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Module No. 1699/1919

1699/1919-1

 

 

GENERAL GUIDE

 

The operational procedures for Module 1699 and 1919 are identical. All of the illustrations in this manual show Module 1699.

Timekeeping Mode

 

A

B

A

B

 

Press M

 

M

C

M

C

 

 

L

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Module 1919]

 

[Module 1699]

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIMEKEEPING MODE

 

 

To set the time and date

 

 

 

 

Day of week

1. Hold down A while in the Timekeeping Mode until the

 

Month – Day

seconds digits start to flash on the display. The seconds

A

B

 

 

flash because they are selected.

 

 

 

2. Press M to change the selection in the following

 

 

 

sequence.

 

 

 

Seconds

MC

Hour : Minutes

 

 

 

PM indicator

 

 

 

 

Seconds

 

Hour

 

Minutes

Day

Month

 

Year

12/24-Hour

 

Format

 

 

 

 

3.While the seconds digits are selected (flashing), press Cto reset the seconds to 00.

If you press C while the seconds count is in the range of 30 to 59, the seconds are reset to 00 and 1 is added to the minutes. If the seconds count is in the range of 00 to 29, the minutes count is unchanged.

4.While any other digits (besides seconds) are selected (flashing), press Cto increase the number. While the 12/24-hoursetting is selected, press Cto switch between the two formats.

Holding down C changes the current selection at high speed.

When the 12-hourformat is selected, the12H indicator appears on the display. With the12-hourformat, theP (PM) indicator appears on the display to indicate “p.m.” times. There is no indicator for “a.m.” times.

Selecting the 24-hourformat causes the24H and the24 indicators to appear on the display.

5.After you set the time and date, press A to return to the Timekeeping Mode.

The day of the week is automatically set in accordance with the date.

The date can be set within the range of January 1, 1995 to December 31, 2039.

If you do not operate any button for a few minutes while a selection is flashing, the flashing stops and the watch goes back to the Timekeeping Mode automatically.

BACKLIGHT FUNCTION

A

M

L

FLASH indicator

A backlight that uses an EL (electro-luminescent)panel causes the entire display to glow for easy reading in the dark. An auto light switch causes the EL backlight to turn on

Bwhen the watch is angled toward your face for reading. An EL alarm feature can be turned on so the backlight flashes

whenever an alarm or hourly time signal sounds.

The auto light switch on indicator is shown on the display

in all modes while the auto light switch is on.

CTheFLASH indicator is shown on the display in all modes while the EL alarm is on.

Note

The backlight of the watch employs an electro-luminescent(EL) light, which 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.

To manually turn on the backlight

Pressing Lin the Timekeeping, Stopwatch or Alarm Mode causes the backlight to turn on for about two seconds. Pressing Cin the Beat Counter Mode also causes the backlight to turn on for a fixed amount of time.

The backlight normally stays on for about two seconds and then turns off automatically. When the EL alarm is turned on, however, the backlight stays on for about five seconds instead of two seconds.

The above operations turn on the backlight, regardless of the current auto light switch and EL alarm settings.

Press M to change from mode to mode. Each mode is explained in detail on the following pages.

Beat Counter Mode Stopwatch Mode

 

Alarm Mode

 

To turn the EL alarm on and off

In the Timekeeping Mode, hold down B for about two seconds to toggle the EL alarm on (FLASH indicator displayed) and off (FLASH indicator not displayed).

When the EL alarm is on, the backlight flashes while the daily alarm and hourly time signal tones are sounding. Also, the backlight stays on for about five seconds instead of the normal two seconds.

When an auto light switch operation causes the backlight to turn on while the EL alarm is turned on, the backlight stays lit for about two seconds, and then flashes for two seconds.

About the Auto Light Switch

While the auto light switch is turned on, the backlight automatically lights for about two seconds whenever you position your wrist as described below. 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.

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 illuminate.

Parallel to

More than

40°

ground

The backlight may not illuminate 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

More than 15 degrees

 

too high

too low

Static electricity or magnetic force can interfere with proper operation of the auto light switch. If the auto light switch does not illuminate, 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.

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.

To turn the auto light switch on and off

In the Timekeeping Mode, hold down Cfor one second to turn the auto light switch on ( displayed) and off ( not displayed).

