Mechanical watches are like vintage cars, if you look after them, keep them clean and serviced, and treat them with love, you will enjoy them for many years to come.
In order to keep your ROSCHENBOLD watch in perfect condition we recommend the following:
- Use a fresh lint-free microfiber cloth to clean your watch case and crystals, gently wiping the surfaces in a circular motion until completely clean.
- Don't wear your strap too tightly. Always allow some room for your wrist skin to breathe. Both your strap and your wrist will appreciate it.
- Avoid placing your watch near loudspeakers, microwave ovens, refrigerators or magnets. Mechanical watches are sensitive to the magnetic fields emitted by such devices.
- Avoid exposing your watch to extreme temperatures, sudden changes of temperature, shocks or vibrations.
- Although your ROSCHENBOLD watch is water proof and will forgive an occasional shower or swim, we advise you against diving with it as it's not designed for long term exposure to deep water. In addition to this, we strongly recommend not getting the leather strap wet.
- Avoid direct contact with solvents, detergents, perfumes, cosmetics, and other chemicals. This may damage the surface finish of your watch, particularly on gold plated models.
- Avoid using or placing your watch or strap near sharp objects (i.e. inside a purse, bag, or backpack)
SETTING UP YOUR WATCH
It's a good practice to first manually wound automatic watches before adjusting the time. The procedure is as follows:
Unscrew the crown (1), then start winding it manually, 15 to 20 times, to create a sufficient power reserve to ensure the accuracy of the timepiece. You do not have to repeat this action every day while the watch is in use, as it will wind itself automatically with the motion of your wrist.
Adjusting the Time
Pull out the crown gently (2) and rotate in any direction to adjust the time.
For Models With Day Indicator:
There are two ways of doing this:
- pressing the day pusher (see diagrams below for your particular model) situated on the side of the watch, or
- moving the hands 24 Hours at time.
For Models With Date Indicator:
Press the date pusher (see diagrams below for your particular model) situated on side of the watch. If the month has fewer days, it must be adjusted manually.
For Models With a Time Zone Bezel:
Let's suppose you travel in winter from your home in Paris to Hong Kong, you land and setup the local time in Hong Kong, which is 2:00 PM. The time difference between Hong Kong and Paris in winter is 7 hours. Therefore, the time in Paris is 7:00 AM.
You rotate the bezel until the 7 mark matches the hours time. From now on you will be able to know the time in Paris just by gazing at the bezel. When the time in Hong Kong is 6:00 PM, the hours hand will point at the 11 mark at the bezel, indicating the time in Paris is 11:00 AM.
Other Important Remarks:
- The date and day change sometime between 0:00 am and 5:30 am hours or a little later.
- Do not set the date using the pushers between 9:00 pm and 5:30 am as it can damage the movement, and the date may not change correctly the next day.
- Please do not turn anti-clock ways the hands when on date calendar is the 1st date of the month as it can damage the movement.
Completing the Setup
Once you have finished adjusting the watch time, date, etc, push the crown gently into the watch and screw it back until it stops. Your watch is now ready to wear.
If you have a collection of automatic watches and like to wear different models daily, we recommend an automatic watch winder. There are numerous models in the market. These devices have a small electrical motor that rotates the watches continuously so that it never runs out of power.