My Tissot PRC200’s “big” second hand has not been aligned to zero for a couple of months and has been annoying me. I figured it needed a trip to the shop to get fixed. One a whim I did a search for this and almost immediately found a fix for this problem! Another “win” for the Internet. The info is from a forum post from “leewmeister” and the useful info is quoted here incase the forum closes.You can zero each of the hands on the chronograph dials individually. Here’s how: 1) Make sure the chronograph is stopped. 2) Reset the chronograph with the pusher at 4 o’clock. If any of the hands aren’t at their “zero” position they’ll need to be adjusted. 3) Pull out the winding crown to the first position (date setting position). 4) Push the plunger at the 2 o’clock position. This will advance one of the chrono hands a step at a time. Stop it when the hand is at zero. 5) Push the plunger at the 4 o’clock position. This will adjust another of the chrono dials. 6) Pull the crown out to the second position (time setting position) and use the 2 or 4 o’clock plunger to adjust the final chrono dial. One of the 4 possible crown/plunger combinations doesn’t adjust anything. I don’t have a chrono with me at the moment so I’m not sure which crown/plunger combination is the non-functional one. Anyhow, I hope this helps.
Thanks for the tip! After getting the battery replaced, the hands were all misaligned. Being slightly OCD it drove me crazy until I found your post. I can wear the watch again. Thanks.
Thanks. Worked perfectly for a PR 330.
Thanks, as above a battery change and the hands where all over the place
Cheers after battery change by myself hands were out of sync now all back to normal.
Thanks. This has been bothering me for months. Thought I broke the watch.
Thanks, my PRC 100 is all realigned now. Happy days.
Thanks for the tip! Battery replacement had moved the ‘big second’ hand and right chrono hand back by one second, both resting at 59. This sorted it out…
Wonder what the issue is though with multiple people facing this?
Thanks! It’s nice to know there are accuracy fanatics besides myself out there!
Ditto!! Had battery replaced and same thing – hands all over the place. Worked supremely for a Tissot T010417A. Many thanks!
Excellent! My 1 week old watch was correct when purchased by 2 seconds out when zero’d after 1 week. It was about to go back with a ranting owner. Fixed for now thanks to this help but if it drifts off again I’ll assume it has a fault.
Thanks the jeweller changed my battery but did not zero it
This is sweet. Can’t believe such an informative article was ignored by me. it fixed the watch now.
Nice work it is all OK again! phew!
That’s fantastic! I was irritated cause my watch did this for no reason only a few months after purchasing it. Who knew it could be so simple!
Thank you! Order is restored – phew!
Thank You for this… Lucky I checked before sending my watch off to get this sorted.
Brilliant, worked a treat
Big second hand and right chrono hand off centre, driven me mad past few weeks, avoided looking at my watch for the time so I don’t see out of line hands , thank you for this post.
Thanks worked great …
Hi ! Excelent information! I just “recover” my watch back! Thank you !
Many thanks – this fix also works on a Tissot Tradition Chronograph No.T063.617.16.037.00
Many Thanks! On my T-Race with the crown in first position the 2 o’clock plunger worked the top right timer dial, the 4 o’clock plunger immediately works the Second hand of the timer and with the crown all the way out the 2 o’clock plunger worked the left timer dial.. This might help some other model owners..
Thanks for the article. My PRS 330 working fine now!
This has been driving me a bit crazy – also suspected the ‘originality’ of my watch – BUT this reset worked perfectly. Many Thanks
Thanks for this posting Mike. This solution worked great.
Recalibrated the minute and deci-second hands on the stopwatch dials.
After battery change my PRS200 hands were all over the place. Really was annoying. Thanks for advice its now working perfect and saved an expensive trip to the jewelers.
Thanks for that…PRS200 worked perfect ?
Great tip, it looks as though we are all as ocd as one another! Worked on my prs200 after a battery change. Thanx.
All hail Google! Took about fifteen seconds to find a solution to an indicator not finding ‘home’. Thanks for the clear, concise and effective instructions.
Thank you so much bro. You saved me from so much mental torture. Love you man.
Worked great on my Quickster Chrono, cheers.
Excellent! Worked like a charm. Thanks for the insight.
Thanks, worked on T-Sport V8
Top tip. Thanks a lot!
Many thanks. My OCD can take a backseat now.
Thanks so much for this 😀 I had the battery replaced on my TRace and when it came back the hands were misaligned. You+30 seconds=watch perfect 😉
This did not work on my T035627 A. If anyone can assist, I would be grateful.
This problem is caused by magnetism and affects all chronos. Hence the manual adjustment.
I have a PRS200 and this has been bugging me for months, so I was going to take it the Tissot dealer i bought it from on Saturday before the football.
All fixed – you’ve saved me a journey! Cheers!
Works well with my PCR 200. I could able to align my all the arms to zero position:)
My 7-year old son bounced mine on the floor the other day so the main counter 2 secs out. I also had a bit of a prob getting the crown to engage at the 1st stop to adjust the date… managed to fix both thanks
Great fix. It worked. Thanks! I went to the a shop to have the misalignment fixed and the lady said it was a problem with the watch and that is should be sent for repair (at a non-specified cost)…..
Thanks so much for your advice it worked great!! My next issue is with my hour and minute hand can they also be realigned? Currently when the minute hand is on 12 the hour hand is halfway between an hour and when the minute hand hits the 6 the hour hand hits the hour position.
Thank you so much. I just had my battery changed and got my watch back and all the hands were wrong. I was slightly puzzled how a battery change could do this. Anyway found your site online. Easy instruction can’t thank you enough.
Thanks so much! Why doesn’t user manual say this?
THANK YOU SO MUCH! Worked amazingly well on my PRS516!
Thank you very much
Really clear step by step instructions
worked perfectly on PRS516
Wow. This comment is helping 7 yrs on as wel. Thanks a lot. My second hand on the chronograph was off by a second and this really helped.