To set your Armitron watch, hold it so the face of the watch is towards you. There are buttons at each 'corner' at the 2, 4, 8 and 10 locations. Press the one at 10 until the numbers flash. Press and hold again. Seconds should begin moving on own. The 4 button moves the seconds forward. The 2 button flashes the minutes. Press the 4 button to set. Repeat previous actions, making sure you're have AM/PM correct. Repeat pressing 2 and 4 for date.