Citizen CA0365-54L, CA0368-56E Instruction manual

Citizen CA0365-54L, CA0368-56E Instruction manual

PAE07 (cal.B612)

Instruction Manual

Thank you for your purchase of this Citizen watch.

Before using the watch, read this instruction manual carefully to ensure correct use.

After reading the manual, store it in a safe place for future reference.

To check the movement number

A case number is engraved on the case back. (See the figure below.)

On the case back, a number composed of four + six alphanumeric characters (or more) is engraved.

In the example below, “1234” is the movement number.

<Engraving position example>













The engraving position may differ depending on watch model.

Safety precautions

(Instructions to be followed at all times)

This manual contains the following instructions that should be strictly followed at all times to prevent injury to yourself and other persons as well as damage to property.

Injuries and damage that might be caused by using the watch improperly or neglecting any of the instructions or precautions contained in this manual are classified with the following symbols.

Highly likely to DANGER cause death or serious injury.

WARNING Can cause serious injury or death.

Can or will cause CAUTION minor or moderate

injury or damage.

Important instructions that should be followed are classified with the following symbols.

Warning (caution) symbol followed by instructions that should be followed or precautions that should be observed.

Warning (caution) symbol followed by prohibited matters.


Cal. No.:





Analogue solar powered



Time accuracy: Within +/-15 seconds per month when worn at normal operating temperatures (+5°C to +35°C)


−10°C to +60°C







Time: Hour, minute, second,


and 24-hour


Calendar: Date (does not


automatically adjust for


months shorter than 31-days)




Chronograph (measures up


to 60 minutes in 0.2-second


units), Insufficient Charge


Warning Function, Overcharge


Prevention Function, Quick


Start Function




Time until stop from full


charged status without


additional charging:


Approx. 7 months


Time until stop from activation


of insufficient charge warning




Approx. 7 days




Rechargeable cell


(lithium button cell),1pc



Notes Before Use

<Notes before use — Protective stickers>

Prior to the watch being shipped from the manufacturing plant, its glass, case, metal band, and metal parts of clasp are covered with stickers to protect them from getting fingerprint or scratches during transit from the plant to the store.

If the watch is worn without first removing these stickers, perspiration or moisture may enter the gaps between the protective stickers and the parts, which may result in a skin rash a skin rash and/or corrosion of the metal parts. For this reason, please be sure to peel off stickers before wearing the watch.

Notes on charging your watch

This watch has a rechargeable cell which is charged by exposing the dial to light, such as direct sunlight or fluorescent lamps. After taking off the watch, put it in a location where the dial is exposed to bright light, such as by a window.

For optimal performance, perform the following:

•Exposethewatchwiththe dial facing towards direct

sunlightforfivetosixhours at least once a month.

• Beforestoringthewatchin adarkplaceforanextended

period of time, be sure to charge it fully.

When the watch is regularly covered with long sleeves, it may not be charged sufficiently. Try to keep the watch exposed to light sufficient for charging.

Do not charge the watch at a high temperature (about 60ºC or higher).

About the crown

Some models use screw down system for the crown. Accidental operations can be prevented when the watch is not being operated by locking the crown. To operate the watch, release the lock.

If your watch does not have a screw down crown, operations can be performed without locking or unlocking the crown.

Before operation

After operation

Unlock the crown

Lock the crown

Rotate the crown to the left

Press the crown and rotate


it to the right (clockwise) to


tighten the screw lock.

When the screw lock is


released, the crown extends


to the normal position.


Your Watch


Eco-Drive (solar powered) watch

The watch operates by converting sunlight and other light into electrical energy. Once the rechargeable cell is fully charged, the watch will function for approximately 7 months.

Insufficient charge warning

If the power becomes very low, the second hand advances at 2-second intervals, indicating that charging

is necessary. When the second hand starts to advance at 2-second intervals, expose the watch to light

until it is fully charged.

If the watch is not exposed to light within approximately 7 days after the insufficient charge warning starts, the watch will stop.

Quick start function

When the stopped watch is exposed to light, it starts operating again immediately.

After quick start, expose the watch to light until it is fully charged. Set the correct time before using the watch.

Replacement of Rechargeable Cell

Because the watch uses a rechargeable cell, you do not need periodical cell replacement.

However, power consumption may increase after using for an extended period of time due to deterioration, and the power may run out earlier than expected. To avoid this, we recommend that you have your watch inspected (Charge basis) periodically.

