you do not
perform any operation for about 60 minutes.
NW
In the Timekeeping Mode, hold down B for two seconds to turn the auto light
switch on (Auto light switch on indicator displayed) and off (Auto light switch
on indicator not displayed).
• In order to protect against running down the batteries, the auto light switch
is automatically turned off approximately six hours after you turn it on.
Repeat the above procedure to turn the auto light switch back on if you
want.
• The auto light switch on indicator is on the display in all modes while the
auto light switch is turned on.
2. Press C to start a reading operation.
• After about one second, the current
temperature, the direction pointers and
direction value appear on the display.
• You can repeat steps 1 through 2 as many
times as you like.
1. In the Timekeeping Mode, press C to
perform a direction and temperature
reading.
2. Hold down A until the temperature value
starts to flash on the display.
3. Press of C to increase the displayed
temperature by 0.1°C. Pressing B
decreases it.
• To return the temperature reading to its
initial factory default calibration, press B
and C at the same time.
• You can change the displayed temperature value by ±9.9°C. The overall
temperature reading adjustment range is –10.0°C to 60.0°C.
4. After calibrating the temperature, press A to return to the measurement
result screen.
• To return to the current time and date screen, press D.
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WORLD TIME MODE
NAVIGATION MODE
The Navigation Mode provides you with storage for up to five sets of direction
and temperature data. Each set of data includes direction, temperature, and
the time the readings were taken.
Taking Navigation Mode readings
GMT differential
P
1. In the Navigation Mode, use A to select
the memory area where you want to store
the data. Each time you press A, the
selected memory area changes in the
following sequence.
W
P
Area 2
P
D
D
Area 5
C
Area 4
Area 3
• Each memory area is identified by a number
from 1 through 5. The Initial Screen shows
the current time without a memory number.
• Navigation Mode data is not stored in
memory if you perform the following steps
while the Initial Screen is on the display.
Area number
Direction value
A
B
P
C
D
C
Timekeeping Mode time
Time in indicated city
Selecting a World Time City and Viewing Its Time and
Temperature Information
[Average Temperature Display]
2. Place the watch on a flat surface or (if you
are wearing the watch), make sure that
your wrist is horizontal (in relation to the
horizon).
3. Press C to take a reading.
• After about one second, the current
temperature, direction pointers, and a
direction value appear on the display.
• You can repeat steps 1 through 3 as many
times as you like.
A
B
C
D
C
C
Average Temperature
Temperature
Current time
S
Area 1
SE
Initial
Screen
C
NE
SW
B
NW
A
N
A
GMT
E
Mode indicator
The World Time Mode shows you the
current time and average temperatures
in 27 cities (29 time zones) around the
world.
Mode
• For full information on city codes, see
indicator
the “CITY CODE TABLE”.
City Code • The time settings of the Timekeeping
Mode and the World Time Mode are
independent from each other, so you
must make separate settings for each.
• Whenever you change the time setting
for any city in the World Time Mode,
B
the settings of all other cities are
changed accordingly.
Month
Magnetic north pointer
4. Next, you can adjust the rotary direction
bezel so that the “N” or “L” mark is aligned
with the magnetic north pointer. This
correctly aligns all of the markings on the
bezel.
• See “Temperature and Direction Reading
Precautions” and “Digital Compass
Precautions” for other important information
about taking direction and temperature
readings.
S
W
S
SS
E
EE
W
W
P
N
NE
C
Setting the World Time
DST indicator
A
B
W
N
N
DST
P
Recalling Navigation Mode Data
GMT
While in the Navigation Mode, use A to scroll
through the data in the following sequence.
A
B
P
Initial
Screen
Area 1
Area 2
Area 5
Area 4
Area 3
1. In the World Time Mode, press C to
scroll forward through the city codes
(time zones) and B to scroll back.
• When you display the screen of a city,
its time and GMT differential appear
first. Next, the GMT differential display
changes to the current Timekeeping
Mode time.
