Helpful Watch Tips
- A Quartz Watch is battery powered and does not require winding. Eventually the battery will need to be replaced.
- An Automatic Watch is a mechanical watch that winds itself and does not require a battery. When worn daily, the movement of your wrist causes the mainspring to wind progressively, eliminating the need for additional winding. To start your automatic, you can hand wind it by rotating the crown clockwise a number of turns while in its normal operating position (screw down crowns will need to be unscrewed first), or by swinging it side to side for 30 seconds. We recommend housing an automatic in a watch winder box.
- A Manual Wind Watch is a mechanical watch that does not require a battery, but can only be wound by hand. To wind it, turn the crown clockwise while it is in its normal operating position until you feel resistance. This type of watch should be wound daily.
Important Things to Know:
- Many watches are equipped with a screw down crown to help prevent water infiltration. For watches with a screw down, you must first gently rotate the crown counter-clockwise until it springs out. The crown must then be gently pulled out to the appropriate position for time or date setting.
- Never correct date between 9:00PM and 1:00AM.
- It is very important after setting your watch that you gently push in and screw down the crown firmly to ensure water resistance.
- Not screwing down the crown will cause water damage and void warranty.