How to Turn Off Watch Chimes

by Michael Monet ; Updated September 28, 2017

A watch chiming when you don't want it to can drive you crazy.

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To turn off watch chimes, you will have to press the correct button combination and hold until the watch alerts you that the chime has been eliminated. While different watches may require different combinations, the basic action is the same. You can experiment with different button combinations until you achieve the desired effect. With most watches, it is a two-button combination.

Press and hold the lower buttons on both side of the watch. With most sport watches, after holding the two lower buttons for several seconds, the screen will light up and alert you that the chime has been turned off.

Press both buttons on the right side of the watch if the above combination doesn’t work. Wait to make sure the chime icon disappears.

Repeat step 2 with the buttons on the left side of the watch if the buttons on the right side don’t work.

Try holding the buttons that are diagonal to each other, such as the top right and bottom left. If this combination doesn’t work, try the top left and bottom right.

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  • “Omega Sports Watches”; John Goldberg et al; 2007

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About the Author

Michael Monet has been writing professionally since 2006. At the San Francisco School of the Arts, he studied under writers Octavio Solis and Michelle Tea, performed his work in Bay Area theaters and was published in literary journals such as "Paradox," "Umlaut" and "Transfer." Monet also studied creative writing at Eugene Lang College in New York and Mills College in Oakland.