2. Press A to display the average
temperature in the displayed city for
the currently selected month.
3. Press C to scroll forward through the
months and B to scroll back.
• No average temperature data is
shown when G M T or - - - is
indicated as the city.
• Press A to return to the current time
screen for the selected city.
D
1. In the World Time Mode, use B and C to
scroll through the city codes and find the
one you want.
2. Hold down A until the DST On/Off setting
starts to flash on the display.
• The DST On/Off setting is flashing because
it is selected.
3. Press D to move the flashing in the
sequence shown below to select other
settings.
C
DST on/off
Hour
Minutes
C
D
C
Deleting All Navigation Mode Data
While in the Navigation Mode, hold down A and C for about two seconds,
until the direction value changes to --- . This indicates all Navigation Mode
memory data is deleted.
• You cannot delete individual memory area contents.
• While DST setting is selected (flashing), press C to toggle Daylight Saving
Time on (DST) and off (OFF).
• While hour or minutes is selected (flashing), press C to increase the
setting or B to decrease it.
4. After you set the time, press A to return to the World Time screen.
Daylight Saving Time (DST)
Daylight Saving Time automatically advances the time setting by one hour
from Standard Time. You can make individual Daylight Saving Time settings
for each city code (time zone). Remember that not all countries or even local
areas use Daylight Saving Time.
To switch between Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time
1. In the World Time Mode, use B and C to display the city code (time
zone) whose standard time/daylight saving time setting you want to
change.
2. Hold down A until the DST On/Off setting starts to flash on the display.
3. Press C to toggle between Daylight Saving Time (DST) and Standard
Time (OFF).
4. After you are finished making the setting you want, press A to return to
the World Time screen.
• The DST indicator is on the display whenever you display a city code for
which daylight saving time is turned on.
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STOPWATCH MODE
ALARM MODE
You can use the Alarm Mode to set three
independent alarms with hour, minutes, month,
and day. You can also turn on an Hourly Time
Signal that causes the watch to beep twice
every hour on the hour.
Alarm on indicator
AM indicator
Alarm No.
A
Minutes
A
B
B
A
The Stopwatch Mode lets you measure
elapsed time, split times, and two finishes.
The range of the stopwatch is 23 hours, 59
minutes, 59.99 seconds.
1/100 second
Hours
P
D
D
Seconds
C
C
Current time
Hour : Minutes
Month – Day
(a) Elapsed time measurement
Setting Alarms
A
B
A
D
C
Alarm 3
Hourly Time Signal
2. After you select an alarm, hold down A
until the hour digits of the alarm time start to
flash on the display.
• The hour digits are flashing because they
are selected.
• This operation automatically turns on the
alarm.
3. Press D to move the flashing in the
sequence shown below to select other
digits.
Minutes
Month
▼
A
Clear
A
Clear
▼
▼
▼
C
Stop
(c) Split time and 1st-2nd place times
A
A
Split release Clear
Record time of
second
runner.
▼
C
Stop
Second runner finishes.
Record time of first
runner.
▼
A
Split
First
runner
finishes.
▼
C
Start
COUNTDOWN ALARM MODE
The countdown timer can be set within a range
of 1 second to 24 hours. When the countdown
reaches zero, an alarm sounds.
• You can also select auto-repeat, which
automatically restarts the countdown from
the original value you set whenever zero is
reached.
1/10 second
Hours
A
B
P
C
Current time
Seconds
Setting the Countdown Time
1. In the Countdown Alarm Mode, hold down
A until the hour digits of the countdown
time start to flash on the display.
• The hour digits are flashing because they
are selected.
D
2. Press D to move the flashing in the sequence shown below to select
other settings.
Hours
Hour
▼
▼
A
Split release
A
Split
▼
C
Start
Minutes
Alarm 2
C
Stop
(b) Split time measurement
1. Press C while in the Alarm Mode to select the alarm whose time you want
to set.
