How to Change Day on Timex Watch? (Analog & Digital)

How to Change Day on Timex Watch

Let me guess… You own a Timex watch because you just love that it’s affordable, durable, and easy to use. 

I also agree that Timex is one of the best watch brands and has a wide range of analog and digital watches including Ironman, Expedition, Family Connect, and more. 

However, one common issue that many owners face is not knowing how to change day on Timex watch.

Having the correct day and date on your watch is useful for keeping track of schedules and appointments. 

There may be times when you need to manually adjust the day on your Timex watch due to daylight savings, traveling across time zones, or simply fixing an incorrect day display. 

So it is helpful to learn how to set or change the day properly on your Timex watch.

In this post, you’ll learn the step-by-step process to change the day on both analog and digital Timex watches quickly and easily. 

Let’s get started!

How to Change Day on Analog Timex Watch?

If you have an analog Timex watch, changing the day is a simple process. 

Most analog Timex watches have a separate day and date function, displayed in a tiny window on the watch face.

Step 1 — To change just the day, you first need to pull out the crown to the first click position. This will allow you to change the day without affecting the current time. 

Step 2 — Once the crown is in the first position, slowly turn it clockwise or counter-clockwise to cycle through the days until you reach the correct day.

Step 3 — When turning the crown, make sure the AM/PM is set properly if you are changing between night and morning.

Step 4 – Once you have the right day in the display, push the crown back into the normal home position. This will lock the new day setting on your Timex watch.

For perpetual calendar Timex watches, you’ll first need to set the correct date before you can change the day. But the process remains the same – use the first crown position to cycle through day options.

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How to Change Day on Digital Timex Watch?

Digital Timex watches require a different process to change the day compared to the analog ones. 

This is because digital Timex watches have dedicated buttons to adjust the day and date, rather than using a crown.

Step 1 — To change the day on a digital Timex watch, start by pressing the ‘Mode’ button on your watch until you enter the Day-Date mode. This will show the current day and date flashing on the screen.

Step 2 — Next, press and hold the ‘Set’ button until just the day of the week starts flashing. This indicates you are now in day-date set mode.

Step 3 — Use the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons on your digital Timex watch to cycle through and select the correct day. Holding the buttons will scroll faster.

Step 4 — Once the right day is set, press ‘Mode’ again or simply wait a few seconds to exit back to the regular time display. The new day will be updated on your watch.

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Some Handy Tips for Changing Day on Timex Watches

Here are some useful tips to help change the day smoothly on your Timex watch:

  • Check if your Timex watch has a quick-set function to change the day directly instead of cycling through everything.
  • When adjusting the day, double-check that the date is also set properly since they are connected.
  • Avoid changing the day between 9 pm and 2 am as you may need to toggle the AM/PM setting which can get confusing. Pick a mid-day time instead.
  • For perpetual calendar Timex watches, you can’t quick-set or reverse the day. You have to manually go through the whole week.
  • Be gentle when pulling out the crown and pushing it back in to prevent damage. Do not overwind the crown.
  • Refer to the Timex user manual if you have any issues or search online for video tutorials. Different models may have quirks.


Changing the day on your Timex watch is a very quick and simple process once you know which buttons or crown positions to use. 

For analog Timex watches, use the first crown position to cycle through day options. And for digital Timex watches, use the dedicated buttons to select the correct day.

That said, I hope you found this post helpful in learning how to change the day on your Timex watch. 

Thank you for reading!

Jaimin Kapadia

Jaimin is an avid gadget lover & wearable tech enthusiast. Every day, he reads about the latest wearable devices launched around the globe and writes about his experience and review on this blog.

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