Daylight Saving Time (DST) is an annual change that occurs in the United States, Canada, and many other countries. During the summer months, we advance the clock one hour ahead of what is considered standard time in our local area. In the fall, we move the clocks one hour backward. This is a way to make more use of natural daylight. All G-Shock watches automatically adjust to DST.
To change the time on your G shock 5146, you can do so using the buttons on the right side. To adjust the time, press the Adjust button (located right over the Mode button). Then, hold down the Search button until the correct time flashes on the screen. Once the clock has switched to the correct time, press B or D.
Another feature of G-Shock watches is the ability to change the time zone. If you are on vacation or in another time zone, you can change the time on your watch by pressing the time zone button on the top right side. The digits will flash and you’ll see the proper time.
Daylight Saving Time is observed in the United States, Japan, Europe, and several other countries. The last Sunday of March and the last Sunday in October are when clocks go back an hour. In most places, DST starts at 1am and ends at 2am, the same as standard time.
Some models of G-Shock watches do not automatically make allowances for DST. You must manually change the hours if you live in a non-summer time zone. Otherwise, your watch will automatically set the hours. In order to do this, you must switch off the Auto DST feature in your G-Shock watch.
Daylight Saving Time has been in place since March 11, 2007 and is meant to save energy by reducing the need for artificial light sources. It also reduces the number of traffic accidents and crime, so advocates are pushing to make it permanent. Whether or not you choose to turn the clocks back will depend on your personal preference.