Alarm 1
C
Re-start
▼
The alarm type is determined by the settings you make, as described below.
• Daily alarm
Set the hour and minutes for the alarm time. Set x for the month and xx for
the day (see step 4 under “Setting Alarms”). This type of setting causes the
alarm to sound everyday at the time you set.
• Date alarm
Set the month, day, hour and minutes for the alarm time. This type of setting
causes the alarm to sound at the specific time, on the specific date you set.
• 1-Month alarm
Set the month, hour and minutes for the alarm time. Set xx for the day (see
step 4 under “Setting Alarms”). This type of setting causes the alarm to sound
everyday at the time you set, only during the month you set.
• Monthly alarm
Set the day, hour and minutes for the alarm time. Set x for the month (see
step 4 under “Setting Alarms”). This type of setting causes the alarm to sound
every month at the time you set, on the day you set.
C
Stop
▼
C
Start
Alarm Types
Minutes
Seconds
Day
4. While hour, minutes, month, or day is selected (flashing), press C to
increase the setting or B to decrease it.
• To set an alarm that does not include a month (Daily alarm, Monthly alarm),
set x for the month. Press B or C until the x mark appears (between 12
and 1) while the month setting is flashing.
• To set an alarm that does not include day (Daily alarm, 1-Month alarm), set
xx for the day. Press B or C until the xx mark appears (between 31 and
1) while the day setting is are flashing.
• When setting the alarm time using the 12-hour format, take care to set the
time correctly as morning (A indicator) or afternoon (P indicator).
5. After the alarm time is the way you want it, press A to return to the alarm
display screen.
Alarm Operation
The alarm sounds at the preset time for about 20 seconds, or until you stop it
by pressing any button.
To test the alarm
Hold down C to sound the alarm.
Turning an Alarm and Hourly Time Signal On and Off
1. In the Alarm Mode, press C to select an alarm or the Hourly Time Signal.
2. When the alarm or Hourly Time Signal you want to is selected, press A to
turn it on and off.
Indicates alarm is ON.
Indicates Hourly Time Signal is ON.
• The alarm on indicator (
) and the Hourly Time Signal on indicator ( )
are shown on the display in all modes while these functions are turned on.
• If any alarm is on, the Alarm On Indicator is shown on the display when you
change to another mode.
3. While hours, minutes, or seconds digits are selected (flashing), press C to
increase the setting.
• To set the starting value of the countdown time to 24 hours, set 0:00' 00".
4. After the countdown time is the way you want it, press A to return to the
countdown alarm display screen.
Using the Countdown Timer
Press C while in the Countdown Alarm Mode to start the countdown timer.
• When the end of the countdown is reached and auto-repeat is turned off,
the alarm sounds for 10 seconds or until you stop it by pressing any button.
The countdown time is automatically reset to its starting value after the
alarm stops.
• Press C while a countdown operation is in progress to pause it. Press C
again to resume the countdown.
• To completely stop a countdown operation, first pause it (by pressing C),
and then press A. This returns the countdown time to its starting value.
Turning Auto-repeat On and Off
Graphic area
A
B
P
D
C
[Auto-repeat On]
1. In the Countdown Alarm Mode, hold down
A until the hour digits of the countdown
time start to flash on the display.
2. Press B to turn auto-repeat on and off.
• When you turn on auto-repeat, a pattern of
bars appear in the graphic area. Turning off
auto-repeat causes the graphic area to go
blank.
3. Press A to return to the countdown alarm
display screen.
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Notes
• The auto-repeat on and off status indicators in the graphic area are not
shown in the countdown alarm display screen. To check whether autorepeat is on or off, perform step 1 of the above procedure to change to the
setting screen. Then you can check the status of the graphic area to see if
auto-repeat is on or off. After you are finished, press A to return to the
countdown alarm display screen.
