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September 23, 2006

Armitron All-Sport Watch Instructions

The owners of this watch will appreciate the following instructions, because they a re readable, and fix an error in the documentation that comes with the watch. Watch setup instructions for the Armitron Instalite All-Sport :

Mode B / \ C Date
______|  |
Light A \ / D Alarm

Update: Don't look now, but circus pinheads at Armitron have finally gotten around to posting instructions for their watches on the internet. Farking idiots.


Set time time / date

Press and hold B (Mode) untill alarm hours flash
Press D (Alarm) to advance these

Press B (Mode) again, seconds will flash,
press D (Alarm) to advance these

Press C (Date), minutes flash, press D to advance these

Press C again, hours flash, press D to advance these

Press C again, month flashes, press D to advance these

Press C again, Date flashes, press D to advance these

Press C again, Date flashes, press D to advance...... [suggestion from Chikita]]

Activating/Deactivating Hourly Chime

1. From "Normal Time Mode", press and hold "D" (Alarm) and
at the same time press "C" (Date) once. Hourly chime symbol,
( a house shape) appears in "chime" windows to indicate
the hourly chime will beep every hour.

Activatin/Deactivating Alarm

2. With "D" (Alarm) still pressed, press "C" (Date) again. Alarm symbol
( a clock shape with waves above it) appears in the
upper right to indicate the 24 hour alarm is now activated.

[I assume this "toggles" between off and on states,
so performing it again should turn off the alarm]

Message from Dean

Just a note to say "thanks" for the instructions on setting up my watch. It came without instructions and when it got set to 24 hour format instead of 12 hour, it drove me crazy trying to set it back. My watch is a WR165 (it has an EL button below the display, so I'm guessing it's an Eclipse, but that's just a guess) and the buttons are a little different that the one you've diagramed out. (The light and mode buttons are reversed). Using your instructions as a guide, I found out that if you hold down the alarm button (D) and press the mode button (A) the format changes from 12 to 24 hour.

Update: If you want to contact Armitron, call Armitron at 1-800-937-0050.

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Posted by Peenie Wallie on September 23, 2006 at 04:26 PM


I was tring to shut off the alarm when it went into a sleep mode or something because it went blank and the only thing that works is the light. Any Ideas?
Thanks Gerald Coates

Posted by: Gerald Coates on October 04, 2006 at 06:57 PM

Take the battery out and replace it is my best guess. If that doesn't work, buy a new battery I guess?

Posted by: Peenie Wallie on October 05, 2006 at 03:44 PM

It doesnt work for mine:( I tried it and the time doesn't change.

Posted by: Axyl on October 29, 2006 at 06:29 AM

Thanks guys, these instructions were very helpful
mine is the same as "Deans.

Posted by: Emanuel Caines on October 29, 2006 at 10:56 AM

I have an Armitron watch. And i dont know how to set the time ... the diagram above is dif them my watch. My watch has on it "adj, sta/stp, mode, el" not the same as the diagrams. it says on the back M602. But i dont know if that means anything. ANY help would be appreciated.

Posted by: Aubrey on October 29, 2006 at 09:05 PM

Aubrey, I had the same problem you did with your watch....we must have the same watch....after fiddling with mine for what seemed like forever I finally figured out how to set it and figured I would share the info with you incase you are still trying to figure it out. Hold down the mode button....if you hold it down for long enough (like ten seconds) the seconds of your current time will start to flash....use to st/stp button to move over to the hour part and then use the adj. button to change the time...I hope this helps!

Posted by: Rebekkah on October 30, 2006 at 06:30 PM

I have an armitron 40/6623 instalite alarm/chrono, you can find the model number on the back. WR 165 indicates water resistant to 165 feet. The instructions here do not work. I did find a link at the armitron site, but it does not have this model. the pdf may help others, though.
Armitron says if the model is not listed on the site call them 718-784-0700

Posted by: EM on November 04, 2006 at 12:51 AM

thanks a lot im glad i googled the watch and foun this article it was very easy to understand and thanx for the help

Posted by: D on December 22, 2006 at 09:14 PM

Well, it worked for me. Even though mine wasn't the exact model and I was missing one of the switches talked about. The information on the seconds blinking helped get me to the right place. Thanks!