Component identification


Chronograph minute hand


Chronograph second hand

Button (B)


Hour hand

Minute hand




Date indicator

24-hour hand

Button (A)


Second hand

* The illustrations shown in this manual may differ


from the actual watch you have purchased.

Setting the Time

1 Pull the crown out to position 2.

Pull out the

crown just as the

second hand is at the reference

position in order to accurately align to the second.

2 Rotate the crown to set the time.

Move the minute hand ahead of the correct time by 5 “minutes” and then return the hand to the correct “minutes”. This will minimize the effect of gear play and will provide more accurate hand movement.

The 24-hour hand (located at the 9:00 subdial) moves in relation to the hour hand. Determine whether it is a.m. or p.m. by observing the 24-hour hand.

3 Press the crown back into its normal position.

Be sure to secure if the watch has a screw down crown.

Water may enter your watch.

Setting the Date


Pull the


Rotate the crown


Press the crown back into its

crown out to

counterclockwise to set the date.

normal position.


position 1.


The date will not change when






the crown is rotated clockwise.


Be sure to secure




The date does not


if the watch has




change when you


a screw down




rotate the crown


crown. Water may




to the right.


enter your watch.

The date must be manually adjusted for months shorter than 31-days. You will need to adjust the date at the start of March,

May, July, October and December.

Do not adjust the date between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. If you change the date during this time, the date may not change the following day.

Using the Chronograph

The chronograph can measure up to 60 minutes in 0.2-second units.

Chronograph minute hand

Reference position of the chronograph minute hand

Chronograph second hand





Time measurement start/stop [button(B)]





To start the chronograph, press and release the upper right








button (B) to commence time measurement.








To stop the chronograph, press and release the upper right








button (B) again.








To recommence timing from the stopped position, press and








release the upper right button (B) again.








Pressing and releasing the lower right button (A) during chronograph






















operation will cause timing to stop and the chronograph to reset.

Reset [button(A)]

To reset the chronograph after stopping time measurement,

press and release the lower right button (A).

The chronograph does not function if the crown is pulled out to position 2.

The chronograph resets if the crown is pulled out to position 2 during measurement.


The chronograph minute/second hands may be come misaligned if the watch is subjected to a strong knock.


If the position cannot be corrected by using the reset procedures outlined on pages 12-13, please contact your nearest

Authorized Service Center.

When the chronograph second hand does not return to the reference position

If the chronograph second hand does not return to reference position even when

Time is stopped while aligning with the

reset, perform the following procedures to align the chronograph second hand with

reference position. Set the time after aligning.

the reference position.



Set the watch to correct

the reference position



Pull the


crown out to



position 2.


Press and hold the upper right button (B) for 3 seconds or more.

The watch is now set to correct the reference position.

2 Correct the position of the second hand


Press and release

the upper right


button (B) to adjust


the position of

the chronograph


second hand.

·Press onceSecond hand moves ahead at one-second intervals.

·Press and hold downSecond hand advances rapidly.

If the second hand does not move even when the upper right button (B) is pressed, perform Step 1 of the page on the left.

Press the crown back into its normal position.

3 Reset the minute hand

Press and release the lower right button (A) to adjust the position of the chronograph minute hand.

The chronograph minute hand moves together with the second hand when correcting the second hand. Reset the minute hand.

Be sure to secure if the watch has a screw down crown and/or screw down push button. Water may enter your watch.

Guide to Charging Time

Below are the approximate times needed for charging when exposing the watch dial to light continuously. Please use this table as a reference only.




Charging time to start

Charging time to the fully

This watch wil run


time to work

working normally when the

charged state when the



for one day

rechargeable cell is empty

rechargeable cell is empty

for approximately






7 months from a

Under direct sunlight


2 to 11

25 minutes

8.5 hours

full charge without

or cloudy weather (not

to 100,000


to 3.5 hours

to 45 hours

further exposure to

through a window)

20 cm under a


35 minutes

11 hours

150 hours


fluorescent lamp (30 W)







Interior lighting


3.5 hours

80 hours



To charge the rechargeable cell fully, it is recommended to expose the dial to direct sunlight.

A fluorescent lamp or interior lighting does not have sufficient illumination to charge the rechargeable cell fully.

Precautionary Items and Usage Limitations

CAUTION To avoid injury

· Be particularly careful when wearing your watch while

where your watch may become excessively hot, since there

holding a small child, to avoid injury.

is the risk of burns.

