Spring Forward! Your Checklist for Daylight Saving Time

Are you ready to turn your clocks and watches forward one hour? The beginning of Daylight Saving Time is coming up on Sunday, March 12, meaning there will be more light in the evening of our days—just the way we like it! Did you know that Daylight Saving Time is now practiced in over 70 countries? While this may throw some of us off of our schedules, here’s one thing you won’t have to worry about—setting your timepiece properly! Here are some tips:

Remember to wind your watch an hour behind schedule. Since the time is changing and a true watch expert knows to wind his or her watch every day at the same time for best care, be sure you have an alert set to wind your watch and hour before you normally would come the start of Daylight Saving Time.

Set the time and date properly. Remember to always set the date of your timepiece during daylight hours, never between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. (even though the time changes at 2 a.m. during DST). Otherwise, the mechanism of your timepiece could become damaged. It’s during those six hours that the pinions on your watch position themselves to automatically change the date.
*Be especially careful if you’re not in your usual time zone and be sure to always rotate the hands clockwise.*

Don’t set your timepiece near the other technology you’re planning on changing the time on. If you set the time change on your devices manually, you may keep all of them close together in order to cover all your bases on changing the correct time. However, leave your timepiece out of this group. By putting your timepiece near a magnetic field, you could completely damage the watch’s mechanism.

If you prefer to have your timepiece set by a professional or if you’ve followed all three of these tips and for some reason, your timepiece is not working properly, stop into our showroom and we will be happy to help!  The watch professionals at Feldmar can handle any problems you come across and show you the best practices for handling your luxury timepiece with care!

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