What is a Automatic watch?

Automatic Watch Care Instructions Manual 

Introduction: Congratulations on your purchase of an automatic watch! This precision timepiece requires proper care and maintenance to ensure its longevity and accuracy. This manual provides comprehensive instructions on how to care for your automatic watch and operate it correctly.

Cleaning Instructions:

  • Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe down the watch regularly to remove dust and dirt.
  • For more stubborn stains, use a mild soap solution and a soft brush to gently clean the case and bracelet.
  • Avoid exposing the watch to water if it's not water-resistant, as moisture can damage the internal components.

Water Resistance:

  • Check the water resistance rating of your watch and adhere to its limitations to prevent water damage.
  • Ensure the crown is fully screwed down if the watch is water-resistant and avoid operating it underwater.

Storage Recommendations:

  • Store the watch in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Consider using a watch winder if you have multiple automatic watches to keep them running smoothly.

Mechanical Movement Care:

  • Keep the watch wound by wearing it regularly or using a watch winder to prevent the lubricants from congealing.
  • Avoid overwinding the watch, as this can damage the movement. Stop winding when you feel resistance.

Maintenance Schedule:

  • Follow a regular maintenance schedule recommended by the manufacturer or a certified watchmaker.
  • Professional servicing every 3-5 years is typically recommended to ensure optimal performance.

Avoiding Damage:

  • Handle the watch with care and avoid dropping or banging it against hard surfaces.
  • Avoid exposing the watch to extreme temperatures, as this can affect the lubricants and accuracy.

Consequences of Neglecting Watch Care:

  1. Damage to the Movement.
  2. Water Damage.
  3. Loss of Timekeeping Accuracy.
  4. Increased Wear and Tear.
  5. Voiding Warranty Coverage.
  6. Reduced Longevity.

Why Your Automatic Watch May Stop:

  • If your automatic watch stops, it may be due to insufficient winding. Automatic watches rely on the motion of the wearer's wrist to keep them powered. If left unworn for an extended period, they may stop.
  • Other reasons for stopping may include low power reserve, dirt or debris interfering with the movement, or internal issues that require professional servicing.

How to Restart a Stopped Automatic Watch:

  • To restart a stopped automatic watch, gently shake it or manually wind the crown to provide power to the movement.
  • If the watch does not start after shaking or winding, it may require professional servicing to diagnose and resolve the issue.

How to Function an Automatic Watch Correctly:

  1. Winding the Watch:

    • If the watch is not self-winding (automatic), manually wind it by rotating the crown clockwise.
    • For self-winding watches, wear the watch regularly to keep it powered or use a watch winder.
  2. Setting the Time and Date:

    • Use the crown to set the time and date as needed. Pull the crown out to the appropriate position and turn it to adjust.
  3. Day/Date Adjustment (if applicable):

    • For watches with a day/date complication, pull the crown to the designated position and turn it to adjust the day and date.
  4. Water Resistance Guidelines:

    • Adhere to the water resistance rating to prevent water damage. Avoid submerging the watch beyond its rated capacity.
  5. Maintenance Tips:

    • Follow the care instructions provided in this manual to maintain your automatic watch's condition and performance.
  6. Troubleshooting:

    • Refer to the troubleshooting section in the user manual for common issues and solutions.
  7. Contact Information:

    • For further assistance or inquiries, contact our customer support team.

Heres a cool video we found about cleaning and maintaining your timepiece by Peter Kosta :)