Instructions for Claude Bernard Aquarider Watch
By following these Instructions for a Claude Bernard Aquarider Watch we hope you will get more enjoyment and interest from wearing your watch.
What are the features on my watch?
The Major Hands
These are the three large hands on the face of your watch that show the hours, minutes and seconds.
Time Recording Dial Clocks
There are three dials or internal clocks on the face of your Claude Bernard watch. The dial clocks are used to show the recorded time of an event that you wish to time such as how long a race took to run.
From a clockwise direction, they are the Second hand counter, the Hour hand counter and the Minute hand counter dials.
The easy way to remember the layout of the time recording Dial Clocks is by remembering this acronym, “Switzerland Has Milk”.
Switzerland = S= Seconds Dial Clock.
Has = H = Hour Dial Clock.
Milk = M = Minutes Dial Clock.
The Crown is the largest dial to the right of the watch case. It is located in the middle of the top and bottom Pusher buttons.
The Crown has three operating positions.
Position 1 When the crown is fully in at the side of the watch face.
Position 2 This is when the crown is pulled out one notch to allow the date on the watch to change.
Position 3 This is where the Crown is fully out and this will stop the watch allowing it to be reset when the crown is pushed back in.
Instructions for changing the Date on a Claude Bernard Watch
To change the date on your watch carefully pull out the Crown one notch and then turn the Crown clockwise (rotate away from you) to select the correct date. After the date is selected push the Crown back in to the case of the watch.
Instructions for operating the Pushers
Pusher A is at the Top right hand side of your watch.
Pusher B is at the bottom right hand side of your watch.
Pusher A starts and stops the large second hand on the watch.
Pusher B is used to clear any recorded times on the recording Dial clocks or stop/start the large second hand.
It can also be used to move between the Dial clocks.
Instructions for Setting the Time
Pull the Crown out two notches to reach position 3. This will stop the watch and you can adjust the time.
Pulling the Crown out will also clear and recorded time on the Dial clocks and set them all to zero again.
Instructions for operating the Stop Watch
The Claude Bernard Chronograph watch can be used as a simple stop watch.
Press the button Pusher A in to stop the large second hand and press it in again to start the second hand.
One of the major uses of the Chronograph watch is to record time. For example, say you wanted to record the time you have spent reading a book.
Instructions for Claude Bernard Watch Time Recording
To start a time recording press Pusher A (The Top Right Hand Button) then Pusher B (The Bottom Right Hand Button) to reset the dials back to Zero. Now press Pusher A to start the recording.
To finish, Press Pusher A and read your recorded time from the dials.
To clear the time recordings press Pusher B.
So that’s Press Pusher A, press Pusher B to reset dials to zero, press Pusher A to record time then press Pusher A to stop the recording.
Synchronising the Time
Pull the Crown fully out to position 3
Once you have set the time, press in the Crown when you hear the last tone/pip from a speaking clock or Radio.
The History of the Chronograph – The need to time Horse Races.
The invention of the Chronograph watch is credited to Frenchman Louis Moinet in 1816 for astronomical time tracking. Chronograph watches were the primary recorders for horse racing. The peak of there acclaim was the 1969 Apollo Moon landing Mission when each Nasa Astronaut used a Chronograph watch during their moon walking expeditions.
Today the chronograph watch is used to record the time of any event from running to remembering how long you have parked your car on a parking meter.
We hope this instructions guide to operating a Claude Bernard Chronograph will bring you more enjoyment from your Claude Bernard Watch.
Please note that on Chronograph watch model number 01002 that when you pull the Crown out two notches to set the time or clear a recorded time by pressing Pusher B, then the 1/10th of a second hand on the top right hand side may rotate quickly until the major second hand strikes the 12 o`clock position, the watch is now synchronised again.
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