Posted by: GLD on December 28, 2006 at 09:23 AM

Armitron watches have been my choice since 1978 when I first discovered them - However, my latest one did not have instructions, but my experience with them has taught me that they are pretty much all the same, if one fiddles with them a little - Was very happy that this site furnished a phone number in NYC for them because 411 info was clueless - Mine is a WR165 and sometimes the workings get mixed up, but with a little experimentation, I'm slowly getting it back to "normal" - Dean's instructions were very helpful - I suggest that anybody who needs "hands-on" service go to the jewelry section of Wal*Mart; they are quite knowledgeable - Feel free to email me for further discussion - Jon

Posted by: Jon Fry on February 03, 2007 at 07:19 AM

A problem developed in my last post - The URL I used was for my private journal and not public, so there is no access from this site - Therefore I've removed the URL in hopes that people will be able to pull up my email address from clicking on my hilited name:):) - Jon

Posted by: Jon Fry on February 03, 2007 at 08:39 AM

i bought an armitron watch without the manual, it has a digital display that works but i can't get the second,minute and hour hands to move

Posted by: terry on March 11, 2007 at 05:58 PM

My Armitron displays the DATE in the European style (DD/MM). Can anyone tell me how to toggle the date so it displays in the American style (MM/DD)? Thanks.

Posted by: Doug on March 12, 2007 at 12:04 PM

Thanks! My kid's watch goes of every day at 4:40. Until now.

Posted by: pastakeith on April 10, 2007 at 08:03 PM

Today, I purchased a WR165. 40/8033 on the back of the watch. Nothing suggested has worked. So far, it has been impossible to set this watch.

Posted by: Houston on May 11, 2007 at 05:56 PM

I have a WR245 that has worked great for the 2-3 years I have had it but recently I turned the "chime" on somehow and now it chimes on the hour every hour which I hate. Can't find the owners manual since we moved, everything else is pretty simple, hold the lap/rst button in for 5 seconds until the thing you wish to change flashes, but I can't get the chime to flash? Any help would be appreciated. - Annoyed

Posted by: brian on May 14, 2007 at 07:26 AM

i have a armitron all sport watch 40/6753 i can get it to display (ch) dont i dont know what it means could you explain what the ch does or means

Posted by: Bryan Wright on May 29, 2007 at 04:41 PM

Thank you for posting this info. I've been trying like crazy to figure out how to change the time. I haven't worn this watch in 3 years. The battery was still ticking away, but apparent it was 7 minutes slower than what it was 3 yrs ago. Strange, eh?

Thanks all.

Posted by: Karen on May 30, 2007 at 09:15 AM

does this thing do GMT (military) time?

Posted by: Lindsay on June 01, 2007 at 04:09 PM

does anyone know what is meaning of this "EL"? it is one of the four buttons, i thought it was light, but i pressed it, it doesn't work

Posted by: sophia on June 10, 2007 at 03:41 PM

My time didn't change, can you tell me why???

Posted by: 3 Cent on July 02, 2007 at 12:34 PM

Thanks Rebekkah!!! You are some savior! I called armitron and they are definitely out of the office for a holiday for 2 weeks! Thanks for the help!

Posted by: buddha on July 09, 2007 at 04:01 PM

Thanks a lot!!

Posted by: bala on August 02, 2007 at 11:52 PM

CH stands for CHime - Watch gives a little chirp on the hour. Also, the 40/6753 only has THREE control buttons (A, B & C positions as in the above illust.) I love the face-guard on this watch - those two little bars have saved the "crystal" many times.

Posted by: Russ on August 08, 2007 at 12:22 PM

I need someone smarter than me to tell me how to change the time on the 40/6753? (since it only has three numbers) Thanks

Posted by: Chad on August 10, 2007 at 09:46 AM

i have an amitron 45/6958 and i have lost the manual. i had it all set up and then i hit a button and screwed it all up, tried to go back but further changed everything. so i dont know how to get it off miliarty time and i had an alarm and i cant find out how to get it back. thats really the extent of my problems. help please.