In order to protect against running down the battery, the auto light switch is automatically turned off approximately three hours after you turn it on. Repeat the above procedure to turn the auto light switch back on if you want.

1699/1919-2

BEAT COUNTER MODE

Mode indicator

AB

M C

L

BPM value

The Beat Counter Mode can be used to produce an audible signal in accordance with BPM (beats per minute) value, which is like a digital metronome that can be used for a variety of different musical applications.

The letters “BPM” stand for “beats per minute” in this manual.

Any time you enter the Beat Counter Mode, the last BPM value you set appears on the display.

If you do not operate any button for one hour while in the Beat Counter Mode, the watch automatically goes back to the Timekeeping Mode.

To play the beat signal

In the Beat Counter Mode, press B to start a digital beat signal that sounds at the speed indicated by the BPM value. The higher the BPM value, the faster the beat.

The digital beat signal sounds for one minute or until you press any button to stop it.

Setting the BPM value

There are two ways you can set the BPM value: by counting beats of some music or rhythm, or by manually inputting a value.

To count beats

A

 

 

B

1.

In the Beat Counter Mode, press L six times in

 

 

 

accordance with the beat of the music or rhythm.

 

 

 

 

Each time you press L, the number on the display

 

 

 

 

changes in the following sequence:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 2340

 

 

 

 

2.

After you press Lthe sixth time, the watch calculates an

MC average number of beats per minute and sets the

Lapplicable BPM value.

Note that you must press L all six times for this procedure to work correctly.

If you do not press L within about three seconds after you last pressed it, the watch automatically cancels the beat count procedure.

The above procedure sets a value in the range of 60 to 200 beats, in 5-beatsteps.

To manually input a value

1.In the Beat Counter Mode, hold down A until the BPM values starts to flash.

2.Press Cto increase the BPM value in units of 5 or B to decrease it. Holding down

either button changes the setting at high speed.

You can set the BPM value within a range of 60 to 200.

Pressing Band Cat the same time changes the BPM value to its standard setting of 120.

3.After you input the BPM value, press A to return to the normal Beat Counter Mode screen.

STOPWATCH MODE

1/100 second

Mode indicator

AB

M C

Hours Seconds

Minutes

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.

(a) Elapsed time measurement

 

 

 

C

 

 

JC

 

JC

 

JC

 

JB

 

 

 

 

 

Start

 

Stop

Re-start

Stop

Clear

(b) Split time measurement

 

 

 

C

 

 

JB

 

JB

 

JC

 

JB

 

 

 

 

 

Start

 

Split

Split release

Stop

Clear

(c) Split time and 1st-2ndplace times

 

C

 

 

JB

 

JC

 

JB

 

JB

 

 

 

 

Start

 

Split

Stop

Split release Clear

 

 

 

 

First runner

Second runner

Record time of

 

 

 

 

 

finishes.

finishes. Record

second runner.

 

time of first runner.

ALARM MODE

Hourly time signal on indicator

Mode indicator

A

M

L

Hour : Minutes

When the Daily Alarm is turned on, the alarm sounds for 20 seconds at the preset time each day. Press any button to stop the alarm after it starts to sound.

When the Hourly Time Signal is turned on, the watch beeps

Bevery hour on the hour.

To set the alarm time

1.Hold down Awhile in the Alarm Mode until the hour digits start to flash on the display. The hour digits flash because

they are selected.

CThis operation automatically turns on the Daily Alarm.

2.Press M to change the selection in the following sequence.

Alarm on indicator

Minutes

Hour

3. Press Cto increase the selected digits. Holding down Cincreases the selection at high speed.

The format (12-hourand24-hour)of the alarm time matches the format you select for normal timekeeping.

When setting the alarm time using the 12-hourformat, take care to set the time correctly

as a.m. (no indicator) or p.m. (P indicator).

4. After you set the alarm time, press A to return to the Alarm Mode.

To turn the Daily Alarm and Hourly Time Signal on and off

Press B while in the Alarm Mode to change the status of the Daily Alarm and Hourly Time Signal in the following sequence.

[Alarm On Indicator/Hourly Time Signal On Indicator]

Both ON

Both OFF

Daily Alarm

Hourly Time

 

 

Only

Signal Only

To test the alarm

Hold down C while in the Alarm Mode to sound the alarm.