Star Trek: DS9 Digital LCD Wristwatch, retail $TBA
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 02-15-11

This is an unknown brand LCD digital wristwatch with graphics from Star Trek: DS9 on its face and band.
I purchased this watch on Ebay sometine in mid- to late-2006 because I love Star Trek.

This product does not emit light of its own, so the standard review format will not be used and the product will not be assigned a rating. It has a small but easy-to-read (considering its size!) display, has two other functions (besides just telling time), and comes in a plastic case with a plastic band.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use this watch, just set the time (see directly below), and THEN you can go put the stove on the clothes...oops WRONG SOONG. WRONG SOONG!!!

The time itself is displayed by default, so you don't have to push any buttons or do any other horse puckey to see what time it is.

Press & release the upper right button once to view the date; it will be displayed for several seconds and then switch back to the time.

Press & release the upper right button two times in fairly rapid succession to display the seconds. The seconds will continue to be displayed until you press & release the upper right button once.

To set this watch, use a small screwdriver or the tip of a ballpoint pen to press the button at the center right once and then release it. The month (in numerical format; 1 to 12) will be displayed. Press the button on the upper right one or more times to advance this number.

Press the button at right center once again to have the day (in numerical format; 1 to 31) displayed. Press the button on the upper right one or more times to advance this number.

Press the button at right center once again to have the hour (in alphanumerical format; 1 P to 12 P then 1 A to 12 A) displayed. Press the button on the upper right one or more times to advance this number. A=am, P=pm.

Press the button at right center once again to have the minute (in numerical format; 0 to 59) displayed. Press the button on the upper right one or more times to advance this number.

In any of these four "set" modes, you may hold the upper right button down to allow the watch to automatically advance the number approximately every 500ms ( second).

Press the button at right center one last time to return the watch to normal (the mode it usually runs in).

Changing the LR41 button cell (or "battery" if you prefer, even though it really isn't one) when necessary is something best left up to a jeweller. Even if you're the adventurous type, the chances of your having the correct tools *AND* avoiding product breakage while executing the procedure are simply too low.

However, if you're the super daring type -- you know, the one who hangs outdoor Christmas lights or goes golfing during a thunderstorm, looks down the barrel of a gun, pees into the wind, etc. then here's how it's done:

Get a very small phillips screwdriver (the #0 with a 1,400M (1.4mm) shaft diameter from my set of jeweller's screwdrivers was kosher here), and unscrew & remove those four itty bitty screws holding the metal back plate on. Set them somewhere where they won't fall onto or get blown onto the rug by your breathing the wrong way and subsequently later fall prey to the hungry, hungry vacume cleaner.

Lift off the back plate, and set that aside as well.

You'll now see the back of the watch. Covering the tiny watch battery are two metal pieces: one fastened with an even tinier phillips screw toward the center, and a larger metal piece fastened with two phillips screws close to the edge. Unscrew the single screw holding in the smaller of the two metal pieces. You need not unscrew the screw so far as to remove it; just far enough so that you can swing that metal piece out of the way. Do that, and contemplate your next move.

Unscrew & remove the two screws holding the larger metal piece in place. Carefully set the screws and the metal piece aside. These screws are smaller than the ones holding the watch's back plate in place; you might not even hear them go up the vaccume if they become lost in the rug and are subsequently sucked up.

Carefully pry up on one side of the used LR41 cell until you can grasp it with your fingers or simply dump it out of the chamber. Once it's out of the watch, you may dispose of or recycle it as you see fit.

Place a new LR41 button cell in the chamber, orienting it so that its button-end (-) negative faces down.

Place the larger metal piece back the way it was before, and insert & GENTLY tighten those two screws. Swing that smaller metal clip back around so that it goes over the battery and the end of the larger clip, and GENTLY tighten that screw.

Place the back plate of the watch back on, making certain that the thin O-ring goes all the way around the back of the watch first. Adjust it positionally so that at least one of the screw holes gets dark -- this is your cue that you have it properly aligned with the receptacle, and insert and PARTIALLY tighten that screw. Swivel the back plate slightly back and forth until the screw hole opposite of the one you just put a screw into goes dark; and insert & tighten another screw into that hole. You may finish tightening that first screw now. Insert the other two screws into their holes and GENTLY tighten them, and there, you're finally done!!!

Notice I said "GENTLY" here; the screw holes are threaded from plastic, and they would be fairly easy to strip if you overtightened those screws.

Photograph of the watch in its natural habitat -- on my wrist of course.

Unit was purchased on Ebay sometime in mid- to late-2006.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

    PRODUCT TYPE: LCD digital wristwatch
    LAMP TYPE: None
    No. OF LAMPS: N/A
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbuttons to access functions
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic with metal back
    BEZEL: Plastic; display protected by transparent plastic window
    BATTERY: 1x LR41 button cell
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    SUBMERSIBLE: Unknown, but very probably NO WAY HOZAY!!!
    ACCESSORIES: 1x LR41 button cell
    COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: Not known; but very probably China
    WARRANTY: Unknown/TBA


    Product was not intended to be a light-emitter, so the traditional "star" rating will not be used.

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