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  • Sunday, January 25th, 2009 - 6:29 pm
  • Casio Casiotron Module 17 Instructions

  • I have tried to locate a manual for my Casiotron world time watches, and failed. I recently met somebody who needed these instructions and thought I would just post them here on this site for all to see. :)

    By the way, the Module 17 looks like this:



    And it was actually NOT made by Casio. It was either outsourced or just purchased from another company, I'm not sure which one. If you know, tell me via the comments below!

    The module 17 was used in several Casiotron watches, including my S-14 and R-17.



    The R-17 was featured in a previous entry.





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    BEGIN INSTRUCTIONS!
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    Let's say that the following shows the watch's button layout. There are two on the right and one recessed button on the left.

        A
    B  C

    In this guide:
    {A} means press A
    -{A}- means hold A


    **So the way this watch works is like this: You can switch between regular timekeeping mode and ONE special mode with {A}.
    The watch can only be set to use ONE of FOUR special modes at a time. It cannot use all four special modes at the same time!


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    SETTING THE WATCH
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    Setting current time and/or date:
    *When in time/date set mode, the selected digit will automatically advance by one every 2 seconds.
    *When in time/date set mode, pressing B will abort time set mode.

    set time:
    When the [5] (50 second marker) is flashing, {B}.
    Wait until the hour digit shows the current hour. (Remember, PM is indicated by a [+] on the top right corner.)
    {C} to move to the tens minutes digit:
    Wait until the first minutes digit shows the current time.
    {C} to move to the singles minutes digit:
    Wait until the first minutes digit shows the current time.
    {C} to finish setting the time.

    Set Date:
    While -{C}- {B}. This can be done at any second.
    Wait until the month digit shows the current month.
    {C} to move to the tens days digit:
    Wait until the first minutes digit shows the current date.
    {C} to move to the singles days digit:
    Wait until the first minutes digit shows the current date.
    {C} to finish setting the date.


    To quickly compensate for 30 second errors in time:
    {B} when [0]~[4] is lit flashing -> entire display will start flashing.
    To adjust for watch being too fast, {A} when seconds is [0] [1] or [2]. This will round down the seconds to zero.
    To adjust for watch being too slow, {A} when seconds is [3] [4] or [5]. This will round up the seconds to zero, advancing to the next minute.

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    USING THE WATCH: BASICS
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    To see day/date, -{C}- while in regular timekeeping mode.


    To select your special mode:
    while -{A}-, {B}
    The digits will disappear and only the seconds will show.
    Stop watch: {C} when [0] is flashing.
    Counter: {C} when [1] is flashing.
    World Time: {C} when [2] is flashing.
    Time Memory: {C} when [3], [4] or [5] is flashing.
    **All settings are erased if you switch to a different special mode.
    **Once you select your special mode, it will be in indicated by a solidly lit (not flashing) seconds number. For example, if the [3] is solidly lit in regular timekeeping mode, the selected secondary function is World Time.


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    USING THE SECONDARY FUNCTIONS
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    How to use special modes (secondary functions):
    For all of these, {A} to enter special mode, {A} to return to regular timekeeping mode.
    The following assumes you have selected the correct mode and have already entered the mode.

    Stopwatch:
    {C} to start stopwatch.
    {C} to end stopwatch.
    {C} to reset stopwatch.

    Counter:
    {C} to advance count.
    -{C}- to reset.

    World Time:
    {C} to select the next city.

    **To set the correct time zone/ time difference:
    Select a city which time you already know.
    {B}
    Wait until the hour digit shows the current hour at that city. (Remember, PM is indicated by a [+] on the top right corner.)
    {C} to move to the tens minutes digit:
    Wait until the first minutes digit shows the current time at that city.
    {C} to move to the singles minutes digit:
    Wait until the first minutes digit shows the current time at that city.
    {C} to finish setting the time.
    The times at all other cities will be automatically calculated.
    **All Cities are set to the same minute & seconds.

    Time Memory:
    {B}.
    Wait until the hour digit shows whatever time you want to remember. (Remember, PM is indicated by a [+] on the top right corner.)
    {C} to move to the tens minutes digit:
    Wait until the first minutes digit shows whatever time you want to remember.
    {C} to move to the singles minutes digit:
    Wait until the first minutes digit shows whatever time you want to remember.
    {C} to finish setting the time memory.

    **This is NOT an alarm. It's basically like writing down some special time inside your watch.

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  • Comments!
  • » You are an absolute star. No idea how you managed to work this out (i've personally wasted hours trying to figure it out for the Tissot Data Recorder which uses the same module) but very very glad you have and made it available to all.
  • by: Andy Dunn, submitted Monday, January 26th, 2009 - 2:27 pm
  • » Thanks Andy!
    All of the Casiotrons use really weird setting procedures, this one was quite difficult for me too. The Casiotron module 31 is even weirder, I'll post that too someday.
  • by: admin, submitted Monday, January 26th, 2009 - 2:58 pm
  • » Just wanted to add one thing that I have noted with my X-1. When I set the "Time Memory" with the "3" flashing it is like setting a time zone of my own, as the time keeps on ticking after this time is entered. When I set the time with the #s "4" or "5" the time set is frozen. eg. 12:08 in my watch is always there when i go to it. I figured out this watch in my back yard last year while I sat in a lawn chair on a nice summer day with a beer for a good hour(not easy). I did enjoy being able to compare notes with what you have found.Best regards, Mike :)
  • by: Mike Isles, submitted Friday, March 13th, 2009 - 11:56 pm
  • » Hi ! Andy,
    Thanks a lot. I got this watch R-17, and after hours of trying to set it, I almost concluded that this watch is out of order but was lucky to see your instructions, I am glad that it is working perfectly but wonder what it is for, just to see the time, good to play with. Hi Hi

  • by: Khalid Parvez, submitted Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 - 10:10 am
  • » Thanks a lot.happy to see people like u give good genuine guidance to help out others.
  • by: ashutosh, submitted Monday, June 4th, 2012 - 7:54 am
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