How to set time/day/date on Rolex watch ?

This is the part where set time of  your Rolex can get tricky. Depending on the age of your watch, you might have special instructions for adjusting the time/day/date of your watch.

Quickset vs. Non-Quickset
When it comes to watch movements, Rolex has always been a technical innovator. And in 1977, its 3035 movement was revolutionary. The new quickset function made setting the date on a watch easier than ever before.

How do you know whether your watch is quickset or not?
Newer Rolex watches have always  quickset. But depending on the vintage, you might have a non-quickset on your hands. You can find it out based on the model number.

No-Date Rolexes
1. Winding: Pull the crown out, turn clockwise to manually wind the watch
2. Set time: Pull the crown to the last notch. Twist the crown clockwise or counter-clockwise to adjust the hands.

Rolex Date/Datejust (Non-Quickset – Move 24 hours to change date)
1. Winding: Pull the crown out, turn clockwise to manually wind the watch
2. Date: Pull the crown out to the last notch. (The seconds hand will immediately stop).Turn the crown counter-clockwise until you hit the correct date. (This may take a while, because the date changes at 12:00)
3. Time: Leave the crown at the same notch. Twist the crown till the hand hands are in the right position.

Rolex Date/Datejust (Quickset Change day quickly)
1. Winding :Pull the crown out, turn clockwise to manually wind the watch
2. Date: Pull the crown out to the last notch. Twist the crown counter-clockwise (for a men’s watch) or clockwise (for a women’s watch) to adjust the date.
3. Time: Pull the crown out to the last notch and turn the crown upwards or downwards adjust the time.

Rolex Day-Date (Quickset – Move 24 hours to change day or date )
1. Winding: Pull the crown out, turn clockwise to manually wind the watch
2. Date:Leave the crown at the same notch. Pull the crown out to the last notch. If you turn the crown upwards, the day and date will change every 24 hours.
3. Day of the week:Leave the crown at the same notch. Turn the crown downwards / counter clockwise 24 hours, in order for the day to go one day back. This way the day can be set separately.
4. Time: Leave the crown at the same notch and turn the crown upwards or downwards adjust the time.

Rolex Day-Date (Single Quickset – Change day quickly)
1. Winding: Pull the crown out, turn clockwise to manually wind the watch
2. Date: Pull the crown out to the first notch and turn the crown counter-clockwise to change the date.
3. Day of the week: Pull the crown out to last first notch and turn clockwise to set the day. (This may take a while, because the day changes at 12:00)
4. Time: Leave the crown at the same notch and turn the crown counter-clockwise to change the time.

Rolex Day-Date (Double Quickset – Change day and date quickly)
1. Winding: Pull the crown out, turn clockwise to manually wind the watch
2. Date: Pull the crown out to the first notch and turn the crown clockwise to set the date.
3. Day of the week:Leave the crown at the same notch and turn the crown counter-clockwise to change the day of the week.
4. Time: Pull the crown out to the last notch and turn clockwise or counter-clockwise to set the time

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