How to Care for Your Wrist Watch

Congratulations on the purchase of your stylish watch from 2WatermanWay. We appreciate your business and hope your watch provides you longevity of use. Here are some care suggestions for your watch. Follow them to improve your watch-wearing experience.

Caring for Your Wrist Watch

When you receive your watch, examine it. Read the care instructions. Remove the plastic lens cover and any stop pins on the dial. Wind the watch in a clockwise rotation for 30 laps. This will keep your watch operating normally. When you are not wearing your watch, the energy of the watch will diminish causing some wrist watches to lose accuracy.

The Automatic Self-Winding Wrist Watch

According to a Wikipedia article on the automatic watch, 

 

           An automatic watch, also known as self-winding watch or       

          simply automatic, is a mechanical watch in which the natural motion of the

          wearer provides energy to wind the mainspring, making manual

          winding unnecessary.[1] It is distinguished from a manual watch in that a

          manual watch, likewise having no internal battery, must have its mainspring

          wound by hand at regular intervals.

Avoid Overwinding

Self-winding mechanisms continue working even after the mainspring is fully wound up. If a simple mainspring was used, this would put excessive tension on the mainspring. This could break the mainspring, and even if it did not, it can cause a problem called "knocking" or "banking". The excessive drive force applied to the watch movement gear train can make the balance wheel rotate with excessive amplitude, causing the impulse pin to hit the back of the pallet fork horns. This will make the watch run fast, and could break the impulse pin. To prevent this, a slipping clutch device is used on the mainspring so it cannot be overwound (Wikipedia, n.d.).

 The modern wrist watch can be enjoyed with proper care.