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Hand Home Position Correction; Reference; To Specify The Illumination Duration; To Turn The Auto Light Switch On And Off - Casio 5299 Operation Manual

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Operation Guide 5299

To specify the illumination duration

1. In the Timekeeping Mode, hold down A for about two
seconds until SET appears on the display.
• Note that keeping A depressed too long (for about
five seconds) will cause a different type of setting
mode to be entered (page E-53).
2. Press C ten times to display the current illumination
or .
3. Press D to toggle the setting between
(three seconds).
4. Press A to exit the setting screen.
• • • • • Always make sure you are in a safe place whenever you are reading the
display of the watch using the auto light switch. Be especially careful when
running or engaged in any other activity that can result in accident or injury.
Also take care that sudden illumination by the auto light switch does not
startle or distract others around you.
• • • • • When you are wearing the watch, make sure that its auto light switch is turned
off before riding a bicycle or operating a motorcycle or any other motor
vehicle. Sudden and unintended operation of the auto light switch can create a
distraction, which can result in a traffic accident and serious personal injury.

To turn the auto light switch on and off

In the Timekeeping Mode, hold down B for about three seconds to toggle the auto
light switch on (auto light switch indicator displayed) and off (auto light switch indicator
not displayed).
• The auto light switch indicator remains in all modes while the auto light switch is
turned on.
• In order to protect against running down the battery, the auto light switch will turn off
automatically approximately six hours after you turn it on. Repeat the above
procedure to turn the auto light switch back on if you want.
3. Check the positions of the hour and minute hands.
• The hands are in the correct home positions if they
are pointed at 12 o'clock. If they aren't, use D
(clockwise) and B (counterclockwise) to adjust their
4. When everything is the way you want, press A to
return to regular timekeeping.
• This will cause the hour and minute hands to move to
the current Timekeeping Mode time, and the Tide Graph
to move to the HIGH position.
Correct hour and minute
• Pressing C here will return to the setting at the
hand positions
beginning of step 2.

To turn the button operation tone on and off

1. In the Timekeeping Mode, hold down A for about two seconds until SET appears
on the display.
• Note that keeping A depressed too long (for about five seconds) will cause a
different type of setting mode to be entered (page E-53).
2. Press C nine times until the current button operation tone setting (
3. Press D to toggle the setting between
4. Press A to exit the setting screen.
• The mute indicator is displayed in all modes when the button operation tone is
turned off.
Auto Return Features
• If you leave the watch with a flashing setting on the display for two or three minutes
without performing any operation, the watch will exit the setting mode automatically.
• The watch will automatically return to the Timekeeping Mode if you do not perform
any button operation for a particular amount of time in each mode.
• Resetting the seconds to
while the current count is in the range of 30 to 59
causes the minutes to be increased by 1. In the range of 00 to 29, the seconds are
reset to
without changing the minutes.
• The year can be set in the range of 2000 to 2099.
• The watch's built-in full automatic calendar makes allowances for different month
lengths and leap years. Once you set the date, there should be no reason to change
it except when battery has replaced.
• The current time for all city codes in the Timekeeping Mode and World Time Mode is
calculated in accordance with the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) for each city,
based on your Home City time setting.
(1.5 seconds)
or MUTE)
(tone on) and MUTE (tone off).
About the Auto Light Switch
Turning on the auto light switch causes illumination to turn on, whenever you position
your wrist as described below in any mode.
Moving the watch to a position that is parallel to the ground and then tilting it towards
you more than 40 degrees causes illumination to turn on.
• Wear the watch on the outside of your wrist.
Parallel to

Hand Home Position Correction

The Tide Graph, and the hour and minute hands of the watch can be thrown off by
exposure to strong magnetism or impact. If this happens, you can correct their home
positions as required.

To adjust home positions

1. In the Timekeeping Mode, hold down A for about five
seconds until H-SET (
display and Sub (
2. Check the position of the Tide Graph.
• The Tide Graph is in the correct home position if it is
indicating HIGH (12 o'clock position). If it is not
correct, use the D (+) and B (–) buttons to adjust it.
• After confirming that the Tide Graph is in its correct
home position, press C.
Correct Tide Graph


This section contains more detailed and technical information about watch operation.
It also contains important precautions and notes about the various features and
functions of this watch.
Button Operation Tone
The button operation tone sounds any time you press one
of the watch's buttons. You can turn the button operation
tone on or off as desired.
• Even if you turn off the button operation tone, alarms,
the Hourly Time Signal, and other beepers all operate
Mute indicator
Mode Name
Tide/Moon Data, Alarm
High-Speed Movement
• The D and B buttons are used to change setting in various setting modes. In most
cases, holding down these buttons will start high-speed movement.
Initial Screens
When you enter the Stopwatch Mode, World Time Mode or Alarm Mode, the data you
were viewing when you last exited the mode will appear first.
Illumination Precautions
• Illumination may be difficult to see when viewed under direct sunlight.
• Illumination turns off automatically whenever an alarm sounds.
• Illumination turns off automatically depends on the current illumination duration
• Frequent use of illumination runs down the battery.
Auto light switch precautions
• Avoid wearing the watch on the inside of your wrist. Doing so causes the auto light
switch to operate when it is not needed, which shortens battery life. If you want to
wear the watch on the inside of your wrist, turn off the auto light switch feature.
More than 15 degrees
• Illumination may not turn on if the face of the watch is
too high
more than 15 degrees above or below parallel. Make
sure that the back of your hand is parallel to the ground.
• Illumination turns off in about 1.5 seconds or 3 seconds,
even if you keep the watch pointed towards your face.
More than
) appears in the upper
) appears in the lower display.
Approximate Elapsed Time
2 to 3 minutes
1 to 2 hours

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