Your Dakota Plastic Sport Digital Watch shares a 4-button interface with many other Dakota watches. If you don’t have the manual, the interface may seem arcane and impenetrable, but you can, in fact, utilize all of the watch’s functions using combinations of the four buttons on the dial.



Setting the Time

Press and hold L2 to enter Alarm Set mode, then press L2 again to switch to Time Set. The seconds display will begin flashing.

Press R2 to reset the seconds, then press R1 to switch to minutes. From here on, pressing R1 switches to the next time unit — minutes, hours, days — and pressing R2 changes the selected unit by increments of one.

Press L2 to complete the setup and return to Normal Time Mode.

Setting the Alarm

Press and hold L2 to enter Alarm Set mode. The hour display will begin flashing.

Use R1 and R2 just as you would if setting the time: press R1 to switch between minutes and hours, and R2 to adjust the selected number by an increment of one.

Press L2 to complete the setup and return to Normal Time Mode.

Press R2 to display the alarm time you’ve set, then hold it down and press R1 to switch between three modes: alarm off, alarm on, and “chime,” which will make the watch sound a chime every hour on the hour.

Miscellaneous

Press and hold R1 to illuminate the dial’s backlight.

Press R1 once to switch between time and date displays.

Press L2 once to switch to Stopwatch Mode, then use R1 to start and stop the stopwatch and R2 to reset it.