Posted by: heather on August 20, 2007 at 11:10 PM

I just bought the 45/6958 from Kohl's. It came with the WRONG instructions. On Armitron's site it does not have instructions for the 45/6958. I called the company at 718-784-0700. They will be mailing me instructions. They can't email them
:(. Try giving them a call and see if they can send you instructions. I was not charged anything.

Posted by: Kendra on September 10, 2007 at 11:44 AM

i have a Armitron 40/8125 m721 and i dont have the instructions for it is there away you can send them to my e-mail

Posted by: stuard on September 24, 2007 at 12:12 PM

how do you turn off the beaping noise when you press a button

Posted by: stephen on October 15, 2007 at 05:01 PM

Thanks! Worked great!

Posted by: Felicia on October 27, 2007 at 06:50 PM

my son received an armitron watch a few years back. it works fine but the the tabs on the back of the watch have snapped off. can you sugest where i can buy these from

Posted by: mich on October 29, 2007 at 11:52 PM

so it's time to "FALL BACK" from daylight savings time, but how to do that with this watch? This post saved me from putting this watch in the drawer for next spring and buying a new one I could use till then.

So after I changed the time, I checked out the home page for this blog. There's a tip jar. That seems preposterous; I have a few blogs and I don't ask for tips. But the tip I got from here to set my watch is more that worth the small tip I left in the tip jar for this blog.

Thanks !!

Posted by: Tony on November 03, 2007 at 05:25 PM

You guys rock. Thanks for posting this!!

Posted by: Scott on November 04, 2007 at 08:14 AM

How do I get the display on my 40/6623 to display 24 hour (military) time?

Posted by: Tom on November 04, 2007 at 05:11 PM

You suck . com

Posted by: g.shkujgfphkasj6y5dfh on November 10, 2007 at 07:43 AM

I can't change my time it's so diffict can you help?

Posted by: Scott on November 10, 2007 at 07:46 AM

I opdered an Armitron "Men's Dress Watch, Titanium (Black) Round. I have numerous high end watches; i.e Rolex, Cartier, RADO, etc; however I wanted a good "Everyday" watch, Particularly, one that displays the day-of-the-week. The Armitron 20/4285BLSV seemed to "fit the bill" exactly. HOWEVER, it arrived with absolutely no instruction! I pulled up the Armitron web site and was hoping that I could download the instructions. Their page has a "instructions" pull down, but there is no response after patiently waiting 20 minutes. I am the Chairman and CEO of a multibillion dollar Corporation. If we ran our business this way, I would be "on the street" begging people to tell me the time.

Disgrunteled Consumer

Posted by: David Angel on December 22, 2007 at 09:01 PM

I just received a watch from my daughters for xmas. (armitron 40/8125 WR330 I have no instructions with this watch. My daughters keep asking me why i am not wearing the watch. Can any one help?


Posted by: shane Allman on December 25, 2007 at 09:35 AM

Thanks for the instructions. Even though I have a 45/6955, merely following the labeling as the "date", "alarm", etc. keys seemed to work well (buttons arranged differently, but I used the button corresponding to the same function in these instructions and with my child's watch).

Posted by: Marcos on December 27, 2007 at 08:27 AM

Doesn't work. my "C" button is the light button and the watch just lights up when i press it, it doesn't move on to the minutes.

Posted by: kat on January 01, 2008 at 02:10 PM

my watch displays the date as 5 1 instead of 1 5, tomorrow it will be 6 1 instead of 1 6....can somebody tell me how to fix this?

Posted by: Kevin on January 05, 2008 at 09:46 AM

I bought an armitron watch for my daughter and we can't adjust the time model #45/6974. If anyone has the answer, great, I was trying to save a long distance phone call to armitron.


