Automatic Swiss Movement Watch Care 

Every oil, even a synthetic one, breaks down over time. This in turn diminishes lubricating properties to the moving metal parts causing them to wear out. Because of this oil breakdown it is very important to service your watch every 2-3 years. Just as you change the oil in you car every 3,000 ñ 5,000 miles, it is a good practice to treat your mechanical watch using the same reasoning. That way your watch will literally last for generations.

General Watch Care Information

 

Time Setting

Pull the crown out once for date setting.
Pull the crown out all the way for time setting.
Note: The date will have to be reset to account for months with 30 days or Less. (February, April, June, September, November).

 

Strap Length

To adjust the length of the leather band pull the bottom of the clasp (Below FILIP & Co Logo) away from the band. Slide it up or down as needed, and then click back into desired notched hole.

 

Deployment Clasp

It is recommended to pull/push on the top of the deployment clasp(FILIP & Co Logo) when you open/close the band and NOT on the Band. This way your leather band will last longer and the clasp will do its job to protect it.

Mechanical Movement Care

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Mechanical watch is an entirely mechanical timekeeping device that uses the kinetic energy of a wound mainspring to drive its mechanism. This is in contrast with a Quartz watch, which is an electrical device that uses a battery to make it work. There are two basic types of mechanical watches: manual and automatic. Manual watches must be manually wound, where automatic ones use the movement of the wrist to wind the watch. In both cases winding refers to tightening of the mainspring, which, as it unwinds, makes the watch run, or in this case tick.

 

Mechanical movement is a small engine consisting of metal gears, wheels and pinions that are in constant motion. The friction caused by the rotation of pinions is minimized with the use of jewels. With a precise amount of oil between a jewel (synthetic ruby) and a pinion (wheel shaft) the friction is minimized and time keeping precision is optimized.

 

Recommendation: Service your watch every 2 - 3 years.

EveEvery oil, even a synthetic one, breaks down over time. This in turn diminishes lubricating properties to the moving metal parts causing them to wear out. Because of this oil breakdown it is very important to service your watch every 2-3 years. Just as you change the oil in you car every 3,000 ñ 5,000 miles, it is a good practice to treat your mechanical watch using the same reasoning. That way your watch will literally last for generations.

Water Resistance Care

 

Water resistance is usually indicated on the back of the watch. This notation is often given in meters (30m, 50m, 100m), which refers to a depth to which the case has been designed to withstand a STATIC laboratory test for a short period of time. These depth figures noted refer to STATIC pressure. During these laboratory conditions depth designation refers to the atmospheric pressure noted in atmospheres or ATM. The greater the depth number, the greater the atmospheric pressure The actual water pressure on the watch during use in water will be greater than the STATIC pressure. Example: When diving, the actual water pressure on the watch is much greater at the impact point with water.

 

Moisture is another cause for concern. Wearing a watch will transfer body temperature (98.6 F) to the watch itself. Entering colder water can create condensation inside the watch visible as small droplets under the crystal. This in turn could be damaging to the metal mechanics of the movement causing it to rust. Therefore when condensation occurs within the watch it is a good practice to have it checked for problems.

 

Most water resistant watches are NOT designed for prolonged use in water and therefore are not warranted against water damage caused to the movement. The only watches made to withstand these conditions are professional divers watches.

Recommended Wearing Guidelines

Watches water resistant to 3 ATM/98 FT: will withstand occasional splashing but they are NOT suitable for swimming. Watches water resistant to 6 ATM/164 FT: can be used for swimming but NOT for diving. Watches water resistant to 10 ATM: can be used for swimming and snorkeling but NOT for scuba diving. Watches water resistant to 20 ATM: can be used for all water sports and scuba diving. NOT recommended for use at depths requiring Helium gas.