How to Change a G-Shock Between 12-Hour and 24-Hour Military Time
Instructions to Change a Casio G-Shock Watch Between 12-Hour and 24-Hour Military Time
- Locate each of the 5 watch buttons. In clock face position, they are located at 2 o’clock, 4 o’clock, 6 o’clock, 8 o’clock, and 10 o’clock.
- Push the button at 10 o'clock. This makes the second digits blink.
- Then push the button at 6 o'clock. Presto! The hour digits change from civilian time to military time, or vice versa.
- Press the button at 10 o'clock again to stop the second digits from blinking. If it is earlier than 1:00 pm, you won't be able to tell the difference between the civilian and military format by looking at the digits. To know whether you are in military format, a "24" will be displayed.
How I Figured It Out
Somehow, my watch changed from civilian 12-hour time format to the 24-hour military format. Since the watch was little used, I put up with the inconvenience. It was an inconvenience because the only military time I really knew was 16:00 (4 o’clock). I remember 16:00 from my very brief experience with the military. This time signaled the end of the work day (the most important time of the day). When the formatting on my watch changed, I had to base all of my time-telling from 16:00. It sort of worked, but was becoming a pain.
So I went to the fount of all information — the Internet — but I could not find the answer. Finally, I decided to dig out the easy-to-follow directions that came with the watch. I am sharing this wonderful piece of information with you just in case you've lost the instructions.