Posted by: Karen on January 06, 2008 at 07:09 PM

Thanks for the instructions. We just purchased the Sport Pro which doesn't come with instructions. The location of the buttons is different on this model. The Mode button is on the bottom left, the light (EL) is at the bottom right, the Date button in the instructions corresponds to the St/Stop button and the upper left button in the instructions is the ADJ button. Still following the instructions and watching what is happening on the watch enabled me to set the time and date within five minutes. I have copied and pasted these instructions to a Word doc for future reference. Thanks again.

Posted by: Teresa on January 19, 2008 at 07:56 PM

Hi, I have a 40/6753 and here is what I found to set the watch



Press and Hold down the MODE button until the display starts to flash that you are Adjusting the alarm. If you need to adjust the alarm here ya go :)

Press the mode button again and it switches from adjusting the ALARM to adjusting the TIME.
At this point the display will be flashing the seconds. Press the ADJ button and it will switch to Adjusting the Minutes. Press the AdJ button to advance the minutes.

Pressing the Start/Stop will switch to Adjusting the Hour. Again pressing the ADJ button will advance the Hour until you get to the correct one.

Once correct press the Start/Stop to switch to Adjusting the DATE. Press the ADJ to advance Month and Day.

Pressing the Start/Stop will finally switch to Adjusting the DAY OF THE WEEK. (little circle to the left hand side). Again, pressing the ADJ will advance the Day until correct.

This took me an hour just pressing buttons until I could figure this out. I hope this helps everyone.


Posted by: Joe From Oregon on February 04, 2008 at 09:39 PM

Thanks joe u saved ma life as i am going to austria tomorrow and dont want to take my D&G watch

erm one lil thing when pressing the mode again after holding it do it really quick or do the st/stp go through all of them then do it

taa mate

Posted by: alex on February 07, 2008 at 11:27 AM

I have 1 that says wr165 on front and i need instuctions, anyway i can get some w/out calling?

Posted by: jhh on February 15, 2008 at 03:53 PM

I have an armitron i can't change time on it only has an A, B and C button(no D). How do i change time on this watch. It is an Armitron Allp-sport. there is a number M156 on it, there is also another marking40/6753.

Posted by: timothy ott on February 24, 2008 at 03:42 PM

Thanks Joe. I've been struggling with this for two days. I now have a functioning watch again . . . with sore fingers :o)

Posted by: Chris on March 01, 2008 at 10:21 AM

I was just searching how to change the date cause this year's Feb has 29 day. Thanks to Joe.

Posted by: Joy on March 02, 2008 at 12:43 PM

My son got an All Sport for Christmas - the instructions were in the base of the plastic holder the watch sits around. But he threw them away. It now seems that he has locked up the watch so that no functions are available except the light - cannot turn off the chime or out of military time - anybody help?

Posted by: Bryan on March 02, 2008 at 08:23 PM

If you have the watch wr165 hold down MODE untill the alarm starts flashing then hold MODE down again then change the time by pressing ADJ. and ST/STP and when your done press mode again

Posted by: Jack Black on March 03, 2008 at 02:00 PM

ADJ changes the hour, minute, sec, up or down
changes the column

if you have any questions just write something under

Posted by: Jack Black on March 04, 2008 at 02:14 PM

I just bought the 45/6958 watch and I don't have instructions. I was wondering if anyone knows how to change the date, because it is a day ahead of time even though the actual day is fine. Thanks!

Posted by: Heather on March 04, 2008 at 09:06 PM

Hey! I just want to add my thanks for the instructions on setting the time on my stupid Armitron watch. You have done a service to humanity....or at least to me, and I'm grateful.

Posted by: Barry on March 08, 2008 at 08:35 PM

How do you set the time for the amitron 40/8079?

Posted by: unknown on March 10, 2008 at 06:36 PM

This information was very helpful for me. Before I found this site, I was just pressing any buttons at random, not knowing which button really did what. This site is now stored in my favorites.