• When the end of the countdown is reached and auto-repeat is turned on,
the alarm sounds, but the countdown starts again automatically whenever
the countdown reaches zero. You can stop timing by pressing C, and
manually reset to the starting countdown time by pressing A.
• Normally, an alarm tone sounds for 10 seconds when the end of the
countdown is reached. If you use auto-repeat with start time of 10 seconds
or less, the alarm tone sounds for only one second.
REFERENCE
This section contains more detailed and technical information about watch
operation. It also contains important precautions and notes about the various
features and functions of this watch.
Warning Indicators
Warning indicators appear whenever any of the conditions described below
occur. Appearance of a warning indicator causes any measurement operation that is currently underway to stop. Warning indicators appear in the
upper display, and this causes --- to replace any direction or temperature
values on the display.
• There may be cause where the ERR or BAT message is cleared once
you change modes. In this case, you can continue using the watch normally
unless the error warning message reappears.
• Whenever there is a sensor malfunction, be sure to take the watch to an
authorized CASIO distributor or service center as soon as possible.
Auto light switch precautions
• Avoid wearing the watch on the inside of your wrist. Doing so causes the auto
light switch to operate when it is not needed, which shortens battery life.
• The backlight turns off in about two seconds, even if you keep the watch
pointed towards your face.
• The backlight may not light if the face of the watch is more than 15 degrees
off the parallel as shown below. Make sure that the back of your hand is
parallel to the ground.
Parallel to ground
More than 15
degrees too high
More than 15
degrees too low
• Static electricity or magnetic force can interfere with proper operation of the
auto light switch. If the backlight does not light, try moving the watch back to
the starting position (parallel with the ground) and then tilt it back toward
you again. If this does not work, drop your arm all the way down so it hangs
at your side, and then bring it back up again.
• Under certain conditions the backlight may not light until about one second
or less after turn the face of the watch towards you. This does not
necessarily indicate malfunction of the backlight.
World Time Mode
• The seconds count of the World Time is synchronized with the seconds
sound of the Timekeeping Mode.
• GMT differential is calculated by this watch based on Universal Time
Coordinated (UTC) data.
• Average monthly temperature values displayed by this watch are based on
the “WORLD CLIMATE TABLE” published by the Japanese government’s
Meteorological Agency.
Abnormal Magnetic Field Indicator
This indicator appears whenever the watch has a problem
obtaining a correct direction reading. This condition could
indicate that the watch is within a very high magnetic field,
and so you should try moving to another location. Also, see
“Digital Compass Precautions” for further information on
conditions that cause errors.
Low Battery Indicator
This message indicates that batteries power is too low to
perform the measurement. It appears whenever batteries
power drops below a certain level, or when you try to use
this watch under very cold conditions (below about –10°C).
If the BAT message appears because of use under cold conditions, it
should clear (and normal operation should return) after the watch is brought
back to normal temperature.
If batteries power is low (indicated BAT appears under normal temperatures), you should have the batteries replaced as soon as possible. Note that
replacement of the batteries causes all memory contents to be cleared.
Sensor Malfunction Indicator
This message indicates malfunction of sensor circuitry.
Whenever a sensor malfunction initially occurs, the ERR
messages flashes on the display. Note that calibrating the
Digital Compass may cause the ERR message to appear.
In this case, the message does not indicate sensor malfunction, and should be corrected if you re-calibrate the Digital
Compass.
Auto Return Operations
• After you perform an operation in any mode, pressing D returns to the
Timekeeping Mode.
• If you leave a screen with flashing digits on the display for two or three
minutes without performing any operation, the watch automatically saves
anything you have input up to that point and exits the setting screen.
Data and Setting Scrolling
The B and C buttons are used in various modes and screens to scroll
through data on the display. In most cases, holding down these buttons
during a scroll operation scrolls through the data at high speed.
12-hour/24-hour Timekeeping Formats
The 12-hour/24-hour timekeeping format you select in the Timekeeping
Mode is also applied in the Navigation, World Time, and Alarm Modes.
