How to Set a Festina Watch

by Megan Mattingly-Arthur ; Updated September 28, 2017

Learn to set your Festina wristwatch.

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The Festina watch company, the official timekeeper of the Tour de France, was founded in Switzerland in 1902. Now headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Festina watches are no longer Swiss made; instead, their watches are manufactured using Japanese watch movements made by the Citizen Watch Co. If you didn't purchase your Festina watch from the manufacturer directly, you may find that your watch came with warranty papers but no setting instructions. Fortunately, setting your Festina watch is simple and takes just a few minutes.

Locate the crown on the middle right side of your Festina watch. Pull the crown out to the second position to set the time on the wristwatch.

Rotate your Festina watch crown clockwise until the correct time is displayed on the face of the watch.

Push the watch crown all the way back in to complete the time-setting process.

Pull your Festina watch crown out to the first position to set the date.

Rotate the crown counterclockwise until the correct date is displayed.

Push the crown of your Festina watch back to the starting position to save the date.


  • Many Festina watch models include a chronograph feature. To use the chronograph on your Festina watch, press the top right button on your watch to start, pause and stop chronograph timing. Reset your Festina chronograph by pressing the bottom right watch button.

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Megan Mattingly-Arthur has been writing professionally since 1998. She has contributed to various publications, including "Teen Voices" and "Positive Teens" magazines, as well as a book, "The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published." Mattingly-Arthur is studying travel and tourism through Penn Foster Career School.