Posted by: Michele on March 14, 2008 at 04:53 AM

I know exactly why we are all having these problems with these piece of trash watches. The more instructions they can eliminate from the packages and the more difficult the different sets of instructions are the more watches they will sell because people just throw them away and buy another. JUNK, pure JUNK

Posted by: Frustrated on March 19, 2008 at 02:27 PM

Joe from Oregon!! YOU ARE A GOD!!!! thank you sooo much for helping me set this (nice looking) da#n watch.

Posted by: Bob from San Diego on March 19, 2008 at 05:03 PM

My watch does not have a B button only 3 buttons how can I set the date? as it is a leap year I am now 1 day ahead on my watch wich is irritating the h--l out of me. Many thanks to any one who can instruct me on how to do this.

Posted by: Lotty on March 26, 2008 at 01:10 PM

Switching the date format from Days - Month to Month - Days (e.g. April 24 = expressed as "24 4" and need to change to "4 24"). Simply press the "Date" button and while holding this down and the date is showing, press the "Alarm" button. The watch will beep and show the changed format. Repeat these steps to change to the other format. Hope this helps.

Posted by: rmcmane on April 08, 2008 at 02:41 PM

HELP! Does anyone know how to set the time for the 40/8125 WR330 men's armitron digital watch? It is driving me crazy. Hope someone can help.

Posted by: deena on April 15, 2008 at 07:08 PM

It worked i guess but the symbols on my watch are different do i have to use different techniques or do i just never mind it?

Posted by: Victoria Grimes on May 05, 2008 at 06:16 PM

I have a men's red anodized 40/8108 which is supposed to be water resitant to 300ft. I don't dive that deep with it, but I have gone as deep as 100ft, and no problems - no water leaking in. Also tend to wear it under my wetsuit (watches are not terribly helpful in scuba except in comparison with dive computer). Anyway I wanted one I didn't have to worry about (and cheap to replace if it fails) and this one holds up. Only thing I would change is the inclusion of an optical bubble to the face so it could be read easier underwater.

Posted by: UTOR Diver on May 23, 2008 at 04:58 PM

Hello, The Armitron website no longer gives the instructions for ladies 3-button digital watch, style number 45/6813, All Sport, 100 ft. water resistant is printed on the watch as well. I really appreciate your help. There is one button on the lower left side of the watch face and two on the right side. Thank you. :) Mia

Posted by: Mai on June 10, 2008 at 07:23 PM

i've an armiton sports watch 49/1006.
it shows tat it can store the data but i found it impossible to set the data.
can u help me in setting the data?

Posted by: praneeth on June 15, 2008 at 02:30 AM

For the 40/6753 users still with problems, I just discovered how to turn off the alarms and chime features.

While holding ADJ., press ST/STP to cycle through the chime, alarm, and alarm + chime combo displayed to the left of the time

Posted by: J Woo on June 20, 2008 at 01:52 PM

Wanna say a great big ol' Thanx man! While mine is the, never seen posted - yet - 40/6767... The instructions you have got me close enough to get her dialed in! I have had this watch sitting in a can now for over 5 years... Just trashed my Citizen Aviator, seeyalatr to the crystal face... what a shame... Anyhow.. Thanx brother... Nice watch, worx great... now!



Posted by: gypsy on June 22, 2008 at 09:03 PM

I need helpppp. i just bought the 45/6958 and i cannot for the life of me figure out how to set it. sooooo help me please?

Posted by: Kelly on June 23, 2008 at 12:27 AM

I have no button that says Alarm. It doesn't work for me. I just need to make the hour go back 1.

Posted by: Clo on June 24, 2008 at 04:40 PM

This site did not help one bit.. I can find out how to set my alarm to a specific time, and it would be easier to say adj, mode, el, st instead of A-d since it seems everyones watch is different form yours.

Posted by: Jeff on June 28, 2008 at 11:27 AM

Hey thank you so much! I know this post is like two years old but you saved me some money from this post. I found this old watch and it's a WR165. I tried looking on the armistrong website but that didn't help much so this post really helped me out.

Posted by: Rita on June 29, 2008 at 10:32 PM

I have an Armitron WR330, how the heck do you set the time ?