Backlight Precautions
• The electro-luminescent panel loses illuminating power after very long use.
• The illumination provided by the backlight may be hard to see when viewed
under direct sunlight.
• The watch will emit an audible sound whenever the display is illuminated.
This is caused by a transformer that vibrates when the EL panel lights up. It
does not indicate malfunction of the watch.
• The backlight automatically turns off whenever an alarm sounds.
Temperature and Direction Reading Precautions
• The direction and temperature reading operation is automatically
interrupted whenever an alarm or Hourly Time Signal sounds. If this
happens, start the reading operation again from the beginning.
• Taking a direction reading while the watch is not horizontal (in relation to the
horizon) can result in large error.
• If the Navigation Mode memory area you select to store a reading already
contains data, the data of the new reading replaces the existing data.
Digital Compass Precautions
This watch features a built-in magnetic bearing sensor that detects terrestrial
magnetism. This means that north indicated by this watch is magnetic north,
which is somewhat different from true polar north. The magnetic north pole is
located in northern Canada, while the magnetic south pole is in southern
Australia. Note that the difference between magnetic north and true north as
measured with all magnetic compasses tends to be greater as one gets
closer to either of the magnetic poles. You should also remember that some
maps indicate true north (instead of magnetic north), and so you should make
allowances when using such maps with this watch.
Direction Values
Magnetic North
12 o’clock
direction
Direction
Value
The direction values displayed by this watch
represent the clockwise angle formed between
magnetic north (which is 0 degrees) and the
direction that the 12 o’clock position of the
watch is pointing.
Location
• Taking a direction reading when you are near a source of strong magnetism
can cause large errors in readings. Because of this, you should avoid taking
direction readings while in the vicinity of the following types of objects:
permanent magnets (magnetic necklaces, etc.), concentrations of metal
(metal doors, lockers, etc.), high tension wires, aerial wires, household
appliances (TVs, personal computers, washing machines, freezers, etc.).
• Accurate direction readings are impossible while in a train, boat, airplane,
etc.
• Accurate readings are also impossible indoors, especially inside ferroconcrete structures. This is because the metal framework of such structures
picks up magnetism from appliances, etc.
Storage
• The precision of the bearing sensor may deteriorate if the watch becomes
magnetized. Because of this, you should be sure to store the watch away
from magnets or any other sources of strong magnetism, including:
permanent magnets (magnetic necklaces, etc.) and household appliances
(TVs, personal computers, washing machines, freezers, etc.)
• Whenever you suspect that the watch may have become magnetized,
perform one of the calibration procedures under “Calibrating the Bearing
Sensor” below.
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Calibrating the Bearing Sensor
Whenever you suspect that direction readings produced by the watch are
wrong, you should calibrate it. You can use either one of two calibration
procedures: bidirectional calibration or northerly calibration.
Use bidirectional calibration when you want to take readings within an area
exposed to magnetic force. This type of calibration should be used if the
watch become magnetized for any reason.
With northerly calibration, you “teach” the watch which way is north (which
you have to determine with another compass or some other means). You
could use this calibration procedure, for example, to set the watch to indicate
true north instead of magnetic north.
Important!
• If you want to perform both bidirectional and northerly calibration, be sure to
perform bidirectional calibration first, and then perform northerly calibration.
This is necessary because bidirectional calibration cancels any previously
set northerly calibration setting.
• The more correctly you perform bidirectional calibration, the better the
accuracy of the bearing sensor readouts. You should perform bidirectional
calibration whenever you change environments where you use the bearing
sensor, and whenever you feel that the bearing sensor is producing
incorrect readings.
To perform bidirectional calibration
A
B
D
C
1. While in the Navigation Mode, hold down
A until the upper display changes to show
-1-.
• At this time, the magnetic north pointer
flashes at the 12 o’clock position to indicate
that the watch is ready to calibrate the first
direction.
2. Place the watch on a level surface facing
any direction you want, and press C to
calibrate the first direction.
