How to Restart a Swiss Army Watch

by Meredith Jameson ; Updated September 28, 2017

Watches are just a part of the Swiss Army array of gear.

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The Victorinox Swiss Army Company began in 1897 with the invention of the Swiss Army Knife. The company continues to offer knives, as well as fragrances, travel gear, clothing, cutlery and watches. Swiss Army watches are available in men’s and women’s sizes in both dress and sports fashions. Restarting a Swiss Army watch requires a few steps. Always contact a jewelry professional or watch repair store with any questions or problems restarting a watch.

Wind the small knob on the right-hand side of the watch (the crown) clockwise a few times. Stop when you feel resistance.

Pull the crown out until you hear two clicks. Turn the crown counter-clockwise until the time on the watch shows midnight.

Continue until the correct time has been reached. Push the crown in one click.

Turn the crown counter-clockwise until the correct date is reached.

Push the crown back in to the side of the watch. This should restart the watch.

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Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.