Adjustment

Adjusting the watch

Wind your hand-wound watch by twisting the crown (while fully pressed into the case) away from you until you notice a certain resistance. The movement achieves maximum accuracy when it is wound once a day.

Thanks to its automatic movement, your watch winds itself up when worn. However, when you wear your watch for the first time or if you haven’t worn it for a while you should “charge” it by twisting the crown (while fully pressed into the case) back and forth at least 30 times. Please note: Unlike hand-wound watches, you will not feel any resistance when your automatic watch is fully wound. But don’t worry, it is not technically possible to overwind the mainspring of your watch.

Carefully pull the crown to the outermost position. Then turn the crown towards you and set the time. With your single-hand watch we recommend that you wait for the next full five minutes. Then carefully press the crown back into its original position.

To ensure that the date of your watch jumps at night – and not during the day – you first need to find out whether your watch is currently showing day or night. To do so, pull the crown to the outermost position and twist it towards you until the date jumps. Now it is twelve o’clock midnight. Turn the hand a little further until the watch displays later than 2 a.m. so as not to damage the calendar mechanism. Now push the crown one position further inwards and turn it away from you to set the current date. Then carefully press the crown back into its original position.

To ensure that the day and date rings of your watch jump at night – and not during the day – you first need to find out whether your watch is currently showing day or night. Pull the crown to the outermost position and twist it towards you until the day and the date jump. Now it is twelve o’clock midnight. Turn the hand a little further until the watch displays later than 2 a.m. so as not to damage the calendar mechanism. Now push the crown one position further inwards. The day and the date can be set in this position – depending on the direction of rotation of the crown.  Twist the crown away from you to set the date; twist the crown towards you to set the right day of the week. Then carefully press the crown back into its original position.

DTo ensure that the day and the moon phase display of your watch jump at night – and not during the day – you first need to find out whether your watch is currently showing day or night. To do so, pull the crown to the outermost position and turn the hand until the day and the moon jump. Now it is twelve o’clock midnight. Turn the hand a little further until the watch displays later than 2 a.m. so as not to damage the calendar mechanism.
Find out when the last full moon and new moon were. Choose the most recent of the two. Now you need to set the moon and the date of your watch to coincide with this event.
Pull the crown slightly outwards. The moon and the date can be set in this position – depending on the direction of rotation of the crown. To start with, set the moon to new moon or full moon by twisting the crown towards you. Then set the date to the date you have researched by twisting the crown away from you.
Next, set the watch to today’s date and the right time. Pull the crown to the outermost position 3 and turn the hand until you reach today’s date and the correct time. Do not set the date via position 2 or else the moon phase will not move with it.
Then press the crown carefully back to its original position.

To wind or set the watch, first unscrew the crown by twisting it towards you several times. The crown is fully unscrewed when it noticeably jumps to the winding position. 

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Maintenance instructions

Water resistance
Water is the greatest enemy of any watch – and water resistance is not a permanent condition. External influences can have a negative impact on the water resistance of your watch, such as seals that have become porous due to age, extreme temperature fluctuations, or frequent contact with everyday chemicals. We recommend checking the water resistance of a mechanical watch on a regular basis.

The respective water resistance of your watch is engraved on the back of its case.

  • 3 bar: Your watch is splash-proof, but otherwise prefers to remain dry.
  • 5 bar: Your watch can be worn in the shower.
  • >20 bar: You can wear your watch when diving.

Important:
Never pull out the crown when under water. If your watch is fitted with a screw-down crown, make sure to screw it back tightly after each use. 

Magnetic fields
Magnetic fields, such as those emanating from induction hobs, cell phones, refrigerator magnets, or loudspeakers, for example, can have an adverse impact on your mechanical watch. If you suddenly notice a strong variation in the accuracy of your watch, it could be due to magnetization, which a watchmaker can soon remedy.

Watch straps
Leather straps: Like any leather product, a leather watch strap requires careful treatment. For this reason, protect your leather watch strap from water, moisture, grease, cosmetics, and chemicals and do not overexpose it to the sun.

Metal bracelets: Metal bracelets also need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Use a microfiber cloth to clean the surface and a soft toothbrush or cotton swab for the gaps.

Inspection
A watch is a complicated mechanical instrument. It runs day in, day out, and in many cases for years without ever stopping. Just as a car cannot be driven for 200,000 kilometers without being serviced, your watch requires regular maintenance. We recommend an inspection every four to five years.

Find out more about an inspection