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How To Adjust & Set The Time On Your Rolex GMT-Master II

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Navigating through time zones is a breeze with the Rolex GMT-Master II, but ensuring it’s set accurately is crucial for its dual-time functionality. If you’re on the hunt for a clear and concise guide to tweak and set the time on your GMT-Master II, look no further. We’re here to guide you step by step, making sure your timepiece remains a reliable companion on all your journeys. Let’s get your watch ticking just right!

How Do You Adjust GMT-Master II Watch?

The GMT-Master II bracelet consists of links held together by screws. Look for the screws on the underside of the bracelet links. You’ll typically find arrows indicating the direction to turn the screws for removal. Carefully turn the screws counterclockwise using the appropriate screwdriver or tool. Be gentle to avoid scratching the bracelet or damaging the screws. Once the screws are loose, set them aside in a safe place.

To adjust the bracelet of a Rolex GMT-Master II watch, you can follow these general steps:

  1. Determine the Number of Links to Remove: Assess the fit of the bracelet on your wrist. If it feels too loose, you’ll need to remove one or more links to achieve a proper fit. If it feels too tight, you may need to add links.
  2. Gather the Required Tools: You will need a small screwdriver or a tool specifically designed for removing bracelet links. Rolex watches typically use screws to secure the links. It’s important to use the correct size and type of screwdriver to avoid damaging the screws.
  3. Locate the Screw-Links: The GMT-Master II bracelet consists of links held together by screws. Look for the screws on the underside of the bracelet links. You’ll typically find arrows indicating the direction to turn the screws for removal.
  4. Remove the Screws: Carefully turn the screws counterclockwise using the appropriate screwdriver or tool. Be gentle to avoid scratching the bracelet or damaging the screws. Once the screws are loose, set them aside in a safe place.
  5. Remove the Desired Link(s): Once the screws are loosened, you can separate the desired link(s) from the bracelet. Slide the links apart, taking care not to force them. Keep the removed link(s) in a safe place for potential future use.
  6. Reattach the Bracelet: If you removed too many links or want to add them back, align the remaining links and secure them using the screws. Ensure that the screws are tightened securely but not excessively, as over-tightening can damage the bracelet.
  7. Check the Fit: Once you’ve made the necessary adjustments, try on the watch again to ensure a proper fit. The bracelet should be comfortable and secure on your wrist.

How Do You Set The Time On A GMT-Master II?

On the side of the watch case, locate the crown (the small knob) and gently unscrew it by turning it counterclockwise. You should feel a slight resistance before the crown pops out slightly from the case. Pull the crown out to the second position. This allows you to independently adjust the local time without affecting the 24-hour hand or the reference time. Rotate the crown clockwise or counterclockwise to set the desired local time. Keep in mind that the 24-hour hand will remain fixed at the reference time.

  1. Set the 24-Hour Hand: To set the 24-hour hand to the desired reference time or home time, rotate the crown counterclockwise to move the 24-hour hand in one-hour increments. This function allows you to track a second time zone.
  2. Adjust the Date (if applicable): If your GMT-Master II has a date function, you can set the date by pulling the crown to the first position and rotating it clockwise. Continue rotating until the correct date appears in the date window.
  3. Push the Crown In: Once the time, 24-hour hand, and date (if applicable) are set, gently push the crown back in against the case while simultaneously turning it clockwise to screw it back into place. Ensure that the crown is fully screwed down to maintain the watch’s water resistance.
  4. Verify Accuracy: Check the time against a reliable source or time signal to verify the accuracy of your GMT-Master II.

ūüí° Read more: Rolex GMT-Master II Basics: History, Production & Specifications

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