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Important information for mechanical watches

 

waterproofness

Never operate the push buttons/crown or set the time when the watch is submerged or wet.

No steam bath, no sauna and not in the warm water. 

It is not recommended to wear a waterproof watch when showering or bathing to avoid contact with high temperature and high water pressure.

After the watch has been exposed to salt water, the watch case and strap must be thoroughly rinsed in fresh water.

Time and date correction

Between 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., the hands and date must not be reset. During this time the gears are very close together and backing off can cause damage.

date change

Note that the date change occurs at midnight and not at noon.

magnetic fields

Do not place the watch on speakers or refrigerators, as such devices generate strong magnetic fields that can damage your timepiece.

power reserve

Depending on the model, your watch has a power reserve of up to 36 hours.

Note: The accuracy of the watch also depends on your wearing habits.

Installation

A hand-wound or automatic mechanical watch must be hand-wound before it is worn for the first time or after it has stopped in order to ensure optimal performance and accuracy. Turn the crown clockwise several times. Never turn the crown counter-clockwise as the movement could be damaged. 25 turns are required for sufficient lift.  

Mechanical watch with automatic movement is powered by a rotor activated by the natural movements of your wrist. This is how the watch is wound. Depending on the model, your watch has a power reserve of up to 36 hours. If the watch has come to a standstill (e.g. due to not wearing it for a long time or insufficient movement of the wrist), it must be wound manually using the crown.

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