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TAKE CARE OF YOUR WATCH

 

 

Taking proper care of your timepiece and providing it with regular maintenance will help keep it working reliably, with precision and 

provide many years of functionality. 

Wach Bracelet

A PROPER FIT

Ensure that your watch is fitted properly on your wrist. This improves the efficiency of the winding system (for self-winding and manual watches) and avoids premature wear of the links of your metal bracelet. Avoid wearing several watches or items of jewellery on the same wrist, as doing so risks scratching the watch and metal bracelet links. 

We recommend having the bracelet cleaned once a year, right before summer to minimise wear and reduce the dirt build up.

Atlantic Watch

REGULAR WINDING

Even if you have not worn your timepiece for a while, you should wind your mechanical watch (self-winding or manual-winding) at least once a month. For a manual-winding watch, turn the crown until it stops, without forcing it further. For a self-winding watch, we recommend at least 30 turns of the crown. This helps keep the movement components lubricate and reduce wear and tear.

PERIODICAL HEALTH CHECKS

The movement and the water resistance should be checked periodically. Water resistance seals exposed to the environment (temperature differences, acidity, amongst others) should be replaced every two to three years depending on wear and tear. This routine water-resistance service is the only way to protect the heart of your watch from dust and humidity. For self winding and manual watches we recommend 3 - 5 years, for Quartz watches we recommend every battery change, 18 months to 2 years.

For watches used for diving we recommend every battery change or every 12 months. 

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SWIMMING WITH WATER RESISTANT WATCHES

Before swimming, check that the crown and push buttons are fully screwed down (if equipped). The push buttons should not be activated while submerged in water. After swimming in salt water, rinse the watch with fresh water always with the crown towards the ground.

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MAGNETISM AND WATCHES

In our daily lives, we frequently encounter magnetic fields that can adversely affect the accuracy of timepieces, causing them to run slow, fast, or even stop altogether. If needed, our skilled watchmakers can quickly and easily perform a demagnetization process before resetting the time. This service is provided free of charge and typically takes less than two minutes. We utilize only approved machines specifically designed for service center use, such as the machine pictured on the left.

LEATHER STRAPS

Leather straps should not be submerged in water, as prolonged exposure can accelerate wear and tear. However, this advice does not apply to rubber or metal straps, which are more resilient to water.

Even for water-treated straps, it's advisable to limit frequent exposure to water to prolong their lifespan and maintain their quality.

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DATES & CALENDAR

Avoid adjusting the date, month, or lunar cycle during the afternoon or evening, ideally between 9 pm and 2 am. Similarly, refrain from manipulating the annual or perpetual calendar outside of the recommended time ranges specified in the watch manual.

MAINTENANCE & FREQUENCY OF SERVICE

 

A mechanical wristwatch, intricate with small gears, miniature screws, and delicate springs, requires periodic maintenance, akin to any mechanical device with moving parts.

Over time, the lubricants within the watch degrade, causing slight shifts in gears and a subsequent decline in accuracy. This can often be mitigated by periodic regulation adjustments every few years. We advise sending your watch in for servicing every 3-5 years, or sooner if you detect any irregularities.

For watches regularly exposed to water, we recommend a water-tightness test every 12 months to ensure continued functionality and protection against moisture damage

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