November 19, 2006

Timex Expedition "Alarm Puzzle" Decoded

A meeting is on. Suddenly from some corner the alarm of a watch goes on. Beep... Beep... Beep... - the distinct pitch of a Timex Expedition. After the meeting I meet the owner of that Timex Expedition. I check with him why he set an alarm at an odd time. To my expectation he replies that he didn't set it. That sometime back it was accidentally set and he doesn’t know how to turn off the alarm. I was glad to meet another person facing the same problem that had haunted me for a while. Welcome to the Timex-Expedition-Watch-Problem Group!

The instruction set (key combinations) for Timex Expedition is quite complicated that it is quite hard to remember the combinations. I couldn't find any online manual that gives those instructions. So here goes one blog dedicated to the owners of Timex Expedition watch. It will help you turn off your alarm and chime. I have numbered the keys of the watch. Please see the image.


To turn off the alarm:
  1. Toggle the button 2, till the word ALARM blinks on the display.
  2. Then press toggle buttons 3 and 4 simultaneously. The tiny alarm symbol (not word) on your display should go off.
  3. Press button 2 again.
Congratz! The alarm of your Timex Expedition is turned off.

To turn off the chime, replace step 2 with "Toggle the button 4 till the chime symbol goes off."


22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you! They should have REALLY made turning off the alarm one of the options when setting the alarm time. You can switch between weekday/weekend/every day, but you can't turn it off there. Stupid engineering.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! I normally just buried my watch in my sock drawer so I don't have to hear it (I have a newer watch that I use now), but it woke me up early this morning and I was determined to turn off the alarm. Success! =)

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to have found this link. I've had to put my watch in a drawer in another room each night so I could sleep through the alarm which goes off around 1AM.

Sophroniscus Dialectic said...

Welcome... No problem at all folks :-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you! My watch has been going off daily for over three weeks and this was a life saver!

Anonymous said...

thank you thank you!

im in iraq now and for 9 months every night at midnight my stupid alarm goes off! and then it goes off again if i dont hit the buttons!

i can finally sleep an entire nite!

Sophroniscus Dialectic said...

Welcome. Nice to hear that this post has been solving THE common problem of all of us :-)

schreckwill said...

Thank you!!!!

Jim Isbell said...

This information will be stored until I need it....and I am sure I will.

But the information I need is, "How do you put the back on the watch after removing it to replace the battery?"

It was hell to get off and now its impossible to get back on!!!

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Dr. Alarmaniac! said...

Thank you so much!!!! After years of that insane beeping, I am finally free!!!!

Mac T. said...

thank you!!!!!!

Mac T. said...

thank you!!!!!!

Ron Jorgenson said...

Great work... I've struggle with this for years with an occassional success now and then. I've placed this link in my Favorites!

Gatorsfan12 said...

Thank you sooo much!!! I thought I tried everything before but never tried that.

Luciano Lunkes said...

Thanks!!!!

john-marsh said...

I was getting crazy with this. On my end the hour beep started all of a sudden. Tried to read the instructions but got lost after 10 minutes. Seeing that this post is 8 years old, and my watch is new, Timex could use some interface lessons on an otherwise brilliant watch. The improvement they did make was that you now only need to activate button 4, not 3 & 4 simultaneously, but it still defeats logic. I would never have figured it out if it wasnt for this page. Thanks.

Neal Thomas said...

mine must be different those instructions do not work

Neal Thomas said...

mine must be different those instructions do not work

brookchris said...

Used this twice now! It won't be the last time! Thanks

Trey Shannon said...

THANK YOU!!!! For over a YEAR now I've had to stick my Timex in my Sock Drawer before bed, so my wife and I didn't have to hear "BEEP BEEP BEEP" at 1AM EVERY NIGHT. I'm an Electrical Engineer and Computer Programmer, and I STILL COULD NOT figure out how to shut that STUPID, ANNOYING, Alarm off!!!!! I find it funny how EVERYTHING I've just said, was said by other people in their comments before mine... "Sock Drawer" and "1AM", etc, seem to be common themes for a LOT of us!!!! The more I get used to newer products that are "Intuitive To Use" (like our iPhones that don't even need instruction manuals), the more I worry about where the Electronics Industry WAS heading before someone said, "ENOUGH! THESE THINGS JUST SHOULD NOT BE THIS DIFFICULT TO OPERATE!!!"
No more "Sock Drawer" routine before bed... That's going to take some getting used to, but at least it'll be getting used to something in a GOOD way!
THANK YOU AGAIN!!!