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.
To keep your ROSCHENBOLD watch in perfect condition we recommend the following:
- Using a fresh lint-free microfiber cloth to clean your watch case and crystals. Wipe the surfaces in a gentle circular motion until completely clean.
- Don't wear your strap too tight. 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, shocks or vibrations.
- Your ROSCHENBOLD watch is water proof and will forgive an occasional shower or swim. Despite this, we recommend against diving with it. e 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 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. This will create a enough 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. 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:
- You can press the day pusher (see diagrams below for your particular model) situated on the side of the watch, or
- You can move 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, you must adjusted it by hand.
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 when time is between 9:00 pm and 5:30 am. Doing so could damage the movement, and the date may not swap the the following day.
- Do not turn the hands counter-clockwise when the date calendar is set to the 1st date of the month. Doing so could damage the movement.
Completing the Setup
Once you have adjusted the watch, push the crown gently into the watch while screwing back. Do it until it stops rotating. Your watch is now ready to wear.
If you have a collection of automatic watches, and like to wear different models daily, a watch winder is a great option. There are numerous models in the market. These devices have a small electrical motor that rotates the watch continuously so that it never runs out of power.