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 the 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 seldom 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 workday (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.
© 2010 Edward Kirk