· Be particularly careful when engaged in strenuous exercise

· Be careful when putting on and taking off your watch, since

or work, to avoid injury to yourself and others.

there is a risk of damaging your fingernails, depending on

· Do NOT wear your watch while in a sauna or other location

the manner in which the band is fastened.

WARNING Water Resistance

· Non-water resistant watches cannot be used underwater or

· Upgraded water-resistance for daily use (to 10/20

in environments in contact with water.


atmospheres) means that the watch may be worn while skin

· Water-resistance for daily use (to 3 atmospheres) means that

diving, but not while scuba or saturated diving using

the watch may be worn while washing your face or in the

helium gas.




rain, but is not to be immersed in water.


· Refer to the watch dial and the case back for the indication

· Upgraded water-resistance for daily use (to 5 atmospheres)

of the water resistance of your watch. The following chart

means that the watch may be worn while swimming, but is

provides examples of use for reference to ensure that your

not to worn while skin diving.



watch is used properly. (The unit “1bar” is roughly equal to





1 atmosphere.)








· WATER RESIST(ANT) ××bar may also be indicated as














Water-related use












Watch face or









case back





Skin diving,

Scuba diving

Pulling out the








exposure to

exposure to



crown when




water (washing

water (washing,


an air tank





face, rain, etc.)

kitchen work,



watch is wet






swimming, etc.)












resistant watch





Water-resistant to










3 atmospheres













Water-resistant to















5 bar

5 atmospheres













Water-resistant to















10/20 bar

10 or 20



















CAUTION Precautions



CAUTION Always keep your Watch Clean

·Always use the watch with the crown pushed in (normal position). If the crown is of the screw lock-type, make sure it is securely locked.

·Do NOT operate the crown when the watch is wet. Water may penetrate into the watch, causing deterioration of water resistance.

·If water enters the watch or the watch fogs up and does not clear up even after a long time, consult your dealer or Customer Support Center for inspection and/or repair.

·If a watch of upgraded water resistance for daily use is immersed in sea water or subjected to excessive perspiration, thoroughly rinse with fresh water and wipe completely dry with a soft cloth.

·If seawater enters the watch, place the watch in a box or plastic bag and immediately take it in for repair. Otherwise, pressure inside the watch will increase, and parts (crystal, crown, buttons, etc.) may come off.

CAUTION When Wearing your Watch


·The durability of a leather band may be affected when wet (fading, peeling of adhesive), owing to the properties of the material. Moreover, wet leather may cause a rash.

·It is recommended to take off the watch if it gets wet, even if the watch itself is water-resistant.

·Do Not wear the band too tightly. Try to leave enough space between the band and your skin to allow adequate ventilation.

·The rubber (urethane) band may be stained by dyes or soil

present in or on clothing or other accessories.

Since these stains may not be removable, caution is required when wearing your watch with items that tend to easily transfer color (articles of clothing, purses, etc.). In addition, the band may be deteriorated by solvents or moisture in the air. Replace with a new one when it has lost elasticity or become cracked.


·The watch may stop or the function of the watch may be impaired in extremely high or low temperature.

Do not use the watch in places where the temperature is outside the operating temperature range as stated in the specifications.

<Static Electricity>

·The integrated circuits (IC) used in quartz watches are sensitive to static electricity. Please note that the watch may not indicate the correct time if exposed to intense static electricity.


·Analog quartz watches are powered by a step motor that uses a magnet. Subjecting the watch to strong magnetism from the outside can cause the motor to operate improperly and prevent the watch from indicating the correct time. Do not allow the watch to come into close proximity to magnetic health devices (magnetic necklaces, magnetic elastic bands, etc.) or the magnets used in the latches of refrigerator doors, clasps used in handbags, the speaker of a cell phone, electromagnetic cooking devices and so on.

<Strong Shock>

·Avoid dropping the watch or subjecting it to other strong impact. It may cause malfunctions and/or performance deterioration as well as damage to the case and bracelet.

<Chemicals, Corrosive Gasses and Mercury>

·If paint thinner, benzene or other solvents or products containing these solvents (including gasoline, nailpolish remover, cresol, bathroom cleaners and adhesives, water repellent, etc.) are allowed to come into contact with the watch, the may discolor, dissolve or crack the materials. Be careful when handling these chemicals. Contact with mercury such as that used in thermometers may also cause discoloration of the band and case.

·Rotate the crown while it is pressed in fully and press the buttons periodically so they do not become stuck due to accumulations of foreign matter.

