CARE & MAINTENANCE
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY VINTAGE TIMEPIECE?
Please read the instruction manual and all the documentation received with your purchase carefully, as it will contain important information regarding the use and care of your timepiece. Here are some important recommendations:
- MAGNETIC FIELDS - Avoid placing your watch near any object that gives off a magnetic field, such as TVs, speakers, even the magnet of a handbag, as this may have an effect on the precision of your watch.
- SHOCK - Avoid impact or thermal shocks of any kind
- WATER RESISTANCE - As your watch is considered as vintage we cannot guarantee its water resistance. Avoid any contact with water, fragrance, cosmetics, solvents or detergents. Always rinse your watch with clean water if it has been exposed to salt water.
- MANIPULATION - Avoid manipulating the crown of your watch on your wrist or under water.
- TEMPERATURE - Avoid extreme temperatures and sudden temperature changes.
- A manually wound watch should preferably be wound every day This optimizes the flawless function of the movement and reduces its susceptibility to shocks and positional variations.
- Self-winding movements have a power reserve of between 28 and 36 hours. If the watch has been set aside or stopped running, it can be manually wound with a few gentle turns of the crown until it begins to run again.
Like any precision instrument a vintage timepiece should be regularly serviced to ensure it continues functioning now and, for future generations.
We suggest servicing your vintage wristwatch every three to five years. If a watch is worn sparingly, such as a few times per month or less, servicing can take place less often. However, when worn infrequently, it is important to wind and run your watch at least once a month to keep the movement parts lubricated.
Leather straps can age prematurely in contact with water or when exposed to the elements. Your watch strap should not be fitted too tight. The golden rule is that your watch should not slide more than an inch up or down your wrist when you move your arm. Watches with leather straps should be taken off at night to allow the leather to breathe.