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            General Recommendations to preserve your watch

             To ensure your watch provides complete satisfaction for many years to come, please follow the instructions listed below:

            1. Avoid placing your watch near devices generating strong magnetic fields.

            2. Wherever possible avoid any impact that might damage your watch or affect its running.

            3. Avoid exposing your watch to extreme temperatures or temperature variations.

            4. Avoid direct contact with solvents, detergents, perfumes or any chemicals, since they may damage your watch's components.

            5. Avoid leaving your watch exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods.

            6. Make sure that the crown is always pushed back into the normal running position, to prevent moisture, water or dust penetrating into the case.

            7. Never operate the crown or chronograph push-buttons when the watch is wet or underwater to prevent water penetrating into the case. 

            8. Use soapy water or soft cloth for cleaning metal bracelets. Rinse with clean water to eliminate washing residue. Never use cleaning or polishing agents.

            9. Always rinse your watch in lukewarm water after use in a saline or chlorinated environment (sea water, swimming pool).

             Natural Materials:

            Leather strap, fabric straps, wooden or bamboo straps:

            Since these materials are natural, be sure to protect your strap from prolonged exposure to the sun and moisture, so as not to alter its shape and colour. 

            Watches containing these materials Should not be used underwater.

            The life span of a strap depends on your care and wearing habits as well as the climate in which you live.

            Rubber strap:

            As the watch strap touches the skin directly on the user's wrist, it can become soiled easily with perspiration or excess oil. Users of watches are many times not aware of the necessity of keeping the watch case and strap clean. Perspiration, salt water or oil absorbed by a rubber strap, which can cause it to crack and then break.

            To extend the life of the rubber watch strap, periodic cleaning of the rubber strap is recommended. Using an old soft toothbrush and a mild dish detergent and water, thoroughly cleanse the inside and outside of the strap. Completely rinse off any soap residue and then thoroughly dry the strap. If you expose your strap to salt water, be sure to rinse it with clear water as soon as possible. Some people even use a rubber protectant to keep the strap soft. The softer and dryer the strap is kept, the longer it will last.

            Stainless steel bracelet:

            After a period of time, the watch band may collect dirt, perspiration and other materials in the links and joints of the band. This will cause the finish to become dull and may even lead to damage to the finish or connections. If you find when you wear the watch there are black deposits on your wrist, it is most likely due to an accumulation of dirt in the bracelet that needs to be cleaned.

            After removing the metal bracelet from the watch, use a soft brush and warm soapy water to clean the bracelet. Be sure to thoroughly rinse the metal bracelet with clear water and completely dry it before reinstalling it on your watch. If the bracelet cannot be removed easily from your watch and your model is classified as a 50-meter (or higher) water resistant model, that has been properly maintained, you may wash the bracelet without removing it. If your timepiece is classified of less than 50-meter water resistant, or is not a water resistant model, we suggest you take your watch to your local jeweler or send it to the nearest Authorized Service Center for professional cleaning of the exterior.

            - If you have a large amount of perspiration on your wrist while wearing a watch, the band must be completely dried with a soft dry cloth as soon as possible. Allowing perspiration to accumulate will cause the finish to dull and may even cause damage to vital components of the bracelet.

            Do not use chemicals such as benzine or paint thinner when cleaning your timepiece. They may damage the finish, or even remain on the bracelet causing irritation to the skin.

            What could cause rust on my stainless steel bracelet?

            The metals used for watchbands vary from stainless steel, silver, gold and others. All of these metals have a high resistance to rust. Among these metals, stainless steel is used much more in quantity than other metals due to its high workability and durability, along with its beautiful look. However, these fine properties of stainless steel are not effective unless it is used correctly.

            The "stainless" property of stainless steel is due to an oxide layer, chromium oxide or something similar covering the surface of the stainless steel. This oxide layer is liable to cause rust if the amount of oxygen becomes short. Dust or similar foreign matter will affect good exposure between the oxide layer and oxygen. At the same time, salt or fatty acids contained in perspiration will cause rust on a stainless steel band. 

            Please remember to keep your watchband clean at all times and in the fresh air (oxygen) whenever possible.

            Storing your watch:

             When you take off your watch, leave it in a well-ventilated spot. Never put it in a sealed container when it is still damp with perspiration.

            Updated: 22 May 2017 04:28 PM
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