·The case and band of the watch come into direct contact with the skin in the same manner as undergarments. Corrosion of the metal or unnoticed soiling such as that caused by perspiration and dirt can soil sleeves and other portions of clothing. Keep your watch clean at all times.

·The case and band of the watch come into direct contact with the skin. Rust, dirt or perspiration present on the watch's body or band may cause itching or a rash on your skin. Such problems may also occur if you have an allergy to certain metals or leather. If you think there is something wrong, discontinue wearing the watch immediately and consult your physician.

·Leather bands may become discolored by perspiration or dirt. Always keep your leather band clean by wiping with a dry cloth.

CAUTION Caring for your Watch

·Wipe any dirt or moisture such as perspiration from the case and crystal with a soft cloth.

·For a metallic, plastic or rubber watchband, wash any dirt off with water. Remove the small amounts of dirt trapped between the crevices of the metallic band with a soft brush.

·If you will not be using your watch for an extended period of time, carefully wipe off any perspiration, dirt or moisture and store in a proper location, avoiding locations subject to excessively high or low temperatures and high humidity.

<About the Watch with Luminous Paint>

The paint on the dial and hands helps you with reading the time in a dark place. The luminous paint stores daylight or artificial light (not including incandescent lighting) and glows in a dark place.

It is free from any radioactive substance or any other material harmful to a human body or environment.

·The light emission gradually becomes weaker as time passes.

·The duration of the light (“glow”) will vary depending on the brightness, types of and distance from a light source, exposure time, and the amount of the paint.

·The paint may not glow and/or may dissipate quickly if exposure to light was not sufficient.

WARNING Handling of Rechargeable Cell

·The rechargeable cell should never be removed from the watch. If for any reason it becomes necessary to remove the rechargeable cell from the watch, keep out of the reach of children to prevent accidental swallowing.

If the rechargeable cell is accidentally swallowed, consult a doctor immediately.

·Do not dispose of the rechargeable cell with ordinary garbage. Please follow the instructions of your municipality regarding collection of batteries to prevent the risk of fire or environmental contamination.

WARNING Use Only the Specified Battery

·Never use a battery other than the rechargeable cell specified for use in this watch.

Although the watch structure is designed so that it will not operate when another type of battery is installed, if a silver battery or other type of battery is installed in the watch and the watch is recharged, there is the risk of overcharging which may cause the battery to rupture.

This can cause damage to the watch and injury to the wearer. When replacing the rechargeable cell, always make sure to use the designated rechargeable cell.

CAUTION Recharging Precautions

·Do not charge the watch at a high temperature (about 60°C or higher) as doing so may cause the movement to malfunction.


·Charging the watch too close to a light source which generates a large amount of heat such as an incandescent lamp or halogen lamp.

*When charging under an incandescent lamp, be sure to leave 50cm or more between the lamp and the watch to avoid exposing the watch to excessive heat.

·Charging the watch in a location where the temperature may become extremely high such as on the dashboard of a vehicle.

Warranty and


<Free Guarantee>

In the case a malfunction has occurred during the course of normal use while the watch is till under warranty, the watch will be repaired free of charge in accordance with the conditions of the warranty included with this manual.

<Stock Period of Repair Parts>

Our standard period for stocking repair parts for each model is generally seven year. When an exterior part such as the watch case, glass, dial, hand, crown or band is damaged, a spare part with different appearance may sometimes be used.

<Repair Period>

Repairs can be performed on your watch within the repair parts stock period even after the free guarantee has expired. However, you will be charged for these repairs. Please take the watch to the shop where you purchased it and ask whether it can be repaired because the repair period varies according to the conditions of use, environment and so forth. Moreover, there are cases in which it is difficult to restore the watch to its original accuracy when decreased accuracy has resulted from long-term use.

<Change of Address or Receiving as a Gift>

In the event that you have moved or have received your watch as a gift, and are not able to bring your watch to the shop where it was purchased for serving, please consult Customer Support Center.

<Periodic Inspection (Charge Basis)>

You should have your watch inspected every 2-3 years to extend its life and ensure safety. (charge basis)

When replacing parts, always make sure to request genuine parts. When it becomes necessary to replace packings and springs, it may sometimes also be necessary to inspect other parts or to make repairs in addition to replacing the parts. Please ask for more detailed information on repair or replacement expenses at the shop where you purchased your watch or Customer Support Center.

<Other Inquiries>

If you have any questions regarding the way warranty, repairs or other matters, please inquire at the shop where you purchased your watch or Customer Support Center.