Tissot SeaTouch – how to remove error symbol (for example after changing battery)



Have you seen that strange wrench symbol on your watch? I did! And AFTER I changed battery and had my watch pressure tested for as “little” as 43€ 😉
Manual says… TA-DA! Error – Contact service centre. Well, thanks guys! Actually it’s THEY did it to my watch!

I had two options – go back to the centre and have them to fix it, or do reset manually.
I am lazy (you know – “good” lazy, means I prefer spend time more productive, rather than running around different places, so I googled it and found my solution.

And here it comes:

  1. Put the watch into sleep mode as per the manual.
    (activate touch screen, touch centre till OPT appears, middle button once and the shows 24h or 12h, touch centre twice to show SLEEP then leave a few seconds and LCD goes blank and both hands go to the 12 o’Clock position)
  2. once in sleep mode, hold the 2 o’Clock position button for 6 seconds then touch the 6 o’Clock or Dive position on the face of the watch,
  3. 3.the digital display should show something like 06G316, if not repeat step 2.

4.then use 2 o’Clock position button to cycle through all the different message codes until you are back at the first one.
5.finally use the 3 o’Clock position button to come out of sleep mode and hey presto done spanner gone.


Probably later on I will put a short youtube video as well as I also noticed that some of the simple steps, described in the manual are not working as they described there and my little hack was not in the manual at all.

Have fun and a nice day!

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 12:49 by arte · Permalink
In: English

17 Responses

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  1. Written by Ron
    on November 10, 2012 at 08:02

    Arte – that worked like a charm (just got a Sea Touch today). I look forward to anything else you publish on the TST.

  2. Written by HiloKona52
    on December 3, 2012 at 01:41

    YOU ARE DA’ MAN! I have had my Sea Touch for over 3 years, just had the battery replaced and had the “error” wrench 🙁 your reset instructions WORKED for me too!


  3. Written by cedenos
    on February 26, 2013 at 05:44

    thaks a lot bro you the best that tips really work

  4. Written by arte
    on February 26, 2013 at 10:30

    No problem!
    Glad it helped!

  5. Written by Dimitris
    on April 25, 2013 at 09:14

    I upload a video on youtube for this post.Is very easy just follow this steps,


  6. Written by Dimitris
    on April 25, 2013 at 09:21

    And I forget to suggest you to see my other Videos how to change the battery from your Sea Touch and how reset hands from sea touch

  7. Written by Gareth
    on February 7, 2014 at 09:27

    Worked like a dream – thank you SO much for this fix.

  8. Written by Pablo
    on February 16, 2014 at 02:32

    thanks for the tutorial… my tissot continues with an error screen and the thermometer does not work all this after changing the battery… 🙁

  9. Written by arte
    on February 17, 2014 at 10:22

    In this case it might be a genuine problem with the watch. Looks like you have to bring to for repair 🙁

  10. Written by Band.leader
    on April 6, 2014 at 13:35

    You’re tha best, man! Thanks a lot.

  11. Written by Rafael
    on December 7, 2014 at 14:45

    It worked but a few seconds later the wrench returned… Tried several times an the wrench always return after some time… Do you have any other hood advice?

  12. Written by arte
    on December 8, 2014 at 12:54

    I would try it again and if problem persist – would go to a certified Tissot repairer 🙁

  13. Written by Roger Haugan
    on December 10, 2015 at 12:25

    Nice, thx.

  14. Written by Doug Moghegno
    on May 20, 2016 at 00:24

    It worked perfectly. I printed out your excellent instructions and placed in my manual. I know I would never remember these steps.

  15. Written by Massimo
    on October 15, 2016 at 05:37

    Thank you so much.
    My wife got the battery changed and next thing I know I had that annoying wrench symbol on my sea-touch and I really did didn’t want to go back to the store.
    This was great and worked first time around

  16. Written by Carlos Uribe
    on December 12, 2017 at 13:29

    I have follow the instructions and the little wrench dissapear but for some seconds only and appear again. I have done several times, but with the same results, some one can help me?

  17. Written by arte
    on June 14, 2018 at 15:07

    Well it’s been a while now. I suppose you have (or had) an actual problem with your watch. Unfortunately that usually means some cleaning is needed or a fix.
    I had issue when my watch didn’t work properly recently. Had to do some good cleaning inside 🙁

    Please remember to always wash them thoroughly from the sand and salty water after each dive.

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