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Line up the marker

English translation: turn the adjustment ring until the mark is in line with the minute hand

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08:43 Dec 17, 2010
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English term or phrase: Line up the marker
Using the adjustment ring

For setting the start time and duration of an activity. Line up the marker on the adjustment ring with the minute hand. Timing starts at the time indicated by the marker. The elapsed time is indicated by the minute hand pointing the number on the adjustment ring.

It is from the manual of a watch. Form a line with the marker and the minute hand? I do not have more context other than this. What are the marker and the adjustment ring usually located at on a watch?
Mark Chen
Local time: 11:33
English translation:turn the adjustment ring until the mark is in line with the minute hand
Explanation:
It sounds as if the adjustment ring iis on the outside of the watch, and that this rotates so that a mark on the ring can be brought into line with the minute hand. As time passes, the minute hand moves around, the marker stays still and time elapsed can be measured between where the marker is and where the minute hand is.
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Sarah Bessioud
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Local time: 04:33
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4 +3turn the adjustment ring until the mark is in line with the minute hand
Sarah Bessioud


  

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line up the marker
turn the adjustment ring until the mark is in line with the minute hand


Explanation:
It sounds as if the adjustment ring iis on the outside of the watch, and that this rotates so that a mark on the ring can be brought into line with the minute hand. As time passes, the minute hand moves around, the marker stays still and time elapsed can be measured between where the marker is and where the minute hand is.

Sarah Bessioud
Germany
Local time: 04:33
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M: 'marker' is a dot, line, arrow, etc. — just saves you doing the mental arithmetic!
1 min
  -> Thanks Tony

agree  Editor James
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  -> Thanks Ed James

agree  Demi Ebrite
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  -> Thank you Demi
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