Posted by: Curt on June 30, 2008 at 11:41 AM

Thanks for all the help here folks. I got a Armitron 45/6915 and was just about to throw it at the wall when it woke me up at 4am (no idea who set the alarm at that time). THank good for all you guys out there and a little bit of patience in figuring out what worked. How can a company sell watches and not have instructions that come with it? Well, I got mine off a sales rack, but I am sure this is not true for most of you. Surprising that they have so many fans out there (us) who like the watches and are willing to go through major customer hell to get the product to work.

Posted by: SwissMiss on July 03, 2008 at 11:47 AM

pressing C (DATE) doesn't do anything except display month and date.


Posted by: H on July 19, 2008 at 09:40 AM

The alarm on my Armitron All-Sport just stopped functioning even though I still have it set to Alarm. Anybody ever experience this? The rest of the watch still works just fine.

By the way, I called both the 1-800 and the 718 number: the people at 1-800 were quite rude (twice), answered the phone without saying anything about who I had reached and sounded mad that I had bothered them, then transferred me to someone who called me Hon just basically decided to agree that it must be the battery although I don't think it is. The 718 people were more professional and said they didn't think it was the battery but said I would have to send it to them...which I don't think is cost effective at this point. I'll discard it if I must but I dislike just not using it because of that (I use it as my morning get-up alarm so I do need the alarm). Any thoughts

Posted by: Lorrie on July 21, 2008 at 02:20 PM

I can't figure out how to set the time and change the time back from military time so my son can use it. I have an Armitron 45-6915. All the instructions I've seen label the a,b,c, and d parts different form mine. Mine are A-Mode, B-Adj., C-ST/STP, D-Light. Can you help?



Posted by: carla on August 03, 2008 at 02:01 PM

I need to replace the watch band on my Armitron Instalite, water resistant 165 ft., acrylic case,ssback,20/4014, Y21E/2. The band has worn out the velcrow, is there a replacement for it, if posible i would reather not have velcrow again. Watch is nice but the band lacks. If I was a skin diver I sure wouldnt try it with the velcrow bwatch band.

Posted by: Richard Harris on August 12, 2008 at 01:48 PM

Armitron 165WR All-Sport Watch Instructions

Note - there are excellent instructions above, but my watch has the buttons located differently.
I re-wrote the instructions for the buttons on my watch and cleared up a couple of typos.
If the instructions above don't work for you, try these. The back of my watch says M112 and 40/6595.

Button Arrangement:

Light A / \ C Date
| |
Mode B \ / D Alarm

Set Time Time / Date

Press and hold B (Mode) until alarm hours flash
Press D (Alarm) to advance these

Press C (Date), minutes will flash,
press D (Alarm) to advance these

Press B (Mode). Day of the week & seconds will flash.
press D to clear seconds to zero. If seconds were showing > 30, will increment minutes also.

Press C again, minutes flash, press D to advance these

Press C again, hours flash, press D to advance these

Press C again, month flashes, press D to advance these

Press C again, day flashes, press D to advance these

Press C again, day of week flashes, press D to advance...... [suggestion from Chikita]]

Press B to exit setting mode

Activating/Deactivating Hourly Chime

1. From "Normal Time Mode", press and hold "D" (Alarm).
While holding D press C. This will toggle the hourly chime. If the hourly chime is on,
the Hourly chime symbol (a dot with radiating parentheses) appears in "chime" window.

Activating/Deactivating Alarm

2. With "D" (Alarm) still pressed, press "C" (Date) again.
This will toggle the alarm. If the alarm is on, the chime symbol
(a dot with radiating parentheses) appears in alarm window.
The alarm window has a picture of a bell.

Pressing C again will repeat the cycle, toggling first the hourly chime, then the alarm.

Switching Between 12 Hour (Am/Pm) And 24 Hour (0:00 - 23:59) Modes
Press and hold D. Press B (Mode). This toggles 12 / 24 hour mode.

Posted by: Ed Lipchus on August 13, 2008 at 11:54 PM

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