Question: What causes different direction readings to produce different results at the same location?
Answer: Magnetism generated by nearby high-tension wires are interfering with detection of terrestrial magnetism. Move away from the
high-tension wires and try again.
Question: What does it mean when --- appears in place of a direction
value?
Answer: This is the abnormal magnetic field indicator. It means that strong
magnetism is being generated nearby. Move away from the source
of strong magnetism and try again.
Question: Why am I having problems taking direction readings indoors?
Answer: A TV, personal computer, speakers, or some other object is
interfering with terrestrial magnetism readings. Move away from
the object causing the interference or take the direction reading
outdoors. Indoor taking direction readings are particularly difficult
inside ferro-concrete structures. Remember that you will not be
able to take direction readings inside of trains, airplanes, etc.
CITY CODE TABLE
City Code
–––
HNL
ANC
LAX
GMT
Differential
–11
HONOLULU
–10
ANCHORAGE
–09
LOS ANGELES
–08
City
DEN
CHI
DENVER
CHICAGO
–07
–06
NYC
NEW YORK
–05
CCS
RIO
CARACAS
RIO DE JANEIRO
–04
–03
• When the calibration procedure is complete, the message OK appears in
the upper display. This soon changes to -2- and the magnetic north
pointer flashes at the 6 o’clock position to indicate that the watch is ready
for the second direction.
3. Rotate the watch 180 degrees.
4. Press C again to calibrate the second direction.
• When the calibration procedure is complete, the message OK appears in
the upper display. After a short while, the watch automatically returns to the
Navigation Mode’s initial screen.
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–––
GMT
LON
PAR
LONDON
PARIS
Precautions about bidirectional calibration
CAI
JRS
JED
CAIRO
JERUSALEM
JEDDAH
+02
THR
MRU
KBL
KHI
DEL
DAC
RGN
BKK
TEHRAN
MAURITIUS
KABUL
KARACHI
DELHI
DHAKA
YANGON
BANGKOK
+3.5
+04
+4.5
+05
+5.5
+06
+6.5
+07
HKG
HONG KONG
+08
TYO
ADL
SYD
NOU
WLG
TOKYO
ADELAIDE
SYDNEY
NOUMEA
WELLINGTON
+09
+9.5
+10
+11
+12
• You can use any two opposing directions for bidirectional calibration. You
must, however, make sure that they are 180 degrees opposite each other.
Remember that if you perform the procedure incorrectly, you will get wrong
bearing sensor readings.
• Do not move the watch during the one or two seconds (from the point you
press C up to the point that OK appears in the upper display) that the
calibration of each direction is in progress. If you do, the message ERR
appears in the upper display, which means you have to restart the
bidirectional calibration procedure from the beginning.
• The appearance of ERR during bidirectional calibration can also be
caused by local interference. If you suspect that this is the case, move to
another location and try the procedure again.
• You should perform bidirectional calibration in an environment that is the
same as that where you plan to be taking direction readings. If you plan to
use it in an open field, for example, calibrate in an open field.
To perform northerly calibration
A
B
D
C
1. While in the Navigation Mode, hold down
A until the upper display changes to show
-1-.
2. Press D to start the northerly calibration
procedure.
• At this time, the indicator 0° appears in the
upper display.
3. Place the watch on a level surface, and
position it so that its 12 o’clock position
points north (as measured with another
compass).
4. Press C to start the calibration operation.
• When the calibration procedure is complete, the message OK appears in
the upper display. After a short while, the watch automatically returns to the
Navigation Mode’s initial screen.
Questions & Answers About Direction Readings
Question: What causes incorrect direction readings?
Answer:
• Incorrect bidirectional calibration. Perform bidirectional calibration.
Remember that bidirectional calibration is required whenever batteries are
replaced.
