LA CROSSE TECHNOLOGY - Frequently Asked Questions


Time Display

Question 1   How do I get my watch to display a time when all it is showing is either OFF or -:--?

The most efficient way to get a time on your watch is to follow the directions below:

  1. Turn the watch off during the day. Press and hold the button in for about 6-8 seconds. (The display should show OFF.)
  2. At night, around 7:00PM, turn the watch back on. Press and hold the button for a few seconds. (The display should show -:--.)
  3. Put the watch in a window facing Ft. Collins, Colorado (if possible) and leave overnight.
  4. Check the watch in the morning. If the watch shows a time, set your time zone and enjoy your watch! If it does not show a time (-:--), repeat steps 1-3 until you do have a time on the watch. It may take a few days for your watch to set to a time.
Question 2   How do I reset the time zone on my watch to show the correct time for my location?

Press and hold the button for approximately two seconds or until you see EST ZONE on the display of your watch. Immediately upon seeing the Time Zone on the display of the watch-release the button. Then press and release the button until you get to your time zone. You may have to push REALLY hard on the button to get this to work. Make sure that you press the button for no longer than 3 seconds.

EST = Eastern Standard Time
CST = Central Standard Time
MST = Mountain Standard Time
PST = Pacific Standard Time

To find information on other time zones please visit

Question 3   My watch went completely blank. What do I do?
  1. If it has been a year, or less, contact our support line
    1-888-211-1923 for further instructions.
  2. If it has been more than 1 year, go to a local store and replace the battery.
Question 3   How waterproof is my watch?
    Your watch is water resistant. It will withstand splashes of water or rain, but should not be worn when swimming or diving. As a rule, avoid any activity that may cause the watch to be “soaked” in water.
    If further assistance is required please contact us via email at or by phone at 1-888-211-1923