WATCHES – CARE AND TIPS
Since they are worn every day, wristwatches are subject to constant stresses and strains-
impacts, dust, water, changes of temperature. In order to fight wear on certain moving parts as
well as the natural aging of oils and lubricants, owners are advised to service a watch about
every two years.
You only need to take some precautions so as to guarantee the good working order of your
watch for a long time. Therefore, avoid any vibration and violent shock (for example, while
playing tennis or golf, or riding a bike, etc.) as well as extreme temperatures. If you have several
watches, always store them separately so as to avoid scratches. If they are not worn on a
regular basis, wind up a mechanical watch at least once a month in order to delay the natural
deterioration of lubricant and oil.
Remember to rinse your watch with lukewarm water after you have been in the sea. Carefully
screw the screw-down crown back in so that water does not get into the mechanism. Take the
non-screw crown back to the neutral position so that water does not get into the mechanism.
The water resistance of your wristwatch is not unlimited due to the wear of gaskets caused by
climate variations, impacts or substances such as body creams or perfumes. Check your
wristwatch for water resistance on a regular basis, and have the gaskets replaced regularly too
at an authorised support centre. Avoid magnetic fields to which you are daily exposed (for
example, microwaves, television, loudspeakers, carry-on luggage locking system, etc.)
Do not let the high quality leather straps come into contact with oily substances, solvents,
detergents or cosmetic products. In this way you can prevent decolouration or early ageing of
MANUAL WIND WRISTWATCH – OPERATION
The watch is wound using the natural motions of the wrist. Since the rotor, the watch winding
mechanism, is directly related to the activity of he who wears the watch, simply wearing it for 10-
12 hours to generate a power reserve is enough to guarantee that the watch works even at
night. The watch should therefore be worn 10-12 hours per day for several days. If the watch is
not worn for that minimum time during the day or not regularly, that is not daily, manual winding
is required. The crown must be manually wound 15-20 times to generate enough power reserve
to guarantee a precise functioning of the wristwatch. Follow this simple procedure with a new
mechanical timepiece as well as with a watch that is not worn regularly.
A wristwatch is a precision tool made of hundreds of miniature elements. Therefore, if you need
to repair it, it is crucial to turn to an authorised dealer who will have it repaired by qualified
Once you have removed the strap and opened the case, the watch is demagnetised.
The specialised technician blocks the movement of the watch, takes it out of the case, removes
the hands and the quadrant and carries out a technical and visual diagnosis.
After removing the rotor, balance wheels and escapement, all the adjustments are checked and,
if necessary, reset. The following operation is to remove the module from the automatic winding
system so as to reach the underlying components. Once the reason that caused the problem is
found, an estimate is made. Once the estimate is accepted, the repair is made.
The watchmaker carefully disassembles the entire movement into its single components. He
carefully examines them one by one; if they are worn or damaged, he repairs or replaces them
Upon delivery, a Guarantee Certificate is released.