• Nearby source of strong magnetism, such as a household appliance, a
large steel bridge, a steel beam, overhead wires, etc., or an attempt to
perform direction measurement on a train, boat, etc. Move away from large
metal objects and try again. Note that digital compass operation cannot be
performed inside a train, boat, etc.
–02
–01
+00
+01
+03
* Based on data as of June 1998.
Other major cities in same time zone
PAGO PAGO
PAPEETE
NOME
SAN FRANCISCO, LAS VEGAS,
VANCOUVER, SEATTLE, DAWSON CITY
EL PASO, EDMONTON
HOUSTON, DALLAS/FORT WORTH, NEW
ORLEANS, MEXICO CITY, WINNIPEG
MONTREAL, DETROIT, MIAMI, BOSTON,
PANAMA CITY, HAVANA, LIMA, BOGOTA
LA PAZ, SANTIAGO, PORT OF SPAIN
SAO PAULO, BUENOS AIRES,
BRASILIA, MONTEVIDEO
PRAIA
DUBLIN, LISBON, CASABLANCA,
DAKAR, ABIDJAN
MILAN, ROME, MADRID, AMSTERDAM,
ALGIERS, HAMBURG, FRANKFURT,
VIENNA, STOCKHOLM, BERLIN
ATHENS, HELSINKI, ISTANBUL,
BEIRUT, DAMASCUS, CAPE TOWN
KUWAIT, RIYADH, ADEN, ADDIS
ABABA, NAIROBI
SHIRAZ
DUBAI, ABU DHABI, MUSCAT
MUMBAI, CALCUTTA
COLOMBO
JAKARTA, PHNOM PENH, HANOI,
VIENTIANE
SINGAPORE, KUALA LUMPUR, BEIJING,
TAIPEI, MANILA, PERTH, ULAANBAATAR
SEOUL, PYONGYANG
DARWIN
MELBOURNE, GUAM, RABAUL
PORT VILA
CHRISTCHURCH, NADI, NAURU ISLAND
1890-7
WORLD CLIMATE TABLE
Month
1
2
City Code
16 17
WLG
26 26
NOU
23 23
SYD
22 22
ADL
6
5
TYO
16 16
HKG
27 28
BKK
25 26
RGN
18 22
DAC
14 17
DEL
KHI
18 21
KBL
0
–2
MRU
26 26
THR
6
3
JED
23 23
9
8
JRS
14 15
CAI
4
4
PAR
4
4
LON
26 27
RIO
24 25
CCS
1
0
NYC
–6 –3
CHI
1
–1
DEN
14 15
LAX
ANC –10 –7
HNL
23 23
(Unit: °C)
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11 12
15
25
21
20
9
19
29
29
26
22
25
7
26
10
26
12
18
7
6
26
25
5
3
4
15
–4
24
13
24
19
17
14
22
31
30
28
29
28
13
25
16
28
16
22
10
8
25
26
11
9
9
16
2
24
11
22
16
14
19
26
30
29
29
32
31
18
23
22
29
19
25
13
11
23
27
17
16
14
18
8
25
10
21
13
12
22
28
29
27
29
34
31
23
22
27
31
22
28
16
14
22
27
22
21
19
20
13
26
9
20
12
11
25
29
29
27
29
31
30
25
21
30
32
23
28
18
17
21
27
25
24
23
23
15
27
9
20
13
12
27
28
29
27
29
30
29
24
21
29
32
23
28
18
16
22
27
24
23
22
24
13
28
10
21
16
13
23
28
28
27
29
29
29
20
21
25
31
22
27
15
14
22
28
20
19
17
23
9
27
12
22
18
16
18
25
28
28
28
26
28
14
22
19
29
20
24
11
11
23
27
14
12
11
21
1
27
13
23
20
18
13
21
27
27
24
21
24
7
24
11
27
15
19
7
7
24
27
9
5
4
17
–6
25
15
25
22
20
8
18
26
25
20
16
20
1
25
6
25
10
15
4
5
25
25
3
–2
–1
14
–9
23