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Old 22 September 2019, 05:15 PM   #1
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Setting the Breitling Unitime Home City in Summer

This is the 2nd day since I have my Breitling Galactic Unitime. I noticed that my watch is not showing the correct times for other cities on the city ring. I have watched quite a few YouTube reviews and I thought I know what to do. I place Los Angeles at 12 o’ clock and then process to set the rest of the watch. Los Angeles was about 4:37 pm and the city ring above is at about midway 16 and 17 marks. (Picture 1). All seems correct. However, I noticed that the times in other cities are not correct regardless of observing DST or not. I thought I need to read the red Sun marker for DST cities. No, there are all wrong. So, I pull out the booklet but the fonts are too small to read. I download the manual in pdf format and read all 8 pages of it. It shows an example of setting Paris as home time but does not explain how to handle DST. This is probably not an issue if we are in winter time but we are in summer.
So, I picked Beijing as home time and reset the watch. Beijing does not have DST. I then rotate the city ring and line up Los Angeles. It was then, I realized that the in order to have the hour hand (Local Time) to show correct time, I need to line up the red Sun marker next to Los Angeles. This would make every city showing correct time. (Picture 2).
If you have a Breitling Unitime watch with the Cailbre 35 movement and in a city that is on DST, the City Ring setting needs to be lined up with the red Sun marker.
May be some of you guys already know about this but I had no idea. I hope this could help newbies like me.


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Old 22 September 2019, 08:58 PM   #2
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Great tip - being new to the Unitime family I this as well. Enjoy the new piece!
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Old 23 September 2019, 03:59 AM   #3
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Great tip - being new to the Unitime family I this as well. Enjoy the new piece!
Normally, I do not wear a watch at home. All the watches are either inside a drawer or on winders. I wore this new watch at home just to get use to the large size. I was so excited with my new shiny toy, I did not even notice the error in my watch settings. It was a day and a half later, I noticed this. After, I noticed that something was not right, it did take me a while to figure it out. I was actually thinking about you when I wrote this thread. I noticed that you had set New York directly at 12 o’clock not at the red line-marker.

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Normally, I do not wear a watch at home. All the watches are either inside a drawer or on winders. I wore this new watch at home just to get use to the large size. I was so excited with my new shiny toy, I did not even notice the error in my watch settings. It was a day and a half later, I noticed this. After, I noticed that something was not right, it did take me a while to figure it out. I was actually thinking about you when I wrote this thread. I noticed that you had set New York directly at 12 o’clock not at the red line-marker.

Actually, the NYC boutique set the time! Lol
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Old 23 September 2019, 09:07 AM   #5
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Actually, the NYC boutique set the time! Lol
LOL! This is funny! I do believe that the users are usually more knowledgeable than the Sales people. If this gets back to Breitling, these Sales people would have some explaining to do.
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LOL! This is funny! I do believe that the users are usually more knowledgeable than the Sales people. If this gets back to Breitling, these Sales people would have some explaining to do.
Haha....not from me. I had one of the absolute best purchasing experiences at the NYC boutique. That place is amazing....2 stories in the heart of midtown Manhattan.

Fortunately, it takes all of 15 seconds to change the time to daylight savings.
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Haha....not from me. I had one of the absolute best purchasing experiences at the NYC boutique. That place is amazing....2 stories in the heart of midtown Manhattan.

Fortunately, it takes all of 15 seconds to change the time to daylight savings.
Damn! It took me a good 15 minutes to figure out what was going on and reset the watch. Since the City Ring was not sync correctly to the Home time I had to redo that from the start. I was not sure where to line up Los Angeles, I set to Beijing first. Anyway, I am now an 'Expert' on setting this watch.
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